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When learning how to invest, one of the most commonly asked questions is “I want to begin investing, but where should I start?" The answer may surprise you! This post walks you through a 5 step framework that will teach you exactly what you should be doing and when.
17 Best Reasons For Preparing A Budget [2018 Update]
Tired of just getting by? You probably need to consider putting together a budget. Here are some of the main benefits you get from creating a zero-dollar budget and how you can get started today.
​15 Financial Rules Of Thumb That Answer Life’s Toughest Money Questions
You are a busy person, living in a busy world. That's what makes financial rules of thumb so powerful. This post also contains a free downloadable cheat sheet!
How to Create a Money Management System That “Levels Up” Your Finances
Creating an effective money management system comes down to getting organized, focused, and automated. This article will teach you how, step by step.
27 Tips to Save Money On Groceries WITHOUT Clipping Coupons!
Groceries shopping can take a big bite out of your monthly budget. Here are 27 tips to help you stretch your grocery budget go a lot further!
Pay Yourself First: How to “Stack the Deck” and Increase Your Savings
It's time to take care of your future and learn to pay yourself first. This guide will teach you how to get started and automate the process so you stick with it!
The Envelope System: A Simple and Effective Way to Budget
Budgeting can be tough, but there is a tool that can make it 10x. All it takes is a few envelopes and a trip to the ATM. Learn how to use the envelope system to bulletproof your budgeting, and put your savings into overdrive.
The 15 Best Money Habits That Will Work For Anyone!
Saving money isn't easy, but it doesn't have to be hard. You just need to implement the right habits. To help, I've compiled the 15 best money habits that will work for anyone!
Cutting the Cord: Your Guide to a Cable-Free Life
Are you ready to say goodbye to cable? How about if you could save $1000 a year as well? This guide explains how I started cutting the cord and saving big!
How To Grow Your 401k Faster In 3 Easy Steps
Are you ready to learn how to grow your 401k and massively increase the amount of money you'll have when you retire by just doing a little research?
How To Check Your Credit Score Fast, Frequently and For Free
When it comes to your finances, one number looms large as an indicator of your financial health. Shouldn't you know how to check your credit score?
15 Myths About Personal Finance That You Should Ignore
Money myths can be difficult to debunk because they are passed on in the form of advice by well-meaning parents, friends, and coworkers. To help, we created a list of the most common money misconceptions. By sorting out the facts from the fiction, you can stop standing in the way of your own financial well-being.
Emergency Fund Size: How Much Do You Really Need?
Prepare your personal finances for weathering a storm with only two types of savings accounts. This article will discuss the two types; the emergency fund and the resiliency fund, covering what they are for and when you should be setting them up.
The 27 Worst Money Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them
We all make mistakes, it’s human nature. But some basic financial pitfalls can be avoided with just a little foresight. To shine a light on some of the most common missteps, I’ve created this list of the worst money mistakes you can make, along with recommendations for what to do instead.
How Do Robo Advisors Work?
Ready to start investing, but not sure how to get started? How about letting a robot do it for you? In this article we'll answer questions such as; how do robo advisors work, what should you look out for when choosing one, and how to get started? With robots revolutionizing the world of investing, the future is now.
TMPF’s List Of Robo Advisors: 2018 Expanded Guide
Learning how to invest can be overwhelming, to the point that people avoid it altogether. To help you better understand what's out there, I've compiled a list of robo advisors and highlighted some of their more unique features.
How To Get Out Of Debt – The TMPF Guide
This guide is written for folks who want to understand everything they can about how to get out of debt. You'll learn about the different types of debt, what to do if you are behind on your loans, as well as which pay down strategies work and which ones you should avoid at all costs.
29 Student Debt Facts: The Numbers Don’t Lie [Infographic]
1.48 Trillion Dollars! That's the total amount of outstanding student debt in the United States. It's crazy. But when it comes to student loans, it's not the only crazy statistic out there. If you are working on paying off your own student debt here are 29 student debt facts that should motivate you.
How To Stay Motivated To Pay Off Debt OR What’s Your Why?
Paying off debt takes time, focus, and intensity. But how do you stay motivated and not give up? You need a reason for doing it. Your Why". That's what this post is about, learning how to stay motivated to pay off debt.
How To Manage Cash Flow and 7 Ways To Increase Cash Flow Today!
Peter Drucker once said, "You can't manage what you don't measure". When it comes to your finances, that measurement is cash flow. This post talks about how to manage cash flow, how to improve cash flow through small changes, and what levers you can pull to increase cash flow.

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