August 2013

Reader Q&A: Three Skills to Master in College?

August 30, 2013
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If any of you are hitting high school and/or college this week, this post is for you. If you’re a dinosaur like me and that ship has long sailed, don’t worry, you’ll still need to pay attention for your future kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. We’ll never stop learning and teaching :) Here’s the email that came in, followed by my response below it: Yo J$, […]

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Being Cheap vs. Being Frugal (aka Smart)

August 29, 2013
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(Today’s guest post comes from my new friend, Ashley, over at The Frugal Model. A real life model promoting real life finance! How sexy is that? (Answer: Very)) I’ve always gotten offended when people use the word “cheap” to describe my spending and savings habits. When I hear cheap, I think women with blue eyeshadow in bedazzled skirts that are three sizes too small. I […]

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50 Most Expensive Domain Names in The World

August 28, 2013
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As I was goofing off yesterday as I normally do (usually around 3pm when my coffee high leaves me all strung out), I stumbled across Go Daddy’s domain auctions and started randomly looking up new urls to buy. As if a) I had the time to build out yet another project, and b) I had the money to get a decent one anyways ;) It […]

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7 Places Not To Take Pennies From

August 27, 2013
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On our evening walk yesterday, I was fortunate enough to come across not one, but TWO shiny grimey ol’ pennies laying on the ground just waiting to be picked up. As if someone had strategically placed them there – perfectly aligned and spaced out from each other and everything – in order to make a 33 y/o guy all giddy inside when he walked by. […]

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1 Month of Being a Landlord…

August 26, 2013
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(Can I call myself a landlord if I cheat and use a property manager to do all the work? :)) Well that was a fast month, wasn’t it? One second we’re moving into our mother-in-law’s, and the next we’re out in a new state and allowing strangers to live in our old house! Haha… albeit strangers who agree to pay down the mortgage for you, […]

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5 For Friday: Stop Thinking About Money?

August 23, 2013
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Being at the beach all week, I’ve done a pretty good job of not obsessing about money. Sure I’ve blogged about it and done the usual calculations in my head whenever I went to buy something to make sure it was worth it, but outside of that my mind’s been a blank canvas when it comes to scheming. I even went a few days without […]

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Throwback Thursday: Live Like You’re Broke

August 22, 2013
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Today’s throwback is a post I did over 4 years ago, but one I still very much think about today. Not because it was a brilliant writeup or anything (it wasn’t, as you’re about to see ;)), but because the takeaway really helps put me back in check when I need it every few months. We always think we’d be so much better off with […]

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Live from the beach & dreaming!

August 21, 2013
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(Did I tell you I was gonna be at the beach this week? If not, Hello from the beach! :)) As I sit here in my skivvies this morning staring at you guys while I type this (can you see me through the screen?), I’m reminded how important it is for us to take vacations every now and then so we don’t burn out. And […]

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“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” – Epictetus

August 20, 2013
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That’s one of my new favorite quotes this year. Which aligns perfectly with my 2013 resolution of “Keeping it simple.” ‘Cuz unlike 80% of you guys out there, I’m actually still working on my new years goal! (oooooooooh ;)) But as much as I love this quote by Epictetus, whoever he may be, I also feel like it’s lacking some stuff. Or, a LOT of […]

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Hire Someone To Pay Your Bills & Budget For You?

August 19, 2013
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So I got a SUPER interesting email shot my way by a fellow blog reader this weekend, and now my creative juices are flowing on maximum overdrive :) Especially since y’all know I’m currently looking for the next “big thing” to pour my time into over here and get out of this rut. Here’s what the email said: Hi J Money I didn’t know if […]

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This Week’s Wins & Losses

August 16, 2013
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You know those weeks when people try to steal your money left and right? And you have to be extra on your game to power through and prevent it all from happening? Well, that was the case this week here at the J. Money household, and not surprisingly it mostly revolved around insurances. (Why is that always the case?) So this week’s Wins & Losses […]

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Throwback Thursday: Why Worry About Money?

August 15, 2013
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For this Throwback Thursday I thought I’d pull an article that aired almost exactly on this same day, 5 years ago :) It’s a pretty fun/random one. Let’s see if anyone was around back then and remembers this! ====================================================== My brother wrote up a pretty clever “life plan” for himself the other day (which is quite interesting in itself), and under his finances category, he […]

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Colorful Money of The World

August 14, 2013

I can’t seem to formulate any good thoughts today due to feeling a bit sick-o, so instead I thought we’d go for some cool visuals to help stimulate your brain cells today. And what better way to do that than feasting our eyes on some cool, and quite beautiful, money from around the world! So please to enjoy today a handful of world currency I’ve […]

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10 (Amazing) Free Things In Life

August 13, 2013
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I hit up McDonald’s the other day and got something completely free from them. It was pretty incredible, actually. I couldn’t believe they were offering them, but it was 100% legit. And you wanna know the best part? YOU can get one too the next time you’re there! This free item? A smile. Yup. McDonald’s gives them away a billion times a day along with […]

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