The Mother’s Day Edition

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!

Today, I am going to tell you why I am proud of my mom.

Yesterday, I was told by my mom that she is following my blog religiously. And because of the content written on this blog, she was inspired to save a $4000 emergency fund within the last 4 months! Wow! She said that the feeling of being financially secure is an awesome feeling.

Dang, woman! Now I better make sure to keep up my end of the financial savvy bargain. I’d like to also add that recently my mother also increased her 401K contributions at work. This woman is on fire!

For all you bloggers out there, content is king. Practice what you preach also comes to mind. πŸ˜‰

To My Mom

Mom, I am so over-thrilled with your financial accomplishments and speechless, at the same time, that my writings could have such effect. I know I write this blog to hold myself accountable for my financial journey and do hope I can help others to take that step towards a better financial life. But to know I am actually helping someone.. to find out someone so close to me is being rightfully affected – amazing!

I know this financial journey is a learned journey for both of us. We’ve come a far way. And because our family is full of stubborn women, we will push on to become successful at whatever we put our hard work into… We will continue to succeed in our financial path to become the independent financially savvy women we chose to be. Thank you, Mom. Thank you for instilling that stubbornness within my soul. πŸ™‚ Happy Mother’s Day!

Featured Links

Evan, did you see the comment from Brandy on my post Would you Take a Lottery Lump Sum Payout?. They won a few hundred thousand and used it to pay off debt. Woo Hoo! Success story!

Money Reasons: Is your Family History Holding you Back? <–There is no reason it has to hold you back. Take a step forward.

Ultimate Money Blog: Why It’s Frugal to Live in California <–still contemplating its frugalness. πŸ˜‰

MoneyCrush: Do it Now <–Seems to be a popular message, right now in the blog-o-sphere. I like it!

Financial Samurai: Pretend You Have Arrived So You Can Become <–Donald Trump played this way when he was young, even though he lived in a small studio apartment in a not so pimped out neighborhood.

Planting Dollars: 3 Reasons why Cockroaches Would Make Excellent Entrepreneurs <–“Ewww” to cockroaches, but its a good analogy.

Clarifinancial: Fresh Perspective Interview with Christine McCarthy <–Me, the dinosaur leaf eater. πŸ˜‰ Thank you, Aaron for the opportunity to chat.

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15 thoughts on “The Mother’s Day Edition

  1. Forest

    Very nice Christine…. If you can inspire your dear Mother to save you can inspire a million others…. a great confidence booster. A very nice post indeed…. Sadly my Mum just doesn’t seem to ever stay reading my blog.

  2. Money Reasons

    Thanks for the metnion!

    What a great mother’s day post! It’s encouraging to hear that you motivate your mom via your blog! One of the biggest reasons I blog is to try to help people think about their finances, but to inspire your family is even better!!! I’m very impressed!

    Have a great Mother’s Day! πŸ™‚

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    1. Money Funk

      Thanks. Well, I know she enjoyed the concert, Celtic Woman, that I took her, too. So hopefully, this post is icing on the cake. πŸ™‚

      Thank you for stopping by Now following you via Twitter.

    1. money funk

      And my daughter is just the same (just hope she stops being the same at about 12. if she is anything like me in my teen years – yikes!) πŸ™‚

  4. Jenna

    That is awesome! I’m hope that one day I’ll be as financially savvy as my mom (and you and your mom)! Thanks for the encouraging and inspiring post!

    1. money funk

      Thank you! I think its pretty awesome, too.
      I just hope us women keep being savvy. Its important for women to have a financial stance with their money. πŸ˜€

  5. Parag

    ‘ Mother ‘ is probably the best gift that we all have. Gifting mom an expensive jewelery or any other expensive gift is not necessary on mother’s day. What she needs is your love and care. She will be happy whatever your Personal finance allows you to do. Whether its a movie night or cooking her favorite dish, its quality time that matters and not the quantity of money you spend.

  6. Mom

    Hi Sweetness, I’m sorry I didn’t respond sooner. This is just beautiful, music to a Mother’s ears, thank you so very much for the wonderful write up. This is also the first time in 8 years that I will be able to actually take a vacation and go somewhere for two weeks. I’ve never been able to afford it before. In fact to those that don’t know me, 8 years ago I was unemployed and barely surviving, driving a car that was almost 20 years old and renting a room from someone. It’s been a long haul but I have a new car, one credit card with only $200 on it and live in a resort like apartment complex. It was one foot in front of another for quite awhile.

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