Welcome to Money Fit Moms

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Hi! I’m Lisa — Creator of @MoneyFitMoms

Welcome–I’m excited you’re here! My name is Lisa Schader. I am a Financial Educator, Financial Coach, and a MAcc (Master of Accountancy). 

More about me:

  • Financial Coach and Educator (I love Instagram + TikTok!)
  • Mom of three busy boys
  • Love travel, concerts, hiking, and dance parties
  • Huge nerd (and proud of it). 
  • My husband and I hit “Everyday Millionaire” status in our early 30s through boring (simple!) investing

I’ve been hooked on money management ever since my husband and I took a personal finance class together in graduate school.

My husband and I had a goal to pay off student loan debt as soon as possible so we could start investing as much as possible. During and after college, we worked extra jobs and lived lean — we even slept on an air mattress for an entire summer (I regret that one–we’re making our chiropractor rich now). Improving our financial situation was 20% knowledge and 80% determination, but that little bit of knowledge was essential.

We learned the essential lesson of wealth creation: living lean and budgeting are NOT enough. We needed to pack money away in retirement and investment accounts and make strategic career decisions — which we did –and it paid off! The day we realized we were on track for early retirement was an amazing day.

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Everyday Millionaire at Age 32

If you want to check out more about how we became Everyday Millionaires, check out my interview with Andy from the Marriage, Kids, and Money Podcast.

My greatest life ambition is to help others live their best life. I was ready to throw my accounting degree and financial experience out the window and become a therapist. As I investigated a career in therapy, I realized many mental struggles come from stress which is all too often centered on money. I realized my background in accounting/tax and my passion for personal finance perfectly set me up to ease suffering. I created Money Fit Moms to help women get their finances in shape so they can worry less and enjoy life more.

Not Confident About Your Finances?

Maybe you feel bad about where you stand financially, Maybe you’re unsure where you stand–you’re not confident about retirement, asset protection, etc. Maybe you regret past financial mistakes. I get it–I’ve been there. Don’t stress about where your finances have been. Think about where they could be. I love this quote from Maya Angelou:

Do the best you can until you know better. 

Then when you know better, do better.

Or Just Want To Learn More?

I worked for a “Big Four” accounting firm until I left to care for my three sons. As I started to explore the web for personal finance content aimed at stay-at-home moms, I was alarmed to see more about couponing than the critical financial moves that actually create long-term wealth. I decided to take the intimidation factor out of personal finance–everything from the basics like budgeting and paying off debt to the more advanced topics, like setting up 529 college savings plans and a family trust. Let’s get-er-done.

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More About Me

  • Mom of Boys – Most of my time is spent trying to keep these tiny humans alive, but Money Fit Moms is my other baby (thank goodness I didn’t have to give birth to it–my last two boys were sunny-side-up 9-pounders, so . . . we’re done).
  • Music and dancing – I love it all–especially musical theater and concerts. Some people think budgeting is all about spending as little money as possible. I disagree. After you’re out of debt, it’s about setting your priorities. I spend little on clothes/jewelry because I don’t care! But concerts? Yes, I will save up for those. I also love a good dance party. If you’re familiar with Dave Ramsey, you’ve heard his listeners do a debt-free scream. Here at Money Fit Moms, we celebrate accomplishing our #MoneyFitMoves by having a dance party.
Seeing Les Mis
 My husband and I at a performance of Les Mis in San Francisco

Outdoors-y – I love hiking, camping, cycling, traveling, and exploring this beautiful planet.

MS Bike ride at the Utah border, Best Dam Bike Ride
 On the Best Dam Bike Ride (100 miles) raising money to fight MS

Adventurous with a Bucket List – I love setting goals and treating every day like a gift. My greatest hope is to spend quality time with my family and friends and help others, but I also want to seize the day and enjoy this beautiful life. Want a peek at my bucket list?Financial Mom, Save money, investing, money blog, #momlife, bucket list, San Francisco bridge, Kirby cove, tree swing

In Santorini, Greece

Thanks for joining me here at Money Fit Moms!  💗 Lisa

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MEDIA COVERAGE

Podcast features:

Marriage, Kids, and Money: 7 Steps to Become a Millionaire by 30

The Dreamers Podcast: How to Develop Healthy Financial Habits and Become a Millionaire in 10 Years

Emancipate Your Mind: Female Financial Empowerment with Financial Coach, Lisa Schader

Talk with a Kae Podcast: How to Start Your Debt-Free Journey in 4 Easy Steps

About Progress: Running toward fears while battling postpartum anxiety

Learn Do Become: “Getting Unstuck” with Lisa Schader

From Scared to Savvy: How to Become an Everyday Millionaire- w/ Lisa Schader

Plastic Surgery Uncensored with Dr. Rady Rahban: Diastasis Recti: How to Prepare Financially for this Procedure. Part 4.

Article features:

Marriage, Kids, and Money: 7 Steps to Become a Millionaire by 30