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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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spending freeze

I’M DOING A NO-SPEND WEEK, WHO’S WITH ME?
Ah, the month of September! To me, it represents a return to order, to structure. After all, for families with children, it’s back-to-school season, which acts as a reality check of sorts for everyone involved. It’s our reminder that summer’s nonconforming ways have come and gone.
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GUEST POST: THE ART OF RESPONSIBLE CREDIT CARD CHURNING
Hey everyone! I’ve got a guest post for you today from Josh Wilson, who blogs over at FamilyFaithFinance! Josh explains how he uses credit card churning to earn $$$, and most importantly, how you can do it responsibly. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ve probably noticed that I don’t write a whole lot about credit cards. READ MORE>>>

defensive money strategies

5 DEFENSIVE MONEY STRATEGIES YOU SHOULD BE USING TODAY
Even if you’re not a sports fan, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the saying, “Offence wins games, defence wins championships.” It’s a long held cliche in the world of sports, which suggests that the team that takes a defence-first approach is the one more apt to go all the way.
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financial literacy

Enwealthen INTERVIEW: MYSTERY MONEY MAN ON FINANCIAL LITERACY
Hey everyone! Real quick post today to let you know that my interview on Enwealthen is live! The series of interviews, titled the ‘Financial Literacy Chronicles’ includes several of my favourite personal finance bloggers, including JD Roth, Michelle Schroeder from Making Sense of Cents, and Financial Samurai. It’s really a great resource, be sure to check it out!
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LIVE DIFFERENTLY

MY BLOG IS ONE YEAR OLD!
Hey everyone! Well, it’s official.…this blog is one year old! Mystery Money Man went live on August 20th, 2016. During the past couple of weeks I thought about how I should mark this personal blogging milestone.
I realized that other, more savvy bloggers than myself, would probably have some pretty cool stuff lined up. READ MORE>>>

frugal road trip

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>>>

MAKE TODAY YOUR TURNING POINT.