WELCOME TO MY MONEY BLOG! If you like talking about saving, early retirement, getting out of debt, hustling, and my personal favorite - growing your net worth (I share mine here monthly), you will probably like this site. If you think money is lame, you probably won't. XOXO, J. Money

budgets are sexy press

The Four Pillars of Freedom

May 14, 2018
Thumbnail image for The Four Pillars of Freedom

I can’t remember if I’ve shared this before, but one of my favorite new’ish money blogs on the scene is a site called FourPillarFreedom.com. This guy’s always getting me to stop and think with his short and concise posts, and the infusion of data visualizations he sneaks in with every other article just sucks me in even further. Here’s one of my favorites to give […]

17 comments [Check out the full article]

A Page Full of #Money Memes

May 11, 2018
you get a meme

I’m just gonna paste up a bunch of my favorite money memes today, because why not? If I missed any good ones, let me know :) – J to the Dollar Sign *******     *******     *******     *******     *******     *******     *******     *******   *******     *******     *******     ******* […]

33 comments [Check out the full article]

A Bunch of Ways to Stash Money Aside!

May 9, 2018
Thumbnail image for A Bunch of Ways to Stash Money Aside!

What up, what up! Last Friday we ran a giveaway here of my old iPhone to someone who shared how they’ve tip’d themselves lately (winner announced below!), and there were SO MANY great savings ideas being passed over that I had to just share some of them with y’all… You never know what’ll end up clicking, so read through them all and then see if […]

45 comments [Check out the full article]

“If you can afford the product, you can afford the stock”

May 7, 2018
you can afford the stock

Just saw this quote from Mabel @ GirlsOnTheMoney.com and cannot get enough of it!! (Captured by @AllSheSaves from this past Lola Retreat) How true is this??? If you can afford the product, you can afford the stock! You literally have the cash in your hands! But how many of us spend gobs of money buying up clothes or coffees, iPhones, laptops, and basically a million dollars […]

37 comments [Check out the full article]

When was the last time you Tip’d yourself?

May 4, 2018
Thumbnail image for When was the last time you Tip’d yourself?

What’s up, what’s up! So I have that phone up there (iPhone 6?), and I REALLY want to give it away to someone today… I got it a while back while doing some testing work for a friend’s app (Tip Yourself – an awesome one – check it out!), and it’s been sitting on my shelf ever since doing nothing but collecting dust. Figured it […]

147 comments [Check out the full article]

Net Worth Voyeur Time ($818,204.91 // +$16,000) and Our New Brokerage Account!

May 2, 2018
Thumbnail image for Net Worth Voyeur Time ($818,204.91 // +$16,000) and Our New Brokerage Account!

Time for ye ol’ net worth updating again! And just like last month, it was a pretty juicy one for us this time around too – only much more fun than making IRA mistakes and playing the bitcoin game ;) For the first time in 15 years, we finally have a traditional brokerage account again! WOO!! And what a difference all those years have made […]

62 comments [Check out the full article]

Take This 2-Minute Financial Assessment!

April 30, 2018
Thumbnail image for Take This 2-Minute Financial Assessment!

I saw someone re-share this old quiz we had featured here in the past, and thought it would make for a fun re-posting and seeing how we’ve changed over the years :) If you remember this from back in the day, re-take it and see if you’re doing better now! If this is the first time you’re seeing it, take it too and then see […]

33 comments [Check out the full article]

8 Fascinating Facts About Our Nation’s Currency!

April 27, 2018
Thumbnail image for 8 Fascinating Facts About Our Nation’s Currency!

Hey guys! My wife is tired of me telling her about all these facts I keep coming across, so now you get to hear them all and be entertained today ;) But you know what they say – the more you know about our country’s currency, the cooler you get! So be prepared to be the KING of Coolsville today – woot woot! ****** #1. […]

66 comments [Check out the full article]

Stop The #HouseShaming, People!

April 25, 2018
shame - game of thrones

Last week, 3 different people emailed me asking for advice because they keep getting pressured by friends and family (especially family) *to buy a home* when neither one of them wants to. I got so riled up after the last message that I shot the following tweet out which caused quite the hubbub for a hot minute or so: As it turns out, I wasn’t […]

113 comments [Check out the full article]

PS: The less you spend, the less you need to earn!

April 23, 2018
Thumbnail image for PS: The less you spend, the less you need to earn!

Three years ago I stumbled across a passage from Mr. Money Mustache that completely changed how I view my expenses. It came from an article I had read on many occasions prior – and is one of his most popular – but for whatever reason it never hit me as hard as it did then, perhaps because I wasn’t open enough to fully appreciate it […]

70 comments [Check out the full article]

My Favorite Reads From The Month!

April 20, 2018
Thumbnail image for My Favorite Reads From The Month!

Hiyo heyo! Sitting here with my son this morning as he inexplicably has the day off from school, so rather than regale you with another fiscally fascinating tale of finance, I shall present to you the following two things in its stead: A picture of Perry the Platypus, courtesy of this same son who wanted to “make art” while I “make words” (Success!) My favorite […]

33 comments [Check out the full article]

The Cost of Sentimental Value

April 18, 2018
Thumbnail image for The Cost of Sentimental Value

You know what guys? I think I’m going to change the name of this blog to ReaderEmailsAreSexy.com because I just can’t stop sharing all these notes I keep getting!!! They’re so juicy! And probably since I keep sharing them over and over, I keep getting more and more and thereby extending the circle of email life even further, haha… I LOVE IT! (Unless you guys […]

96 comments [Check out the full article]

Does Capitalism Actually Create a “Numbers-Driven” Life?

April 16, 2018
Thumbnail image for Does Capitalism Actually Create a “Numbers-Driven” Life?

Heyo!! Found another interesting email in my inbox this morning, and even though I had to re-read it twice just to make sure I understood it all the way (which I blame on lack of coffee, not brains!), it was the perfect pairing with another item I wanted to share with you guys today… We’ll start with the brain dump by Wilfred Waters, who if […]

54 comments [Check out the full article]

What Would You Do For a 10% Raise? (Plus a half dozen other “Would You Rathers!”)

April 13, 2018
Thumbnail image for What Would You Do For a 10% Raise? (Plus a half dozen other “Would You Rathers!”)

Came across this ridiculous study by LendEDU but can’t stop looking at it, haha… They asked 1,200 employed Americans a series of “would you rather” questions to see what they’d give up in exchange for a 10% raise, and their answers were as crazy as they were entertaining ;) Here are some of the results – would you do any of these?? ********* 40.06% would […]

63 comments [Check out the full article]