5 Things My Mohawk has Taught me About Money

by J. Money - Last updated October 19, 2012

I just wrote this for American Express’ new website: Currency. Don’t think I’m allowed to re-post it here yet, BUT be sure to click over and check it out – I think you’ll like it!! :)

5 Things My Mohawk Taught me About Money. Here’s a snippet:

2. It’s all about patience. Just like commuting to work or painting a picture, getting those spikes up every day takes time. We’re talking anywhere from five to 25 minutes-all depending on my hair’s mood and how long I’ve let it grow out.

The same rules apply to finance. It takes time to reap those rewards. (There’s a reason J.D. and hundreds of others write about “getting rich slowly.”) Same with paying off your debt: Unless you get a crazy influx of money, you’ve got to pay that off one month at a time, little by little. There’s no true get-rich-quick schemes out there, I’m afraid. Nor quick mohawks, for that matter.


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Jay loves talking about money, experimenting, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his two beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Philip October 19, 2010 at 1:10 pm

woohoo, glad you said go ahead on both jumping out of a plane and buying an expensive bike… both things I have done, good to have the OK like Suze Orman!

I guess it is a bad sign that I have decided that it is too much effort in the morning to use anything more than water and my hands to do my hair, all of about 5 seconds.


2 J. Money October 19, 2010 at 10:55 pm

haha… glad you enjoyed the article, sir :)


3 StackingCash October 20, 2010 at 4:45 am

You should put that article in your About section. It really says quite a bit about your personality. After reading your blog for so long I forget you have a mohawk, which is pretty rad and scary at the same time. I think you should incorporate that mohawk on your Washington picture too!


4 J. Money October 20, 2010 at 9:31 am

Haha, okay, I will add it up there now :) I forget I have a ‘hawk too sometimes.


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