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Welcome to my money blog! If you like talking about saving, hustling, investing, getting rid of debt, and my personal favorite - growing your net worth (I display mine every month here), you will probably like this site. If you think money is lame, you probably won't. Take a look around and see what you think :) You can learn more about me here, and pass me a note anytime here.

- J. Money

My Answer to All Financial Debates

March 4, 2015
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“What should I do – invest or pay off my mortgage?” “What’s better – paying off debt or building up savings?” “Who’s sexier – you or Brittany Spears?” My answer to these questions are always the same: Whichever excites you the most. (Except for the Britney Spears one, she wins all comparisons as I have a soft spot for her ;)) Yes there’s a financially “correct” […]

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Net Worth Update: $480,609.75 [Up $17k]

March 2, 2015
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Another month, another net worth update! :) Where we break our 2 month losing streak – woo! And actually hit an all-time record of $480,000  – the highest it’s ever been! Even with losing cash every month, talk about the power of compounding and investing… And get this – when I updated my Early Retirement spreadsheet (which is a perfect time to do so btw) […]

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What a Budget For a Family of 8 Looks Like

February 27, 2015
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[Look! A post about budgeting! When was the last time we talked about *that* here on this blog, haha.. I should rename this site HustlingIsSexy.com ;) But what I lack in budgeting posts, my man Dan Miller more than makes up for today with his own sharing of budgetary skills. If that guy can do it WITH 6 KIDS we should all be able to […]

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New Game: “Things I can afford when ____ is gone!”

February 25, 2015
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Guess what day it is? Guess what day it is?? Never gets old… :) It’s also the day we play a new game called, “Things I can afford when ____ is gone!” Woop woop! Right after, “My biggest expense costs me WHAT now?” But first, let’s backtrack… Last week I asked all the smart readers of this blog to download a new phone app so […]

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Why I Use Personal Capital Almost Every Single Day [A Real Life Review]

February 23, 2015
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[Hey guys! So I've been trying to get y'all a personal review of Personal Capital for ages 'cuz they're bad ass, but after finding out one of my friends lives and breathes by them almost daily, I thought you'd get a much better picture of how awesome they are from him. And considering he recently retired early at the ripe age of 33, he's obviously doing […]

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My New Shopping Ban + a J. Money in Your Pocket!

February 20, 2015
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What up, Hustle Nation! Another day another dollar earned/saved/invested/paid off in debt, right? :) It’s been one heck of a week over here on the budgetsaresexy side, from having my 7 things learned over 7 years post picked up by Lifehacker, USAA, and then Business Insider (!!), all the way to realizing I won’t be able to retire for another 20 years at this rate, […]

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The Early Retirement / Financial Freedom Spreadsheet!

February 18, 2015
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After being inspired by Jeremy’s early retirement story, I decided to sit down and calculate once and for all how long it would take for us to retire early as well. (And by retire early, I really mean “be financially independent” – ie not needing money anymore to survive whether you still want to work or not. In a way I feel like I’m already […]

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My Name is Jeremy, and This is How I Retired in My 30s

February 16, 2015
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[Welcome to the new Early Retirement Series we're starting here! Profiles of hustlers who have cracked the code and now living the dream on their own terms. We're starting with my boy Jeremy from GoCurryCracker.com who not only shares the intimate details of his journey, but also how - exactly - he was able to reach this financial freedom while now traveling the world with […]

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