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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

“The Penny”

July 4, 2014
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It’s the 4th of July and you’ll be out and lovin’ on America and hot dogs here shortly, but before you do take a few seconds and read this awesome essay (?) I stumbled upon while looking for pics the other day for Rockstar Finance… I usually don’t read the descriptions of them when scanning Flickr, but for some reason I decided to on this […]

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Net Worth Update: $454,218.23 (+$5k)

July 2, 2014
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Net worth time again, baby! Y’all still updating yours every month too? :) This month had a little bitter sweet action going on around town. Cash and cars went down pretty significantly, at least % wise, while our mortgages and investments (yeah Vanguard!) improved quite the oppositely. With one main changing of the guards… OUR HOUSE IS NO LONGER UNDERWATER!!!! OMFG!!!! I’ve only been waiting […]

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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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Franken-Caddy: The Car That Keeps Making Money!

June 27, 2014
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As some of y’all might remember, two weeks ago someone slammed into my (parked) car causing some pretty nasty damage and rendering my Caddy non-street legal for the 2nd time in 12 months. It was a pretty whacky story to say the least, but in a nutshell it came out of nowhere and I was scared I would finally lose my beloved car once and […]

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Physical Triggers

June 25, 2014
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A couple of weekends ago I was at a barbeque and saw a friend lugging around this huge-ass bottle of water. I jokingly asked him why he had brought that from home since he knew there would be plenty of drinks at the party, and he told me he was on a mission to drink 8 cups a day, and that that silly water bottle […]

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My New [Lazy] One-Fund Investing Strategy

June 23, 2014
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Today’s post may surprise you, scare you, or even enlighten you (maybe all three?), but I’m sharing it with you anyways because that’s what us financial bloggers do. We dish it out exactly how it plays out in our lives, and then we leave it open for every jackal with an internet connection to either praise us or kindly debate what big idiots we are. […]

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Do The Best You Can, Dummy

June 20, 2014
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I’ve been living under a new mantra these days, and as obvious as it’s going to sound, I’m still gonna share it with you anyways ;) Mainly because it’s Friday and I want you to go into the weekend feeling good about yourselves than the opposite. Today’s topic is about accomplishing your goals. Or, rather, not giving up on your goals. Tell me if this […]

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The 5 Biggest Purchases of My Life

June 18, 2014
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Sometimes I like to stare at my investment accounts and watch my dollars work hard for me. Other times, I’m a glutton for punishment and choose to focus on all the places my money runs off to instead. Today I choose the punishment ;) And since I’ve never consciously made a list of the all-time largest expenses of my life, I thought – why not […]

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