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

My New Shopping Ban + a J. Money in Your Pocket!

February 20, 2015
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What up, Hustle Nation! Another day another dollar earned/saved/invested/paid off in debt, right? :) It’s been one heck of a week over here on the budgetsaresexy side, from having my 7 things learned over 7 years post picked up by Lifehacker, USAA, and then Business Insider (!!), all the way to realizing I won’t be able to retire for another 20 years at this rate, […]

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The Early Retirement / Financial Freedom Spreadsheet!

February 18, 2015
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After being inspired by Jeremy’s early retirement story, I decided to sit down and calculate once and for all how long it would take for us to retire early as well. (And by retire early, I really mean “be financially independent” – ie not needing money anymore to survive whether you still want to work or not. In a way I feel like I’m already […]

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My Name is Jeremy, and This is How I Retired in My 30s

February 16, 2015
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[Welcome to the new Early Retirement Series we're starting here! Profiles of hustlers who have cracked the code and now living the dream on their own terms. We're starting with my boy Jeremy from GoCurryCracker.com who not only shares the intimate details of his journey, but also how - exactly - he was able to reach this financial freedom while now traveling the world with […]

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7 Things I’ve Learned in 7 Years of Blogging

February 13, 2015
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As of today, I’ve been blogging for exactly 20% of my life. TWENTY PERCENT. That’s more than any years spent in early education, high school, college, at any job I’ve ever had before, any hobby I’ve ever enjoyed, pets I’ve kept around, and even longer than my marriage by a mere 3 months (fun fact*: I blogged while up on the altar!). It’s safe to […]

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Digit Savings – One Month Later

February 11, 2015
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A little over a month ago I raved about a new company on the scene that promises to save you money without lifting a finger. It was called Digit, and I got hooked as fast as I did after my first sip of beer. (Actually, that’s a lie – beer tastes like CRAP the first time you drink it! I was hooked after… I downed […]

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Challenge Savings Month #5: $2,954.14 [+$900]

February 9, 2015
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Well that’s been a fast 5 months! Just the other day it seems like I was bitching about my $170 cell phone (and cable!) bills, thinking I’d do exactly what I always do about it over the years – nothing ;) But for whatever reason J. Money 2.0 stepped up to the plate, and here we are with almost $3,000 in the bank that didn’t […]

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A Great Way to Cash In Your Unused Gift Cards [+ $100 Giveaway!]

February 6, 2015
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Happy Friday :) If you logged onto this site this morning wishing for a place to sell your unwanted gift cards and to be entered to win two $50 cards you’ll actually love, then your wish has come true! And you should go and play the lottery next! I got a note from my new friends over at GiftCardRescue.com asking to pass on the word about […]

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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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