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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My Life (And Finances) After Escaping a Cult

August 11, 2017
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[Hey guys! Please welcome Ava to the blog today – a newer blogger on the scene with an INCREDIBLE backstory. She blogs over at MillennialMoneyChallenge.com and is on a mission to go from cult survivor to financial independence by 40 (!). I was blown away after stumbling across her “about” page last week, and asked if we could republish a bulk of it here which […]

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Are You Saving Like the Titanic?

August 9, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ***** Did you know that the Titanic almost didn’t sink? Here’s what happened: The captain took corrective action when the ship was about 1000 feet away from the iceberg. The starboard (right) side of the ship brushed the ice, tearing open five compartments (the ship could sustain damage to four and stay afloat). The rest of […]

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Net Worth Update: $660,442.69 (+$12,000)

August 7, 2017
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What’s up money lovers! I’m a bit late to the game this month, but as always our latest net worth numbers are posted below. And also like always, 95% of it rides on the whims of the market ;) Which thankfully I believe in, or else it would really feel out of control! Speaking of which, I really like this quote I saw the other […]

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What Being Homeless Taught Me About Money and Happiness

August 4, 2017
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[Got another great guest post for y’all today. This one comes from Lyn Alden, a newer blogger on the scene who puts out some great in-depth financial guides on her site. Today she dives inwards and shares a part of her own journey with us, and what she’s learned about money and happiness throughout it. Hop on over to her site when you’re done and show […]

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Three Things I’ll Spend Money On (and Three I Won’t)

August 2, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** See that sign up there? I noticed it on a hike in Boulder Colorado a couple weeks ago. I had no idea what a paraglider was, but I was determined to find out. The thought of flying greatly excites me, but I always dismissed the idea of owning anything that flies because […]

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“You do not have to worship money to want to have control over it.”

July 31, 2017
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This probably comes off strange right after our post on hiring escorts Friday, but what can I say – we’re an equal opportunity blog here :) And truth be told, this stuff is much more aligned with my own views and lifestyle, despite it not being as sexy (quite literally!). I got this email from another reader of our site – we’ll call her “Gloria” […]

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Financial Confessional: I Used to *Hire* Escorts

July 28, 2017
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[So here’s a surprise! Two posts on escorts within a month of each other, haha… Had a reader reach out though wanting to share *the other side* of the business (i.e. paying for escorts vs hustling as an escort), and I just couldn’t pass it up… So just like last time, if this stuff offends you go ahead and avert your eyes now! We’ve got […]

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This Is Why I Own a Home

July 26, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** Recently, J. Money wrote an article on why he doesn’t like owning a home. A naughty dishwasher hose leaked and caused thousands of dollars of damage to the home he was renting. J. Money describes the chaos: Walked into the kitchen and saw air (water?) bubbles on the floor Walked into far corner of the basement […]

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Adults Can Do Whatever They Want

July 24, 2017
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Here’s a convo my 5 y/o son and I had the other day: 5 y/o: “What are you eating over there???” Me: “A chocolate bar – mmm mmm it’s tasty.” 5 y/o: “How come you can have a chocolate bar right now and I can’t?” Me: “Because I’m an adult – and adults can do whatever they want.” I probably should have said “Because you’re […]

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Ten Moves That Will Skyrocket Your Net Worth

July 21, 2017
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[My man ESI makes a return today to share his tips on what to REALLY focus on in order to grow our wealth exponentially. You might remember him from his previous post that went viral on the 10 things he didn’t expect in early retirement, which he’s still very much in and still very much enjoying :) Thanks for taking the time, good sir!] ******** […]

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Lifestyles of The Rich and Frugal

July 19, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** The most frugal times of my life were my college years. While my apartment rent was paid with loans, I had to come up with money for everything else. To support myself, I worked for minimum wage ($4.25/hour) at a computer lab. This income had to pay the utility bills and everything else. I kept […]

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4 Hot New Financial Apps & Services On The Scene

July 17, 2017
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I’ve been coming across a LOT of great financial apps and services lately, so thought we’d do a round up of some of my favorites here – Cliffs Notes style :) All of these apps/services below are either new-to-me, new in general, or up and coming and looking like they’re about to change up the game here… And believe me, I’m getting a greaaaaat handle […]

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Side Hustle #71: Trash Picker-Upper ($30-$50/hr!)

July 14, 2017
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[Heyo! Got an email from a guy who’s made a living out of picking up trash around business complexes, and thought it was so fascinating that I asked if he’d write up a little something something for us. He obliged, and our Side Hustle Series continues forward! (And now I’m seriously considering trying this out myself! Sounds like a great way to make money on […]

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Fidget Spinner Finance

July 12, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** Late in the school year, I went to my older daughter’s classroom to pick her up. When I got there, an overly excited classmate ran up to me holding a spinning contraption: Classmate: Look at this!!! Me: Is that a gyroscope? I had one of those when I was your age. Classmate: No, it’s a […]

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