WHY I’M CLIMBING DOWN THE CORPORATE LADDER

climbing down the corporate ladder

“Man, what can we do? Think about it…we’re stuck!”    M’s words hit me hard, like a figurative punch to the gut.  I shook my head slightly, lowering it into my chest.  But this time, something had changed. Instead of the frustration that had become all too familiar,  I felt a new emotion rise up.    “No, no…NO!  I won’t …

WAKING UP FROM A LAZY NOVEMBER

lazy november

What happened?  November started so well.  Week one, I took time off.  My wife and I went away to a cabin in the woods for a couple of days, which was transformed into a winter wonderland with the season’s first snowfall.  It was magical.  Returning home, I had the most productive of weeks.  I played full time blogger, released three …

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INVEST IN THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL

tools for success

When I was a kid, about once a month, my brother and I would walk to get our hair cut after school.  Our hairdresser’s name was Sherri, and together with her business partner, they owned a small salon on the main street.  Next door to the salon was a long standing ice cream shoppe, and next to that was the …

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EXPONENTIAL FRUGALITY: UNCOVERING THE TRUE POTENTIAL OF FRUGAL LIVING

Exponential Frugality

Hey everyone!  Allow me to introduce a concept that I like to call ‘Exponential Frugality’.  It’s a simple but different way to calculate the $$$ you’ve saved from being frugal. I hope you find it helpful, or at the very least, thought provoking.  Enjoy!  You may or may not consider yourself a fugal person.  After all, we all hold varying levels …

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HOW I OVERCAME A SERIOUS CASE OF FINCON FOMO

FINCON FOMO

I have a confession to make. This past week, I came down with a MAJOR case of FINCON FOMO.  That’s right. This debilitating condition had me in it’s clutches for a few days, until I finally managed to wriggle myself from its grasp. Now, I realize that some of you are unfamiliar with both of these acronyms.  “What the h&%$ …

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AFFORDABLE WINTER TIRES: HOW I SAVED OVER $600

affordable winter tires

Winter is on my brain this week, thanks to a major frugal win! Before I fill you in on all the money saving goodness, let’s address the years coldest season! I know what you’re probably thinking; it’s far too early to be mentioning snow and cold! If you live in Canada or the northern U.S. however, the reality is setting …

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WHAT I’M DOING TO IMPROVE THE READER EXPERIENCE

Improve the reader experience

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve begun to make a number of small changes to this blog.  The goal 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, and running a …

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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 …