WELCOME TO MY MONEY BLOG! If you like talking about saving, early retirement, getting out of debt, hustling, and my personal favorite - growing your net worth (I share mine here monthly), you will probably like this site. If you think money is lame, you probably won't. XOXO, J. Money

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Sharing My (Early) Retirement Plans With My Dad!

February 24, 2017
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[Heyo! Got another killer guest post lined up for y’all today, this time from long-time reader JW who now has a blog of his own over at The Green Swan.  He just had one of those amazing conversations about life and money with his father, and thought we’d might enjoy hearing how it all went down. I think he guessed right – check it out […]

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Money

February 22, 2017
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I came across a fun money quiz this morning by fellow blogger Jessica Moorhouse, but rather than play by the rules and answer her multiple choice options, I thought we’d just pluck out the questions here and answer them our own way :) When you’re done though, check it out and see what you score –> What’s Your Money Personality? (FYI: you do need to […]

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Say Hello to The New Essentialist :)

February 20, 2017
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So a friend sent me a book the other day after reading my story on going “all in” on myself, and I seriously think it’s about to change my life. I haven’t read a book cover to cover in over 5 years now (is that bad?), and I’m a little over half way through it already after day #3! IT’S SO GOOD!!!! AND IT’S NOT […]

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Why Work So Hard Building a Fortune and Not Protect It?

February 17, 2017
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[Happy Friday! Got a fresh article from long-time reader, Gene Roberts, who you might recall from previous posts, Zen and the Art of Couples Budgeting and Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. Both of which ironically allude to motorcycles which plays a big role in today’s story. I’ll admit it IS one of those “insurance reminder” type articles, but I […]

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The Blog Directory is Finally Here :)

February 15, 2017
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Whelp guys, after 9 years of dreaming about this thing, 5 years of thinking I should probably do something about it, and then 3 months of actually *taking action* on it, I’m proud to announce that our industry’s very first blog directory is now live. You can check it out here :) –> RockstarDirectory.org We started only adding up the expected stuff like blogger name, […]

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Entrepreneurship, Money, and Donuts

February 13, 2017
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What up what up! Was digging around some emails and came across a little note I sent to myself a year ago that said: “share this around or something – you did a great interview!” Haha… So today I shall comply and do just that. You know, to not let my previous self down :) I’m not sure it’s my best, but I do know […]

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You’re Hot, But Your Finances Are Not!

February 10, 2017
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[Another Friday, another tantalizing guest post! This week we feature another one from my boy Lance who you might remember from our Financial Confessional series (he’s the one who interviewed that dude sitting in jail for stealing millions of dollars). Thought this was a good one to run today, what with Valentine’s Day coming up ;) It’s the perfect time to reevaluate your relationships! Haha…] […]

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“How Do I Use This Money To Honor My Grandparents?”

February 8, 2017
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Got an email recently from someone and almost overlooked it as the title said something about asking my opinion on savings bonds, zzz… Fortunately I pushed through, and hidden inside was a lovely question about how to honor some gifts given to the person around 30 years earlier :) Here is the note below, followed by my kinda-sorta-could-be-good-advice afterwards? I’ll need your help coming up […]

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Let’s Bring the $2.00 Bill Back!!

February 6, 2017
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When it comes to cash, I’m an equal opportunity owner. I have $10 bills, $5 bills, $20 bills, and of course many many $1.00 bills. But the one bill that I secretly admire more than any other, and also the one that gets the least respect, is the lonely $2. Not only has it been forgotten for the past handful of decades (yes, they still […]

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6 Steps to Taking a Year-Long Sabbatical (Every Decade)

February 3, 2017
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[Welcome my friend Ms. Montana today! She recently released a new eBook on the 6 steps to taking a year off every decade, and I asked her if she’d be willing to give us a teaser of it here so we can all learn too ;) She obliged, and now we get to read it today – yay! Hope it helps!] The idea of a […]

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Net Worth Update: $610,770.25 (Up $11k and Movin’)

February 1, 2017
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[This is part of our monthly Net Worth Series where I share our real life #’s with the world. Seeing this was GAME CHANGING for me over 9 years ago when I stumbled across financial blogs, so hopefully it helps you guys out too!]] ‘Sup party people! We hit $600,000 – woah! I’d like to thank my parents, all the readers here, the stock market, […]

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The 10 Crack Commandments (of Finance)

January 30, 2017
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Yo yo yo! Ready to rap about that money today? Our friend Giovina reminded me of this song when we accidentally left it out of a post on Rockstar Finance – The 12 Hidden Money Lessons in Hip Hop – and I immediately new I had to publish it here. ‘Cuz you know – rappers know what they’re talking about with money ;) It’s pretty […]

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Financial Confessional: “I Turned My Back on My Wealthy Parents to Live a Life of My Own.”

January 27, 2017
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[Welcome to round II of our new Financial Confessions Series! We often think about how awesome it would be to have grown up rich and have tons of access to money and opportunity, but this story here shows that it’s not always as glamorous as it looks.  Huge thanks to “Jeremy” for letting us share his story and being so open about it! I get glued to these!] ****** […]

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Would You Go To Jail For a Week to Pay Off Your Debts?

January 25, 2017
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According to a survey of 1,911 millennials asked by Acorns, almost 10% of them would! And for only $10,000 of debt clearing too – that’s pretty ballsy. Of course, that also means 90% of them wouldn’t dare risk it, but that doesn’t make nearly as titillating a blog post ;) How about you? Would you do it? I asked a similar question last year about taking […]

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