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frugal road trip

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>>>

first car

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>>>

LIVE DIFFERENTLY

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>>>

spending money on pets

HOW MUCH MONEY ARE YOU WILLING TO SPEND ON YOUR PETS?
Hey freedom fighters! This past week was a tough one, as we had a close call with our dog Molly. We were facing a potentially huge vet bill, and some very difficult decisions. Fortunately things worked out, but the experience got me thinking about the amount of money people spend on their pets. From doggy daycare to medical expenses…READ MORE>>>

spending freeze

GUEST POST – HOW TO CONQUER IMPOSTOR SYNDROME
Hey everyone! I’ve got a great post for you today from Mrs. Picky Pincher. In it, she shares some great advice on how to avoid impostor syndrome, or feeling like a fake. I think it’s something we can all relate to at one point or another. I hope you enjoy it! READ MORE>>>

OVERCOMING YOUR FINANCIAL KRYPTONITE
The personal finance blogosphere has it’s share of stars. These superheroes of personal finance walk, or bike, among us. They look like you and me…for the most part. They have interests that are similar to anyone else, join the same clubs, and attend the same churches. Their kids ride the school bus with your kids. READ MORE>>>

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