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Can you improve your MPG like your BFI?

Do you know anyone who worries about where their money goes?

Do you know anyone who worries about their car's gas mileage?

These two concerns are similar in that the benefit you get from using gas (MPG) and money (BFI) can be improved if you know how. There is a multitude of well meaning financial gurus on the Internet, in bookstores and at seminars who tell us, sometimes for payment, how to improve our finances. There are only three strategies that are consistently suggested.

Let's imagine how the three entrenched methods that the gurus recommend for managing household finances would work when applied to improving gas mileage.

The first step for upping your MPG is to add a second, third or more gas tanks. With the extra tank capacity you can go farther between fill-ups. This strategy may not improve your mileage, but, you will get to go further until the needle approaches empty. It will feel like your MPG is higher.

By far the most preferred method for improving MPG is to plan how…

Would you rather barf than talk about money?

Do you know anyone who feels uncomfortable talking about money; maybe is even scared of, or frightened by money?

Do you know anyone who thinks that the only way to have more money is to get a raise, move to a better paying job, or start a side hustle?

Do you know anyone who has tried budgeting and failed? Anyone who feels that living paycheck to paycheck is inevitable?

The discomfort felt by many people about money is aggravated by the myriad financial gurus who are adamant that budgeting is the only way to get control of your finances. With 3 out of 4 people in the United States not preparing a budget, it is possible that the gurus who are trying to help are actually perpetuating a mindset of failure.

Imagine using a tool that makes managing your household finances understandable and fun for your entire family. A tool that doesn’t require a lot of your time. A tool with a one-time price that is about the same as a book about budgeting. That magical tool, or software, is available now.