August 2014

How To Stream Media/Internet To Your TV – For Free! [Plus: Chromecast Giveaway]

August 29, 2014
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[This is part 2 of our 3-part series on how to save money with your cable, phone, and internet bills (while also FAILING at the same time). You can find part #1 here.] We’re back! Last article we went over how to get home phone service for practically free by using Ooma, and this time around we’re tackling the heated Cable/TV part of the telecom […]

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How To Get [Basically] FREE Home Phone Service!

August 27, 2014
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[This is post #1 in a 3-part series on how to save money with your cable, phone, and internet bills. And also how to FAIL at it the same time.] This post is going to be bitter sweet. On one hand I found a KILLER way to save some dough on our home phone line and am super excited about it (it’s basically FREE now […]

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Ask J. Money Anything Day!

August 25, 2014
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Did you wake up this morning wondering to yourself, “Gee, I sure wish my favorite blogger EVER would let me ask him a question today! I’ve never been able to reach him via email or twitter or facebook or linkedin or pinterest or even through his newsletter – when will he finally let us chat with him??” If so, today’s your lucky day :) For […]

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How to Score a Kick-Ass [Cheap] Wardrobe

August 22, 2014
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Okay, so wow. I have a new store crush: Plato’s Closet I’m not sure if you’ve ever heard of them before (their site claims they’re “the fastest growing retail franchise in North America” so people seem to love them!) but regardless I hit one up for the first time in 10 years and damn was I pleasantly surprised. High quality clothes for a fraction of […]

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12 Month Goals and Workaholism (word?)

August 20, 2014
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Back from the beach and ready to party hearty! I mean, talk about money… :) It was a long and interesting vacation (the wife got incredibly sick and literally stayed in bed for 4 days, while baby nickel woke up every 2 hrs at night), but overall there was plenty of beach and pool time to be had, and by the end of it everyone […]

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How I Graduated College With $100k… in Savings

August 18, 2014
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[J$ is recovering from beach week and shall return shortly… While he’s away, enjoy this inspirational post by Will Lipovsky of FirstQuarterFinance.com. Proof again that it all adds up! And that you’re never too young, or old, to get started…] At age 21 I graduated college with $100,000 sitting in the bank. Scratch that – most of it was invested elsewhere… but you get the […]

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Do You Ask For The Order?

August 15, 2014
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[Jay is downing Coronas today before heading back from the beach… Please enjoy this article by Erin of BrokeMillennial.com in his absence. It’s an important one to keep in mind – esp for you hustlers!] My mother had an adage she often used if my sister and I ever complained about wanting something we didn’t get. Anytime I’d moan about how (my incredibly privileged) life just […]

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Cool Job: I Traveled the Country as “Fancy Nancy”

August 14, 2014
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[Jay is traveling the beach today as “Fancy Daddy.” So check out this post by Stefanie O’Connell of  The Broke and Beautiful Life while he’s getting a tan ;) Or, more than likely, trying to get Baby Penny & Nickel to quit putting sand in their mouths, sigh…] If you have parented, “aunted” or “uncled”, or babysat a young girl of a certain age in […]

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Miss Me? Vote For Me!

August 13, 2014
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Hello dearest money lovers, what’s shakin’? Whatcha been up to while I’ve been away? Miss me yet? Earn your first million yet? Can I ask you like 3,800 more questions? :) As you probably know by now, I’m out on the beaches of beautiful South Carolina, splashing water around and making sure my little sand crabs are enjoying their family vacation.  I forget how different […]

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I’ll Show You Mine…

August 12, 2014
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[Jay’s at the beach all week chasing his silly boys around, so today enjoy a fun (and feisty) article by his friend Shannon McLay – a financial advisor and blogger behind Financially-Blonde.com. She not only makes some serious points, but she lives and breathes this stuff daily. Enjoy!] I will never forget the first client who entrusted me with investing her money, and the day […]

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Retiring at 67 Is For Suckers

August 11, 2014
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[Jay’s at the beach all week collecting sea shells, so please to enjoy today a riveting article by our good friend Mr. “Good Looking, But Not Quite Sexy, Budgeter.” Who you may recall from past articles such as The Rule of 72. Today he shares his epiphanies with retiring, and drops some mad math skills on us all. See if you can follow!] I’m 34 […]

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Life’s a Beach

August 8, 2014
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Every year around this time my family and I take a week long vacation to the beach. For the past handful of years we’ve landed in Rehoboth, Delaware, but this time around we’re heading down south and trying something new: Charleston, South Carolina – opah! The last time I was there was for a bachelor party, but something tells me this time might be a […]

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The 15 Questions of Debtors Anonymous

August 6, 2014
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I bet you didn’t know there was a Debtors Anonymous, huh? :) Indeed there is though, and it sounds like an awesome resource. Here’s a brief bio from their website (DebtorsAnonymous.org): “Debtors Anonymous offers hope for people whose use of unsecured debt causes problems and suffering in their lives and the lives of others… For many it is a false crutch that feeds fantasy and […]

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Net Worth Update: $445,934.49 [Down $8k – Wha Wha]

August 4, 2014
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What goes up must come down! We hit a whopper of a last day to close out the month, didn’t we? Jeez…  If only I had gobs of money to scoop up some shares while low! :) But alas it’s all a part of the game… 5 of the last 8 months have resulted in an increase of net worth, and it’s all a long […]

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