J. Money

Thoughts on Owning a Lexus After 9 Months

March 22, 2017
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Ever wondered what type of cars us financial bloggers drive? If so, you’re in for a treat today :) My man MP from MustachianPost.com just collected data from over 20 different bloggers on what they’re riding these days, and why, and was kind enough to let us debut it on Rockstar Finance yesterday. Check it out when you get a chance! The Cars of Personal […]

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9 Things I No Longer Do With My Money

March 20, 2017
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9 years ago I blogged about how people who like to “split the check” aren’t my friends anymore. I had totally forgotten about it, but the memories flooded back when I received the following comment on it just this week :) I know it’s not entirely fair. BUT COME ON, it was only 3 bucks dude. After reading your article, it seems like you are […]

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Financial Overheards Round III

March 15, 2017
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Lots of juicy convos going on at Starbucks lately :) Thought we’d do another round of financial overheards today since y’all liked the last one we did! So interesting to hear random people talking about money! We’ll start with these two kids: Teen #1: “I want to be a millionaire” Teen #2: “How?” Teen #1: “I’m going to be a business man” Teen #2: “What […]

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6 Great $$$ Ideas To Steal

March 13, 2017
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One of the best things about blogging is starting conversations, and then watching all your smarty pants friends chime in with clever ideas of their own ;) I’ve been collecting a handful of them over the months, and thought today was as good a day as any to share them around so that you guys can steal them too. Hope they help! Idea #1: No […]

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Are You “Retirement Free?” Check Out This Calculator!

March 8, 2017
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Guys!!! You know how we’re always wanting more money no matter how much we already have? Or how we’re always getting impatient with ourselves, even though we know we’re doing okay and it just takes a gazillion years to get to financial freedom? Well, I just stumbled across this BRILLIANT idea by Chris at KeepingThrifty.com and it’s totally helping me to *appreciate* my money more.  […]

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Net Worth Update: $631,547.73 (+$20,777.48)

March 6, 2017
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[This is part of our monthly Net Worth Series where I share our real life #’s with the world. Seeing this was GAME CHANGING for me over 9 years ago when I stumbled across financial blogs, so hopefully it helps you out too!]] Hey hey! Welcome to our 110th net worth update in a row – the longest streak of anything in my life :) […]

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A Beautiful Way to Save Money on Cards?

March 1, 2017
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[Me playing with my mom’s copy machine at 4 years old!] Remember over the summer when I vowed to go through one box a week until our basement was decluttered? Well, I lasted a solid 2+ months but eventually life took hold and I’m now averaging about a box every month. But hey – I’m still at it! And this month I’ve decided to put […]

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Will New Financial App, Clarity Money, Kill Mint.com?

February 27, 2017
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What’s up money lovers! Got a new financial app to share with ya today for anyone still looking for that holy grail of fintech help ;) It’s called Clarity Money, and my boy who’s on their core team over there literally told me it will become “the app that kills Mint” haha… Pretty bold for only being a month old! But hey – I guess […]

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Money

February 22, 2017
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I came across a fun money quiz this morning by fellow blogger Jessica Moorhouse, but rather than play by the rules and answer her multiple choice options, I thought we’d just pluck out the questions here and answer them our own way :) When you’re done though, check it out and see what you score –> What’s Your Money Personality? (FYI: you do need to […]

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Say Hello to The New Essentialist :)

February 20, 2017
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So a friend sent me a book the other day after reading my story on going “all in” on myself, and I seriously think it’s about to change my life. I haven’t read a book cover to cover in over 5 years now (is that bad?), and I’m a little over half way through it already after day #3! IT’S SO GOOD!!!! AND IT’S NOT […]

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The Blog Directory is Finally Here :)

February 15, 2017
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Whelp guys, after 9 years of dreaming about this thing, 5 years of thinking I should probably do something about it, and then 3 months of actually *taking action* on it, I’m proud to announce that our industry’s very first blog directory is now live. You can check it out here :) –> RockstarDirectory.org We started only adding up the expected stuff like blogger name, […]

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Entrepreneurship, Money, and Donuts

February 13, 2017
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What up what up! Was digging around some emails and came across a little note I sent to myself a year ago that said: “share this around or something – you did a great interview!” Haha… So today I shall comply and do just that. You know, to not let my previous self down :) I’m not sure it’s my best, but I do know […]

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“How Do I Use This Money To Honor My Grandparents?”

February 8, 2017
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Got an email recently from someone and almost overlooked it as the title said something about asking my opinion on savings bonds, zzz… Fortunately I pushed through, and hidden inside was a lovely question about how to honor some gifts given to the person around 30 years earlier :) Here is the note below, followed by my kinda-sorta-could-be-good-advice afterwards? I’ll need your help coming up […]

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Let’s Bring the $2.00 Bill Back!!

February 6, 2017
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When it comes to cash, I’m an equal opportunity owner. I have $10 bills, $5 bills, $20 bills, and of course many many $1.00 bills. But the one bill that I secretly admire more than any other, and also the one that gets the least respect, is the lonely $2. Not only has it been forgotten for the past handful of decades (yes, they still […]

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