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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Adults Can Do Whatever They Want

July 24, 2017
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Here’s a convo my 5 y/o son and I had the other day: 5 y/o: “What are you eating over there???” Me: “A chocolate bar – mmm mmm it’s tasty.” 5 y/o: “How come you can have a chocolate bar right now and I can’t?” Me: “Because I’m an adult – and adults can do whatever they want.” I probably should have said “Because you’re […]

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Ten Moves That Will Skyrocket Your Net Worth

July 21, 2017
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[My man ESI makes a return today to share his tips on what to REALLY focus on in order to grow our wealth exponentially. You might remember him from his previous post that went viral on the 10 things he didn’t expect in early retirement, which he’s still very much in and still very much enjoying :) Thanks for taking the time, good sir!] ******** […]

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Lifestyles of The Rich and Frugal

July 19, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** The most frugal times of my life were my college years. While my apartment rent was paid with loans, I had to come up with money for everything else. To support myself, I worked for minimum wage ($4.25/hour) at a computer lab. This income had to pay the utility bills and everything else. I kept […]

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4 Hot New Financial Apps & Services On The Scene

July 17, 2017
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I’ve been coming across a LOT of great financial apps and services lately, so thought we’d do a round up of some of my favorites here – Cliffs Notes style :) All of these apps/services below are either new-to-me, new in general, or up and coming and looking like they’re about to change up the game here… And believe me, I’m getting a greaaaaat handle […]

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Side Hustle #71: Trash Picker-Upper ($30-$50/hr!)

July 14, 2017
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[Heyo! Got an email from a guy who’s made a living out of picking up trash around business complexes, and thought it was so fascinating that I asked if he’d write up a little something something for us. He obliged, and our Side Hustle Series continues forward! (And now I’m seriously considering trying this out myself! Sounds like a great way to make money on […]

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Fidget Spinner Finance

July 12, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** Late in the school year, I went to my older daughter’s classroom to pick her up. When I got there, an overly excited classmate ran up to me holding a spinning contraption: Classmate: Look at this!!! Me: Is that a gyroscope? I had one of those when I was your age. Classmate: No, it’s a […]

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Net Worth Update: $648,316.94 (+$5,000)

July 10, 2017
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Hey hey! Back from the beach and ready to talk $$$$! But first up – special shout out to my son, J. Penny, who turns 5 today – whaaaaaat?! How did that happen? Remember when I wanted to track all his expenses for 18 years but then gave up a little after two when his baby brother, J. Nickel, came around? Hah! We ended at […]

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What I Learned Playing Poker Semi-Professionally For 5 Years

July 7, 2017
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[Special shout-out to J. Money for letting me bring you guys today’s guest post. While playing poker semi-professionally for nearly 5 years (while I should have been studying) I learned a ton about money – a lot of which is still applicable to non-poker players. Hope you guys enjoy my story!] ****** Given the stigma around gambling, it’s pretty easy to see why people give […]

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My Journey To Freedom: $12 to $1,800,000 in 32 Years

July 5, 2017
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[Hey guys! This is the start of Mr. 1500‘s weekly Wednesday posts here on the blog. We thought we’d kick it off with the backstory on how he came to reach financial independence, as it’s something most of us are still striving for (including myself!). We hope you enjoy the new column!] ****** At the age of 43, with a net worth of over $1,800,000, […]

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The Beach, Turning Into Super Daddy, and Our New Summer Blogging Schedule

July 3, 2017
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Yo yo yo! #1) The beach I’m currently at the beach, enjoying our yearly family vacation where the 12 of us (7 adults and 5 kids) smush into a rental house and do our best to relax :) But it’s a) Free (thanks mom and dad!), and b) full of babysitters so us parents can take long awaited date nights – woopeeeee!!!! It’s like college […]

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Financial Confessional: I Used To Be An Escort

June 30, 2017
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[Okay guys, this is a juicy one! Obviously not going to be for everyone, so if you’re already hating this and/or offended, please avert your eyes now and wait for our normal posts come Monday! There’s nothing graphic here, but of course it’s a post on having sex for money and will most definitely turn people off :) If you’re curious about other lifestyles though, […]

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Whatcha Know About Legacy Binders?

June 28, 2017
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Got a note from a reader here after an unfortunate event happened at her work, and thought it was a great way to introduce a topic many of us don’t enjoy dealing with (and rightfully so ;)). The timing was pretty impeccable too, as my father has once again asked me if I’ve filled out all the info from this book he keeps recommending to […]

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What Does That “New” Car Smell Even Smell Like?

June 26, 2017
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What’s up, budgeters! Got two things to talk about today: How I’ve never bought a new car or house or almost anything big* brand new before, and why. A special offer USAA has for its members who go through their car buying service** That second one won’t matter much if you’re not connected to the military and/or not in the market for a car and/or […]

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Is It Possible to Invest (Socially) Responsibly?

June 23, 2017
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[Hey hey! Bringing you a post today from an up and coming blogger on the scene, Tom of HighIncomeParents.com. Been really enjoying his blog lately, so it was a nice surprise to get a fresh article from him to post up on our site here :) Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments! I had NO IDEA about some […]

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