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What up, what up! Welcome to my money blog. If you like talking about saving, hustling, investing, getting rid of debt, and my 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

Net Worth Update: $462,741.66 (Down $7k)

February 4, 2015
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It’s the best time of the month again! Even though I “lost” $7,000, haha… (I say “lost” because most of it was in stocks which we all know we won’t be touching for many years to come so the day-to-day/month-to-month doesn’t really matter. What does is the day(s) we cash out! ;)). Even when it’s going down down down into a burning ring of fire, […]

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My Biggest Guilty Pleasure I Spend on Is ______?

February 2, 2015
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If someone were to ask you the one thing you spend a lot of money on that you probably shouldn’t, you’d know the answer right? It would take you approximately 2.3 seconds to come up with? Well, apparently for me it takes about 23 minutes. I was recently asked this question on an upcoming podcast* that’ll be dropping soon, and I literally had NO answer […]

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As Seen on TV! The “Debt is Not Forever” Solution!

January 30, 2015
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Up to your eyeballs in debt? Hate your credit cards? Stressed from all those nasty collection calls? Worry no more, friends… Introducing: The “Debt Is Not Forever” Affirmation! The most powerful solution in killing your dream killers and fighting your debt fights who fight you on debt while killing your dreams! (What?).  No more tossing and turning at night when you’ve got Debt is Not […]

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Pop Pop – Lil’ Vee’s Back! Did She Hit Her $10,000?

January 28, 2015
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Remember our friend Vee who set out to hustle her way to $10,000 come Christmas? Through secret shopping and selling all kinds of books, designer clothes/shoes/handbags, and even her JUNK MAIL?? Haha… Well, she’s back :) Last time we chatted with her she was up $4,100 with two months to go. Think she made it? What UP, J. Money! Happy New Year! It’s me, Lil’ VEE – […]

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A Creative Way to Invest (+ My First Dividend Portfolio!)

January 26, 2015
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Morning hustlers :) So one of my goals for this blog in 2015 is to try out a lot more financial products out there and then report back to y’all  if I find they’re kosher. I tend to stay within my nice comfy bubble of companies and services I love, but the problem with that of course is I never learn anything new. And worse, […]

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Would YOU Cash In Your Life?

January 23, 2015
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So I got this pretty interesting email yesterday about cashing in your life and pursuing your dreams once and for all. Like, someone literally handing you a check and saying “Let’s do this!!” Only the catch is your every move will be filmed and broadcasted on national television :) What I got was a casting notice for a new show coming out titled “Cash In […]

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What It Cost Us to “Own” Our Home Last Year + A Question I Ask Myself Every Morning

January 21, 2015
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We’re only three weeks into January so far, and we’ve already received a notice from our property managers* that our dishwasher is on the fritz again. Depending on what course of action we take (replace the circuit board @ $390 or replace the entire thing @ $650 (both costs include parts and labor)) we’ll be dumping even more money into a home we could care […]

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Martin Luther King’s Money [And The Freedom Budget?]

January 19, 2015
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“There is nothing in all the world greater than freedom. It is worth paying for; it is worth losing a job for; it is worth going to jail for. I would rather be a free pauper than a rich slave. I would rather die in abject poverty with my convictions than live in inordinate riches with the lack of self respect.” – Martin Luther King, […]

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Forbes and Planting Your Seeds TODAY!

January 16, 2015
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Happy Friday y’all! Hope you had a good week of multiplying that money – preferably as you slept ;) It’s been a wild ride over here this week to say the least, and to be honest I’m still pinching myself in disbelief. For those who haven’t seen it, an entire article was written about me over at Forbes (!!!) on how I grew my net […]

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Side Hustle #56: I Get Paid to Empty Septic Tanks

January 14, 2015
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[This is an article by John C. as part of our Side Hustle Series. If you ever wanted to know what it's like (and how much it pays) to clean out septic tanks and portable toilets, now's your chance ;)] For the last couple years I have noticed that most of my friends and co-workers have a side hustle, but I have had trouble committing […]

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