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All awesome posts on Investing: IRAs, 401k, retirement, stocks, SEP, ROTHs, you name it.

That Time We Inherited $3,200

October 15, 2014
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Getting an inheritance is always bitter sweet. On one hand you’re getting a chunk of money for free for doing nothing at all, and on the other someone has to pass away in order for you to receive it. It’s very much bitter, with a tinge of sweet. Then you have the times when it’s 99% sweet and only 1% bitter – like when you […]

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Ignore Everyone.

October 6, 2014
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I got this email over the weekend, and it reminded me of why it is I ignore everyone… Or, should I say, those investing “experts.” Not my friends who email me ;) So back in June of 2013 the market scared me and I chose to move most of my funds to a safer option with Vanguard (401k). Moved it to a fund that has […]

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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’ll Show You Mine…

August 12, 2014
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[Jay's at the beach all week chasing his silly boys around, so today enjoy a fun (and feisty) article by his friend Shannon McLay - a financial advisor and blogger behind Financially-Blonde.com. She not only makes some serious points, but she lives and breathes this stuff daily. Enjoy!] I will never forget the first client who entrusted me with investing her money, and the day […]

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Retiring at 67 Is For Suckers

August 11, 2014
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[Jay's at the beach all week collecting sea shells, so please to enjoy today a riveting article by our good friend Mr. "Good Looking, But Not Quite Sexy, Budgeter." Who you may recall from past articles such as The Rule of 72. Today he shares his epiphanies with retiring, and drops some mad math skills on us all. See if you can follow!] I’m 34 […]

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My New [Lazy] One-Fund Investing Strategy

June 23, 2014
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Today’s post may surprise you, scare you, or even enlighten you (maybe all three?), but I’m sharing it with you anyways because that’s what us financial bloggers do. We dish it out exactly how it plays out in our lives, and then we leave it open for every jackal with an internet connection to either praise us or kindly debate what big idiots we are. […]

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The Rule of 72 – By a “Good Looking, But Not Quite Sexy, Budgeter”

May 26, 2014
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We’ve talked about compounding before on this site, most recently with the doubling penny!, but here’s another way to help get it to sink in more. And in a nice and nerdy way at that. (Don’t you have to see something like 7 times before you “get it”? Or is that just a marketing thing? If so, we’ve got 5 more articles to go! Haha… […]

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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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