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Mystery Money Man is a personal finance community for families. We believe that anyone can improve their financial situation by choosing to live differently. Too many people accept society’s norms when it comes to lifestyle and money, and become trapped in an endless pursuit of acquiring more stuff. Thankfully, we’ve figured out a better way. We’ll show you how to break the cycle by learning how to be frugal, increase your income and eliminate your debt. Make today your turning point. Welcome to Mystery Money Man.


first car

HELPING YOUR CHILD BUY THEIR FIRST CAR For any teenager, buying a first car is a big deal.  Not only are there a lot of important decisions to make, it’s often the first major purchase of their young life.  In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the factors your child needs to consider, and how you as their parent can help guide them through the process. READ MORE>>>

road trip

SUPER FRUGAL ROAD TRIP RECAP  We are a family that loves to road trip.  In fact, over the past 18 years my wife and I, along with our three kids, have logged more than 65,000 miles on over 20 road trips. During this time, we’ve learned how to create some pretty memorable vacations with our kids.  READ MORE>>>

family road trip

5 MONEY SAVING TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT FAMILY ROAD TRIP  Today is Day 14 of our family’s annual Super Frugal Road Trip.  With 4 days remaining, and almost 2000 miles left to travel, it remains to be seen whether or not we’ll come in under our spending goal of less than $1000 for the entire 18-day vacation.  The odds are in our favour.  READ MORE>>>

Debt freedom

JUNE 2018 INCOME REPORT Hey everyone!  In this post, I’ll show you exactly how I earned over $1000 in the month of June.  Unlike some other bloggers, I don’t regularly release income reports, for the simple reason that my income has not been consistent enough month-to-month.  READ MORE>>>

start your own online business

WANT TO SAVE MONEY?  HERE’S HOW…. This past week, I took my sixteen year-old Honda lawn mower to my local small engine repair shop.  Earlier on, in an effort to diagnose why it wasn’t running smoothly, I had taken the carburetor apart, only to discover that the pin holding the float in place was missing.   READ MORE>>>

how I spend my bonus

OF BOOKS AND BASEBALL CAPS  I am very fortunate to receive performance bonuses at work on a semi-annual basis. Because I don’t include the amount in our family’s regular budget, the money is rarely spoken for when it arrives.  In fact, it feels a bit like a windfall.  READ MORE>>>