Charity

A Different Way of Looking at Spending?

April 10, 2017
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I’ve been trying something new lately where every time I have to spend money on something – whether a need or a want – I try to look at it as I’m “supporting” the place my money’s going to vs. “I’m spending my hard earned money” there. The effect to my wallet usually remains the same, but what I’ve noticed is that I’m starting to […]

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The Incubator of GOOD Has Arrived!

January 18, 2017
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Hi guys!!! I’m soooooo excited to share this today. We finally got our philanthropy project off the ground! Check it out –> RockstarCommunityFund.org Now I know what you’re thinking, “Ugh – another charity project out there, borrrring….” To which I’d respond, “See what we’re doing first Judgy McJudgerton! I guarantee you’ve never seen this before ;)” To which you’d probably hit back with, “Okay fine – but I’m […]

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Storing Treasures in Heaven vs. Earth

October 21, 2015
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I recently got an unsubscription notice from someone who no longer wants these articles emailed to them (*tear*). Here’s the reason he put as why: I changed my philosophy on money and will be storing my treasures in heaven and not on this earth. At first I was like “Rock on, man. What a great reminder!” as I’m personally working on being better at giving […]

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Do You Give Money to Panhandlers?

December 17, 2014
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I did, twice this week. And each time my wife scolded me. She tells me it’s smarter to give to “legitimate” charities because you never know if these panhandlers are lying. Which is true, you don’t, but what if they aren’t? What if they do have cancer and no home and 5 kids who can’t afford to eat dinner that night? What if they are […]

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Happy “Free Money Day!”

September 15, 2014
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So something funny happened yesterday as I was doing a little work. I was in search of a Flickr photo relating to kids and money for an upcoming Rockstar Finance post, and amidst my scanning I see this pic featured above of these signs promoting “Free Money Day.” Initially I just kept going and tried not getting sucked into the black hole that is the […]

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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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I’m Officially a Money Coach :)

August 1, 2014
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Yup, as of last night I officially became a money coach after having my first (paid) session with a client :) And as you can probably assume ‘cuz we’re all money nerds here, it was fun as shit to help her, haha… You think looking over your own money is fun, try diving into another person’s world! I had been playing with this idea of […]

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“Would You Go Out and Buy It Again?”

June 2, 2014
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Hidey-ho neighbors! Welcome to Monday – the best day to hustle and get your mind right :) I thought we’d continue sharing some tricks we have up our sleeves, and add it to the awesome list we’ve been accumulating over the past few months… One day I’ll put these all on a single page for y’all to peruse and save as a resource, but for […]

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It’s #GivingTuesday!

December 3, 2013

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and SexyTime Saturday is over (oh sorry, did you  miss that one? ;)), it’s time to get back to what this Thanksgiving time was REALLY supposed to be all about – giving, over getting. So when my friend Nate told me about this new day that’s really taking off, I couldn’t pass on the chance to participate and […]

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4 Non-Financial Ways to Help the Homeless

April 4, 2013
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(Guest post by Jenna of Beyond The Bridge, PDX) I live in Portland, Oregon. The highest homeless population in the U.S. I volunteer with a group of awesome people on mission to serve this community, but I have a secret to tell: I don’t give money to our guests. (That is what we call the homeless we serve) Personally, I struggle with the belief that, […]

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Is Rogaine Worth It?

July 24, 2012
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(Guest post by Charlie while J$ reads The Millionaire Next Door to his baby ;)) I suffer from what people call male pattern balding. My grandpa was completely bald by age 30, my dad is 59 now and doing everything he can to “comb over” the problem, and then there is me. I’m 35 and I’ve still got a lot of “crops” left on the […]

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The Love Drop “Highlights” Video!

February 18, 2012

We put together a 4 min clip of the entire year of Love Drop :)  When all was said and done, we helped 12 families with over $90,000 worth of goods and services and money – all through the simple power of micro-giving.  Pretty incredible. This goes out to each and every one of you who participated and made our project successful – THANK YOU! […]

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Your Mission This Weekend: Get Those Last Minute Tax Deductions!

December 30, 2011
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Maaaaaan, can you believe it’s already the end of 2011??  What a freakin fast year!  And of course, we can’t close it out without us personal finance bloggers having some last words on tax deductions ya know ;)  It’s part of our jobs! So if you’ve been putting off all those clothes/money donations this whole year, it’s time to pay attention.  You’ve got 2 whole […]

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The End of Love Drop. (And One Last Request)

December 6, 2011

Hi guys :)  I’m not sure who’s still around from the beginning of our launch of Love Drop (our philanthropy project where we help one family a month through micro-giving, and then film the whole thing when we surprise them at their house), but after a ton of consideration we’ve decided to wrap it up at the end of December. At least the way we […]

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