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 […]

Are You Financially Fit?

By Dr. Jillian Starman, MFF Director of Education I recently started back at the gym after recovery from a knee injury, and this got me thinking about financial fitness. Most people don’t get up one morning and decide to run a marathon – they need to train and get in shape. So, why do we […]

Review: Marcus Online Savings Account

By: Mike Cashion, MFF Director of Operations What is Marcus? Recently, Goldman Sachs has made a big push into the consumer banking market. When most people think of Goldman Sachs, they think of high net worth and private banking. Marcus is basically the consumer banking arm of Goldman Sachs. Currently, they offer a variety of […]

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 […]