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J. Money on Personal Finance, Life, and Sexiness

by J. Money on Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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Let’s see here, what can I tell you about myself… Well, I’m 6’1, hyperactive, rock a ‘hawk as you can see above, love drinking beer, blaring hip-hop, talking about money, and now playing with my two baby boys (awwwww). Oh, and I’m also an old man coin collector.

While I *thought* I was The Man when it came to money, I really didn’t get my act together until we bought our first home in 2007 for over $350,000. On a whim, and when we were looking to rent (what the hell was wrong with us?? Haha…). Needless to say it was a much needed wake-up call.

Soooooooo, I tracked my expenses for 3 months, made a budget, read some books (here’s a list of my faves, as well as other killer resources), became an “adult,” and quickly realized the following calculation was more than accurate:

Budgets = Confidence = Sexy

It’s been smooth sailing ever since! I’ve continually tracked my net worth, paying attention to my money day in and day out, stumbled across the great world of personal finance blogging and idea sharing (this blog got started in Feb of 2008), randomly turned this into my full time “real job” a few short years later, and now here we are today – 7 million views later! It’s been an incredible ride to say the least.

My goal with this blog is to get people to stop and *pay attention* to their money. Especially you youngin’s. You won’t find any long in-depth instruction manuals or anything else that bores me to death here, as I really want this to be a fun place to share and interact with eachother. I think this comment from a random passer-by sums it up perfectly, “he’s the Miley Cyrus of finance,” haha… I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a compliment, but I’m taking it as one anyways ;)

If you like what you see here, feel free to holler anytime – I love getting messages!

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PS: You can check out all my other online projects here:
PPS: And a bunch of media mentions over the years here:

Budgets Are Sexy in the Media
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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anonymous March 3, 2010 at 10:16 pm

did you ever check out T Harv Eker? I have done a lot of stuff with his company (Peak Potentials) – amazing. Changed my financial life forever!


2 J. Money March 4, 2010 at 12:24 am

i read up a little on him but nothing too in depth as yet…possibly one day :)


3 sandy cooley June 19, 2010 at 9:12 pm

I am saving so I can quit my job of 31 years and take on a new one, at the airlines. I have decided only there I can work, and travel free for the rest of my life. The way I look at it I am going up and not down!!


4 J. Money June 21, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Yeah! Go for it! As someone who’s worked for the airlines before, I can tell you that the travel benefits are KILLER. The whole world opens up with possibilities, you will love it :)


5 Quisha January 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Love your blog J.Money. Saving is definitely something that I need to do more of. With that said I guess I have a great topic for tonight’s blog post. I’ll mention ya. Definitely in order!

Going into 2011 saving is one of the things El Manzo and I have been talking about. Saving up enough to buy a house next year. That’s huge considering the economy and cutting back, but I know it can be done.

I’ll be using your tips ;) Thanks for all the tips and such. I’ll be here on the regular!

- Q


6 J. Money January 30, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Cool! So glad you like the blog :) Will poke over to yours too after this comment. Here’s to a successful year!


7 Lauryn February 19, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Love this blog. I’m setting up my own PF blog (for my own reasons) as we speak. I will teach you to be rich is a book I’ve seen a few times, but wondered about. Now I think I’ll have to get it.


8 J. Money February 20, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Awesome! Will go check it out as soon as I drop this :) Thanks for the kind words.


9 Ash @ The Middle Finger Project April 1, 2011 at 7:03 am

Love the fact that you’re J. Money. The end!


10 J. Money April 1, 2011 at 11:12 am

Love the fact that you’re cursing without actually cursing ;) Friends keep telling me to go check out your stuff – looking forward to getting to know more!


11 Jason September 15, 2012 at 5:43 am

Can I just say? Which I will I’m pissed off man at you ( not really) and also laughing with envy at the same time. I too plan on starting to blog and such about my journey from debt to life etc. blah haha and being a financial coach. The problem I can think of a good name for my site. Why I’m ranting you ask. The Point! My name is Jason and I’m Loving your J Money setup. Id love to steal the idea which I won’t unless I add a hyphen then it’s okay right (ask Apple) since they steal shit all the time. Anyway. Find me on twitter let’s chat I too read the millionaire next store it was the First one I actually picked up when I started loving this shit.
Later bro!


12 J. Money September 16, 2012 at 9:42 am

Haha, nice to see my “J. Money” still holds up in the awesome department after all these years :) You should totally start that blog!! It’s done more for me than just being a fun hobby, and hopefully it will for you too. Maybe you can go as J. Dollar? Haha… when I first started this site I used to go as J. Savings but eventually realized it was pretty lame ;) You’ll find your voice and niche, everyone does once they get started for a while. Good luck!


13 Sam Royer August 31, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Want to make
Money doing blogs and websites. Have the ability to do both, but need direction. My site has not been set up, and was meant for something else. Just need some expert direction.


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