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Money Management

Even Experts Need Help With Money

November 17, 2014
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I got a really interesting/confusing email the other day that initially through me for a loop. It was from my friend B. and went something like this: “Hey Jay! Do you still do money coaching? I need some help getting my finances in order and thought maybe you get me back on track. Lemme know.” Nothing too out of the blue, right? Plenty of people […]

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How to Be Invincible

September 22, 2014
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[Yours truly is still hungover gathering his marbles from this weekend's financial nerdfest, so please enjoy a great article today by my blogging friend Matt Becker of Mom and Dad Money. And by "killer," I mean the opposite of that since, ahem, this post is all about being invincible. Take it away, Matt!] How would you like to be invincible? Okay, maybe not truly invincible […]

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Where All My Bank Accounts Are

September 5, 2014
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Have you ever stopped and counted where all your financial accounts are? Could you list them out on a sheet of paper if needed? (PS: A pop quiz is coming at the end of this ;)) I was reading this article on simplifying your money, and in it they asked four simple questions: How many credit cards do you have? How many bank accounts do […]

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I’m Officially a Money Coach :)

August 1, 2014
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[UPDATE: I now have 5 clients and we're rockin' their money :) If you'd like to chat about your own situation, just shoot me a note and we'll go from there: j (at) budgets are sexy (dot) com. Once you get a grasp on everything it's second nature! And you don't need people like me to help you anymore ;)] Yup, as of last night […]

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Do You Have Money Left Over Each Month?

July 16, 2014
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The whole point of budgeting, besides getting an A from yours truly, is to figure out how much “extra” you’re playing with every month. When all your bills are paid, how much do you have left over? Or an even better question to ask yourself – is there *anything*? As crazy as it sounds, your boy J. never cared about budgets until just a few […]

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Un-Automating Your Finances Has Its Place Too

July 9, 2014
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“Automating your money is the bees knees” – every financial expert ever If there’s two things you can count on in the world of personal finance, it’s that spending your money on coffee is dumb, and automating your finances is smart. While I can’t say I agree on the first one on the list (pauses to sip his Panera Bread coffee he just “blew” $2.25 […]

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Anyone Can Buy That

July 7, 2014
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For years I’ve lived with a maxim that brings a smile to my face every time I repeat it to myself. Which is approximately 38 times a day. I’ve kept it in long enough, however, and today I release it to the masses. It’s called “Anyone can buy that”, and you remind yourself of it anytime you come across the following situations: When you roll […]

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Challenge Everything

June 30, 2014
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For 6 years now I’ve been blogging about everything from debt, to budgeting, to saving, investing, home ownership, you name it. And over these years I’ve come to a few conclusions regarding money, one of which being that earning more is the fastest way to growing your wealth. This is why I sling side hustles left and right, and why I probably work way more […]

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