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Welcome to my money blog! If you like talking about saving, hustling, investing, getting rid of debt, and my personal 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

Dirty, Boring, Smelly Money

May 22, 2015
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“We often neglect the things we love, in favor of our likes and wants, because likes and wants tend to cost less and take less patience to acquire.” – The Budgetnista BAM! Well said Budgetnista. The good stuff is definitely attainable but we always let those pesky likes get in the way slowing us down… It’s as if we were human or something ;) But […]

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Happy Millionaire Day!

May 20, 2015
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That’s right, today is officially Be a Millionaire Day! Much cooler than Clean Up Your Room Day (5/10) or *gasp* Pi Day (3/14), but not nearly as tasty as National Fudge Day (6/16) ;) Unlike cleaning your room or gorging yourself on fudge, however, becoming a millionaire takes some key things to pull off. Namely, having the drive and an action plan. Without either you’re […]

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Savings Update + My Old School $$ Experiments!

May 18, 2015
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Well, friends – we had our lowest savings yet from this Challenge Everything adventure. Only $253.37 banked this month which is a hard fall from the $800+ levels we were at just a few months ago. Still a nice chunk of change considering it was all free, but it appears my hustling in this department has since waned… Am I mad at myself? Yes and […]

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Graduation Tips, Gossip, and Investing Like Snoop Dogg

May 15, 2015
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Happy graduation weekend everyone!!! Big changes for many of you out there – woo! We’ll be celebrating ourselves while my wife walks up to get her PHD, and it’ll be the first time I’ll attend a graduation in like 10 years :) But so so proud of my darling wife. 7 years of studying, teaching, writing, and then finally knocking out her big dissertation which […]

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Paribus: The App That Gets Your Money Back

May 13, 2015
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You know how you buy stuff, and then 3 seconds later find it somewhere else cheaper? Or you forgot to search for a freakin’ coupon? Or, worse – those tricky companies play the “price drop” game on you fully knowing the best time, and amount, to show you ton their site because they have your entire psychological profile on file? Well, a new service that […]

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6 Reasons Having One Savings Account Can Be Bad

May 11, 2015
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[Please welcome my friend, Chenell, today from Bright Cents. While I typically like keeping my accounts super simplified and streamlined, I gotta admit it’s not the best for goal setting and motivation. I learned this fast when we opened up a new account for our Challenge Everything money and it’s been a total game changer. Take it away, Chenell!] When we talk about savings accounts, […]

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The More You Slack, The Less You Stack

May 8, 2015
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Welcome to Friday, hustlers :) It seems Spring brings out all the hope and beautiful flowers out there, but it also brings out the ol’ entrepreneurial spirit too. As evidence of the 5+ lawn mower hustlers that have since knocked on my door these past two weeks – hah. But as my aptly titled post says today, the more you slack the less you stack! […]

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Travel Hacking 101 w/ Brad Barrett

May 6, 2015
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What up $$$ lovers! I thought we’d do something different today where we tackle a subject that everyone’s talking about, but one that yours truly SUCKS at: Travel hacking. I.E. signing up to all kinds of credit card offers and reaping hundreds thousands of dollars/reward points to travel the world like you’re Jay Z on a budget ;) I.E. something I don’t dare mess with […]

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