J. Money

“Maybe the life you’ve always wanted is buried under everything you own!”

June 21, 2017
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Got another book recommendation for y’all! The More of Less, by Joshua Becker. Where that headline came from, and which should be the official bumper sticker of all minimalists, haha… “Maybe the life you’ve always wanted is buried under everything you own!” How good is that?? Similar to the book, Essentialism, I raved about the other month, this is another one that helps get your […]

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Tell Me a Recent #Money Win For a Chance at $100!

June 19, 2017
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What’s up, budgeters! Who wants to win $100 of my cold hard cash today? Who’s done at least ONE thing good w/ their money lately, even if you’ve failed in every other aspect? ;) As we do here every month, it’s time for our monthly $100 giveaway where all you have to do to enter is answer a simple question relating to $$$, and then […]

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This is why I don’t own a house…

June 14, 2017
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Last week: Walked into the kitchen and saw air (water?) bubbles on the floor Walked into far corner of the basement and saw water dripping from the ceiling Looked closer and there was mold on the wooden beams – meaning it’s been dripping for a while Mold people come out to inspect and quote a price to our landlord Mold people start work on it […]

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Beware of STDs (Sexually Transmitted Debt)

June 12, 2017
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This is a quick note to remind us that not everything goes to plan – even when you do hit FIRE!! (Left in the comment section of our early retirement quiz last week) I haven’t really done the quiz – but rather than be a role model for y’all, let me be your warning. I had aimed for retirement by 50. And achieved it. At […]

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The Real Reason We Buy Stuff

June 7, 2017
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Have you ever met anyone who buys stuff they hate? Who willingly goes out of their way to blow money just because they see someone else doing it? I haven’t, yet we’re always talking about these “Joneses” who we’re supposedly keeping up with as if we were robots without any capability to think for ourselves! We are influenced by them, but the real reason we […]

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Net Worth Update: $643,155.75 (+$6,000)

June 5, 2017
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Goooooood morning, people of the internet! What’s shaking? How’s your life? Money? Kids? Wives? Lovers? Had a fun, restful, weekend for me over here and almost forgot to check on our finances for the month – the horror! But alas here we are, net worth update #113 in a row, and the slow climb continues onward :) It’s funny, they say there’s no such thing […]

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Financial Confession: I Bought a Used Honda for $45,000

June 2, 2017
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[Really excited to bring you this guest post by Carl of 1500Days.com today. It’s such a breath of fresh air when all you hear from $$$ experts these days is to save save save and hold off on the fun fun fun! And while this post is technically about a car today, try reading it with your own dream swapped in as it’s about the […]

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How Serious Are You About Early Retirement? (Quiz)

May 31, 2017
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Joe just put out a fun quiz over on his blog, RetireBy40.org, so I thought I’d re-post it here along with my own answers because why not? :) You get one point for every TRUE you can answer, and 0 points for every FALSE. There’s a key at the end of the post here with what Joe says it all means, and then we can […]

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The Mayonnaise Jar

May 29, 2017
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It’s a good day to be reminded of what’s important in life :) (SPOILER ALERT: it’s not money!) “The Mayonnaise Jar” A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and fills it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar […]

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How Many of These Millionaire Spending Habits Do You Have?

May 24, 2017
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In honor of missing out on Millionaire Day over the weekend (BLASPHEMY!!), I thought we’d go over some of the frugal habits of the wealthy today and see how we compare :) I saw FreeMoneyFinance do this over on his own blog the other day, so if you’re wondering – yes, I’m going to totally copy him. Although in all fairness, he did nab the […]

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“It’s strange going from saving money your whole life to spending it!”

May 22, 2017
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Two years ago when my mom was on the verge of retiring early, my dad and I got to talking about his journey of employment, and why he didn’t think he was quite ready to throw in the towel just yet. I don’t recall the full conversation, but there was one line he said that I’ve yet to forget: “It’s strange going from saving money […]

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That Time I Woke Up From a “Bill Coma” and Started Saving My $$$!

May 17, 2017
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You know when you’ve paid a bill for so long that it just becomes habit and you don’t even pay attention to it anymore? Because at one point in your life it made sense, but now who knows? (Because of the whole not paying attention part?) I call that being in a “bill coma,” and it was exactly my life 3 years ago despite being […]

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Financial Mad Lib, Anyone?

May 15, 2017
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What’s up, my sexy awesome dope money friends! Today I’d like to present to you a rousing game of Financial Mad Libs! To a) help you avoid doing your work and b) better learn all your secrets! Mad love to Full Time Finance who inspired this post by doing his own libbing last week, thereby shooting me down memory lane to dig up our own […]

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The Sexy Underwear Trick

May 12, 2017
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[Please enjoy this fun post by my dear friend, Hélène Massicotte, today – the blogger behind FreetoPursue.com, as well as our very own Book Curator at Rockstar Finance. Never know what you’re going to get logging onto this blog! ;)] You may have heard of picturing your audience naked to help with stage fright when delivering a presentation. But what if the person who feels […]

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