Manage Your Exposure to Marketing & Advertising – and Spend Less

So much exposure. It may not seem like it but we are constantly exposed to marketing and advertising everywhere we go. Television, YouTube, Instagram, every Google account, billboards, podcasts, radio, websites, apps, delivery packaging, restaurant menus, store receipts, doctors offices, and much much more. Because we are exposed to so much of it, we often […]

Taking an Entrepreneurial Mindset with Your Money

If you have ever met a successful business owner, you know that they know where every dollar in their business is coming from and where it is going. They want to put every dollar to work and in turn, see a strong return on every dollar spent/invested. It’s time to start thinking of your personal […]

Buyer Beware: Following the Crowd

Sometimes following the crowd is fun, lucrative and works out well for us. There have been a number of times where I have gone to a restaurant, bar or club that was so heavily talked about and it was indeed a great experience. Other times I have followed people into experiences, business endeavors, or investments […]

Customer Discounts and Benefits: Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

Many companies offer money-saving discounts and benefits to their customers. It might sound strange to hear that many customers that can use these discounts and benefits rarely use them. There are a few reasons for this, including that customers actually don’t know about what are available for discounts and benefits, they forget that they have […]

Using Financial Vehicles to Your Advantage

Over the last few months, you may have read how billionaire and PayPal co-founder Peter Theil has amassed $5 billion in his Roth IRA account. When looking at news stories like this, I see someone who used available tools to put his money to work for him. In 1999, Theil’s Roth IRA had less than […]

Making Mistakes: What You Learn from Them is What Makes The Difference!

We are all human. None of us are born into this world with all of the knowledge, experience and wherewithal to make all the right decisions. Each and every one of us makes mistakes and learns from them. You may have noticed recently that an intern at HBO accidentally sent out a test email to […]

Making Your Financial Goals S.M.A.R.T. in 2021

By: Tori Berube, MFF Director of Marketing & Outreach With the start of the new year, many people reflect on the past year and take the time to set personal goals, including improving their financial health, for the year. Over the past few weeks, we have enjoyed reading what financial goals Americans are setting in […]

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

I am by no means a “Spring Chicken,” but as part of the Morgan Franklin Fellowship Foundation (MFF) team, I have learned a few things. When I began working with MFF, I thought I was doing rather well financially speaking. I had the following “under control:” Paid my bills on time Bought things I needed […]

Self Care Practice and Financial Literacy

By: Jillian Starman, Ph.D., MFF Director of Education; Founder of Wise Women Leadership Dr. Jillian Starman is the Director of Education for Morgan Franklin Fellowship Foundation: an organization that promotes financial independence through online financial literacy education, and the founder of Wise Women Leadership: an organization that focuses on leadership growth, performance improvement, and business […]

Putting Your Stimulus Check to Work

Stimulus Check

By: Mike Cashion, MFF Director of Operations Households across the United States have or will see stimulus checks or deposits ranging from $1,200 to $2,400+. As people see these funds hit their accounts, we wanted to share some thoughts on ways that you could put your stimulus money to work. Broadly speaking, there are two […]