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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How To Make Thousands As a Forensic Accountant

October 6, 2017
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[Welcome to another edition of our Side Hustle Series! Up today, Keith Schroeder from The Wealthy Accountant who teaches us how to make some extra money today as a forensic accountant. A smart and fun dude, who currently holds the #1 slot in our Blogger Net Worth Tracker at over $12 Million. Whip out a notepad and get ready to take notes!] ******* A man […]

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New Net Worth: $675,681.17 (+$16,000)

October 4, 2017
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What up, what up! Another month, another net worth update! You tracking it diligently yourself over there? Even if you’re keeping it to yourself like a normal person? I hope so. I honestly can’t even put into words how impactful it’s been in my own journey over here, so I won’t… Instead, I’ll show you a picture :) Of course, tracking itself doesn’t grow your […]

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Financial Potpourri

October 2, 2017
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Here’s a handful of financial observations I’ve had lately :) #1. I lie to myself whenever I say I’m going to sign up to the HBO free trial and then cancel it before it renews Do you do this too? Sign up to binge on Game of Thrones or Ballers, and then stick around for another 3-4 months more “by accident?” ;) This was us […]

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If Excel Had a One-Night Stand With cFIREsim

September 29, 2017
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[Hey guys! If you love numbers and forecasting and poking around new financial calculators, you’re going to enjoy this review of OnTrajectory today :) It comes from Gwen of FieryMillennials.com and should give you something exciting to do over the weekend! Haha… Hope it helps!] ********* Hi my name is Gwen, and I have a confession. I love spreadsheets. Not like, oh yeah occasionally I […]

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Why I Don’t Fret About Debt

September 27, 2017
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[As part of our weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com – a fellow blogger who retired at 43!] ****** So, I’m financially independent and no longer work, but I still have a load of debt. And I love it. This debt has made me some serious money. I’ll explain all, but let’s back up for a moment. Mortgage Debt That debt is my home mortgage. I bought […]

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What If You Just Don’t?

September 25, 2017
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I’ve caught myself getting into a nasty habit lately – spitting. For some reason, any time I’m near water of any kind (sink, bath, shower) my body automatically wants to unload the saliva in my mouth as if I’m in a spitting competition with the world’s feistiest llama. It’s been going on for a few years now, but yesterday for whatever reason I decided I […]

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How I Survived Prison And Accidentally Found My Path to Wealth

September 22, 2017
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[Hey guys!! I have SUCH a great post for you today, and one that I am beyond honored to be able to feature as our friend “comes out” here to share his incredible journey with us. If you only read one article today, I hope this one is it. Please pass it on afterwards!] ******** My goal is to save one reader’s life out there […]

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Money Doesn’t Matter. Until it Does.

September 20, 2017
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[As part of our weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com – a fellow blogger who retired at 43!] ****** My cover as a blogger was blown last year when a story about us went viral. I knew something was wrong when the blog went down. When it finally came back up, I had over 30,000 page visits and it was still before noon. On that day, we […]

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New Experiment: Buying All My Clothes Online!

September 18, 2017
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Alright guys – I’m on a new mission over here! I’ve whined about this before, but ever since I’ve gone down this glorious road of minimalism and not shopping anymore, my wardrobe has gone completely from Rockstar to Vagabondstar and my clothes are literally falling apart. Here are the jeans I’m currently wearing: Notice the beautiful patches along WITH the holes :) Not so bad […]

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I’d Scoop up Poop if it Made Me Happy

September 15, 2017
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That’s a comment I just left on a friend’s blog post – “I’d scoop up poop if it made me happy.” It was in response to her going back to a 9-5 again after trying her hand at entrepreneurship (congrats, Lauren!), and reminded me of how far I’ve come in my own thinking over the years… Back when I quit got laid off of my […]

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6 of My Favorite Money Hacks

September 13, 2017
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[As part of our weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com – a fellow blogger who retired at 43!] ****** Life is good in retirement. I’m thrilled to have a net worth of $1,900,000 which enables me to live my life on my own terms. Instead of answering to Mr. Bossman, I wake up and do whatever I want. On some days, I’ll ride 40 miles into the […]

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Reader Question: What To Do With A $100k Inheritance?

September 11, 2017
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Heyo! Okay, this is totally going to look planned considering last Friday’s hypothetical on winning $100,000, but I swear this is a real question and that our friend here did not win any magical genie requests :) In fact, she got the money through the opposite of a fun situation :( Here’s her note below, followed by my own thoughts for her to marinate on […]

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Would You Rather… Have All The Knowledge in The World From $$$ Books – OR – $100,000 In Cash?

September 8, 2017
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Happy 401(k) Day, everyone! Yup, it’s a real day, and one of real importance too! Given that the bulk of American’s money is totally invested in their 401(k)s and respective counterparts. Trillions and trillions of it! (Don’t quote me on that one as I’m too lazy to research it right now, but I do know it’s a lot! ;)) So before we get to today’s […]

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My Favorite Underdogs

September 6, 2017
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[As part of our weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com – a fellow blogger who retired at 43!] ****** Since you’re here on Budgets Are Sexy (BAS), I know that you’re no dummy. You’re actually savvy and smart. There are millions of you that read BAS, so it’s a silly exercise to generalize, but I’m going to do it anyway. If I were to […]

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