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

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If You Can Afford to Spend It, You Can Afford to Save It.

January 23, 2017
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What’s up party people! It’s Monday – get excited!!! What’s that? Mondays are lame? Okay, let’s try it again – It’s Monday, y’all!! Check out this awesome new savings idea I just heard, along with a raw and transparent history of someone’s real financial life who just laid it all out in an email for us to gawk at today! Get excited!! Any better? :) If so, continue […]

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How I Became A 401(k) Millionaire

January 20, 2017
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[Hey guys! If you ever doubted the power of a 401(k), this should help remind you again ;) My man Fritz from The Retirement Manifesto stops by today to share his own story (and love!) for his 401(k), and this might just become my new default article to send to future haters! It’s brilliant!] ******* A few weeks ago, J$ shared a CNN piece on […]

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The Incubator of GOOD Has Arrived!

January 18, 2017
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Hi guys!!! I’m soooooo excited to share this today. We finally got our philanthropy project off the ground! Check it out –> RockstarCommunityFund.org Now I know what you’re thinking, “Ugh – another charity project out there, borrrring….” To which I’d respond, “See what we’re doing first Judgy McJudgerton! I guarantee you’ve never seen this before ;)” To which you’d probably hit back with, “Okay fine – but I’m […]

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$4,608,568.32 – The Amount Our Community Has Saved So Far Using Digit.

January 16, 2017
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Over four MILLION dollars – Isn’t that crazy?? From just linking up our accounts w/ Digit and literally doing nothing else? Either we all suck with our money or we’re incredibly brilliant ;) And I’m going to go with the latter – hah. It’s been a while since I’ve updated y’all on my savings with them, but after seeing this note from the founder I couldn’t help […]

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We Decided to Travel the World. But First, We Made a Serious Budget!

January 13, 2017
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[Yo yo yo! Got another killer guest post for y’all, this time around by my new friend Chris Biggs who decided to call it quits and go travel the world with his beautiful fiancée. If this is their idea of a vacation, I can’t wait to see what they do for their honeymoon!! ;)] ****** After college I had three friends who, all separately, quit […]

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“The Challenge Is Not To Touch It!” (And Other Things I Recently Overheard)

January 11, 2017
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“The challenge is not to touch it!” That’s what I overheard a 65 year old guy telling a 13 year old kid the other day while checking out at Target :) I *of course* had to switch lanes so I can get closer to eavesdropping territory, and from what I could tell they somehow got on the topic of becoming a millionaire, and more particularly […]

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Net Worth Update: $599,826.38 (Up $75K + 2016 Recap)

January 9, 2017
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[Every month we share our raw numbers here to give you a real life snapshot of a family’s finances. This was game changing for me when I first stumbled across the blogging world 9 years ago, so we’ve made it a consistent feature here on the blog in hopes it helps you along your journey as well. Enjoy!] Hey $$$ Trackers!! Another month, another net […]

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My Top 7 Disagreements With Personal Finance Experts

January 6, 2017
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[Hey guys! Have a feisty one for you today from fellow blogger ERN at EarlyRetirementNow.com. Some of these you may disagree with, as do I (no emergency fund? Blasphemy! ;)) BUT I always love hearing other peoples’ perspectives, and Ern here can surely put up a convincing fight. Regardless of where you stand though, I hope you’ll find some takeaways here to help you in […]

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My 10 Most *Favorite* Posts of The Year

January 4, 2017
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Happy Happy New Year! Again! Can never keep celebrating fresh starts, am I right? :) Had a blast going down memory lane with our last post on the most popular articles here on the blog from last year, so thought we’d serve up another fresh batch today/ Only this time featuring *my own favorites*, either because I just really think personally they’re worth sharing again, or because […]

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Top 10 Most Popular Posts of The Year

January 2, 2017
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Happy New Year, budgeters! Y’all having a nice day off, or kicking it off with a little hustle? Anyone still hungover? ;) If you’re on the grind, avert your eyes and get back to it!, but if you’re chillin’ and ready to enjoy yourself a little, sit back, grab a cup of warm caffeine, and feast your eyes on our best hits from 2016… But […]

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Financial Confessions: “I Became So Obsessed With Being Rich That I’m Now Sitting in Prison”

December 29, 2016
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So a friend of mine passed me a note about a guy he met in prison while doing volunteer work, and after taking one glance at it I was ENTHRALLED and asked if I could share it here as the takeaways are legit. He obliged, and what you’re about to read is this guy’s story of how he ended up stealing over $1 Million from […]

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Another Way to Think About FIRE: Freedom, Intellect, Resourcefulness, Enough.

December 26, 2016
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Heyo! It’s my birthday! Let’s sing me a song! Ready? Happy birthday, to me! Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday dear J. Moooooooooney, happy birthday to me! (Woo!) Thanks – that felt good :) Unlike all this cake I’m about to shove down my throat later and then feel horrible about, haha… but hey, it’s my birthday and I can do as I please! And […]

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80 Years of Financial Hindsight

December 22, 2016
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Hey guys! Got an interesting note from a reader of this blog (Larry) who sent the following in the subject line: “A middle of the night thought.” Of course I had to open it up to see what it was about :) “Wondered if you would like a little article written by an old fart (80) about his thoughts and concerns and what he would […]

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Net Worth Update: $524,910.47 (+$22,000)

December 19, 2016
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Hi again! Man… feels good to be back :) A little weird posting up a net worth update when the next month is half-way over, but hey – can’t break my record of 107 in a row now, right? And interestingly enough, these were the only requests that some of you asked me to do when I was away on sabbatical. So, this is for […]

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