The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

If you have ever had a bad day, worked a job you hated, or dreamed of starting your own company, author Chris Guillebeau’s “The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future” is just the book for you.

MFF’s Director of Operations Mike (our most avid business book reader!) says “For many of us, it does not make sense to quit our day job and fully invest ourselves in starting a business. This book gives you plenty of ideas and makes the strong case that starting something new does not require a ton of money, time, or resources to get going to build something on the side. If you have any level of reinventing yourself and embracing what you love to do, this book is for you. My favorite part about this book is that the author makes it clear that anyone can experiment with entrepreneurship and will having fun testing it out, (hopefully) make some money, or fail – without breaking the bank.” Is becoming an entrepreneur in 2022 on your list of New Year’s Resolutions or financial goals?

Our MFF Book Suggestions feature includes many of our favorite books on money management, personal and business development, leadership skills, and real estate investment. These are the books that have helped us to grow personally and professionally – and to help us master the game of money!

We add five books to our MFF Suggested Books list each month. Are there books that have helped you to grow your personal or professional confidence? Share your book suggestions with us by emailing us at!

A Journey to Personal Financial Independence
At Morgan Franklin Fellowship (MFF), we support the concept of financial freedom – by teaching participants how to save by paying themselves first, invest for their future and grow their net worth.

Learning how money works and how to talk about money with others are the first steps towards recognizing an individual’s lifelong financial goals. Our online courses and on-demand learning events are designed to help individuals learn the concepts, rules and vocabulary of money, finance and investing.

Becoming an MFF Fellow  
Our Standards of Financial Literacy program is engaging, full of interesting information, and easy to navigate. Adapted from the National Standards for Financial Literacy developed by the Council for Economic Education (CEE), this robust curriculum features six short lessons on such important topics as earning income, understanding the value of saving and using credit.

When completed, this program lays the foundation for becoming an MFF Fellow. Becoming an MFF Fellow is the ticket to access additional MFF programs and opportunities for mentoring, networking, internships and real-world opportunities. These are the opportunities which allow MFF Fellows to continue their journey towards personal financial independence.

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