A Message From Heidi...

For more than two years, I’ve shared my tips, real-life stories and other tidbits of information with you on this blog. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by each week and provide feedback when something resonated with you. As of today, we’re transitioning to a blog on our main website that will cover a variety of topics, and we invite you to visit the Live Smart. Bank Smart. Blog every Friday for valuable information from various subject matter experts throughout Mission Fed. Writing the mPower blog has been a pleasure, and I look forward to keeping in touch with you on our new blog.

November 14

Ways to Wear Clothes for Every Season

I’ve figured out some ways to carry some of my favorite trends from spring/summer into fall that will keep me and my wallet content and happy

I get inspired by all the fall colors and fall fashion trends, but I don’t necessarily have a bunch of money to go out and buy a new wardrobe! So, I've figured out some ways to carry some of my favorite trends from spring/summer into fall that will keep me and my wallet content and happy. Read more …
November 7

Budget-Friendly Ways to Keep Warm

Instead of turning on the heat and having our electricity or gas bill spike up, here are a few budget-friendly ways to keep warm this season...

It’s finally starting to feel like Fall in San Diego, which means that while the days have been nothing but sunshine and light breezes, nighttime has become pretty chilly! Instead of turning on the heat and having our electricity or gas bill spike up, here are a few budget-friendly ways to keep warm this season. Read more …
October 31

Halloween Candy Buyback?

Have you heard of the Halloween Candy Buyback program?
There is a Halloween Candy Buyback program that pays $1 for every pound of candy a child brings to participating dentists’ offices. The candy is then sent to troops overseas to give them something to sweeten their day. Read more …
October 24

5 Inexpensive Halloween Decorations

How about some ideas for inexpensive Halloween decorations?

How about some ideas for inexpensive Halloween decorations? Today's blog lists a few that I think you’ll like! Read more …
October 17

Clean house—without cleaning out your account

Using simple ingredients to clean house definitely helps you save money.
To avoid having to purchase a bazillion different cleaning products—and inhaling a bunch of yucky (for lack of a scientific term) fumes—we used very basic things to clean. Read more …