Tough Financial Decisions: Sometimes you just have to bear the cost!

tough financial decisions

Let’s face it. Everyone has to make tough financial decisions from time-to-time. These are those decisions that we really hope don’t happen on a regular basis.  Knowing they will happen and how to handle them is important.   There is never an ideal time.  An example of this was one summer day I was out on […]

What’s Your 2021 Holiday Shopping Plan?

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A few weeks ago, we explored preparing for the holiday season and gift-giving in our blog post “Here Comes the Holiday Gift-Giving Season!”. With less than two months until Christmas, let’s take a look at some of our favorite helpful tips to get your holiday shopping plan underway – without busting your holiday budget or […]

Uncovering Hidden Gems: Low Cost Activities to Explore Wherever You Are

low cost activities

When you have lived in the same town, city, or state for a while, everything kind of blends together. We tend to take for granted the cool stuff that is available to us. We get caught up in the daily grind and the craziness of day-to-day life. So we look for and pay for conveniences. […]

Your Job, Financial Health and Career Planning – What’s the Connection?

current job

If you have been watching the news lately, there has been a lot of discussion of many in the American workforce leaving their current jobs in hopes of  “more money, more flexibility and more happiness”. In a recent trending article on LinkedIn, Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz started off her article with the following: “One of the hard […]

Ready or Not, Here Comes the Holiday Gift-Giving Season!

holiday gift giving

Have you noticed many stores are already ready for the upcoming holiday gift giving season?  I saw my first Christmas ad on television the other day. My local craft and home décor store has had holiday supplies on display for two months (always fun to shop for Hallowe’en, Thanksgiving and Christmas before Labor Day). And […]

Auditing Credit Card Benefits

auditing credit card benefits

One of the reasons many of us have a credit card, besides using it to build our credit score, is for all of the added perks and benefits the card offers. We often consider these enticing benefits when we think about which credit card to apply for, and along with interest rates and annual fees, […]

Would You Rather Drive a Mercedes or a Kia?

you don't have to quit your day job

It was one of those afternoons in a sweltering, hot high school classroom. The students were not interested in being there and in all reality, were probably mentally elsewhere. And it was the day when we brought in an insurance entrepreneur/sales professional as a guest speaker to talk about their profession, answer any questions and […]

10 Ways to Save Money on Food

10 Ways to Save Money on Food

Editor’s Note: Brandon Turner is one of our newest MFF Fellows. An author and a financial independence coach, Brandon recently launched a  successful home painting business.  Noted personal finance expert Dave Ramsey talks about the “Four Walls” to help prioritize your debt repayment. There are the four things you should spend your money on first […]

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 […]