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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

Those Who Like Money, and Those Who Like Things

December 12, 2014
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What up what up! You frugal gangstas are gonna like this one today… Got a note yesterday from my boy PT that our old wealth poem friend Randy Vining is at it again. Spittin’ some good rhymes on money and life, and one of the stars of a new documentary that just dropped on mobile living. (ie. living out of cars, RVS, trailers, etc). Of course, he’s […]

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In Which I’m Reminded I’m a Dummy

December 10, 2014
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Yesterday morning our coffee maker broke. Which is a bad thing to happen on any day of the week when you’re a slave to it, but even worse when you were up with sick little kids the night before and are dragging. (Is it bad if I don’t know which I felt more bad for? The kids or me?? ;)) My beautiful wife was kind […]

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Help a Reader: “How Do I Get Paid to Work Out?”

December 8, 2014
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I answer a lot of emails on this blog, but I gotta say – this guy wins the award for stumping me ;)  How nice it would be to get paid for doing something we’re already supposed to be doing anyways! Imagine if we got paid to save or invest or even pay off debt?? (Oh wait… interest, 401(k) matches/compounding, interest again). I don’t work […]

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Challenge Savings Account Month #3: $1,209.16

December 5, 2014
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Welcome to the third month of filling up our Challenge Everything Savings Account! We hit $1,000 – hot dogs! I can’t claim all the money came from my killer hustling skills (though we did hit 4/4 things sold this month on Craigslist!), but as my friend Financial Samurai once said, why be ashamed of receiving “un-earned” money? I’ll take it any way I can get […]

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Proof You Can Live off 50% of Your Income

December 3, 2014
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One of my most visited posts on this site is on living off 50% of your income back in 2012. It wasn’t the most well written or Earth shattering article ever done, but it did open up some great discussions on what’s possible out there from plenty of people doing it. In the 118 comments left so far, people fall into the following categories: Those […]

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Net Worth Update: $470,167.09 [+$10G's]

December 1, 2014
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What up, what up! Welcome to the best month of the year :) Where not only two of the coolest people around were born (Jesus, and yours truly), but the air is filled with love and joy and the magicalness that is Christmas. And, so far, the magicalness of the stock market too! Aww yeah… I’ve been publishing these net worth updates for almost 7 […]

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Despite Growing Up, I’m Still a Rock Star

November 28, 2014
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[Happy Black Financial Friday! For those of you holding onto your dollars and nice and cozy at home, here's a great article by my friend over at MyMoneyDesign.com. While I, too, always wanted to become a rock star, I sadly couldn't play an instrument to save my life. So instead I pretended to be a lead singer of a band to impress the ladies ;) […]

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Happy Thanksgiving From My Son :)

November 27, 2014
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I think you know what I’m grateful for this year :) Hope you all are well and safe!

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The Official List of Allowed Purchases This Black Friday

November 26, 2014
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Every year around this time I put on my clever hat and try to have some fun with Black Friday… This has produced a multitude of award winning articles such as “How I feel about Black Friday in Animated Gifs“, “7 Things I’d rather do than shop on Black Friday,” and my personal favorite, “10 ways Black Friday is like sex.’ (I swear, I deserve […]

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How Bad Do You Want It?

November 24, 2014
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One of the very first questions I ask all my money coaching clients is “what are your goals?”  Quickly followed by “how bad do you want them?” The first one is an easy one because any of us can rattle them off at any point (have a million dollar net worth, retire early, be the #1 personal finance blog in the world!), but the second […]

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