Entrepreneurship

Adults Can Do Whatever They Want

July 24, 2017
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Here’s a convo my 5 y/o son and I had the other day: 5 y/o: “What are you eating over there???” Me: “A chocolate bar – mmm mmm it’s tasty.” 5 y/o: “How come you can have a chocolate bar right now and I can’t?” Me: “Because I’m an adult – and adults can do whatever they want.” I probably should have said “Because you’re […]

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Side Hustle #71: Trash Picker-Upper ($30-$50/hr!)

July 14, 2017
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[Heyo! Got an email from a guy who’s made a living out of picking up trash around business complexes, and thought it was so fascinating that I asked if he’d write up a little something something for us. He obliged, and our Side Hustle Series continues forward! (And now I’m seriously considering trying this out myself! Sounds like a great way to make money on […]

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My 15-Year Journey to Financial Independence

June 9, 2017
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[Hi guys! Got an awesome post for y’all today on hitting FIRE through real estate. It comes from my boy Chad Carson who’s currently chilling in Ecuador with his family living the good life as we’re all chained to our desks ;) Great guy, great insight, and great story. Hope it inspires you!] ******** When we started our real estate investing business in 2003, I […]

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Financial Confession: I Bought a Used Honda for $45,000

June 2, 2017
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[Really excited to bring you this guest post by Carl of 1500Days.com today. It’s such a breath of fresh air when all you hear from $$$ experts these days is to save save save and hold off on the fun fun fun! And while this post is technically about a car today, try reading it with your own dream swapped in as it’s about the […]

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Say Hello to The New Essentialist :)

February 20, 2017
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So a friend sent me a book the other day after reading my story on going “all in” on myself, and I seriously think it’s about to change my life. I haven’t read a book cover to cover in over 5 years now (is that bad?), and I’m a little over half way through it already after day #3! IT’S SO GOOD!!!! AND IT’S NOT […]

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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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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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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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Take Advice From People Who Have What You Want!

August 19, 2016
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Happy Friday!! Getting into anything good this weekend? This is an extension to Wednesday’s post on kick-ass money ideas that I wanted to separate out just because it’s so chalk-full of great pointers. Especially if you’re interested in the real estate game – though it applies to ALL areas of life and business/career growth. You gotta surround yourself with people DOING the stuff you want […]

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Good Reasons to Quit Something vs Bad Reasons to Quit Something (And Why I’m Retiring from Podcasting)

May 23, 2016
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Oh man, this is a hard one for me to write today… I don’t know exactly how to do it, so let me just come out and say it: I’m quitting our M.O.N.E.Y. podcast :( (Or as I like to put it – “retiring” from the podcast :)) There are many reasons for this which we’ll get to in a moment, but first I wanna […]

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“I’m gonna live the life I want to live and nobody’s gonna stop me.”

April 27, 2016
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I heard you could use some mid-week motivation? :) Check out these notes from three different people who’ve stopped by this blog recently to share their progress and stories. Just further proof we all have it in us to rock this stuff if we really care enough to make it happen! And it doesn’t matter where you’re starting out either, so long as you actually […]

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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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Our Podcast is Launching Next Week!

January 26, 2016
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Hey guys! Just a quick shout that our new podcast – M.O.N.E.Y. – is launching next Monday, Feb 1st! It only took us 10 months! Haha… I’ve partnered up with one of my favorite personal finance bloggers (and entrepreneurs!) Paula Pant from AffordAnything.com, and we really think we have a good show for you. Or at least one that will hopefully entertain you :) [UPDATE: […]

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