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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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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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5 Frugal Things + A Better Way to Stalk $$$ Blogs!

May 8, 2017
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Hey guys! Ever wanted to see a live stream of alllllllllllll the financial blog posts being published in our community? Check this out: http://directory.rockstarfinance.com/feeds We just launched it last week, and it tracks every article published in the last 24 hours from our entire database of personal finance blogs we’re tracking – now at 1,004 (!!). (When we launched the directory three months ago we […]

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Giving Away $100 Every Month Here on The Blog :)

March 31, 2017
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Howdy ho, neighbors! In an effort to have more fun here, give back more, and of course drum up some good buzz for the blog (how can you beat giving away cash money to your readers???) we’re going to be handing out a crisp $100 bill to one lucky reader every month until we either run out or change our minds :) The only rules? […]

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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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My 10 Most *Favorite* Posts of The Year

January 4, 2017
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Happy Happy New Year! Again! Can never keep celebrating fresh starts, am I right? :) Had a blast going down memory lane with our last post on the most popular articles here on the blog from last year, so thought we’d serve up another fresh batch today/ Only this time featuring *my own favorites*, either because I just really think personally they’re worth sharing again, or because […]

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Top 10 Most Popular Posts of The Year

January 2, 2017
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Happy New Year, budgeters! Y’all having a nice day off, or kicking it off with a little hustle? Anyone still hungover? ;) If you’re on the grind, avert your eyes and get back to it!, but if you’re chillin’ and ready to enjoy yourself a little, sit back, grab a cup of warm caffeine, and feast your eyes on our best hits from 2016… But […]

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I’m Back! What Did I miss? :)

December 12, 2016
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Heyo! Well that was a fast month! Who’d you see? Where’d you go? Who’d ya meet? What’d ya know?’ (Sex & The City reference for the win – BOOM!) I’ll answer first if you will next? Who’d you see? My wife, my kids, my laptop Where’d you go Starbucks and our money forums! Turns out both are pretty addicting, and even more so when combined […]

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Declining a Million Dollar Deal, and My Upcoming Sabbatical (You Won’t Want to Miss This One ;))

November 7, 2016
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I don’t know what’s going to happen after I publish this (you really aren’t supposed to say what I’m about to say out loud!) but I’ve always kept things as real as possible with you guys, and I’m not about to change that now :) So hopefully this comes out okay and we’re still a big happy family in the end! ********* On August 8th, […]

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8 Fails Over 8 Years of Blogging

February 15, 2016
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8 years ago almost exactly, I wrote my very first article on this site and thought I was hilarious: Interview: Me on Me. In this landmark article I tackled important questions like “Are budgets actually sexy?” and the poignant “Who is J. Money?” To which was answered: “That is I. You can guess what the J. stands for, but I usually answer to all of […]

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How I Became an Accidental Entrepreneur

February 10, 2016
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What’s up, y’all! Stumbled across this old interview I did a few years ago for SideGigStartup.com on how I became an entrepreneur/blogger full-time, and thought it had a lot of good financial and career nuggets in it that you might like. It’s also a great overview of my story in general for those new to the site, and it’s even in bite-sized A.D.D. chunks too! […]

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The Top 10 Most Popular Articles From 2015

December 28, 2015
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Hey guys! How was your Christmas? Did Santa come to visit, or were you a naughty little budgeter this year? ;) Not sure how many of you are back to the grind today, but thought I’d dig into our analytics and pull out the top 10 most popular articles from the blog this year to help keep you entertained throughout the day. I hear that […]

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Did You Achieve Your Goals for 2015?

December 18, 2015
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Got this email from a reader and thought I’d comply :) Thought I’d make a possible suggestion for a blog. Maybe ask people if they achieved their goals for 2015. Last January we made 3 resolutions: pay down our mortgage balance to below $100,000 loose weight/eat healthier food save more $$$ So, we achieved 2 goals: Lost 42 pounds & am back to my high […]

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What I’ve Learned After 5 Years of Self-Employment

December 14, 2015
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5 years ago almost exactly I got laid off and officially became a full-time blogger. I remember it like it was yesterday because things like that completely change your life. It also completely changes your mindset, so I thought it would be fun to share some of the ways the old me thought about life/money/business vs. the current me :) You know, cuz I’m so […]

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