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IMG_1504Welcome!

I am Julie Mayfield, the creator and author of The Family CEO. I started this blog in 2006, after I hired myself to make the most of my family’s finances by paying off debt and building our savings. I’m passionate about personal finance, and as the bookkeeper for two small family businesses and the person who manages our family’s finances, I think about it a lot. A lot.

Topics I cover here include making extra money, paying off debt, paying for college, and saving and investing. And to help us in those goals (and because I hate to budget) I started using a found money strategy so I talk a lot about that too.

But money is about more than just money; it’s about life. So all this talk about money is always done with creating an authentic, intentional life in mind.

In addition to The Family CEO, you will find my writing at U.S. News & World Report, where my daughter and I have blogged about college, and on my lifestyle blog, Creating This Life. We can also connect in the following ways:

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Comments

My goal is for this blog to be a conversation, and not a one-way communication. Nothing makes me happier than comments on the posts, so I encourage you to add your voice to the conversation.

And if there is anything you’d like to see covered on The Family CEO, please use the contact form to tell me about it. I’d love to hear from you.

Finally, thank you for stopping by The Family CEO, and for taking the time to find out more. I appreciate it.

Julie

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Larry April 14, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Well, you seem to be very well informed! That’s for certain!

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The Discovery Health Journal May 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Julie, love your blog. Keep up the wonderful work. This is a truly great resource.

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Kyle May 4, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Julie,
You are absolutely one of the best personal finance bloggers online. I love your work and appreciate your insights. Keep up the great work and I’ll keep reading!

-Kyle

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Kim September 10, 2011 at 11:31 am

Julie,
Just read your bio over here at Family Ceo, after connecting with you via email about Mr Rebates commissions, and I am SO similar to you in my view about our family finances and goals. I’m looking forward to reading all your blog posts!

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Mastering My Card September 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Hi Julie,
Thanks for the comment on my blog. Glad to have found you and glad to see we have some things in common, hopefuly the debt thing we share in common will be gone soon. Adding you to my blog roll.

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Jesus Ramirez October 6, 2011 at 11:30 am

Hi Julie,

Love Family CEO.

definitely one of the best Personal Finance blogs!

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Christy Kondogiani January 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Hi Julie,

My name is Christy Kondogiani and I work for Cari Cucksey who has her own HGTV show called Cash and Cari. I’m a new member to her team and also will be on the show (Season 3) starting this Febr. Just wanted to say that I try to find a lot of fun articles and blogs to post to our readers (we’re also working on a blog ourselves) and I found your blog just today so I hope you don’t mind I mentioned you a few minutes ago on our RePurpose FB pages. :) Your blog is awesome as I’m also married and a mother of two little girls. Everything we stand for at RePurpose is exactly what you live as well…it’s great to see you talking about it to your readers too! :) Just wanted to say hi and let you know that I put a link to you on our FB pages…RePurpose and RePurpose Estate Services…hope it gets you more readers!! :)
Thanks so much! Happy New Year! :)
Christy

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David G. McKenna August 14, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Hello, I’ve just found your website.

You mention “hiring” yourself as CEO. I love taking a business approach around the home. There are many things we do at home, or with home finances that would never be tolerated in a business. Great site!

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