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Budgets Are Sexy in the press

I feel so blessed! We have received over 1 million 7 MILLION hits since the debut in Feb ’08, and 600 1,900 posts later we’re still here rockin’ it :) And it’s all because of YOU, the readers & fellow pf bloggers, that this blog is still around. So thank you all so very very much for every last comment, tweet, email, everything – I genuinely appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

Here is a snapshot of some of the things people are saying…

Kiplinger logo “Best blog for twentysomethings [tie]” – Kiplinger
USAA logo “J. Money brings “Sexy” back where it counts… in your wallet.” – USAA
Business Insider logo “[One of] 15 Money Experts Everyone Should Follow On Twitter” – Business Insider
los angeles times logo “The consistently delightful blog at www.budgetsaresexy.com, written by twentysomething J. Money” - L.A. Times
TIME Moneyland logo “J. Money at Budgets Are Sexy tells his “I Got Fired” story right after getting pink-slipped… and what struck me about this post is how it nails the emotions felt in the moment—anger, puzzlement, panic—and how he ultimately handles the situation with class…” – Time Moneyland
iVillage logo “I love J. Money’s irreverent yet insanely practical approach (perhaps because he’s lived and learned) to getting your finances in order.”- iVillage
Scholastic Parent & Child “Terrific money-management info, plus how to create and stick to a budget…” – Parent & Child
social media examiner “Budgets are Sexy provides readers with personal finance tips with flair. The blogger is known to rock a Mohawk and talk about finance with a friendly, down-to-earth tone that makes it all seem much simpler.”- Social Media Examiner

What Readers Are Saying…

“I wanted to pass on my appreciation for your blog. Over the past year I’ve followed quite a few PF blogs but the one I always make time to read is yours. I’ve noticed that a lot of these either have a negative attitude, are minimalistic towards life/consumerism, are blatantly anti-Christian, or just plain don’t offer any entertainment value with the knowledge… Your blog is informative and thought provoking, at times humorous and entertaining, but always optimistic. Not only do I learn from you, I enjoy the learning process. After visiting your blog I always feel better about my situation. So thanks. Thanks for making this journey better. Thanks for doing what you do.” - Julie K.

“Your Budget Template is tha bomb!!!! I needed to get my finances under control and found your template – this is GREAT!” – Karmen Starks

“Dude, your posts are like financial crack for me, the more I read, the more I want to do with my own blog/finances/future plans… You, Mr. J. “Mortgage Killah” Money, are a hero to all of us. What I like most is the positivity…” – The Happy Homeowner

“I really want to thank you for being honest, sharing your energy and mainly for being an accessible voice in the oft snooty world of finance. I started reading your blog about 3 months ago and you were my inspiration for paying off ALL our credit card debt as of last week!” – Caitlin

“I’ve gotta say, I love reading your blog my man… I hope someday random creeps like myself can say that about work that I do without ever having met them. You’re incredibly honest, and that’s what the community needs. I appreciate the fact that you just put it all out there…” – Bobby

“I love this site called Budgets Are Sexy. Seriously… it’s bringing a little bit of rock n’ roll to budgets… He is making budgeting fun, and hip, and DO-ABLE.” – Janice Croze

“I love reading your posts – you’re one of the few PF bloggers I’ve stuck around with for the long haul. You’re definitely a “there’s hope out there” influence on my life!” – Amber

“Thanks for the great blog – it is truly my favorite of the PF blogs that I read – favorite by a long shot! It’s got practical information with lots of personality, and I don’t feel guilty for “indulging” in things like cable :) Keep it up!!!” – Kelly Goetz

Awesome Awards/Lists:

Won Blog of The Year @ the 2nd Annual Financial Bloggers Conference!

Won 5 Blogger Awards @ 2011′s inaugural Financial Bloggers Conference!
(Thanks for all the votes, everyone!)

  • Best Lifestyle Blog
  • Most Humorous Blog (also won in 2010)
  • Best Gen X/Y Blog (also won in 2010)
  • Best Multi-Part Series (Side Hustle Series)
  • Best Microblog (@BudgetsAreSexy – also won in 2010)

US News & World Report: 37 Personal Finance Experts to Follow on Twitter
CBS News: Top financial blogs for building wealth
Business Insider: 15 Money Experts Everyone Should Follow on Twitter
Brazen Careerist [Life]: 15 Smart & Fun Blogs that Will Inspire You All Day Long
USAA: August Military Blogger of the Month
G34 Media: 100 Blogs To Visit Before You Die
Loosen Your White Collar: 18 Kick-A$$ People Who Will Change Your Life
Give Me Back My Five Bucks: Top 10 Realest Personal Finance Bloggers
Credit Card Finder: Top 25 Most Badass Personal Finance Blogs

Other Mentions and Features:

Kiplinger: 10 Personal Finance Blogs Worth Reading (WOO!)
Main St: 10 Money Challenges Everyone Should Try (Featured on #2 and #4)
Credit.com: Blog Spotlight: Budgets Are Sexy (Interview by Beverly Harzog!)
MSN Money: Experts confess their money mistakes (Featured “expert” #17)
24 Savvy: 50 Best Money-Saving Blogs and Websites (#6 Featured)
Money Talk News: 10 Common Money Mistakes (Video)
Money Talk News: 30 Tips to Spend Less and Save More (Video)
Huffington Post: Budgeting For Baby: Money Advice For New Parents (Linked to my budgets!)
Kiplinger: 11 More Ways to Get Extra Cash (Featured at #6: “Become a Blogger”)
Daily Finance (AOL): U.S. Consumers Pay Down Their Credit Card Debts (Budgets linked to)
US News and World Report: How to Make a Career Back-Up Plan (Interviewed on blogging)
Marketplace Public Radio: Generation Y is more financially responsible than you think
Biz Times: Organization utilizes micro-giving concept to help change lives (on Love Drop)
Lending Tree: Community Outreach by Personal Finance Bloggers (Love Drop featured)
Daily Herald: Bartlett family first to receive Love Drop donation (Love Drop featured)
US News & World Report: 10 New Money Tools for Young Adults (Interviewed about saving money)
US News & World Report: How to get financially prepared for a layoff (Got laid off next month! :))
94.7 The Wave: WAVE Website of the Week: Make it Thrifty Thursday with Coupon Month
The Globe And Mail: Budgeting Can Be Sexy
Family Circle Magazine: July Issue (Magazine feature #2! Woo!)
The Christian Science Monitor: Is it Selfish Not to Have Kids? (I’m linked second ;))
The Baltimore Sun: These Financial Blogs Are Worth Your Time
Dollarish: Are You a Shopoholic?
WIOX 91.3 “Money Train”: J. Money Radio Interview
Wisebread: Interview With Love Drop co-founder J. Money
L.A. Times/Chicago Tribune: Bloggers share their tips for frugal living
MSN Money: The $100 Scratch-Off Lottery Project
PC World: Mint Puts Twitter To Work (Featured in the picture! haha…)
Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine: September Issue (1st Magazine Mention!!!)
Glamour: Little Miss Fortune: Sex, Love & Life (Blogroll!)
The Art of Manliness: How To Be A Financial Stud (Quoted)

*Also featured in other MSN Money, Lifehacker, Consumerist, and Time MoneyLand articles…

The J. Money Comic!

And lastly, check out the J$ comic book! Haha… click the image to view the entire 4-page series :) Big shout out to Credit Card Finder for launching the whole thing!
J. Money Comic Book
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT, EVERYONE!

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