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Michael A Chester, EA, CFS
Mesa Verde Consulting, Inc.
1525 Mesa Verde Drive East
Suite # 216
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 557-0992

Money

One of the keys to a sound financial strategy is spending less than you take in, and then finding a way to put your excess to work. A money management approach involves creating budgets to understand and make decisions about where your money is going. It also involves knowing where you may be able to put your excess cash to work.

 
 
 
Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

Data Thieves from Outer Space

Data Thieves from Outer Space

Learn about the dangers of internet fraud with this highly educational and fun “pulp” comic.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

 

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Data Thieves from Outer Space

Learn about the dangers of internet fraud with this highly educational and fun “pulp” comic.

The Five Basics of Financial Literacy

How literate are you when it comes to your finances? Brush up with these five basics.

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Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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Once Upon a Goal

Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.

No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

Peer-to-peer payment apps are one of the newest ways to send money.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

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