May 2014

No Touchy.

May 30, 2014
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Today we have a quick, but extremely important, public service announcement to share with y’all. And that is: QUIT TOUCHING YOUR MONEY YOU’VE SAVED! All that money sitting in savings? Quit touching it! All that money in your emergency fund? Quit touching it!* All those coins you’ve been collecting from the 1800’s? Oh. You can touch those :) But you do yourself no good when […]

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Side Hustle Nation, Represent!

May 28, 2014
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Good morning hustlers! If you woke up thinking “Boy, I sure wish someone would tally up all the side hustles on J’s page so we can see them all in one sexy spot, along with how much they pay and how fascinating they all are” you’re in luck. Fresh off the keyboard: 50+ Side Hustles and Other Ways to Make Money And if your next […]

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The Rule of 72 – By a “Good Looking, But Not Quite Sexy, Budgeter”

May 26, 2014
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We’ve talked about compounding before on this site, most recently with the doubling penny!, but here’s another way to help get it to sink in more. And in a nice and nerdy way at that. (Don’t you have to see something like 7 times before you “get it”? Or is that just a marketing thing? If so, we’ve got 5 more articles to go! Haha… […]

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The Money Gnome and Other Random Adventures (Like me Becoming a Money Coach?)

May 23, 2014
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Happy Friday, friends! Say hello to my new little friend up there – Mr. Money Gnome. I woke up yesterday and saw him out my window, apparently opening the back yard gate (wtf?) and I literally have no idea where he came from. Here are my ideas so far: A friend is pranking me I have an internet stalker and this is just the beginning […]

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The Exact Amount to Maximize Happiness

May 21, 2014
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I started writing this post over three weeks ago, and right smack in the middle of it I got the call that we were gonna have the baby the next day. I had to stop writing it, of course, against my hustling nature (though I did sneak on to share the 2-week early surprise! ;)), but interestingly enough I’ve thought about this article almost every […]

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The Power of Doing Just *ONE* Thing

May 19, 2014
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As a financial blogger, my job is to share a billion ways to pay off your debt, save your money, maintain a budget, invest your money, MAKE more money, give your money to me, reach financial freedom, and on and on. I’ve probably shared over 3,000 ideas with you since starting this blog 6 years ago, and I’m sure I’ll spout another 3,000 ideas as […]

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Net Worth Update: $447,240.46 [Up $7,000]

May 16, 2014
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Now that I’m back in action from babyville, I suppose we should go over some numbers, eh? :) You can probably guess what’s going on with it all this month, but in a nutshell we pulled money from our nice pot o’ cash and used it to max out my SEP IRA for the 2013 tax year. Which had been the plan for that allotted […]

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Introducing J. Nickel!

May 14, 2014
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I’m baaaaaaaaaack! And I come bearing babies :) Even though they like to keep mommy and daddy up all hours of the night, those little boogers… That’s our new little one pictured above – already two weeks old now, crazy! You’ll find more down below too, for those who only care about pics today, haha… (you know who you are – MOM!). It’s been a […]

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True Story: I Lived on a Circus Train

May 12, 2014
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[This is another (incredible!) career that our friend Mel from brokeGIRLrich.com once pursued ;) Who you might remember from her article on living and working on a cruise ship – apparently she can’t get a normal job! Haha… Also, I’ll be returning to the blog sometime this week – so see you guys soon :)] When I was eleven, I made a bucket list. It […]

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It’s Not Always About the Benjamins

May 9, 2014
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[Please welcome Tonya from BudgetandTheBeach.com today while J$ enjoys the rest of his paternity leave… You didn’t know this, but all finance bloggers are granted leave each time they have a baby. Only they don’t get paid for it, and all their work backs up while they’re off snuggling;) Happy Friday!] All week long I tossed and turned while I slept… I was having crazy […]

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How I Ran a Business Out of a Shoebox & Made $10,000

May 7, 2014
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[Please welcome Brent today, as part of our Side Hustle Series. You probably didn’t see this one coming! ;) ] Google started their search domination from a garage. I started my niche domination from a shoebox. I’ve had many side hustles over the years, and this one might just be my favorite. You might think that it’s one of my favorites because I realized over […]

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A Consumer’s Life in 30 Bullet Points

May 5, 2014
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[We’ve got a killer article for you today by my new friend, A. Noonan Moose, over at FrugalFringe.com. I figured it would be much more fun (and educational) to read than a post on spit up rags and poopy diapers ;) J. Penny II does say hi though. He’ll be making an appearance soon…] A consumer’s life is a life of many choices—hundreds of them […]

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Wait ‘Till I Get My Money Right…

May 2, 2014

I saw an excellent post over at Done by Forty last week, talking about Kanye West’s song on money and habits (“Can’t Tell Me Nothing”), and now – eight days later – I still can’t get it out of my head. Mainly because it’s such a damn catchy song, but also because I feel like it’s exactly the mantra swirling around in my own thoughts […]

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