J. Money

If You’re Smart Enough to Retire Early, You’re Smart Enough to Figure Out The Future

October 18, 2017
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Whenever I see gobs of hate hit our blog here, I know for a fact it’s been picked up in the media lately and people for some reason feel the need to go out of their way to spread the nastiness… Such was the case the other week when one of Mr 1500’s posts got picked up by Business Insider and over 200,000+ people viewed […]

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10 #Money Tips For Ya

October 16, 2017
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Y’all asked for more real-life stories like our #money motivations from last week, so today we deliver up another plate full :) Only this time around, we focus on money #tips. (Why do I keep #hashtagging everything?) I always keep a folder of great ideas when I see them in comments or emails, so here’s a smattering of them all for your perusal today. Share […]

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#Money Motivation

October 11, 2017
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There’s a lot of doom and gloom in the world today. Here are some emails I’ve saved over the months which can’t help but get you to smile and be proud of your fellow man :) None of this money stuff happens over night, but it’s amazing what a little patience and just plain CARING will do once you set your mind to things! Let […]

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The $50,000 Dollar Question…

October 9, 2017
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Goooooood morning budgeters! What’s good? How did your weekend go? Anyone have off today for Columbus Day? We’re gonna do a fun one today to kick off the week, and I wanna see how all your answers here differ from the same question we recently asked over a hundred $$$ bloggers too :) If you recall, we started a new series over at Rockstar Finance […]

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New Net Worth: $675,681.17 (+$16,000)

October 4, 2017
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What up, what up! Another month, another net worth update! You tracking it diligently yourself over there? Even if you’re keeping it to yourself like a normal person? I hope so. I honestly can’t even put into words how impactful it’s been in my own journey over here, so I won’t… Instead, I’ll show you a picture :) Of course, tracking itself doesn’t grow your […]

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Financial Potpourri

October 2, 2017
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Here’s a handful of financial observations I’ve had lately :) #1. I lie to myself whenever I say I’m going to sign up to the HBO free trial and then cancel it before it renews Do you do this too? Sign up to binge on Game of Thrones or Ballers, and then stick around for another 3-4 months more “by accident?” ;) This was us […]

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What If You Just Don’t?

September 25, 2017
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I’ve caught myself getting into a nasty habit lately – spitting. For some reason, any time I’m near water of any kind (sink, bath, shower) my body automatically wants to unload the saliva in my mouth as if I’m in a spitting competition with the world’s feistiest llama. It’s been going on for a few years now, but yesterday for whatever reason I decided I […]

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New Experiment: Buying All My Clothes Online!

September 18, 2017
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Alright guys – I’m on a new mission over here! I’ve whined about this before, but ever since I’ve gone down this glorious road of minimalism and not shopping anymore, my wardrobe has gone completely from Rockstar to Vagabondstar and my clothes are literally falling apart. Here are the jeans I’m currently wearing: Notice the beautiful patches along WITH the holes :) Not so bad […]

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I’d Scoop up Poop if it Made Me Happy

September 15, 2017
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That’s a comment I just left on a friend’s blog post – “I’d scoop up poop if it made me happy.” It was in response to her going back to a 9-5 again after trying her hand at entrepreneurship (congrats, Lauren!), and reminded me of how far I’ve come in my own thinking over the years… Back when I quit got laid off of my […]

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Reader Question: What To Do With A $100k Inheritance?

September 11, 2017
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Heyo! Okay, this is totally going to look planned considering last Friday’s hypothetical on winning $100,000, but I swear this is a real question and that our friend here did not win any magical genie requests :) In fact, she got the money through the opposite of a fun situation :( Here’s her note below, followed by my own thoughts for her to marinate on […]

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Would You Rather… Have All The Knowledge in The World From $$$ Books – OR – $100,000 In Cash?

September 8, 2017
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Happy 401(k) Day, everyone! Yup, it’s a real day, and one of real importance too! Given that the bulk of American’s money is totally invested in their 401(k)s and respective counterparts. Trillions and trillions of it! (Don’t quote me on that one as I’m too lazy to research it right now, but I do know it’s a lot! ;)) So before we get to today’s […]

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My Net Worth After Laboring For 37 Years: $659,786.34

September 4, 2017
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See what I did there? My net worth after LABORING for 37 years? Because it’s LABOR DAY? And I’m updating my NET WORTH?? Gah, nevermind… If there was ever a day people were forced to calculate their numbers though, today would be it :) What better way to reflect on all those years of working than looking at what you have to show for it? […]

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$20 Does The Trick!

August 28, 2017
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I’ve caught myself offering the same advice lately, anytime someone asks me whether they should pay off their debts or start saving for an emergency fund, or start investing, or start saving for an emergency while they’re paying off debt and investing all at the same time. And that’s simply been: “Just start putting $20/mo towards them!” Nothing too crazy or earth shattering, but definitely […]

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Sneaky Credit Card Penalties!

August 21, 2017
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Went in to pay my AMEX card as I usually do each month (on time), and saw this gem of a notice highlighted in my face as I went to click the “pay” button: “If we do not receive your Minimum Payment Due by the Payment Due Date of 09/08/17, you may have to pay a late fee of up to $38.00 and your APRs […]

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