J. Money

Why I FIRE’d Myself From Rockstar Finance

December 18, 2017
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What if you woke up this morning to the following: 1/2 the emails to respond to in your inbox 1/2 the decisions to make for the day 1/2 the time you need to spend even working today and 1/2 the added stress and pressure And then let’s say someone paid you in the 6 figures to receive all of this. Would you take it? :) […]

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When Your Wife Says “Don’t Buy Me Anything”

December 15, 2017
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I don’t know how you and your family celebrates Christmas or birthdays, but does your other half ever just tell you not to buy them anything ‘cuz they’re perfectly content? And do you believe them?? ;) My wife’s on year #8 now of doing this to me, and I think I’m finally catching on… Year #1: “Don’t buy you anything?? Yeah right!! Not falling for […]

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In Which My Son Loses His First Tooth, And I Freak Out Trying To Figure Out The Going Rate of The Tooth Fairy

December 13, 2017
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According to my 5 y/o, the last two weeks have been the best of his life :) First, he learns of the epic phrase, “Liar liar pants on fire” and cannot get over at how hilarious it is (if only it were true too! The entire DC area here would be a huge ball of flames!), and then this week he loses his very first […]

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How Are You Stealthy With Your Wealthy?

December 11, 2017
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When I started this blog 9 years ago, all I wanted to be was rich and famous so I could buy whatever I wanted and drive my fancy cars to all my fancy houses. I was 27, not married (yet), no kids, and quite honestly had no idea of what true wealth meant :) These days I still very much want to buy and do […]

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A handful of SUPER clever ways to spend $100 this holiday season :) PLUS: Our Christmas Stimulus winners!

December 8, 2017
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‘Sup sup! J. Money Claus here to spread the wealth, both literally and figuratively! ;) Just spent three solid hours reading and responding to all the great entries from last week’s Christmas Stimulus giveaway (over 800+ comments!), and WOW was it fascinating! You guys are so freakin’ creative!! We had the usual “I’d pay down debts” or “I’d bank it/invest it” or “I’d give it […]

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Net Worth Update: $709,372.08 (+$21,000)

December 6, 2017
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Heyo! That time again to check in with your money and see where you’re standing! AKA the best time of the month – NET WORTH DAY! Who’s with me?? :) We personally hit a brand new milestone over here crossing into the $700’s for the first time, but what’s even more exciting if I’m being completely honest, is the rapid growth of our new Spavings […]

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The Triad of Hustling

December 4, 2017
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5 months ago I was on the verge of burning out again. I got sucked right back into all my projects and had my head down grinding away as we do, when one day I look up and my son was there asking if I’d like to go on a “hike” with him. (And by “hike” he meant a “walk” down by the “river” which […]

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If you lost your job tomorrow, how long could you survive?

November 29, 2017
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Mornin’, y’all! Lots of great comments going on with our $500 Christmas Stimulus so far – if you haven’t entered yet there’s still a few days left! Five of you sexy readers will win $100 to play with! Today I want to pose a different question to marinate on though, and one that according to my friend Derek from Life and My Finances will tell […]

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Christmas Stimulus Is Back! Who Wants $100??

November 27, 2017
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Goooooood morning, y’all! Nice and happy from all that Thanksgiving goodness over the weekend? Ready to get back to the real world now and start talking Turkey vs eating it? ;) Can anyone use an extra $100 bill these days?? Well good news my fiscal friends, Christmas Stimulus is back!! And this year we’re giving away $500 in cash just for being a reader of […]

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The Milkmaid and Her Pail

November 22, 2017
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A great reminder as we get into the holidays here, courtesy of Mr. Aesop :) Patty the Milkmaid was going to market carrying her milk in a pail on her head. As she went along, she began calculating what she would do with the money she would get for the milk. “I’ll buy some fowls from Farmer Brown,” said she, “and they will lay eggs […]

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Are You Financially Average?

November 20, 2017
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Mornin’ mornin’! So last week we went over 15 great financial goals to hit if you wanted to be ABOVE average in this wacko world of ours, but today I thought it would be fun to see just how close we are to being AVERAGE average compared to others ;) Because why not, right? What else are we going to do today? Stats are below […]

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A Checklist of 15 Financial Goals To Hit

November 15, 2017
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Hump Dayyyyyyy! Came across this financial checklist over at Personal Finance Junkie this morning (how good is that name?) and thought it would be fun to see how many of these bad boys we can check off. She says they’re good goals to hit by the time you’re 40, but really they’re great goals to achieve no matter your age, so whether you’re 20 or […]

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My New “Spavings” Fund!

November 13, 2017
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You know when people say they’ve “saved” money, like from getting a good deal on something or using a coupon, only really what they did was spend money because savings only counts when it’s actually *saved*? “What’s that? The Ferrari dealership is having a $50,000 off sale? Awesome – here’s $300,000!” “A two-for-one sale on these shoes? Sweet – I’ll take 10 please!” Well, I […]

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When You Find Out You’re Having Another Baby (!!!)

November 8, 2017
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You know how to really jinx yourself? Send out something like this on Twitter: Then wait 24 hours for your wife to call you into the bathroom waving around a pee stick and asking what you did to put a baby in her stomach! Haha… “Oh you know what I did!” I jokingly respond back, half in shock and half freaking out… “Yes, but WHAT […]

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