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My New Year’s Resolution: LIVE MORE

January 2, 2015
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You’d think as a personal finance blogger my goal this year would be money-related, but truth be told I feel like a schlub always putting money/blogging/entrepreneurship first. I tell people, and myself, that family and friends are priority #1, but my actions often say otherwise :( And it’s not something I want to see continuing, especially now that I’m blessed with two beautiful boys in […]

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Our Most Popular Articles of 2014

December 31, 2014
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Happy New Years Eve y’all! Before you get sloshed out there and party into the wee hours, I thought I’d give you an opportunity to fill your brains one last time this year with some fiscal sex-savvy-ness (real word, look it up). And everyone knows it ain’t a party without a financial nerd in the house, so soak these up and then get out there […]

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All I Want For My Birthday…

December 26, 2014
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Good morning friends! And a very happy Boxing Day to you Canadians, UK’ians, Hong Kong’ians, Australians, New Zealanders, Kenyans, Jamaicans, Norway’ians and Swedes too. You all get to celebrate on the second best birthday there is out there after Jesus’ – mine ;) A fine American’s! I’ll be off snuggling my boys today, but I wanted to pop on real quick and request a birthday […]

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How Bad Do You Want It?

November 24, 2014
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One of the very first questions I ask all my money coaching clients is “what are your goals?”  Quickly followed by “how bad do you want them?” The first one is an easy one because any of us can rattle them off at any point (have a million dollar net worth, retire early, be the #1 personal finance blog in the world!), but the second […]

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Sober and Ready to Talk Money :)

September 24, 2014
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I’m back! Did you miss me? Do you want some more of Matt Becker? Did you even know I was gone? I didn’t know where I was half the time myself over the weekend so no hard feelings either way :) But what I do know is that I’m back in action and sober now, and ready to get down to business… The business of […]

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Hey New Orleans? I’m Baaaaaaaack!

September 19, 2014
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Good mornin’ my money hustlers! What’s shakin’? Where you be at? Where your money be at? I’m coming to you straight outta NOLA this morning, and in case you couldn’t tell I have an extra hop in my skip :) I’m attending our 4th annual personal finance blogger conference (FINCON) and I’m finally surrounded by people who not only *enjoy* talking about blog stuff 24/7, […]

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How I Make Money Online…

September 10, 2014
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Last week we ran our (tri) annual “Ask J. Money Anything Day,” and 50+ questions later my fingers fell off and we called it a day. I answered everything from blogging, to budgeting, to mortgages, retirement, money mistakes, career, and even what the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow is ;) It was a ton of fun, and if you find yourself bored anytime pop […]

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Ask J. Money Anything Day!

August 25, 2014
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Did you wake up this morning wondering to yourself, “Gee, I sure wish my favorite blogger EVER would let me ask him a question today! I’ve never been able to reach him via email or twitter or facebook or linkedin or pinterest or even through his newsletter – when will he finally let us chat with him??” If so, today’s your lucky day :) For […]

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Miss Me? Vote For Me!

August 13, 2014
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Hello dearest money lovers, what’s shakin’? Whatcha been up to while I’ve been away? Miss me yet? Earn your first million yet? Can I ask you like 3,800 more questions? :) As you probably know by now, I’m out on the beaches of beautiful South Carolina, splashing water around and making sure my little sand crabs are enjoying their family vacation.  I forget how different […]

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The Money Gnome and Other Random Adventures (Like me Becoming a Money Coach?)

May 23, 2014
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Happy Friday, friends! Say hello to my new little friend up there – Mr. Money Gnome. I woke up yesterday and saw him out my window, apparently opening the back yard gate (wtf?) and I literally have no idea where he came from. Here are my ideas so far: A friend is pranking me I have an internet stalker and this is just the beginning […]

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The Exact Amount to Maximize Happiness

May 21, 2014
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I started writing this post over three weeks ago, and right smack in the middle of it I got the call that we were gonna have the baby the next day. I had to stop writing it, of course, against my hustling nature (though I did sneak on to share the 2-week early surprise! ;)), but interestingly enough I’ve thought about this article almost every […]

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Sometimes You Gotta Spend Money To Make Money

April 16, 2014
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One of my favorite sayings is “You gotta spend money to make money.” I don’t know why I like it so much considering it’s not always the case, but I guess the times when it is I just really REALLY love it :) Like, say, contributing to your company’s 401(k) plan. You “spend” a percentage of your paycheck every two weeks to better your future, […]

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Flirty Friday: Coining, Hiding, and Tickling

March 28, 2014
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Good morning ladies and gents. It’s your captain speaking, Mr. Money. Today we have a smorgasbord of links and info for ya, so please grab your coffees, get comfy, and enjoy the awesomeness that’s about to follow… Questions, comments, concerns – you can find me in the back smoking a pipe. Best place my money went to this week: $140 for a handful of old […]

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One-on-One with Extreme Couponer (and of Bachelorette Fame), Chrystie Vachon!

March 26, 2014
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That’s right. I said “extreme couponer” and “bachelorette” in the same sentence :) Because any of you who watch either will recognize Chrystie in a second with her trademark tattoos and feistiness. All stuff that made me reach out to her for this interview! (You’re welcome.) But for those who may be out of this “cool” group who’s “in the know” (I freely admit I’m […]

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