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January 2013

Side Hustle Series: I’m a Frequent Flyer Mile Specialist

January 31, 2013
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(Guest Post by Mike Choi, who once got me into this VIP airport suite on our way back from last year’s FINCON – thx bud! He knows the ins and outs of all this airline stuff :)) Want to go somewhere with your miles and can’t find the availability? Do you have a bank of frequent flyer miles and unsure how to redeem them? This […]

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9 Cheap Sports of The Common Folk

January 30, 2013
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You may have caught this, but MSN Money recently came out with an article on 9 pricey sports of the wealthy. With some of them costing well into the hundreds of thousands, and others even into the mega-millions. Something I’m sure most of you can relate to ;) But not to be outdone, I’ve decided to one up them and share my own set of […]

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How Are Your New Year’s Resolutions Going?

January 29, 2013
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Remember those?? Or has life thrown you back into “normal land” again along with your motivation? Haha… If so, consider me your alarm clock buzzing around your ears and the only way you can turn me off is to come up with a new one to tackle this month ;) What’s changed in the past 4 weeks that you’d rather work on instead? Personally, I […]

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Do You Know What Your “Debt-to-Income” Ratio Is?

January 28, 2013
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And do you care? ;) I recently had a conversation with two different reps over at Chase to investigate my brilliant refinancing idea some more (I didn’t go into details of course, just threw out some “what ifs”) and one of the things they kept bringing up over and over again was to “not mess with my debt-to-income ratio.” A term I’ve heard plenty of […]

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Hits & Misses This Week… Wha Wha

January 25, 2013
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Man, what a week… Full of pros and cons and all kinds of different things going on over here in the J. Money household.  Perfect for another of our hits and misses posts we do on and off here, especially since I don’t have anything grand to divulge to you all today anyways ;) Here’s a look at all great (and not-so-great) stuff going on […]

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My Dead Sexy Job: Living Life as a Mortician

January 24, 2013
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(A “behind the scenes” guest post by Greg Johnson) A few months ago, J. Money posted about the 6 Best (And Highest Paying Jobs) in America. I was completely shocked to find that my line of work wasn’t at the top of that list. Shocked, I tell you! I mean, I wear a suit and tie to work every day. I am well-known in my community. […]

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Chats on Saving and Investing…

January 23, 2013
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I had a great convo back and forth with a reader of this site on saving and investing – we’ll call him Elmo – and I thought you may get something out of it too. Maybe someone else is in this current situation? Or needs some re-motivating again? (Pretty clever title for today’s post btw, eh? ;)) Here’s our emails copied and pasted below… I […]

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“I have never paid with a credit card in a store in my life.”

January 22, 2013
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One of our readers here just commented that on an article of ours!! WOWWWWW… Can you imagine? NEVER using a credit card ever? It’s like spotting the elusive Unicorn or Big Foot! Or better yet, my favorite creature in the whole wide world – the Mermaid! Haha… Here’s the full quote that was dropped: “I live in Europe and paying in cash is much more […]

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