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The Official List of Allowed Purchases This Black Friday

November 26, 2014
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Every year around this time I put on my clever hat and try to have some fun with Black Friday… This has produced a multitude of award winning articles such as “How I feel about Black Friday in Animated Gifs“, “7 Things I’d rather do than shop on Black Friday,” and my personal favorite, “10 ways Black Friday is like sex.’ (I swear, I deserve […]

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Pirates of Financial Freedom! [Book & GOLD Giveaway!]

November 12, 2014
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Do you like pirates? Gold? Reading about money? If so, yarghhhhh gonna love today’s book and following giveaway ;) I partnered up with my friend, and published author, Joey Fehrman of the Pirates of Financial Freedom book to give one of you lucky scallywags a bountiful bag of loot valued at over $300: A real GOLD coin (!) A signed copy of Pirates of Financial Freedom (!!) […]

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My Total Lifetime Earnings & The New Wealth Ratio!

November 3, 2014
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Morning hustlers! Got a piece of juicy mail come my way over the weekend, and thought I’d hit you with it to further encourage your voyeurism ;) This letter came courtesy of the Social Security Administration, and was a stark contrast from the other notice I received at the same time pretty much telling me I’m getting kicked out of my health insurance plan by […]

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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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How To Stream Media/Internet To Your TV – For Free! [Plus: Chromecast Giveaway]

August 29, 2014
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[This is part 2 of our 3-part series on how to save money with your cable, phone, and internet bills (while also FAILING at the same time). You can find part #1 here.] We’re back! Last article we went over how to get home phone service for practically free by using Ooma, and this time around we’re tackling the heated Cable/TV part of the telecom […]

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How To Get [Basically] FREE Home Phone Service!

August 27, 2014
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[This is post #1 in a 3-part series on how to save money with your cable, phone, and internet bills. And also how to FAIL at it the same time.] This post is going to be bitter sweet. On one hand I found a KILLER way to save some dough on our home phone line and am super excited about it (it’s basically FREE now […]

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The 15 Questions of Debtors Anonymous

August 6, 2014
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I bet you didn’t know there was a Debtors Anonymous, huh? :) Indeed there is though, and it sounds like an awesome resource. Here’s a brief bio from their website (DebtorsAnonymous.org): “Debtors Anonymous offers hope for people whose use of unsecured debt causes problems and suffering in their lives and the lives of others… For many it is a false crutch that feeds fantasy and […]

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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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