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Mystery Money Man is a personal finance community for families. We believe that anyone can improve their financial situation by choosing to live differently. Too many people accept society’s norms when it comes to lifestyle and money, and become trapped in an endless pursuit of acquiring more stuff. Thankfully, we’ve figured out a better way. We’ll show you how to break the cycle by learning how to be frugal, increase your income and eliminate your debt. Make today your turning point. Welcome to Mystery Money Man.

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OUR SUPER FRUGAL ROAD TRIP – PART 3
This past week, we returned home from our Super Frugal Road Trip (2017 edition), and I’ve finally found time to total up the expenses from our vacation. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that we embarked on a lengthy family road trip last month. If you haven’t and would like to get more detail on our frugal vacation, make sure you check out Part 1 and Part 2! READ MORE>>>

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OUR SUPER FRUGAL ROAD TRIP – PART 2
Hey freedom fighters! We’re officially past the halfway point of the Mystery Money super frugal road trip, which makes for an opportune time to check in with an update. READ MORE>>>

GUEST POST: A HELPFUL GUIDE TO CAMPING ON A BUDGET
Hey everyone! I’ve got a guest post for you today from my friend, Deann Rebello, who blogs over at BearinForest.com. Camping is one of our family’s favourite things, but like anything else, it can get pretty expensive. In this article, Deann provides some great advice on how anyone can go camping on a budget. Enjoy! READ MORE>>>

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OUR SUPER FRUGAL ROAD TRIP – PART 1
As I’m writing this, the the Mystery Money family is rolling across America! We left home a couple evenings ago to embark on our perennial summer adventure, an epic sixteen (or so) day road trip that we’ve been making for the better part of fifteen years. These trips are the source of countless memories for my wife and I, and our three kids. It’s such a great feeling to be on the road. READ MORE>>>

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WOULD YOU BUY YOUR CHILD THEIR FIRST CAR?
Hey everyone! In today’s post, I pose the question of whether parents should purchase a first car for their child, versus having them save the money on their own. My son turned 16 about six months ago, and is currently shopping for his first car. Naturally, this has led to many conversations with other parents… READ MORE>>>

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WHATEVER IT TAKES, LIVE DIFFERENTLY
Hey everyone! This past week, I’ve been thinking about the concept of what it means to ‘live differently’ when it comes to your money. As you’ll find out below, I was inspired by a quote from a fellow personal finance blogger. READ MORE>>>

MAKE TODAY YOUR TURNING POINT.