J. Money

“Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” Brain Dump

August 18, 2017
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Heyo! We’re taking a break from all the drastic life stories we’ve been featuring here on Fridays lately (see: My Life and Finances After Escaping a Cult and What Being Homeless Taught Me About Money and Happiness), and gonna hit you with some drunken CliffsNotes of a popular finance book today instead. Specifically, The Secrets of The Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker. You’re either […]

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What Would You Do With An Extra $1,000?

August 14, 2017
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I came across this gem while decluttering some old “memory” boxes the other day… (the hardest to declutter btw – good lord!): In case you can’t read that, it says I would do the following if I were given $1,000 back in the day (mid-80’s): Buy 3 Nintendo games Buy a pair of roller blades Get $75 worth of “drawing things,” such as drawing books, […]

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Net Worth Update: $660,442.69 (+$12,000)

August 7, 2017
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What’s up money lovers! I’m a bit late to the game this month, but as always our latest net worth numbers are posted below. And also like always, 95% of it rides on the whims of the market ;) Which thankfully I believe in, or else it would really feel out of control! Speaking of which, I really like this quote I saw the other […]

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“You do not have to worship money to want to have control over it.”

July 31, 2017
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This probably comes off strange right after our post on hiring escorts Friday, but what can I say – we’re an equal opportunity blog here :) And truth be told, this stuff is much more aligned with my own views and lifestyle, despite it not being as sexy (quite literally!). I got this email from another reader of our site – we’ll call her “Gloria” […]

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Adults Can Do Whatever They Want

July 24, 2017
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Here’s a convo my 5 y/o son and I had the other day: 5 y/o: “What are you eating over there???” Me: “A chocolate bar – mmm mmm it’s tasty.” 5 y/o: “How come you can have a chocolate bar right now and I can’t?” Me: “Because I’m an adult – and adults can do whatever they want.” I probably should have said “Because you’re […]

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4 Hot New Financial Apps & Services On The Scene

July 17, 2017
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I’ve been coming across a LOT of great financial apps and services lately, so thought we’d do a round up of some of my favorites here – Cliffs Notes style :) All of these apps/services below are either new-to-me, new in general, or up and coming and looking like they’re about to change up the game here… And believe me, I’m getting a greaaaaat handle […]

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Net Worth Update: $648,316.94 (+$5,000)

July 10, 2017
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Hey hey! Back from the beach and ready to talk $$$$! But first up – special shout out to my son, J. Penny, who turns 5 today – whaaaaaat?! How did that happen? Remember when I wanted to track all his expenses for 18 years but then gave up a little after two when his baby brother, J. Nickel, came around? Hah! We ended at […]

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The Beach, Turning Into Super Daddy, and Our New Summer Blogging Schedule

July 3, 2017
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Yo yo yo! #1) The beach I’m currently at the beach, enjoying our yearly family vacation where the 12 of us (7 adults and 5 kids) smush into a rental house and do our best to relax :) But it’s a) Free (thanks mom and dad!), and b) full of babysitters so us parents can take long awaited date nights – woopeeeee!!!! It’s like college […]

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Financial Confessional: I Used To Be An Escort

June 30, 2017
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[Okay guys, this is a juicy one! Obviously not going to be for everyone, so if you’re already hating this and/or offended, please avert your eyes now and wait for our normal posts come Monday! There’s nothing graphic here, but of course it’s a post on having sex for money and will most definitely turn people off :) If you’re curious about other lifestyles though, […]

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Whatcha Know About Legacy Binders?

June 28, 2017
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Got a note from a reader here after an unfortunate event happened at her work, and thought it was a great way to introduce a topic many of us don’t enjoy dealing with (and rightfully so ;)). The timing was pretty impeccable too, as my father has once again asked me if I’ve filled out all the info from this book he keeps recommending to […]

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What Does That “New” Car Smell Even Smell Like?

June 26, 2017
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What’s up, budgeters! Got two things to talk about today: How I’ve never bought a new car or house or almost anything big* brand new before, and why. A special offer USAA has for its members who go through their car buying service** That second one won’t matter much if you’re not connected to the military and/or not in the market for a car and/or […]

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“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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