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Welcome to my money blog! If you like talking about saving, hustling, investing, getting rid of debt, and my personal favorite - growing your net worth (I display mine every month here), you will probably like this site. If you think money is lame, you probably won't. Take a look around and see what you think :) You can learn more about me here, and pass me a note anytime here.

- J. Money

When was the last time you checked your Credit Score?

March 9, 2015
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Up until today, it was 1 year and 10 months for me. But then I logged into USAA as I usually do most mornings (a habit any true $$ nerd would enjoy), and I was met out of the blue with this: Woah!!! A free credit score just for me???  Is mine really 821?? Who? What? Where? When? (If you’re wondering – yes, we do […]

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Are You a Rich Bitch? [New Book + Giveaway]

March 6, 2015
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If you’re offended by the word “bitch,” I highly suggest averting your eyes right now and finding something better in my archives :) But for once, using naughty words is out of my control – it’s in the title of a new (feisty) financial book out! “Rich Bitch” by Nicole Lapin I first came across Nicole on Twitter when we randomly started chatting about money, […]

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My Answer to All Financial Debates

March 4, 2015
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“What should I do – invest or pay off my mortgage?” “What’s better – paying off debt or building up savings?” “Who’s sexier – you or Brittany Spears?” My answer to these questions are always the same: Whichever excites you the most. (Except for the Britney Spears one, she wins all comparisons as I have a soft spot for her ;)) Yes there’s a financially “correct” […]

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Net Worth Update: $480,609.75 [Up $17k]

March 2, 2015
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Another month, another net worth update! :) Where we break our 2 month losing streak – woo! And actually hit an all-time record of $480,000  – the highest it’s ever been! Even with losing cash every month, talk about the power of compounding and investing… And get this – when I updated my Early Retirement spreadsheet (which is a perfect time to do so btw) […]

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What a Budget For a Family of 8 Looks Like

February 27, 2015
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[Look! A post about budgeting! When was the last time we talked about *that* here on this blog, haha.. I should rename this site HustlingIsSexy.com ;) But what I lack in budgeting posts, my man Dan Miller more than makes up for today with his own sharing of budgetary skills. If that guy can do it WITH 6 KIDS we should all be able to […]

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New Game: “Things I can afford when ____ is gone!”

February 25, 2015
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Guess what day it is? Guess what day it is?? Never gets old… :) It’s also the day we play a new game called, “Things I can afford when ____ is gone!” Woop woop! Right after, “My biggest expense costs me WHAT now?” But first, let’s backtrack… Last week I asked all the smart readers of this blog to download a new phone app so […]

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Why I Use Personal Capital Almost Every Single Day [A Real Life Review]

February 23, 2015
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[Hey guys! So I've been trying to get y'all a personal review of Personal Capital for ages 'cuz they're bad ass, but after finding out one of my friends lives and breathes by them almost daily, I thought you'd get a much better picture of how awesome they are from him. And considering he recently retired early at the ripe age of 33, he's obviously doing […]

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My New Shopping Ban + a J. Money in Your Pocket!

February 20, 2015
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What up, Hustle Nation! Another day another dollar earned/saved/invested/paid off in debt, right? :) It’s been one heck of a week over here on the budgetsaresexy side, from having my 7 things learned over 7 years post picked up by Lifehacker, USAA, and then Business Insider (!!), all the way to realizing I won’t be able to retire for another 20 years at this rate, […]

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