The MFF Inaugural Junto Club

In 1727, Benjamin Franklin organized a group of twelve friends to discuss business, politics, science, and various topics of the day. The members of the original group included a printer, a surveyor, an inventor, a cabinetmaker, a shoemaker, a clerk, a bartender, a mathematician, a poet, a man of great wealth, and several merchants. The […]

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A recent online experience left me thinking about how we have access to really great free information, resources, and tools. I was receiving many advertisements focused on various mergers and acquisitions courses after purchasing a few books on the topic. As I evaluated one advertisement for a series of online courses on the topic, I […]

Mitigating Risk with Insurance

Insurance is a way to mitigate risk; it is about securing your life, family, and assets. There are many different types or insurance, and you probably won’t need them all. Some common types of insurance and what they cover are: Auto Insurance Liability Coverage pays for property damage and or injuries to another person caused by […]

Why You Need to Pay Yourself First

 “Do not save what is left after spending; instead spend what is left after saving.” ~ Warren Buffett Putting money in savings before you begin to plan for other expenses is called Paying Yourself First. No matter how you save or the amount of money you save, this is one of the most fundamental saving concepts. Saving […]

Are You Prepared For a Financial Emergency?

What constitutes an emergency?  You will have your own definition of an emergency. For some families, a relatively small, unexpected expense, such as a car repair or a modest medical bill, can pose a financial hardship.  A study by the Federal Reserve System in 2019 found that 40% of Americans would struggle to come up with […]

Change Your Financial Situation with These 6 Steps

Best practice is about leveraging what other people have done, and using it to improve your own situation. Below are six ideas to think about when saving: Start Small – Rather than trying to save an unattainable amount each month that will prevent you from meeting your financial obligations, begin with a more manageable amount based […]

How Top Performers Actually Achieve Goals

Goal setting is important because it keeps us focused on what we want to achieve. Everyone has a different financial vision for the future, and that vision or dream may change over time. Reaching your financial vision is not something that happens without planning, nor does it happen overnight. In order to achieve your financial dream, you […]

3 Things To Consider When Looking For A Job

How much you get paid depends on a lot of factors, including your skill set, the demand for the skills you have, and what other people are getting paid.   ~ CrashCourse Jobs and careers enable us to earn enough money to support ourselves and our families.  As you work towards financial independence, it is important to align […]

What Type of Insurance Do You Need?

Facts About Insurance A risk is something that exposes us to danger, harm, or loss. We face risks every day, and often these risks can have a financial impact on our lives. Getting sick, breaking a leg, having a car accident, or experiencing a house fire are examples of risks that may happen to any […]

5 Ways FICO Calculates Your Credit Score

A credit score is a three-digit number that identifies how risky you are to a lender. One Little Three-Digit Number You may not even know you have one. If you have a utility (electricity, phone, etc.) account, a credit card, a student loan, a car payment or a mortgage, you’ve got one. You’ve got a […]