Tim McMahon, Editor of Your Family Finances

My grandfather lived through the Hyperinflation in Weimar, Germany--to say he was an original “gold bug” would be an understatement. I began reading his “hard money” newsletters at the age of 16 and the dividends from gold stocks helped put me through college. I began publishing the Financial Trend Forecaster paper newsletter in 1995 upon the death of James Moore editor of Your Window into the Future and the creator of the Moore Inflation Predictor©. FTF specializes in trends in the stock market, gold, inflation and bonds. In January of 2003, I began publishing InflationData.com to specialize in all forms of information about the nature of Inflation. In 2009, we added Elliott Wave University to help teach you the principles of Elliott Wave analysis. In January 2013, we began publishing OptioMoney. Connect with Tim on Google+.

Safe Summer: 3 Ways to Protect Your Kids from Recreational Injuries

Yes, summer is finally here, and many families are so looking forward to a stress-free and busy season. Exercising a bit of extra caution will help in making this an active, exciting, and safe break from school-year routines.

Poor Credit Got You Down? Try This…

A bad credit score hurts you in many ways, it not only prevents you from buying stuff, it also raises the interest rate you have to pay on stuff you do buy. People with Good Credit Pay Lower Interest Rates. So how do you improve your credit score?

Modern Housing Hacks to Get a New House- Cheap

One of the most effective ways to build wealth is to either own land or own a home. If you have both, you may be able to secure your financial future and that of generations to come. But houses are expensive and a major portion of the cost goes to the general contractor who oversees […]

Landscaping the Perfect Yard on a Budget

Real Estate professionals stress the importance of “Curb Appeal” but it’s not just for selling your house. Your yard is the first impression you make on guests, neighbors, and yourself. When you simply want your house to stand out, your yard and curb appeal are what is going to make a big difference. Many people neglect their yards due to the cost involved. Fortunately, there are a few ways to fund a better yard on a budget when you want to give it a makeover.

Budget Busters: How to Handle Unexpected Costs

“When you have the money it isn’t an emergency but simply an inconvenience.” You should be setting aside money to cover these unexpected eventualities. But if you haven’t, you are in good company.

Considering Divorce? Your Budget Will Take a Major Hit

Divorce at any point in life will be expensive and that is not just counting the lawyer’s fees. If you’re in the middle of a divorce or considering the process, take a close look at how your budget will change.

Have You Made Mistakes? Why and How to Get Them Expunged

If you’ve made mistakes in the past that resulted in your getting a “record” whether it be Criminal or Civil these mistakes can follow you and make your life miserable (and much more difficult). Having a “record” can make it hard to get a job, rent an apartment, or get a loan or credit card. Drug crimes (including possession) can certainly turn employers off and make finding work much harder. You might think that there is nothing you can do. But if you’ve “turned over a new leaf” and are trying to get your life back on track you may be able to get your record expunged.

Can’t Get Approved for a Loan? What It Takes to Repair Your Credit

Having a good credit score can make life a lot easier. According to an article on Capital One’s website, a good credit score will lower your expenses because “many lenders offer better terms and lower interest rates to people with good credit histories.” They also say that a Good credit score may make it easier to: Buy […]