December 2014

Our Most Popular Articles of 2014

December 31, 2014
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Happy New Years Eve y’all! Before you get sloshed out there and party into the wee hours, I thought I’d give you an opportunity to fill your brains one last time this year with some fiscal sex-savvy-ness (real word, look it up). And everyone knows it ain’t a party without a financial nerd in the house, so soak these up and then get out there […]

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Christmas Gifts Worth Re-Gifting!

December 29, 2014
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Hidey ho frugal neighbors – welcome to Christmas hangover! But not to fret just yet – let’s talk about ALL THE PRESENTS WE JUST GOT – WOO!!! And more specifically, those presents that were so financially sexy that you can’t help but to gift forward yourself next year. Re-gifting the perfect gift ideas! See what we did there? ;) We’ll start with my wife’s favorite […]

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All I Want For My Birthday…

December 26, 2014
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Good morning friends! And a very happy Boxing Day to you Canadians, UK’ians, Hong Kong’ians, Australians, New Zealanders, Kenyans, Jamaicans, Norway’ians and Swedes too. You all get to celebrate on the second best birthday there is out there after Jesus’ – mine ;) A fine American’s! I’ll be off snuggling my boys today, but I wanted to pop on real quick and request a birthday […]

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Side Hustle #55: Playing Santa Claus

December 24, 2014
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[If you’ve ever wondered how much you get paid for being Santa, today’s the day you find out :) My man Lance gives us the inside scoop in our latest side hustle series while yours truly is out playing Guy-Who-Waits-Til-The-Last-Minute-Claus getting presents… I swear, next year I’m jumping in a big red suit and making money instead!] Santa loves to give, but he loves to […]

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Things you can’t change.

December 22, 2014
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Things you can’t change: The weather The unemployment rate People who are dumb The stock market Things you can change: Your spending Your saving Your income Your life Your happiness The end. —– design by sean macentee Things you can’t change. was last modified: December 19th, 2014 by J. Money

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Friday 5: Virgin Money

December 19, 2014
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(Did that come off dirty?) Good morning sexy savers! Did you have a good week of bringing home that bacon? Are your side hustles going nice and strong? Pay off any more debt this week? Let’s go back in time today, shall we… I want to know all your financial “first times” today for no particular reason other than pure curiosity :) Leave them in […]

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Do You Give Money to Panhandlers?

December 17, 2014
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I did, twice this week. And each time my wife scolded me. She tells me it’s smarter to give to “legitimate” charities because you never know if these panhandlers are lying. Which is true, you don’t, but what if they aren’t? What if they do have cancer and no home and 5 kids who can’t afford to eat dinner that night? What if they are […]

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The Budget of Christmas Past

December 15, 2014
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According to Wikipedia, The [Budget] of Christmas Past is the first of the three spirits to haunt [J. Money]. This angelic spirit shows [J. Money] scenes from his past that occurred on or around Christmas, in order to demonstrate to him the necessity of changing his ways, as well as to show the reader how [J. Money] came to be a bitter, coldhearted miser [stunning, […]

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Those Who Like Money, and Those Who Like Things

December 12, 2014
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What up what up! You frugal gangstas are gonna like this one today… Got a note yesterday from my boy PT that our old wealth poem friend Randy Vining is at it again. Spittin’ some good rhymes on money and life, and one of the stars of a new documentary that just dropped on mobile living. (ie. living out of cars, RVS, trailers, etc). Of course, he’s […]

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In Which I’m Reminded I’m a Dummy

December 10, 2014
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Yesterday morning our coffee maker broke. Which is a bad thing to happen on any day of the week when you’re a slave to it, but even worse when you were up with sick little kids the night before and are dragging. (Is it bad if I don’t know which I felt more bad for? The kids or me?? ;)) My beautiful wife was kind […]

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Help a Reader: “How Do I Get Paid to Work Out?”

December 8, 2014
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I answer a lot of emails on this blog, but I gotta say – this guy wins the award for stumping me ;)  How nice it would be to get paid for doing something we’re already supposed to be doing anyways! Imagine if we got paid to save or invest or even pay off debt?? (Oh wait… interest, 401(k) matches/compounding, interest again). I don’t work […]

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Challenge Savings Account Month #3: $1,209.16

December 5, 2014
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Welcome to the third month of filling up our Challenge Everything Savings Account! We hit $1,000 – hot dogs! I can’t claim all the money came from my killer hustling skills (though we did hit 4/4 things sold this month on Craigslist!), but as my friend Financial Samurai once said, why be ashamed of receiving “un-earned” money? I’ll take it any way I can get […]

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Proof You Can Live off 50% of Your Income

December 3, 2014
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One of my most visited posts on this site is on living off 50% of your income back in 2012. It wasn’t the most well written or Earth shattering article ever done, but it did open up some great discussions on what’s possible out there from plenty of people doing it. In the 118 comments left so far, people fall into the following categories: Those […]

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Net Worth Update: $470,167.09 [+$10G’s]

December 1, 2014
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What up, what up! Welcome to the best month of the year :) Where not only two of the coolest people around were born (Jesus, and yours truly), but the air is filled with love and joy and the magicalness that is Christmas. And, so far, the magicalness of the stock market too! Aww yeah… I’ve been publishing these net worth updates for almost 7 […]

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