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 […]

Automating Your Finances: Have You Checked Them Recently?

We talk a lot about automating everything in our financial lives, from online bill paying (to make sure bills are paid on time) to direct deposit of paychecks (to make sure we are meeting our savings goals). Automating makes everything a little easier – not only does it save you time, it can help you […]

It Pays To Pay Attention

By: Mike Cashion, MFF Director of Operations We live in a world where something – or someone – is always trying to get and retain our attention. Because the flood of information is endless, many of us always have our guard up and try to ignore much of the inbound noise (advertisements, marketing of all […]

So… Is credit a good thing?

By: Mike Cashion, MFF Director of Operations Credit is a really important part of our economy. There are many positive ways to use credit, but there are also not-so-positive ways to use credit that may be harmful to your financial wellness.      Good Uses of Credit include: Purchasing a home Paying for college  Purchasing […]

Finding Interesting Ways to Save That Work for You

By: Mike Cashion, MFF Director of Operations Have you ever heard of the envelope method? Yes, it does sound old school because it is. But the idea behind the method can actually work better in the modern world. Basically, you would use envelopes as budget and savings buckets to manage your money. If you put […]

Course Offerings from MFF’s Economics of Investing Curriculum

By: Tori Berube, MFF Director of Marketing and Outreach Are you considering making your first investment? If so, it’s important for you as an investor to understand some of the basic concepts and principles of economics and MFF’s Economics of Investing curriculum will get you started! Our three courses, “Basics of Economics,” “Types of Investments,” and “Investment […]

Time in the Market vs Market Timing

By: Mike Cashion, MFF Director of Operations This past year has seen millions of new people open investing accounts as retail investors. It has become very popular for people to participate in investing and specifically day trading via gamified trading applications. Gambling and risk taking are fun and exciting. This is especially the case during […]

Spending… Never a fun thing to think about

By: Mike Cashion, MFF Director of Operations Cutting spending is the point that finance people in the world of money belabor. It is an easy target, and there is usually some cost that can be trimmed. This is never a fun activity or discussion, but it is an important part of keeping your finances in […]

Making the Big Money Decisions

By: Mike Cashion, MFF Director of Operations Recently, I came across an infographic on LinkedIn that resonated with me. The focus was on the big wins or where the big money will be over the course of your life. In much of the money advice that is perpetuated out there, it is often focused on […]