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What up, what up! Welcome to my money blog. If you like talking about saving, hustling, investing, getting rid of debt, and my favorite - growing your net worth (I display mine every month here), you will probably like this site. If you think money is lame, you probably won't. Take a look around and see what you think... You can learn more about me here, and pass me a note anytime here.

- J. Money

A Creative Way to Invest (+ My First Dividend Portfolio!)

January 26, 2015
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Morning hustlers :) So one of my goals for this blog in 2015 is to try out a lot more financial products out there and then report back to y’all  if I find they’re kosher. I tend to stay within my nice comfy bubble of companies and services I love, but the problem with that of course is I never learn anything new. And worse, […]

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Would YOU Cash In Your Life?

January 23, 2015
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So I got this pretty interesting email yesterday about cashing in your life and pursuing your dreams once and for all. Like, someone literally handing you a check and saying “Let’s do this!!” Only the catch is your every move will be filmed and broadcasted on national television :) What I got was a casting notice for a new show coming out titled “Cash In […]

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What It Cost Us to “Own” Our Home Last Year + A Question I Ask Myself Every Morning

January 21, 2015
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We’re only three weeks into January so far, and we’ve already received a notice from our property managers* that our dishwasher is on the fritz again. Depending on what course of action we take (replace the circuit board @ $390 or replace the entire thing @ $650 (both costs include parts and labor)) we’ll be dumping even more money into a home we could care […]

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Martin Luther King’s Money [And The Freedom Budget?]

January 19, 2015
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“There is nothing in all the world greater than freedom. It is worth paying for; it is worth losing a job for; it is worth going to jail for. I would rather be a free pauper than a rich slave. I would rather die in abject poverty with my convictions than live in inordinate riches with the lack of self respect.” – Martin Luther King, […]

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Forbes and Planting Your Seeds TODAY!

January 16, 2015
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Happy Friday y’all! Hope you had a good week of multiplying that money – preferably as you slept ;) It’s been a wild ride over here this week to say the least, and to be honest I’m still pinching myself in disbelief. For those who haven’t seen it, an entire article was written about me over at Forbes (!!!) on how I grew my net […]

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Side Hustle #56: I Get Paid to Empty Septic Tanks

January 14, 2015
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[This is an article by John C. as part of our Side Hustle Series. If you ever wanted to know what it's like (and how much it pays) to clean out septic tanks and portable toilets, now's your chance ;)] For the last couple years I have noticed that most of my friends and co-workers have a side hustle, but I have had trouble committing […]

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How I Save Money… [In Pictures]

January 13, 2015
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[This post is part of the TaxACT How I Save blog tour which teaches you ways to keep more money in your pocket. Last year, TaxACT saved America over $240 million on tax preparation. How much can you save? To learn more about tips and strategies on saving, click here.] BOO! We break our regularly scheduled postings this week to talk more about $$$ saving and offer y’all up a chance to win some […]

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Challenge Savings Month #4: $2,029.81 [+$800]

January 12, 2015
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Alright alright alriiiight! Welcome to another rousing Challenge update post where I share everything we’ve put into our new savings account here in hopes it motivates you to do the same :) It really is unbelievable how fast these dollars add up… And I’ll tell you this much – time just keeps on going too, whether we want it to or not! So if you’re […]

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The Cable Diaries – Final Chapter

January 9, 2015
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So, five months ago I decided I was done paying $170.00 every month to our cable provider, and set out to lower it as much as I could without sacrificing quality of life. I didn’t know why we were okay with paying so much over time, but it just seemed “normal” so we never second guessed it (even as a personal finance blogger!). But then […]

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Digit: The Easiest Way to Save Money? Ever?

January 7, 2015
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If you suck at saving money and/or are just plain lazy, you’re going to love this new service out there called Digit. A friend of mine texted me about it last week and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since – constantly refreshing my screen to see how much I’ve saved since signing up so far (scroll down and you’ll see ;)). In fact, I […]

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