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

budgets are sexy press

40+ Tips on Saving Money & Optimizing Your Life!

June 25, 2018
Thumbnail image for 40+ Tips on Saving Money & Optimizing Your Life!

Hey hey! Welcome back to another week of $$$ lovin’ chat fests! Y’all have fun with all those giveaways last week?? Find some new books and tips to check out? If you weren’t paying attention, don’t worry – I was making notes in the background of all my favorite tips people were sharing, and today we’re going to list them all because there were some […]

0 comments [Check out the full article]

Giveaway Grand Finale! *12* Money Books!

June 22, 2018
Thumbnail image for Giveaway Grand Finale! *12* Money Books!

It’s the grand finale of our week-long $$$ book giveaway!! AHHH! Been a lot of work putting all this together, not gonna lie, but man does it feel good knowing they’re all finally going into the world again and helping… And remember you can find most of these books fairly easily at your local library too!! So even if you haven’t won any of them […]

104 comments [Check out the full article]

Giveaway Day #4: Package of Career/Productivity Books!

June 21, 2018
Thumbnail image for Giveaway Day #4: Package of Career/Productivity Books!

Getting closer to the end of giveaway week! But still two solid days left of spreading great resources back into circulation ;) This time around – we focus on career and productivity books. But first, yesterday’s lucky new owner of those frugality books! –> Lily @ TheFrugalGene.com. Congrats, friend!! Drinks on you if we ever meet up in real life! ;) Onto Giveaway Day #4: Bundle […]

58 comments [Check out the full article]

Giveaway Day #3: Bundle of Frugality Books!

June 20, 2018
Thumbnail image for Giveaway Day #3: Bundle of Frugality Books!

Hey hey! Another day, another package of books to give away! This time around – the ones that can save you money and bring out your inner minimalist/ frugalist :) Two of which come from blogger friends! But first – yesterday’s winner of the investing books…  bum bum bum dee bum bum bum… Ellie Falls! Enjoy!!! Don’t forget about us little people when you hit […]

175 comments [Check out the full article]

Giveaway Day #2: Bundle of Investing Books!

June 19, 2018
Thumbnail image for Giveaway Day #2: Bundle of Investing Books!

Welcome back! Day #2 of our week of book giveaways, and up for grabs this time around is a bunch of great *investing* and financial planning books. But first, let’s announce the winner of yesterday’s personal finance Classics! The lucky winner is… Mark R.! BOOM! Congrats! Although really everyone won by seeing so many great $$$ tips yesterday, eh? ;) Don’t forget to pass these […]

128 comments [Check out the full article]

A Week of Giving Away #Money Books!

June 18, 2018
Thumbnail image for A Week of Giving Away #Money Books!

So two years ago I came up with this bright idea of starting a Personal Finance Library where I’d mail books back and forth to whoever wants them (for free), but after further research and certain naysayers telling me it’ll never work, I’ve decided to table it for now until I can prove them all wrong ;) I even had the perfect domain picked out […]

123 comments [Check out the full article]

10 *Downsides* to Early Retirement

June 15, 2018
Thumbnail image for 10 *Downsides* to Early Retirement

[Please welcome back to the site today, John, aka “ESI,” from ESI Money and Rockstar Finance! We’ve lured him back after two years of retirement to share the negative sides of the early retirement coin (big thanks to reader Bill who prompted this!), and we hope this gives you a more fuller perspective on life after pulling the trigger… Since retiring early – or at […]

49 comments [Check out the full article]

Save Your Dimes, Enjoy Better Times!

June 13, 2018
Thumbnail image for Save Your Dimes, Enjoy Better Times!

Check out this gem I just picked up at an antiques store!! A “Thrifty Savers Book” – with slots for adding 30 dimes into! And super clever marketing to boot, haha… When you fill this Dime Saver, visit the FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS and open your account — put those savings to work for a safe profit! Imagine the days when $3.00 was a lot of […]

32 comments [Check out the full article]

A Look at Other People’s Money :)

June 11, 2018
Thumbnail image for A Look at Other People’s Money :)

Today we’re going to feature OTHER PEOPLE’S money on the site as I’m sure you’re tired of seeing mine all the time ;) These are all snapshots sent over to me recently, mostly via email, and they really give you a great look into other people’s lives and financial stages they’re in. I’ve also tried to include some of the backgrounds from our convos to […]

33 comments [Check out the full article]

The Magical Credit Card

June 8, 2018
Thumbnail image for The Magical Credit Card

So a blogger just emailed me this totally random question, but now I can’t stop thinking about it and curious to see how you guys would answer it ;) Would you play it safe, or try to max the rewards?? Here’s his note: Hey man, Hope you are all well and having a great day, and the little buddy has a good affinity for sleeping […]

42 comments [Check out the full article]

What Does Wealth Mean to You?

June 6, 2018
Thumbnail image for What Does Wealth Mean to You?

A friend of mine passed me this link on how much you need to be “wealthy” in America (shocker: it’s in the millions!), but the stats that were included were the real gems here… It comes from Charles Schwab’s second annual “Modern Wealth Index” survey, and I challenge you to really think about this and then compare to your own lists at home :) But […]

52 comments [Check out the full article]

New Month, New Net Worth! $841,903.39 // +$24,000

June 4, 2018
Thumbnail image for New Month, New Net Worth! $841,903.39 // +$24,000

That time again to grab those spreadsheets and bank accounts and start calculating!! Gotta know where you been to know where you’re going! And you don’t have to be any Warren Buffett to still live a good life ;) Although I get blown away every damn time I come across this chart – jeez!! That’s some compounding!!! But look how long it took to REALLY […]

40 comments [Check out the full article]

Johnny told his wife about his debt! (Also: sock mittens)

June 1, 2018
Thumbnail image for Johnny told his wife about his debt! (Also: sock mittens)

Hey guys!! So get this – our guy “Johnny” from the other day took everyone’s advice and TOLD HIS WIFE about all his debt!! Despite how scared he was about it all! And I’m happy to say he’s alive and still married, haha… In fact, his wife even commented on our blog post and sounds like a blessing of a person: Hey everyone, An update […]

37 comments [Check out the full article]

Financial Feng Shui?

May 30, 2018
Thumbnail image for Financial Feng Shui?

If you ever wanted to talk about toilets on this blog, today’s your day! Got this text from my dear Auntie who asked if I’ve ever shared something like this before on the site, and I could confidently tell her that no – I had not, haha… But that changes today ;) Here’s her text that opened up my eyes in more ways than one: […]

25 comments [Check out the full article]