“My Story”

by J. Money -

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How J. Money became J. Money:

  • Went looking for a 2 bedroom apt to rent 9 years ago
  • Bought a 3-level place for $350k+ instead – on a whim, within 48 hours, and no money down
  • Didn’t have a budget so went searching online…
  • Came across the blogging world and fell in love with “real life” examples and transparency
  • Started BudgetsAreSexy.com anonymously to have fun and hold himself accountable
  • Site unexpectedly took off (20,000,000+ views since) and started making money
  • Have since been featured in Forbes, New York Times, Kiplinger, Entrepreneur, Mashable and more
  • Named one of the Top “Social Influencers” in personal finance & wealth
  • Became better with his own money and grew his net worth from $50,000 to $500,000
  • Built a mini empire of personal finance blogs online by buying them from others
  • Got laid off from his 9-5 and jumped right into self-employment pretty excitedly
  • Has been a “professional blogger” ever since – going on 5+ years
  • Launched a year-long philanthropy project raising $90,000+ of cash and goods via online micro-donations (and filmed a la Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to show what generosity looks like)
  • Launched Rockstar Finance – a curation site of great personal finance articles with over 4,000,000 views and one of Business Insider’s “go-to websites for money advice”
  • Became a Blogging Coach
  • Became a Money Coach
  • Became an Advisor to financial startups
  • Now a daddy of two
  • Currently supporting his family through his online projects
  • Recently turned down a million dollar offer for his sites
  • Loves what he does and grateful every day for the twist of fate

Topics he’s currently passionate about:

Personal facts:

  • Lives in the D.C. area
  • Coin collector and rap lover
  • Rocks a ‘hawk and/or beard and/or ‘stache
  • Overall positive person
  • Big dreamer and action taker
  • Loves connecting with people

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