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 …

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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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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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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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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 …