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+.

Cut Your Food Budget and Save Big

?Feeding a family is a big expense. Typically an American family spends 14% of their budget on food. If you want to eat a nutritious diet or if you have food allergies or medical conditions, groceries will cost much more. Keeping these tips in mind can help you to save big money on your family’s food budget.

Cross Country: Tips For Your Next Move

Many people look forward to moving and relocating to a new city or state. For those who are moving cross country, it can be expensive to transport all of the items to a new location. When you want to save money and reduce your costs, there are a few important tips to follow.

Hedge Your Nest Egg Against the Uncertainty of Inflation

It’s important to anticipate inflationary periods and take the necessary steps to protect both long term and short term family finances. Here is a list of some of the steps you can take:

How Expensive is Full-Time Travel?

Everyone want to travel more but how much does it really cost? Well, perhaps it is actually cheaper than you might expect. The problem of course is that you still have all your “fixed costs” at home i.e. taxes, mortgage (or rent), insurance, utilities, etc. But what if you sell your house first? That is exactly what we did and here is how much our first month of travel cost us.

1st Time Investor’s Guide Infographic

Investing may seem scary at first but it can be one of the easiest ways to build your net worth. The following infographic from Personal Capital outlines how you can start putting your money to work for you.

Financial Lessons from Experts like Buffett, Rohn and Schwarzenegger

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.~ Arnold Schwarzenegger One major struggle many families have is money. Somehow, no matter how much we make we never seem to have enough of it. Whether we are just starting our or […]

How To Save Money On Home Energy

Utility costs have started to rise once again after giving us a bit of a break over the last year. And so this year you may find that you are spending more on electricity and natural gas once again. Instead of shivering in the winter and sweating it out in the summer, there are some simple actions that you can take to help reduce your home’s energy consumption. These actions are great investments in your home and comfort.

Building Your Credit While Avoiding the 5 Top Financial Mistakes

Little mistakes often “snowball” into an avalanche when it comes to your personal finances. The financial decisions you make today could easily affect your life for many years to come. Here is a closer look at some of the most common financial mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.