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WHAT I’M DOING TO IMPROVE THE READER EXPERIENCE

Improve the reader experience

The past couple of weeks, I’ve begun to make a number of small changes to this blog.  My goal in all of this is simple:  to improve the reader experience for anyone visiting Mystery Money Man. This is, of course, an ongoing effort.  Over the past year, I’ve made improvements as I’ve become more proficient with the craft of blogging, …

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OUT OF MY MIND: FULL TIME INTERNET MARKETER SHARES HIS STORY

full time internet marketer

Hey freedom fighters!  I’ve got a guest post today from Brent Truitt, a full time internet marketer and part time blogger.  Brent blogs over at DebtFiles.com, where he shares the stories of real people and their struggles with debt.  Brent has a very entertaining writing style, (trust me, you won’t be bored!) so when I had the chance to host him …

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I’M DOING A NO-SPEND WEEK, WHO’S WITH ME?

no-spend week

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. I love summer.  It’s always warm, and the days seem to last forever, which …

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THE ART OF RESPONSIBLE CREDIT CARD CHURNING

credit card churcning

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.  Personally, I …

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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. Never mind the flash and flair of the high …

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ENWEALTHEN INTERVIEW: MYSTERY MONEY MAN ON FINANCIAL LITERACY

financial literacy

Hey everyone! Real quick post today to let you know that my interview on Enwealthen is live! The good folks at Enwealthen have an interview series, called ‘The Financial Literacy Chronicles’, and they approached me recently to share some of my thoughts on the subject. Be sure to check it out here. The interview series features several of my favourite …

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MY BLOG IS ONE YEAR OLD!

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. They might do a giveaway, launch …

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OUR SUPER FRUGAL ROAD TRIP – PART 3

frugal road trip

POST UPDATE:  AUG 27/2017. – In re-reading over this post tonight, I noticed that I made a glaring error in calculating our trip expenses.  It’s actually in my favour, meaning that we spent even LESS than I reported in the post below.  For anyone who is interested, the theme park tickets and parking, listed at a combined $247, were reported …

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OUR SUPER FRUGAL ROAD TRIP – PART 2

super frugal

This post contains affiliate links, see full disclosure below. 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. In case you missed my last post, our family left home on July 21st. During our trip, we’re staying in hotels and with family, covering over …