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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What I Learned Working on Wall Street

April 28, 2017
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[Hey guys! Got a great post for y’all today by Mama Fish Saves who tells us what it’s like to work on Wall Street. And spoiler alert: it’s not as glamorous as it sounds ;) When you’re done reading the article make sure to stop by her blog and say hi! She’s a newer blogger on the scene!] ******** As a lifelong finance nerd, there was […]

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Money Jokes For All!

April 26, 2017
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“It’s raining farts!” That’s what my four year old proudly exclaimed as he busted into our bedroom the other morning :) Very typical of him, always trying to break the “no potty talk” rule since you obviously can’t enforce it when you’re laughing right alongside him (!!). Kids are experts at this. Pushing the limits of fun, and reminding us adults not to be so […]

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Wealthsimple Review: A Popular Fintech Company Comes to The U.S. (And Wants to Help You Invest Better)

April 24, 2017
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Hey guys! Just got wind that one of the more popular Fintech companies in Canada (Wealthsimple) opened up here in the U.S., and if my spidey senses are on point as they usually are, I think it’s going to be another great company to contend with in the investing space. Outside of Vanguard, of course ;) If you’re just starting out with investing and/or want […]

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Seeking Financial Stability as a Gay, Non-White, Man of Muslim Faith

April 21, 2017
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So I got a pretty intense email the other day, and my gut said to share it here with y’all in hopes it broadens our perspectives more. We talk a lot about our dreams and perfect lifestyles that money brings, but something that’s easily forgotten is how important the *safety* and *security* money can bring is too. Especially for those with drastically different backgrounds than […]

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Warren Buffett – The Original Early Retiree?

April 19, 2017
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Just read a pretty fascinating summary on Warren Buffet’s early years, and almost spit out my coffee midway through. Apparently at 25 years old he wanted to retire! And actually turned down a dream opportunity in order to do so!! “The thing is, when I got out of college, I had $9,800, but by the end of 1955, I was up to $127,000. I thought, […]

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How One Bad Relationship Nearly Destroyed My Rags To Riches Story

April 17, 2017
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[Welcome back from the holiday! Got a guest post for y’all today by Mrs. Mad Money Monster while I’m still stuck in slow down mode over here. She shares her story for us on relationships gone awry – both romantic and financial – but hey, at least she now gets some great blog posts out of it, eh? ;) Take it away MMM… Thanks for […]

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Peter And The Magic Thread

April 14, 2017
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In honor of Easter coming up, I thought we’d share a short fable today :) Let this be a story to marinate on over the weekend, and maybe even bookmark for the future. Hat tip to Sarah Noelle who I first heard this from, and ironically enough, almost exactly a year ago today! The Magic Thread In this French tale we read of Peter, a […]

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8 Tips for Appreciating What You Have

April 12, 2017
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Hey guys! I just finished reading a killer article on appreciating what you have over at ExperienceLife.com ( pretty cool site/magazine btw, never heard of before?) and littered throughout it were handfuls of great tips to help you become better at life. If you read minimalism blogs you may have heard some of these before, but I thought we’d highlight a bunch of them here […]

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A Different Way of Looking at Spending?

April 10, 2017
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I’ve been trying something new lately where every time I have to spend money on something – whether a need or a want – I try to look at it as I’m “supporting” the place my money’s going to vs. “I’m spending my hard earned money” there. The effect to my wallet usually remains the same, but what I’ve noticed is that I’m starting to […]

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10 Things I Didn’t Expect in Early Retirement

April 7, 2017
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[Happy Friday! Please welcome today, a good blogging bud of mine, ESI from ESIMoney.com. He recently retired at 52 and gained a whole new appreciation for what life has to offer. And spoiler alert: it doesn’t involve money or a high-powered career! Both of which he retired from once he realized enough was enough (his “enough,” btw? $3 million :)) Take it away, ESI!] ******** […]

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Awesome Savings Account for Emergency Funds!

April 5, 2017
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What’s up, savers! Okay, as promised last week – here’s that killer savings account I was talking about to help us hit that $1,000 mission faster :) Or if you’re just in the market for a good savings account, for that matter. It comes from Thrivent Federal Credit Union, and offers cash rewards through brightpeak financial (all lowercase on purpose, you know the trend). brightpeak […]

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Net Worth Update: $632,301.91 (+$754.18)

April 3, 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 from other bloggers was game changing for me a decade ago stumbling across the PF world, so I share ours every month in hopes it helps motivate you too. Welcome to net worth update #111.] Well hello there, April – how did you get […]

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Giving Away $100 Every Month Here on The Blog :)

March 31, 2017
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Howdy ho, neighbors! In an effort to have more fun here, give back more, and of course drum up some good buzz for the blog (how can you beat giving away cash money to your readers???) we’re going to be handing out a crisp $100 bill to one lucky reader every month until we either run out or change our minds :) The only rules? […]

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Could You Come Up With $2,000 in An Emergency?

March 29, 2017
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Hey hey! So my plan to hit you with that awesome savings account I hinted at on Monday will have to wait some more (couldn’t get my act together – sorry!), but I promise we’ll be back to the saving obsession here shortly, particularly after reading these crazy stats I’m about to share with y’all today. I always know it’s time to share them when […]

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