MiningFM: Survival Guide sales hit 150,000 | MFM co-founder off on new mining family adventure
Our award-winning Survival Guides have reached a major milestone, with 150,000 copies sold across Australia and as far afield as Britain, Canada, Indonesia and Peru. For more information and to order, click here. It's a time of change at Mining Family Matters, with co-founder Alicia Ranford moving to Finland. We're also saying goodbye and thank you to our wonderful columnists, Jane Dodding, Therese Lardner, Deb Russo and Sarah Long. They've been a big part of the MFM family and will be missed. Our online support service remains the same though: you can still order guides and read loads of professional, practical advice at miningfm.com.au.
finland calling: Ranford family embarks on new mining adventure
After 10 years in South Australia, the Ranfords are about to embark on their next mining adventure to Finland. It's the seventh move for MFM co-founder Alicia and her mining engineer husband Joe, but it's the first time with kids in tow. Exciting times ahead.> READ MORE
mr miner gets the final word...
After seven years of writing for MFM (and often dishing the dirt on her long-suffering DIDO boyfriend) Sarah Long thinks it's only fair that he gets the last word. Or does he? This is a funny, touching final column from one of the best bloggers in the business. > READ MORE
don't wing it with fifo.
Plan and prepare to succeed
Careers specialist Therese Lardner has been a font of wisdom for MFM readers for many years, and this is perhaps her best column yet. For anyone starting out in FIFO or working away, it's compulsory reading on how to prepare yourself and your family.> READ MORE
AUSTRALIA LOVES MINING LADS
AND THEIR CLEVER T-SHIRTS
Before Christmas we told you about the South Aussie mining kids who'd launched a t-shirt range to start a conversation about FIFO life. Well, it worked! They've sold hundreds of tees (now available at MFM too) and talked to media across the country. > READ MORE
FIFO life comes full circle
If one thing is guaranteed in a FIFO marriage, it's change. For years, our Oil & Gas Mum Deb Russo has had a full car for the airport drop-off, and suddenly it's now just her and the dogs on the drive home. Life, it seems, has come full circle. > READ MORE