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by J. Money -

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1 Coleen December 7, 2014 at 6:14 pm

I found you in a Smarter Traveler article on budgeting for a vacation. I’m planning a 2 week trip to the UK in 2016 to meet long lost cousins! Thanks for a great site and awesome tools!

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2 J. Money December 17, 2014 at 7:13 am

Rock on! Thanks for stopping by – enjoy the trip! :)

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3 Mark Vecchio December 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm

I found you while I was searching for,” How much money do people make off selling Christmas trees

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4 Nola March 30, 2018 at 11:48 am

Jon Morrow has you listed in his Big Black Book so that’s how I found you. After that I’m a CPA, so of course I think Budgets Are Sexy. ;)

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5 J. Money March 30, 2018 at 2:36 pm

What is his Big Black Book? Haha… Sounds ominous!

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6 Keisha R July 1, 2018 at 6:05 pm

I found this site when googling how to make $200.00 last for a month

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7 Nakosha Smith December 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm

I am reading the book “Real Money Answers” by Patrice Washington, and she mentioned your site. I am looking for Financial Literacy in evey area, and I hear this is one of the sites that offer that help.

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8 J. Money December 20, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Great! Patrice is awesome – I hope you enjoy the site!

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9 Jenine December 24, 2014 at 10:30 am

I found you through Clark Howard :)

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10 J. Money December 27, 2014 at 9:33 pm

He’s The Man, so now I feel like The Man too – thx ;)

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11 lady hanna December 25, 2014 at 11:02 pm

I was actually web searching for side hustle ideas, love the article very great information!!

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12 J. Money December 27, 2014 at 9:35 pm

I’m so glad! You *must* be a hustler too if you were searching on Christmas :)

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13 SilverMoonLight January 1, 2015 at 4:38 pm

I found you through a link in an article with Money Talks News *smiles* I’ve been catching up on all your previous articles for the last couple of months and enjoy all the reads. Looking forward to more!

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14 J. Money January 5, 2015 at 11:51 am

Awesome – thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know :)

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15 Julia January 2, 2015 at 5:41 pm

I can’t remember exactly how I found your amazing site, all I know is I’m into job hunting, looking for make-money-online schemes, and from one link to another, I landed on your site.

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16 J. Money January 5, 2015 at 11:53 am

Well I hope you find some good ideas off the site and land a killer job in the process! Tons of ways to make money out there depending on what you enjoy and are comfortable with (and how much you need too, of course).

Check out our side hustle series if you haven’t already:
http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/ways-to-make-money/

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17 Bear January 3, 2015 at 7:14 pm

I googled “how much does a watercolor half sleeve cost” and got your article “Tattoo for you?”

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18 J. Money January 5, 2015 at 11:53 am

ahh an oldie but goodie. glad you stuck around to check out the rest of the blog! we don’t talk about tattoos too much, though I do love them.

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19 AB January 4, 2015 at 10:52 am

I found you on Pinterest – thanks!

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20 J. Money January 5, 2015 at 11:54 am

cool :)

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21 Jaytilya January 6, 2015 at 2:15 am

I googled you. It’s easy to find just about anything on Google.

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22 J. Money January 7, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Hah – nice… How did you know to google “J. Money” though (or “Budgets are sexy” or whatever you Googled)? Did you hear about me from somewhere?

(Love your name btw – unique!)

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23 Nydia aka Ny Money January 6, 2015 at 10:23 pm

Thaaaaaaaank Yooooooou!!!!! Such a wealth of knowledge. This website is filled with awesome sauce!!!!! Keep up the brilliant work!!

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24 J. Money January 7, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Best testimonial right there! Haha…

Love it – thanks :) Here’s to a kick-ass 2015!

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25 $2 dollar fan January 9, 2015 at 1:11 am

I’ve been a collector of coin and paper money for years (bordering on obsessive) and I was doing some research on precious metals when I came across your silver coin experiment. I thoroughly enjoyed everything I read so here I am…..nice to meet ya!

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26 J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Rock on!

Did you see that I had a coin collecting blog like a nerd too? ;)

http://cointhrill.com

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27 Rebecca January 10, 2015 at 5:01 pm

I found you on FaceBook!

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28 J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Sweet!

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29 Joshua Roever January 11, 2015 at 1:12 am

Doing research to try and get on a better path. I come to this site and Rockstar Finance all the time. Great stuff!

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30 J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Love hearing that, thanks so much!

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31 andre demers January 12, 2015 at 11:35 am

Forbes mag. Jan ’14

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32 andre demers January 12, 2015 at 11:46 am

Oops…jan ’15 .

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33 J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Awesome. That was REALLY cool to be featured in. The stuff us bloggers dream of! :)

FYI: For those reading this who are wondering what the Forbes thing was about, here’s a link to it: http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2015/01/12/how-blogger-j-money-socked-away-400000-in-7-years/

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34 Gloria January 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Read an article on Flipboard on J Money – drew me to the blog.

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35 J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Awesome! I’ve been hearing some people mentioning Flipboard recently… will have to look into that more, thanks :)

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36 Jehri R. January 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Read a Forbes Article about how you grew your net worth to almost 500k.

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37 J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Love it!

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38 Ty January 12, 2015 at 3:31 pm

I love money articles regarding saving and retirement, and after a few clicks, found you! Looking forward to great stuff from you!!!

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39 J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Best clicks there are out there ;)

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40 Edyta January 13, 2015 at 5:57 am

I read an article about you on Forbes. Tried to find you on bloglovin’ but you are not there :-(

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41 J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Ack! I should be!

I’ve never poked around there myself (I use feedly), but I get a lot of traffic from bloglovin’ so I know people are reading me there :) Maybe try again? or putting in budgetsaresexy.com instead of www. budgetsaresexy.com or something?

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42 Jennifer January 13, 2015 at 6:24 pm

You popped up in this morning’s newsfeed on FB.

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43 J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Love it! Usually don’t have much success with FB :)

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44 Terry January 13, 2015 at 7:56 pm

I found you through the Forbes article. I loved your advice to sell one item per week on Craigslist. Genius.

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45 J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Nice – thanks!

It really is a GREAT habit to get into. Helps your mind AND your money! :)

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46 john January 14, 2015 at 5:42 am

i found you a few months back, i was googling around after listening to dave ramsey a bit for a good budget template to use, and i came across a sexy budget template. ive been reading since, and never subscribed til now. im pretty good with money already, but can always learn more. and we’re same age more or less, have two new kids more or less, and i really enjoy the unique and laid back atmosphere here.

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47 J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Appreciate that man, means a lot. I do my best to make this stuff fun and relaxing, so I’m glad it comes off that way. And if you’re anything like me, it’s always good to hear the same things just in different ways to keep us on top and reminded of what’s important! :)

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48 Charlotte Krantz January 14, 2015 at 12:10 pm

I read an article about you on my Forbes Daily Newsletter

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49 J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Awesome!

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50 George T January 15, 2015 at 1:42 am

Searched “best budgeting spreadsheets” and linked to your site through a Huffington Post blog. Rock on and here’s to a happy and healthy 2015!

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51 J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Yes indeed! Here’s to our money multiplying! Preferably while we sleep! :)

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52 Alex January 16, 2015 at 1:42 pm

I also found your site while researching side hustles. Checking out your blog will definitely become part of the daily routine!

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53 J. Money January 21, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Great! We’re always featuring new side hustle ideas too, so stay tuned :)

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54 nico January 17, 2015 at 6:06 pm

found it at this (other) wonderful website, that i highly recommend everyone to visit: http://realmoneylife.com
thanks for taking the time to share all these tips with others. :o)
happy new (it’s still january! ;o) ) year.

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55 J. Money January 21, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Had lunch with the guy who started that last year – great guy :)

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56 Simple_Chaos January 18, 2015 at 12:22 am

Hey J!

Looking forward to parusing your site and reading your blogs. We connected on FB through the One Percent Challenge.

Cheers

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57 J. Money January 21, 2015 at 4:39 pm

yeah! awesome, thanks for stopping by here – nice to connect :)

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58 Trish Owens January 18, 2015 at 9:49 pm

Just ran across your site while trying to look up values of some coins I have been hoarding for a long time. Glad I found this. I am trying to learn more so I will know what I have and the best way to find more on a tight budget. I also noticed the budget templates on here so that is just a PLUS for me. Looking forward to the future here.

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59 J. Money January 21, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Great! A perfect combo – coins and budgeting :) If you ever need help figuring out values of your coins, just shout – I enjoy looking things up and researching them.

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60 linda aka Mz Chocolate January 19, 2015 at 9:14 pm

well to be honest your site says Budgets Are Sexy, that title alone calls my name.. thanks for the wealth of information!!

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61 J. Money January 21, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Anytime Mz Chocolate :) I’d love to see a blog you’d run with that type of name! Haha…

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62 Philippa January 20, 2015 at 9:59 am

Great site! Thanks
I read about you in Forbes! How fantastic is that? Brilliant, well done you!

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63 J. Money January 21, 2015 at 4:42 pm

It was definitely a highlight of my blogging career so far, that’s for sure :)

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64 EMPRESS January 20, 2015 at 11:54 am

i found it during a random search

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65 J. Money January 21, 2015 at 4:43 pm

Cool, welcome!

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66 Felicia Mclaufghlin January 20, 2015 at 1:51 pm

I found you as I was reading the a Republic Wirless FB site. I read an article that somehow linked to you..

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67 J. Money January 21, 2015 at 4:43 pm

Sweet – I love (and use) Republic Wireless!

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68 Ali K January 22, 2015 at 11:21 pm

Found you via the Forbes article! Great article and I love everything about your blog! Looking forward to reading many of the great posts I have already bookmarked!

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69 J. Money January 25, 2015 at 9:25 pm

Wonderful, that makes me happy! Thanks for letting me know!

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70 Matilde Barrett January 24, 2015 at 10:18 am

Found Your Site while Looking For info. To start a photo booth business!!

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71 J. Money January 25, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Nice – we definitely have an article for that :)

http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/2014/02/side-hustle-photo-booth-operator/

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72 Lavinia January 25, 2015 at 8:16 am

I listened to one of PatFlynn’s podcasts where a fellow personal financeblogger mentioned your name

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73 J. Money January 25, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Well that’s pretty cool! Pat Flynn is a beast too – great (and smart) guy.

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74 Charissa January 26, 2015 at 7:28 pm

I was browsing through Wise Bread’s recommendation list for P.F. blogs and liked your writing style. I just started up a blog to encourage people to live on a budget and get out of debt. I definitely like having ‘fun’ in personal finance and think that we could be friends.

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75 J. Money January 28, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Rock on! Going now to check it out – congrats on getting it out the door, that’s the hardest part :)

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76 Shavon81 January 28, 2015 at 7:45 am

I found you on Pinterest. Thanks so much for this site ;)

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77 J. Money January 28, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Thanks so much for being here!

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78 Margaret Howard January 30, 2015 at 12:20 am

I was able to find you by googling you

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79 J. Money January 31, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Well thanks for googling me :)

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80 William January 31, 2015 at 8:46 pm

My wife and I was looking into getting on a Budget due to her deciding to leave the work force to watch our 5 month old. Great website!

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81 J. Money January 31, 2015 at 8:53 pm

Congrats on the kid! We now have two since starting this blog (2 and 1/2 and 9 mos) and those little guys sure do like to empty our wallets ;) Good thing they’re so cute though.

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82 joe Armstrong February 2, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Im 33 and live with my mom can she claim me on her taxes if I dont work but live with her

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83 J. Money February 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Oh man, I have nooo idea sorry. I don’t dare touch tax stuff as it’s not my expertise :( I bet if you googled around a little you’d find an answer though? Or see if any of your friends use an accountant they can intro you to and then you can ask them?

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84 Regalbeauty February 2, 2015 at 3:53 pm

This site is AWESOME!!! I was searching for online estate sales and your link came back in the results.

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85 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 12:59 am

Rock on! And to think I’ve only blogged about that like once or twice, haha… Hopefully you enjoy straight up money talk too! :)

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86 Niki February 4, 2015 at 8:30 am

I work at a university in the upper Midwest building a financial literacy program. I’ve known about the blog for a long time but subscribed to stay current. Your no-nonsense take on money is something that can resonate with students. Thanks!

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87 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 1:02 am

Wonderful! Love it! I wish I had 1/100th of the knowledge I do now back when I was a student, so if I can help that generation even just a little I’d feel like my job’s being done! Thanks so much for letting me know – made my night.

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88 Randy Klug February 7, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Peter Anderson at Bible Money Matters

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89 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Great guy :)

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90 penny richards February 8, 2015 at 12:49 am

I found you on buzzfeed

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91 J. Money February 9, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Cool, thanks for letting me know!

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92 Laura Harris February 10, 2015 at 9:14 pm

I saw that you guys are listed as one of the top money blogs on Kiplinger.com and wanted to check you out. I loved the enthusiasm I read from the get go. I’m a twentysomething budding financial coach with a brand new money blog trying to absorb as much savvyness and finesse from my blogging predecessors as possible.

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93 J. Money February 13, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Glad to meet you! We can always use more financial coaches out there – people still aren’t paying attention to their money!!

(And nice blog name btw :))

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94 Denny February 11, 2015 at 10:26 am

I did a search on cost of living trying to find ideas on how much I should be spending and just looking for ideas really and your site came up in the search (Google) The website looks both interesting and helpful – God knows I need help in learning how to budget my money and any ideas that I can find to help me be more thrifty and in my effort to make ends meet. I was happy to have stumbled upon this site. Thanks!!!

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95 J. Money February 13, 2015 at 5:14 pm

We’re glad to have you here :) AND LOVING YOUR SITE!!! haha… that is so damn cool, and simple. Makes me happy :)

(Also – if you want to REALLY get down and dirty with expenses and cost of living, check out MrMoneyMustache.com. He’s the master of it all (and extreme.)

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96 Derek February 11, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Found an Article on linkedin

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97 J. Money February 13, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Awesome. Haven’t been on there in forever.

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98 Jennifer Sullivan February 16, 2015 at 9:27 am

I found you through Lifehacker, and I’m so glad I did! I’m someone who historically hasn’t been great with money, but through default have wound up as our household CFO. This blog is EXACTLY what I need!

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99 J. Money February 17, 2015 at 9:57 pm

GREAT! So glad to have you here then – we’ll try and make it fun for you so you’ll enjoy your anointed position more :)

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100 Nicole February 16, 2015 at 3:01 pm

I found you on Facebook

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101 J. Money February 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Sweet. I need to be better about doing stuff on there too – just a flood of info everywhere and I get sucked in! (So I try to stay off as much as possible ;))

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102 Rob Wright February 18, 2015 at 1:21 pm

I found you on Business Insider.

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103 J. Money February 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Nice! Just saw I was featured on there today – very cool.

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104 Esther February 19, 2015 at 9:16 pm

I found you on Yahoo. I read the articles you wrote on Digit. Now I am a member and can’t wait to see how much Digit can help me save. I am also looking forward to more of your blogs. I like the fun and easy going atmosphere here and hope to learn a lot on personal finance.

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105 J. Money February 19, 2015 at 10:43 pm

That’s awesome Esther! I hope you end up liking them a lot and save some $$$! We like to have a lot of fun here on the blog so nice to have you here :) Chime in any time!

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106 Mr. SSC February 21, 2015 at 8:41 am

A few months back my wife sent me a link to your site. I saved it to my favorites and kept bouncing over reading different posts then I realized, “ummm I should just register… Duh…”
Great site and posts, I love the enthusiasm too.

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107 J. Money February 23, 2015 at 12:07 pm

You have a smart wife! :) Thanks so much!!

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108 Lindsey G February 22, 2015 at 8:45 am

Found your blog through Mark and Lauren G. They always speak very highly of you.

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109 J. Money February 23, 2015 at 12:08 pm

They are so freakin’ cute together… esp now that they’re doing biz together too! :)

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110 Tom Sharp February 24, 2015 at 5:58 am

Hey J,
Not sure how I found the site, but probably through a google search about quitting a lame job (which I have) and earning money through a blog (which I have but don’t earn anything from). Or it could have been via the internet rabbit-hole of reading a tweet with a link by someone like Chris Guillebeau or Mr Money Moustache that linked to a recent article about early retirement.

From there I got suckered in to reading various posts etc ;)

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111 J. Money February 25, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Hah – love it bro.

And welcome to the dark side! :)

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112 Toni Burrell February 24, 2015 at 1:03 pm

I found about this site because I was doing research on Digit. I enjoyed your review and decide to look away a bit more.

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113 J. Money February 25, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Very cool! Digit’s my new favorite company out there so cool to see it’s bringing people to my site too! :)

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114 Kelli February 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm

I asked a friend to do some digging on Digit and tell me what he thought. He sent me a to you:0)

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115 J. Money February 28, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Smart friend! ;)

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116 Lisa Ann February 27, 2015 at 1:17 am

Found you reading a Forbes article, great site you have, great information!
Thanks

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117 J. Money February 28, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Thanks Lisa Ann!

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118 Laura Jay March 1, 2015 at 12:44 pm

I googled how much left-over money I need after bills are paid and your website came up. Love the name too!

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119 J. Money March 1, 2015 at 9:29 pm

Awesome! Hopefully I can help get you more of that extra left over money you need/want :)

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120 emeryne March 3, 2015 at 9:50 pm

I was actually searching up webs online that pay people to write. And I came across here :)

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121 J. Money March 3, 2015 at 9:56 pm

Cool :) Most financial bloggers freelance on the side for extra cash so you’ll learn a lot from our community.

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122 Steve Didio March 17, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Hello,
Found you via a link from Flannel Guy ROI. Looking forward to reading your blog!
Steve

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123 J. Money March 18, 2015 at 9:45 pm

Awesome! I like that site :)

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124 Susan H. March 30, 2015 at 10:50 am

Frugaling.org has a weekly reads list called “Frugal articles of the Week” and your article “How in God’s Name do you spend so little on food?” was one of the five. Funny! From there I searched your site finding it both entertaining and enlightening (a great combination) and decided to sign up. :)

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125 J. Money March 31, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Cool! Thanks for doing so :) I’ll have to owe Frugaling a beer for that.

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126 Jason March 30, 2015 at 10:47 pm

Was gathering inspiration for my next blog post and found your site here: http://www.modestmoney.com/top-finance-blogs/ at number 5. Love your work and look forward to reading more from you.

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127 J. Money March 31, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Rock on. Going over now to check out your blog :)

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128 Tina March 31, 2015 at 1:41 pm

I found you on pintrest

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129 brinny March 31, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Found you via your great guest post with Republic Wireless. Looking forward to learning a lot!

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130 J. Money April 3, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Cool! :)

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131 Luis Rodriguez March 31, 2015 at 4:25 pm

I found your site through a Google search. I am looking for a down-to-earth practical & simple approach to personal finance. I like what see so far at your site. Thank you for providing this educational resource to us.

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132 J. Money April 3, 2015 at 4:57 pm

we do try to keep it casual and fun :) so welcome aboard!

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133 Phil March 31, 2015 at 5:18 pm

From Republic Wireless….look forward to reading.

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134 JB March 31, 2015 at 5:24 pm

I’ve been a MMM and MadFientist reader for a little while, but came across your site thru a Mint.com re-post. Budgets ARE sexy.

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135 J. Money April 3, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Great sites! Friends with both those $$$ bad asses.

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136 Gregor March 31, 2015 at 5:32 pm

I found your site from an article at Republic Wireless, I clicked through and found budgetsaresexy.com, very relevant for me, my Wife and I are Financial Peace grads. I wish more people had a firm understanding of debt and saving, the world would be a much better place and we would elect better leaders (In places where we have the choice to vote).

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137 J. Money April 3, 2015 at 5:01 pm

I don’t know about the politics thing, but I do agree people would be much better off with understanding how $$ works in their lives :) Freedom is much sweeter than things!

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138 Carol March 31, 2015 at 7:54 pm

I found you on the Republic Wireless newsletter. Always looking for more ways to keep more money in my pocket and the bank than anywhere else. I like some of the challenges I read about on one of your blogs. Will have to try one or two.
Carol

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139 J. Money April 3, 2015 at 5:05 pm

I hope you do!

Be sure to report back so I can learn from your journey too :)

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140 charles esters March 31, 2015 at 8:48 pm

I came across your site from the republic wireless, PWK article that shares some of your thoughts. Go Republic Wireless !

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141 CJ March 31, 2015 at 9:58 pm

I found your site through a Republic Wireless email.What a great company they are! Also, I’m a big fan of MMM, JCollins, FS and MF. I aspire to the level you and them have reached with FI!
Discovering this way of thinking and living with money has really brought me a great deal of peace of mind and focus.

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142 J. Money April 3, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Yeah those guys are no joke!

I’m not nearly as close to any of them as I still have to work for a living, but I do like to think I’m in a way retired already since my “work” doesn’t feel as such with blogging :)

But we’ll both be working on growing our net worths!

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143 Aim4FI April 1, 2015 at 10:52 am

From an email from Republic Wireless. I have a new goal to move our family to being debt free first, then eventually being financially independent.

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144 J. Money April 3, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Damn good goal to have :)

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145 Rehlow April 1, 2015 at 11:56 am

Also found you from Republic Wireless

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146 lasercrow April 1, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Republic Wireless

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147 Collette April 3, 2015 at 11:13 am

Found you through your gracious share with Republic Wireless. Excellent choice for those budget savings tricks. So glad to have you in my resources.

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148 J. Money April 3, 2015 at 5:16 pm

So glad to have you and fellow RW users here as well! Big fan of them :)

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149 Connie April 5, 2015 at 2:55 am

Found you on Republic Wireless service…my kind of deal!

Thanks

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150 susie April 6, 2015 at 4:19 am

I was reading an article by ReadyForZero blog on how to pay off a car loan faster and they mentioned you! Glad I stumbled across, looking fwd to your posts!

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151 J. Money April 6, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Very cool! Thx for being here :)

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152 Caroline April 8, 2015 at 7:49 am

I’ve heard of you through Ramit Sethi but only recently checked your blog after reading Go Curry Cracker. Love your enthusiasm and challenges for living on less and growing your net worth!

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153 J. Money April 8, 2015 at 4:41 pm

hey thanks! Big fan of Ramit’s too – in fact, his book is my all-time favorite to recommend :) Go Curry Cracker is a bad ass as well.

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154 Tom April 9, 2015 at 6:29 am

Found you while searching for digit reviews. I’m a YNAB’er also.

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155 J. Money April 11, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Rock on – big fan of both!

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156 Mike April 10, 2015 at 11:36 am

I went from the Penny Hoarder, then to The Curry Cracker, where they listed the link in one of their articles.

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157 J. Money April 11, 2015 at 3:58 pm

sweetness, thx for being here!

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158 Lisa April 10, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Money Talks News! AWESOME!!

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159 J. Money April 11, 2015 at 3:58 pm

YAY!!!!

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160 Inazario April 10, 2015 at 1:51 pm

I have been on the hustle all my life. Miami is an expensive place where I was born and raised. As a minor leaguer pursuing his dream, that type of money doesn’t let one to enjoy life and move on to bigger and better things until you actually make it. I recently became a realtor this past off season and my girlfriend knows how much I like to work hard and make money so she came upon this site recently and told me about it to try and put some off time to productive use. I love it, very informative and lots of great ideas and guidance. I can only continue to hone on my talents and skills to make that “MONEY”!!!

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161 J. Money April 11, 2015 at 4:01 pm

You have a smart girlfriend! :) And super fascinating that you’re a baller – both literally, and figuratively. I hope you get some good ideas here and keep making that money indeed! And then when you get rich and famous on the field you can pay me back for the tips ;)

Hustle nation, baby.

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162 Nenita April 14, 2015 at 11:13 pm

I found you through a link in an online program …Money-Making Travel Blogs at Great Escape Publishing. Doing my homework??? and getting the “feel” of blogging. Lucky for me, I’m learning from your blogs.

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163 J. Money April 15, 2015 at 12:22 pm

So cool! I’ve heard about that program before – I think it’s run by my bud Paula Pant?

Either way – glad you’re hear and hope you have some fun along your journey :)

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164 Casey April 15, 2015 at 4:43 pm

I found you in a Kiplinger article. Top personal finance blogs.

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165 J. Money April 17, 2015 at 12:12 pm

WOO!

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166 cfgkey April 17, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Hi Man,

I have read through a few of your posts and thoroughly enjoy them. I think you are very practical and are a good financial example.

My girlfriend introduced me to your site when she shared an article on you and your rise in the blogging scene by detailing your net worth development. I think it was on Business Insider. Very cool work man, keep it up!

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167 J. Money April 19, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Hey thanks! You have a kick-ass girlfriend :)

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168 Dawniqua April 20, 2015 at 2:11 pm

I found out about you today from an article in Forbes. Glad I did!

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169 J. Money April 20, 2015 at 10:03 pm

I’m glad you did too :)

Loving your name!

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170 April April 24, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Republic Wireless just blasted out your awesomeness! :) Great site, I’m excited to learn how to better leverage the dollars!

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171 J. Money April 27, 2015 at 11:25 am

Great way to think of it – leverage!

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172 Dave Graham April 24, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Yup! Been using republic for years! Got their podcast of your interview. Can’t wait to hear it!

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173 Ruwandima April 26, 2015 at 5:32 pm

I have been really interested in personal finance for a few months now and I found you through an article I found on pinterest on too 5 personal finance blogs. I don’t live in north America so I find it difficult to find specific tips that would help me but I do like to learn the concepts. I hoping I won’t be disappointed :) excited to explore the knowledge you have to share !

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174 J. Money April 27, 2015 at 11:26 am

Thanks for being here! Fortunately the main concepts of $$ remains the same all over the world: Spend less than you earn and save the rest :) As long as you do that you’ll be fine!

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175 Alison April 27, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Found you through Surviving and Thriving.

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176 J. Money April 29, 2015 at 11:42 am

Awesome – big fan of Donna’s.

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177 nick April 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Republic Wireless blast email featured you. I dig what you are doing and look forward to hearing more.

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178 J. Money April 29, 2015 at 11:42 am

Rock on – thx for giving my blog a shot!

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179 Kinshuner April 27, 2015 at 7:21 pm

I found you through a YouTube video on building your net worth. Loving the blog.

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180 J. Money April 29, 2015 at 11:59 am

Hah – really??

I didn’t know there was a youtube video out there on growing net worth, nor with myself in it or mentioned! Very cool though to say the least :)

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181 Fiona April 28, 2015 at 2:14 pm

I came across this site on Pinterest. Really like the feel and tone of your blog so decided to subscribe!

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182 J. Money April 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Thanks Fiona! I love the feel and tone of your name :)

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183 Fire Dad April 30, 2015 at 11:56 am

Found yah by way of daily finance .com ! after a nuclear divorce and not watching the money being spent and only focusing on the income side I read that in order to get smart with money yah need to read something about money everyday to achieve goals. So here i can read many things and hopefully build my own Rome as a single guy.

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184 J. Money May 5, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Yessir – paying attention daily will definitely grow that $$$! Keep at it, homeboy.

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185 Jennaire May 4, 2015 at 10:17 pm

I was reading Oprah ‘s Dream Big (a birthday present I received this year on my 25th birthday) (lol)while conversating I mentioned Suze Orman as my mentor, when my girlfriend (another mom from my 11 year old daughters’ dance school) said you have to subscribe to this blog… A wealth of great info…Stacey sent me the link, and here I am….CAN’T WAIT $$$
Always searching for great financial info….$$$… So let the $$$ flow…

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186 J. Money May 5, 2015 at 10:07 pm

Love that! Never a bad thing when your name is brought up amongst Oprah and Suze Orman, haha…. thanks so much for giving my site a shot :) Hope it helps!

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187 Okena May 8, 2015 at 7:24 am

I saw comment from you in DailyWorth. Loved the name of your site.

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188 J. Money May 8, 2015 at 11:43 am

rock on.

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189 Des May 10, 2015 at 1:17 pm

I found you by a budget template i was downloading

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190 J. Money May 10, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Hope it helps!

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191 John Gorski May 11, 2015 at 8:40 pm

I came a crossed your site while doing some research on Acorn. Trying to decide if I should sign up for it. Your site was very appealing to me so I signed up. Thanks for having me.

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192 J. Money May 11, 2015 at 8:55 pm

rock on man – thx for giving it a shot. let me know what you think about Acorns too if you go for it – I think my balance is somewhere around $190 now. I’m still digging it :)

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193 Jerri M May 12, 2015 at 11:23 am

found you doing a google search on ‘consignment stores for dummies’. lol! I’m glad I found you! Thanks for the info.

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194 J. Money May 12, 2015 at 10:06 pm

hah! love it… big fan of consignment stores and buying anything used for that matter (except underwear :))

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195 Teresa Farver May 15, 2015 at 11:16 am

I found you in a link on the community board of the best cell phone company I have found. Republic.

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196 J. Money May 20, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Amen!

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197 Anna Marie Menendez May 17, 2015 at 8:43 pm

I found you at Pinterest, in one of the pinterest boards.

Thanks,

Anna Marie

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198 J. Money May 20, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Sweet – thanks for giving my site a shot :)

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199 tracy coffin May 26, 2015 at 9:20 am

hi I would love to be phone opptor

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200 Adrian May 26, 2015 at 9:24 pm

I found you through Rockstar Finance’s blog about your Rewards Coaching program. Would love to join but am afraid that it won’t work for me as my credit score isn’t good enough.

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201 J. Money May 29, 2015 at 10:29 pm

Yikes, sorry to hear! Probably best to get all that stuff in order first before applying for new cards and all anyways :) Finances gotta come first!

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202 Romanian May 31, 2015 at 1:05 am

I found you in Clark Howard’s site.

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203 J. Money June 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

Cool!

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204 DAH June 11, 2015 at 8:10 am

Found you on a Pinterest Pin

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205 Susie Williams June 11, 2015 at 2:28 pm

So glad I found this website.

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206 J. Money June 12, 2015 at 11:24 am

Thanks! So glad you’re here :)

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207 Debbi June 14, 2015 at 5:36 pm

Found you when I did a google search about pros/cons of paying off a mortgage early. I read several discussions, very interesting comments. Not sure yet if this is for us though as much of the advice/suggestions/comments are coming from/geared towards a younger crowd who have 30 or more years left until retirement, unlike us older folks who are in our 50’s, LOL

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208 J. Money June 15, 2015 at 11:59 am

Hey – financial management doesn’t discriminate! :) It’s all about staying motivated and rockin’ that $$$ no matter what position/age/locale you’re at. And hopefully you have fun while you’re at it.

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209 Shannon June 19, 2015 at 12:10 pm

I think I stumbled across your blog when I googled information about being an uber driver. Been hooked ever since! Thanks!

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210 J. Money June 19, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Cool! Let me know if you end up trying it out and if it makes you rich ;)

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211 lillaura June 22, 2015 at 8:17 pm

Love your Blog!!! I found you through your name and blog being mentioned on Radical Personal Finance Podcast. Although, I can’t remember who it was that mentioned your website. Whoever it was, said all nice things….hence, me being here!! I’m an RN, so no financial background but I definitely don’t want to be doing my job at 60!!! Not that I don’t love what I do, but no!!! I’m trying to learn all I can to eventually make my money work for me!!

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212 J. Money June 23, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Woohoo! Welcome aboard – I owe that random person who mentioned me a beer :) Maybe they’ll come collecting and we’ll find out who it is? Haha…

Thanks for being here!

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213 Corey June 23, 2015 at 9:42 am

I found your website while looking for Acorns Reviews in Google and I loved that it had screenshots and stories from actual experiences as opposed to ‘This app seems like a great idea.’

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214 J. Money June 23, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Hah – that’s exactly why I do them :) And why I usually only promote apps/services/tools I use myself. If I don’t like or “get” them, I just don’t write about them. Let me know if you end up using Acorns and what you think!

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215 andrea June 24, 2015 at 11:58 am

found you through a simple google search. :)

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216 J. Money June 28, 2015 at 3:05 pm

fine by me! :)

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217 Sherri June 26, 2015 at 8:44 am

I found you through Blonde on a Budget

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218 J. Money June 28, 2015 at 3:06 pm

rock on – Cait’s one of my favorite people!

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219 Maxwell Moloko July 9, 2015 at 2:56 am

Can’t budget wisely off my student living allowance…i tend to waste money each and every month,and looked for sites that can gimme dat wisdom…dats hw i came accross this wonderful site

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220 J. Money July 9, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Rock on… Read through some of the older posts here and see if any resonate well with you. At the end of the day you REALLY have to want something to make the changes towards it, and once you do it’s all about just tweaking stuff here and there. It’s not easy, but it’s def. do-able. And worth it :) So keep reading about money online! You’ll find the stuff that clicks!

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221 Andy July 11, 2015 at 10:33 am

I found you while doing some research on the Acorns app. On my second career after going back to school and accumulating a ton of debt. Don’t make as much money as I used to (but I’m MUCH happier) so always looking for ways to cut expenses/raise income. Looking forward to reading your blog!

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222 J. Money July 12, 2015 at 10:16 pm

Sounds like you’ve gotten it figured out this second time around :) Happiness is what it comes down to!

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223 Shannon July 13, 2015 at 1:09 pm

My boss sent out an update with a link to your blog on paying off your student loans: wow! So inspirational!

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224 J. Money July 19, 2015 at 9:52 am

You have a bad ass boss! :)

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225 Nancy July 15, 2015 at 8:54 am

I found you on Pinterest.

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226 J. Money July 19, 2015 at 9:53 am

Thanks for being here :)

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227 Brenda July 19, 2015 at 8:46 am

Frugaling mentioned your blog.

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228 J. Money July 19, 2015 at 9:55 am

I’ll have to owe Frugaling a beer for that :)

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229 Matthew July 20, 2015 at 10:28 am

An employee of mine suggested your website after I was talking to him about how I’m not good at managing my money and the stress it causes my family. He said you could help.

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230 J. Money July 20, 2015 at 11:03 am

Rock on! Smart employee ;) Hope it indeed helps here! Check out some of the archive material to see if anything motivates you.

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231 Karen July 20, 2015 at 10:52 am

I googled for info on getting discounts from signing up with paribus and saw your article raving about it.

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232 J. Money July 20, 2015 at 11:06 am

Cool cool… hope you enjoy the other articles that pop out over time :)

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233 Dennis July 21, 2015 at 10:33 am

Frugaling.com email

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234 M July 21, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Hi J. Money! I’ve been reading for a few months now, but I originally found you through the Republic Wireless guest post. I’ve been around the block on a lot of PF blogs, but yours is the one I keep coming back to – I started tracking my net worth a couple months ago thanks to you! Keep the great material coming!

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235 J. Money July 27, 2015 at 11:24 am

LOVE TO HEAR THAT!!

And let me guess – your net worth has since increased since started tracking? :)

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236 Eve July 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Hola, J. Money, I found your blog through the Forbes article…guy, you are getting a ton of mileage out of that! :-) Last year, my husband and I (mid-50s) decided that retirement wasn’t going to be when the government said it was, but when WE decided. We sold our house and got rid of two 18-year-old Subarus (loved those cars) along with tons of stuff, and moved to Panama with 10 suitcases. We are realizing our dream of simplicity, bilingualism, healthy living and exploring the world. We have zero debt and next-to-no-stress. I am building my freelance writing website/blog and my husband is building Android apps. Thanks to your site and others like it, we will be able to maximize our financial resources to fund the life we want! Best regards, Eve

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237 J. Money July 29, 2015 at 10:25 am

BOOM! Look at that! Amazing what can happen when you totally challenge your life and all the “rules.” So so impressed with y’all. Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know and for reading the blog! Always glad to have like-minded people in our community here :)

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238 Abi July 30, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Googled reviews of Digit and came across your site. Great content; thanks! :)

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239 J. Money July 31, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Cool – big fan of Digit!

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240 Rhonda Parker August 6, 2015 at 7:59 am

I came across your site by researching for my motif.com stock purchases. I am 55 and newly divorced on a shoestring budget. I have only $3,000 to invest, but need a way to increase monthly and long term income. I am trying to understand what dividends will do for me. It seems like such a minimal amount I would gain at investment of $250 a motif. I have four successful motifs purchased for now with high risk tech and bio tech prominent. These are so far doing well. My problem is I don’t know how to make my return work for me (sell when high?). I also am not sure how owning .05 percent of a stock as part of a greater motif will help me earn dividends. If I design one with about 25 percent dividend earning, what kind of dividends can I earn? Plus, most of the dividend stocks seem woeful in the growth area. I am on a five year time line for when my small amount of alimony gets cut off. Any help or discussion would be appreciated! I also have about 80 peer-to-peer loans on Prosper and Lending Club, but I am not sure when I should sell these….

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241 J. Money August 6, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Oh man, the secret everyone wishes they had, eh? I’m not versed well enough in dividend funds to be able to help you, but I would def. continue looking at blogs – particularly those who specialize in dividends or investing (my favorite is DividendMantra.com) but it’s a hard bet no matter where you put your money if your’e going to cash out in 5 years. The trick is keeping it in for as long as possible for exponential growth! But I know we’re all in different situations, so you do your best with what you’ve got. I wish you nothing but luck :)

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242 Gloria August 7, 2015 at 11:42 pm

Found you on Ms. Frugalwoods.

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243 J. Money August 10, 2015 at 6:22 am

Great site :)

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244 Kimberly August 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Looking for reviews of Digit before I decide to join.

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245 J. Money August 12, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Rock on!

They’re about to announce a MAJOR update tomorrow – keep your eyes open :)

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246 Sue August 11, 2015 at 2:23 am

Simple Life Habits Podcast–Jonathan Milligan

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247 J. Money August 12, 2015 at 4:11 pm

Fun! Hadn’t heard of before but will go over now and check out… Love the name/concept!

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248 John August 11, 2015 at 4:14 pm

I am a mobile DJ “side hustle” and I am looking to add things to make this my FULL TIME HUSTLE! And I found you through looking up photo booths information and saw the photo booth side hustle blog and BOOOOMM! Here I is! LOL! Love the site! I’m ready to get this money!!

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249 J. Money August 12, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Yes! There you go! Perfect mash up :)

And if you ever want to share what it’s like to be a DJ and pros/cons/how much you make etc, perhaps we’ll feature you in our Side Hustle Series! Keep hustling man!

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250 Dom August 12, 2015 at 6:54 am

I found your web site via a Simple Dollar post. Thank you for creating the early retirement spreadsheet. Your idea to create that spreadsheet transformed our life for the better. We plugged in our numbers and realized we are financially independent. We both were stunned that the saving and the hard work paid off after 16 years. Thank you!!

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251 J. Money August 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Holy smokes! CONGRATS!!! That is huge!!

Much better results than when *I* plugged in my own numbers, haha…

Way to go!! Just check out with other calculators and spreadsheets too to double check :) Don’t want you quit your day jobs or anything in case I had a typo in there – hah!

This totally made my day.

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252 JD August 13, 2015 at 10:11 am

Found you on Pintrest

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253 Rich August 13, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Hey J. I found your article,”How Blogger J. Money Socked away $400,000″ in Forbes, when I googled personal finance. I have a background in personal finance and I’m trying to find my voice through blogging (still really new). Your journey has inspired me. Thank you so much!
-Rich

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254 J. Money August 17, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Rock on! Congrats on launching the blog – I hope you really enjoy it as it not only opens up a world of opportunities, but also improves your finances like crazy! Especially if you put it all out in the open like some of us do! :)

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255 NGNEER August 13, 2015 at 10:37 pm

I’ve been reading on and off for a few years now but apparently never gave you my email :). I think I found the site by randomly googling best personal finance blogs.

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256 J. Money August 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Well thank for passing it over, haha… Easier to read and be lazy :)

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257 kt August 16, 2015 at 9:31 pm

My best buddy sent me the Ben Franklin piece.

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258 J. Money August 17, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Nice! I’m going on week #3 of 5 am wake-ups now and it completely changed my work day!

Tell your best buddy he’s now my best buddy for the day ;)

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259 Trice August 18, 2015 at 9:30 pm

I found out about your site through a fellow blogger “Kesh Don’t Lye” who said she loves your site for financial advice. I have to agree with her. I’ve only been here a few minutes and I’m already hooked!

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260 J. Money August 21, 2015 at 10:16 am

Rock on! No idea who that is but I’m loving her (his?) style :) Going to google now, as well as check out your blog! Killer idea for a name – matches your own beautiful one :)

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261 oliver August 27, 2015 at 2:33 am

I discovered your site through a guy named J. Money. You have a cool and awesome website by the way :)

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262 J. Money August 27, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Thank you!!

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263 Kiel August 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

I found you by just surfing google looking for a good finance blog I have been reading you
J money for months and I love it, you are one of my favorite bloggers and I love all the links to other great sites I read 15 or more different blogs but yours is always my top one.

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264 J. Money August 27, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Awww, well thank you kindly Kiel. Makes me want to keep continuing with it! Thanks for taking the time to let me know :)

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265 Amy Wilson August 30, 2015 at 5:19 pm

I found you on Pinterest!! It’s great to have so many new ideas and options to help improve my financial situation.

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266 J. Money August 31, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Cool! Hope they motivate you!

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267 Veronica Buckler August 31, 2015 at 1:31 am

I found you via a circuitous trip through a Pinterest post. Coolio!!!

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268 J. Money August 31, 2015 at 3:01 pm

circuitous – hah! great word :)

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269 lorain September 3, 2015 at 2:05 pm

I found you on google

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270 Lili September 4, 2015 at 4:02 pm

I found you surfing the web for strategies to consolidate my debt. I dont fit any one mold of a person who gets a steady paycheck, I own my own business, i am a single mother of 4, I work at a restaurant at night to pay for school, home, car, etc. The kicker, my store is in a resort town and in a few weeks it will be BONE DRY with sales, Im behind at least 30% and Im scared to death of the bills i have. How can a budget help me when my $$$ are not a paycheck every week??? Please guide me! Im scared to death!

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271 J. Money September 7, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Yikes – sorry to hear Lili! So good of you to go online looking for ideas/help though! you’re right in that budgeting can only help so far. if you don’t have the $$ to pay the bills it’s not going to save you :( have you looked into/thought about online gigs? like freelance writing or other stuff you can do online? A great blog to read is SmartPassiveIncome.com. It’s more about building/launching stuff, but you can get a good idea of the potential out there. Right now you def. have to concentrate on the $$$$ coming in for sure :(

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272 LaToya September 5, 2015 at 8:24 pm

I found an article of yours on Pinterest (which I’m presently addicted to) and I’ve been wanting to save more, spend less and build wealth for awhile! I’ve had some success, but I think I’m in the right place to build wealth now! I saw your series with Lil VEE, what are your thoughts on the Capital One 360 accounts? I’ve read good things about them, but is there a better way to go?

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273 J. Money September 7, 2015 at 12:59 pm

I think they’re great :) I use USAA but only because I have all my other accounts with them and like having everything in one spot. An up and coming bank to look into is Simple.com. Not sure about the multiple savings route, but they’re definitely attracting a cult following. Thanks for signing up!

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274 Natalie September 15, 2015 at 9:38 am

I’ve been following your blog for a while and finally signed up for the email updates.

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275 J. Money September 22, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Awesome – thx for reading for so long :)

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276 Brad September 17, 2015 at 11:59 am

I met you on YNAB’s newsletter web page.

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277 J. Money September 22, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Cool! I saw that email – hopefully you’ll enjoy the site as much as you do YNAB :)

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278 Barb September 17, 2015 at 7:59 pm

Found you on Pinterest and thought I would check it out.

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279 J. Money September 22, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Thanks for doing so!

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280 keith September 23, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Found your site while doing a google search for reviews of Digit.

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281 J. Money September 25, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Rock on – you gonna give it a shot? I think I’m up $1,500’ish so far. Loving ’em.

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282 SYdney Alves September 24, 2015 at 8:39 pm

I found this site embedded in a pinterest post.

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283 J. Money September 25, 2015 at 1:12 pm

woo! cool!

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284 Shelly September 26, 2015 at 11:54 am

I found you through Listen Money Matters

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285 J. Money September 28, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Rock on, great podcast/site!

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286 Tish September 28, 2015 at 11:19 pm

A dear friend of mine – who really has her shit together – sent me one of your posts. I love it and it’s right on time. We are down to one income and things are getting TIGHT!

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287 J. Money September 29, 2015 at 2:41 pm

you have smart friends :)

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288 Kaleesha October 1, 2015 at 7:39 am

I found you on a forbes.com article on how to grow your net worth.

Thank you for this!

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289 J. Money October 4, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Thanks for giving my blog a shot! :)

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290 Alan October 4, 2015 at 6:46 pm

I found you on penny hoarder—go cracker curry. Awesome blog!

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291 J. Money October 5, 2015 at 7:17 am

Thanks! Those are great sites too.

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292 MarLey October 5, 2015 at 2:55 pm

I was looking on living options came across an article about living in a hotel.

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293 J. Money October 9, 2015 at 1:04 pm

One of my drams :) If you end up trying it please let me know as so far I haven’t been able to convince the wife!

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294 Viv October 12, 2015 at 6:42 am

Found you via sisionabudget.wordpress.com.

She blogs about managing your lifestyle and finances in Nigeria.

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295 J. Money October 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Woahh very cool!! Going now to check out!

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296 Alex October 13, 2015 at 9:58 am

Found you by googling some ‘budgeting blogs’ as my wife and I are looking to buy a house in the ‘burbs sometime next year as well as thinking about a second child.

Nannies are expensive.

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297 J. Money October 19, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Unfort. same with childcare too :(

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298 Liz Petzak October 14, 2015 at 9:39 am

Thanks for the add….found you through Google search “places elderly hide money” ~ my friend’s father passsed, and his adult kids can’t find orig family trust papers and safety deposit box key. Who knew Google actually has legit results for that?!?!

Anyway, I like your style, and agree with so many of your suggestions. Hope to spend more time here and start saving/making back some moolah!!!

Cheers, Liz Petzak :)

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299 J. Money October 19, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Oh wow, that’s fascinating! I hope your friend finds it all! And you find more $$$ yourself too :) Thx for signing up.

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300 BONNIE m October 15, 2015 at 5:35 pm

I have drove past the Salvation Army many times but never stopped in til yesterday.
Wow! I’ll be a regular now. Found a genuine Coach purse” for $11.00 !
It is clean and looks brand new!
I found your site doing a search for more info about the SA.

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301 J. Money October 19, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Awesome! Crazy good deals there for sure – I’m glad you gave it a shot :)

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302 Annette Holzknecht October 20, 2015 at 3:53 am

I found u on a site about itchy palms

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303 Bill Westrom October 22, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Met you at FinCon 2015!

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304 J. Money October 24, 2015 at 5:05 pm

you sure did! :)

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305 J. Anderson October 27, 2015 at 12:48 am

Found out about you thru an article in The Penny Hoarder. It was about learning about voice over acting.
For years, people have been telling me that I have a naturally ‘good’ sounding voice for that kind of thing. I never thought to take them seriously, or even how to go about it. Well, I’m at least going to find out about it.
Besides, that, looks like you have a wealth of other money saving/making ideas!! Glad I found you!

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306 J. Money October 28, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Yes!! GO FOR IT!! Never know where it can lead, just like with Carrie :)

Hell, even if you suck at it at first it can lead to somewhere… I started this blog 7 years ago without knowing a thing (and writing horribly) and here I am doing it full-time for a living now :) So you never know! gotta ride the passions and see what happens.

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307 Lynda Weeden October 27, 2015 at 8:15 am

I’m looking for alternatives to traditional employment at 56 … I think you have great ideas here!

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308 J. Money October 28, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Love that you’re looking outside the box! Let me know if you come across something that works for you – would love to hear about it :)

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309 Marco A C October 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Hi. I found you in an article from Business Insider “11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich”. Yes! I want to get it!!

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310 J. Money October 28, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Welcome aboard, good sir.

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311 nissan October 27, 2015 at 5:56 pm

hi i have found your article by looking money investments…

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312 Nicole October 27, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Hey J Money! I was on a business call and someone mentioned the compounding penny example so I type it in google saw your title and decided to read your blog! Glad I did!

Thanks J Money!

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313 J. Money October 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Well that’s pretty fun/random!

Looks like that article finally paid off ;)

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314 Sophia October 28, 2015 at 1:21 am

Well… since you ask, you shall receive…. My own unique and personal answer to how I found this website (in short) is I asked God to show me wisdom about finances, I came across the Afford Anything blog, and then she mentioned yours. Lots to learn in this life… Love, and faith, and how those look in everyday life – oh, my! A wise man said, “We master money, money doesn’t master us.”

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315 J. Money October 28, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Amen, sister. Welcome to our beautiful community :)

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316 Jewell October 30, 2015 at 1:10 pm

I came across your blog accidentally . I was trying to find out if I am using all of my internet data streaming movies/ tv through Amazon Prime. Also trying to find a new ISP because my internet sucks. Just out of reach of cable. Stuck with Direct TV/ATT until somebody else decides to get into the business. Would like to be rid of them all but unfortunately I too need some entertainment on occasion. I am not very computer/electronic savvy so I am struggling with the whole mess of things. Your blog was informative and helpful. I thought I was the only one having these issues. I have major trust issues when it comes to purchasing products.

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317 J. Money November 2, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Well I hope you find some better internet! And in the meantime some good $$$ tips to save as well :)

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318 Karen November 8, 2015 at 8:11 am

I found your site by reading a blog post on The Penny Hoarder where you were giving tips about becoming a Brand Ambassador…..

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319 Hector November 9, 2015 at 12:15 pm

I found you in pennyhoarder.com

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320 J. Money November 9, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Thanks for giving my blog a shot, guys!

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321 Emma November 15, 2015 at 1:49 pm

There was a link to your blog on http://www.reddit.com/r/financialindependence!

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322 J. Money November 18, 2015 at 3:17 pm

WOO! Thanks Redditers!

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323 Donna Perkins November 25, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Good Morning America

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324 J. Money November 25, 2015 at 3:49 pm

That’s so cool!! I had no idea I was featured there!

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325 Melissa December 2, 2015 at 3:18 pm

I found you in a Forbes magazine article

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326 J. Money December 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Rock on!

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327 Heather December 3, 2015 at 3:07 pm

FB post from YNAB! Can’t wait to get started reading!

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328 J. Money December 7, 2015 at 7:38 am

Hooray! Thanks for being here :)

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329 David December 5, 2015 at 11:03 pm

I found you through the forums at Mister Money Mustache

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330 J. Money December 7, 2015 at 7:39 am

Nice – love MMM!

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331 Theresa Jackson December 6, 2015 at 9:33 am

Saw your information on WWBT morning news

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332 J. Money December 7, 2015 at 7:40 am

Well that’s cool!! Didn’t know I was on there – thx for letting me know!

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333 C. Y. Cooper December 6, 2015 at 3:20 pm

I found your blog while reading through forbes.com and I’m looking forward to reading everything and learning a great deal regarding saving some money.

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334 J. Money December 7, 2015 at 7:46 am

Cool – thx for giving it a shot :)

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335 K. Card December 8, 2015 at 7:31 am

You were mentioned in a Frugalwoods post.

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336 J. Money December 10, 2015 at 6:41 am

Awesome! Big fan of theirs.

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337 JumpsInASpot December 11, 2015 at 6:52 pm

I was sitting at work Googling about retiring and found you there. Great site lots to look at when I’m bored at work. 212 weeks to go!

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338 J. Money December 21, 2015 at 12:10 pm

HAH! love it.

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339 Hustling4xtramoney December 14, 2015 at 6:02 pm

I found you while googling and looking for ways to make a little extra money on the side and researching working for Uber (which I currently am). But now that I’ve found your awesome site I’ve found plenty more ways to make extra moolah! Thank you for the awesome blog and info!

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340 J. Money December 21, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Yes! Try them out and let me know how they go – we have some great ones on the list :)

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341 kay December 21, 2015 at 9:35 am

I found you on pinterest. I am working on helping my niece get out of debt. She came for a visit and I found out she is drowning in cc debt at 28 yrs old. Um…no. She wanted to file for bankruptcy. Um…NO. Some people come to bankruptcy for very legitimate reasons, but she isn’t one of them. Poor habits, unconscious spending, lack of a plan. We correspond monthly with “homework”, but now she is staying the course until her debt is payed off, then onto investing. I mostly throw out pins to keep her motivated. She has been a very apt student and is burning through her debt. Very proud? Um…YES! But as a bonus, it keeps me on my toes and more motivated.

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342 J. Money December 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm

BEST THING I’VE HEARD ALL DAY!!! So lucky she has you in her life, wow… Good for you for staying on her and being a great financial mentor :) We need more of you out there spreading the good word!

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343 Asha December 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm

I found you on Pinterest. I love talking about money so this blog seems pretty cool. Can’t wait to see what I find :-)

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344 J. Money December 31, 2015 at 9:38 am

You’re in good company!

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345 lindsay mckinnon December 31, 2015 at 5:25 pm

I was looking for the worksheet that I used to use for the Dave Ramsey program. I’m now using your budget & finance tool and the FLOP. Thank you :)

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346 J. Money January 2, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Rock on – hope they help!

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347 cecilia buyswheeler gunther December 31, 2015 at 10:12 pm

Pinterest – I found you on pinterest! Love it. Rock on.. c

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348 J. Money January 2, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Cool!

Going over to your site now to check it out :)

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349 Michelle January 3, 2016 at 10:42 pm

I found you watching Nicole S Cooper YouTube video.

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350 J. Money January 4, 2016 at 11:17 am

Awesome – she’s great. Thanks for giving my site a shot :)

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351 TheLadyHerself January 4, 2016 at 2:49 pm

Was looking for a couple’s money quiz to use when teaching money to engaged couples. The Fidelity Quiz doesn’t work anymore so I’m glad you posted at least 5 of them!

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352 J. Money January 6, 2016 at 7:24 am

Hey! I’m glad you liked the quizzes!

Not sure why the Fidelity one wasn’t working for you, but I just checked it and seems to be good now. Here’s the direct link if you want to give it another shot:

https://communications.fidelity.com/couplesquiz/

Thanks for signing up to my blog! Hope you enjoy the articles!

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353 karen January 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm

I found you on Quizzle,I really need to talk serious debt and no money….

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354 J. Money January 6, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Well you’re in a good place (and community) for that stuff :) Poke around, and check out other great $$$ blogs too – you’ll figure out a plan that works for you!

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355 Jo January 8, 2016 at 12:38 am

Found your blogpost shared on YNAB’s FB post. I love YNAB, too!

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356 J. Money January 9, 2016 at 10:15 am

I’m so glad! Thanks for letting me know! :)

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357 Kelly January 10, 2016 at 9:36 am

I originally found a post from you on Pinter est. I love searching personal finance information. I love your approach and that you are so willing to share your personal information. It is very inspiring. I think you are doing a great job. Wish I had been on top of it more at your age. Look forward to commenting more!

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358 J. Money January 10, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Thanks Kelly! So sweet of you to say :) One of the first things I fell in love with in the blogging world was seeing people post up their real #’s as it helped me relate more, so as soon as this blog was created 8 years ago I decided to do the exact thing. I’m glad you’re finding it helpful too!

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359 Miranda January 10, 2016 at 5:54 pm

I found you on the Harmoney Facebook page

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360 J. Money January 11, 2016 at 6:56 am

Thanks for letting me know! Going now to google them and see what they’re about :)

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361 Mary January 11, 2016 at 7:18 pm

Found you on Pinterest your site is very helpful best of luck from Ireland

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362 J. Money January 13, 2016 at 7:27 am

Cool! I still really want to make it out there one day – I hear it’s sooooo beautiful!

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363 ME Stephens January 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Found you on Pinterest. I love how creative and disciplined you both have become duringg this journey.

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364 J. Money January 15, 2016 at 6:22 am

Thanks! We’ve been practicing for quite a while now :)

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365 Alex January 16, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Bumped into you on Twitter after adding Mike & Lauren, then Pinterest snooping someone’s finance pins after they liked a graphic I saved by Mr. Money Mustache. Settled in after reading your Jan 15 Business Insider article. I’ve been hitching the credit card roller coaster for YEars. Hit 40 and am determined to quit that ride (just calculated in my efforts to slash ‘n burn as quick as possible I put 48% of my paycheck to it last month—WTF is THAT??!). Slavery and madness… Spankings aside, YNAB is changing my life. Loved your side hustle bit. So many cover the same turf. I just got paid brushing off my theater minor and Audacity chops on my first v/o gig. Hope to get that off the ground. Look forward to diving into your spreadsheets. Thanks, Sexy.

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366 J. Money January 20, 2016 at 11:21 am

Nice! You’re all kinds full of spunk over there! NO doubt you’ll be out of that debt and killing it going forward. Thanks for stopping by and intro’ing yourself – keep pushing!!

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367 Johnny January 16, 2016 at 11:55 pm

Hey dude,

I found your site thru a link on a Facebook post which brought me to Business Insider and then to you. I’m really digging the site so far and I’m looking forward to reading more of your stuff…keep it up!!

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368 J. Money January 20, 2016 at 11:22 am

Rock on! Hope to see you on the beach one day when we’re nice and financially free :)

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369 Karlene January 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm

I am working on my financial goals for 2016, and I came across a “52-week challenge” on my financial institution’s website, which had me curious as to what the total might be if I chose to do that. So, I googled “if i save $1 per week and increase it by $1 every week, how much will I have in 365 days?”

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370 J. Money January 20, 2016 at 11:23 am

I hope you do it! It’s a great challenge indeed!

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371 Terry Hammons January 20, 2016 at 11:43 pm

I am looking for a great way to make some real money I am a certified pipe welder look for a opportunity to make some real money at something new you have any ideals

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372 J. Money January 23, 2016 at 3:23 pm
373 Denny January 25, 2016 at 9:36 pm

I found you on Twitter after adding Mike and Lauren, and Mr. Money Mustache.

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374 J. Money January 26, 2016 at 6:32 am

Rock on – thanks for giving it a shot!

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375 Tissue King January 27, 2016 at 10:51 pm

Love the site. Found you on Afford Anything which I found on MMM. I will be spending some time enjoying your site.

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376 J. Money February 1, 2016 at 7:25 am

Great bloggers!

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377 Judy January 28, 2016 at 9:27 am
378 J. Money February 1, 2016 at 7:26 am

Great article! :)

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379 Kendra N January 29, 2016 at 9:02 am

Talaat and Tai from His & Her Money recommended your site. So I explored, like what I see and subscribed.

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380 J. Money February 1, 2016 at 7:27 am

Sweet! Love those guys

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381 Debbie January 30, 2016 at 5:33 pm

I did a Safari search on my IPad and clicked on images. Your budget was what I was looking for.

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382 J. Money February 1, 2016 at 7:35 am

Cool! hope it helps!

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383 Warren Hansen January 31, 2016 at 2:03 am

I found you on dough roller podcast. Looking forward to learning more!!!

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384 J. Money February 1, 2016 at 7:38 am

Great show indeed – thx!

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385 Kim February 1, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Afford Anything turned me on to your site. Paula rocks!!

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386 J. Money February 2, 2016 at 6:26 am

Yeah she does! My partner in crime w/ our podcast too :)

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387 Pat February 2, 2016 at 12:32 pm

I’ve been following you on twitter for a while and am now listening to your podcast. Great info!

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388 J. Money February 3, 2016 at 8:15 am

Rock on! Thanks so much for being here :)

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389 chris February 3, 2016 at 3:36 pm

i keep bumping into BAS doing research on google and hearing your name through various podcasts! Keep up the good work…..your name and message are spreading!

Thank you for the great content and straight forward approach. ALSO thanks being legit and non-scammy! SCAMMY SUCKS!

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390 J. Money February 4, 2016 at 7:33 am

haha thank you, good sir. Agree completely :) going over now to check out your site – sounds interesting w/ the firefighter angle!

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391 Rose February 4, 2016 at 12:08 pm

Via the MMM forums – your blog keeps popping up in various threads, but the clincher to subscribe was the link to your Benjamin Franklin article via a MadFientist? podcast.

I knew immediately that your focus and thoughts resonated with me and who wouldn’t love a blog that calls a budget sexy.
I’m on a mission to clean up, clear up and shore up my financial house.
So thank you for your inspirational blog:) – it’s a thrill to find a tip or a thought that is a perfect fit with your own financial lifestyle-aspirations.

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392 J. Money February 8, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Nice!! Thanks for pulling the trigger and giving me a shot :) I like to spice it up every now and then w/ challenges for sure… Still going strong on that B. Franklin one too – Today marks #130 work day in a row! :)

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393 Naren February 6, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Hey J.
I came across this site when i search for “top motif portfolios” in Google :)
I am a beginner in investing and looking for a good motif portfolios started by experts so that i can learn and follow! I hope i am in a right place…I just created a Motif account, and thinking what to pick to build my portfolio..i am planning to put $500 in motif’s, can you advice me which stocks to pick up mainly dividend yield ones, i do not have any knowledge on stocks and all…but i want to invest to see some growing money! Looking forward to here from you
Your site is rocking…keep writing.. :)

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394 J. Money February 8, 2016 at 3:23 pm

Hah! I’m actually the last person to ask on this stuff to be honest as I don’t like stock picking :) I’m an “index” guy and put my $$ in the broad market vs trying to pick the best stocks and to get in and out at the best times, yada yada yada. I admire all of y’all who enjoy that, but just not me anymore..

Here’s a list of my favorite investing bloggers – try them out:

http://rockstarfinance.com/best-investing-blogs/

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395 Bobby February 8, 2016 at 10:31 pm

Hey J.Money,

I found you by way of Afford Anything,Mad Fientist, Mr.Money Mustache etc. Honestly, I can’t remember who I found first ! Haha. What counts is I found you :) You and Paula rock on the podcast.Lots of great content and fun to listen to !

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396 J. Money February 10, 2016 at 7:02 am

Thanks for being here, sir! So glad you’re enjoying our show! :)

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397 Msdee February 17, 2016 at 1:29 am

Found your article on s Google search. Love the title of your blog. Article about how to make 1 million dollars by 30 caught my eye. I am way over 30, but have to start somewhere. Thanks for the side hustles listing. Currently I am in a wheelchair, but can still make money from home.

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398 J. Money February 29, 2016 at 7:08 am

There you go! Love the spirit :)

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399 Tara LaGree February 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm

I noticed your pin on Pinterest!

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400 J. Money February 29, 2016 at 7:09 am

Thanks for giving the blog a chance!

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401 joyce March 1, 2016 at 10:20 am

I found you on Yahoo.com budget

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402 J. Money March 2, 2016 at 10:33 am

Awesome – so cool my article was featured there!

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403 Vikki March 1, 2016 at 5:26 pm

I was reviewing my annual budget (I’m an accountant, so yes, it’s a full year of budgeting/planning) and decided to check my emails. Found your article on yahoo ” I spent 12 months trying to cut costs everywhere in my life”. I was very intrigued so i clicked on all the links! I Had to sign up! Your blogs are well written, information is interesting & relevant. Made me take a closer look at refining my plan…thought I had one it already, but I was wrong! Love it when I can find more money (I do pick up pennies/money off the ground already)
Thank u!

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404 J. Money March 2, 2016 at 10:34 am

Nice!! I don’t have gems all the time, but when I do I share them with everyone here :) Welcome aboard!

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405 Alana March 2, 2016 at 7:35 am

I’m always seeking more information on finance and how to manage money, save, budget, etc. I did a google search for money blogs and your blog came up. I enjoyed reading your story and look forward to hearing and learning more from your blog. Thanks for sharing!

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406 J. Money March 2, 2016 at 10:35 am

Rock on! I look forward to learning and hearing more from you too going forward :) Pop in anytime!

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407 Charlene March 2, 2016 at 7:23 pm

I just saw a news report on Paribus and was looking for reviews. Your site came up first.

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408 J. Money March 3, 2016 at 7:16 am

rock on! I remember checking them out right from the very beginning… glad to see they’re making it in the headlines!

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409 Dee March 2, 2016 at 8:35 pm

I found you on a google search for paribus. Your site looks loaded with great information! thanks!!

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410 J. Money March 3, 2016 at 7:14 am

Thank YOU for taking the time to check it out!

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411 Barbara March 2, 2016 at 8:47 pm

NBC national news

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412 J. Money March 3, 2016 at 7:13 am

Woah! Well that’s cool – didn’t know we were featured there?

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413 jackie March 4, 2016 at 10:14 am

saw the story on nbc news

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414 Denise March 8, 2016 at 3:09 pm

I came across your website when I got an email from a friend of mine.

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415 J. Money March 8, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Tell your friend I owe them a beer!

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416 Diane March 9, 2016 at 8:12 am

Someone posted a link in Frugal Living forums re: your 12 mos spending less. I really enjoyed it!

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417 J. Money March 12, 2016 at 3:12 pm

Cool – thx for being here :)

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418 Mikelle March 9, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Hi! I was up till 1 am last night roaming though your website. Thanks for all the tidbits of information. I am a self-employed bookkeeper, and have the worst personal money management and savings strategy. That is – take care of everyone else and bury my head when it comes to my own finances. Hey, the cobblers children run around barefoot right? I can’t wait to get my financial world in order. I am mostly a frugal person, I spend as little as possible, but also don’t like to work, I love my free time. So I make as little as possible, which means no savings, none, zilch.. That has worked for the last 10 or so years, but now I am becoming a prisoner in my own home, not having money to go out and spend on fun things, like dinners with friends or travel as much as I’d like to.
So, anyways I tried to open a USAA account this morning and unfortunately found out it is for Military personnel and families only. Boo. I was really looking forward to transferring out my tiny amount of money and telling Citibank what I thought of them. I found a local branch of Wescom credit union that I may use. Any other banks for checking and savings you recommend?… Set up my Mint, Acorn and Digits accounts last night. Who knew those types of tools existed, apparently not me.
Thanks again for sharing your journey, can’t wait to implement part of it to mine.

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419 J. Money March 12, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Rock on! Way to take action now and change it up :)

Check out Simple Bank when you get a chance – that’s where my $$ would be if I weren’t w/ USAA. Here’s my review: http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/2015/11/simple-bank-review/

(And btw – I actually have the opposite problem of you! I work more than I want to and need to figure out how to get more of that free time… So we all have our own issues! :))

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420 Susan March 11, 2016 at 8:33 am

I follow JD Roth’s Money Boss and he had an article about podcasts…I’ve been listening to your and Paula’s podcast and then checked out your site.

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421 J. Money March 12, 2016 at 3:16 pm

Nice! We’re about to have him on the show actually – stay tuned for it :)

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422 Viv March 12, 2016 at 1:33 am

On Simple Savings

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423 J. Money March 12, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Cool – never heard of but going now to check out!

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424 Bernadette March 12, 2016 at 7:48 am

I am subscribed to the Money Manifesto Newsletter (Lance @ Money Manifesto). Current issue has link to article on your website. Great site; lots of information!

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425 J. Money March 12, 2016 at 3:25 pm

Nice! Lance is a great guy – have shared many a beers with him over the years :) Thanks for giving my blog a shot.

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426 ANDREA March 15, 2016 at 2:21 pm

I’m not sure where I originally saw your link. I believe it was an article in a money magazine. It had an article about you and I read it. I think anyone who is concerned about their spending habits could use good advice. I know I sure could :-)

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427 J. Money March 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Rock on – glad you made it here :)

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428 Dawn Lusty March 15, 2016 at 9:50 pm

i found you in an article in the penny hoarder

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429 J. Money March 16, 2016 at 5:13 pm

Cool!

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430 Jane March 19, 2016 at 11:26 pm

Searched for info on Digit and found your review.

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431 J. Money March 21, 2016 at 11:27 am

Let me know if you end up giving them a shot – saved over $3,500 w/ them so far!

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432 Tim Campbell March 22, 2016 at 1:57 pm

I heard Paula on the Bigger Pockets Podcast. I looked up her Afford Anything website and learned that you two were doing a Podcast. I subscribed to M.O.N.EY. Podcast. I really enjoy the topics and the chemistry that you two have. So, here I am!

I took your advice on your podcast and started using Digit when you first talked about it. I wish I would of waited since they are now sponsoring the podcast…that way you both would of gotten credit for it.

Keep up the great work!

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433 J. Money March 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Hah – good job giving it a shot either way :) Let me know how you like it after some time has passed! Hope you get something good out of this blog too – great community we’ve got here.

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434 Amanda March 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm

I listened to a Podcast you did with the Mad FIentist. It was great – I wanted to find out what else you had to say.

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435 J. Money March 26, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Rock on! That was a fun show to be on – Brandon is bad a$$.

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436 Angie March 27, 2016 at 7:06 pm

I found it on pintrest.

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437 J. Money March 28, 2016 at 11:50 am

Thanks for giving it a shot!

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438 Julie Brooks March 28, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Found you on Pineterest.

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439 J. Money March 28, 2016 at 4:50 pm

Thanks for being here :)

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440 Carol March 30, 2016 at 9:23 am

Just a newbie..checked in with Pinterest this a.m. for some inspiration!

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441 J. Money March 30, 2016 at 10:09 am

Rock on – hope you get some from the blog too! :)

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442 Fushia April 1, 2016 at 10:50 am

I found you through one of your articles popping up when I searched Finance

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443 Fushia April 1, 2016 at 10:52 am

Sorry I searched “Finance” on Pinterest and one of your articles popped up.

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444 Mrs. CTC @FromCostToCoast April 1, 2016 at 1:51 pm

Can’t even remember how I found your site, how could I not? It took me long enough to subscribe.

Glad to read I’m one of the cool kids now!

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445 J. Money April 4, 2016 at 7:10 am

Hah – yeah you are :)

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446 RosieP April 1, 2016 at 2:17 pm

I heard you on So Money with Farnoosh. And then I promptly activated my Digit account. Waiting to hear So Jay Money! :)

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447 J. Money April 1, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Hah!

I ended up shortening it even more to just M.O.N.E.Y. :)

Check it out – it’s now live! http://themoneyshow.co

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448 Dwayne Brown April 3, 2016 at 7:26 pm

I found out about you through the Financial Independence Podcast. Thanks.

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449 J. Money April 4, 2016 at 7:11 am

cool cool, thanks for giving my blog a shot!

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450 Paula April 6, 2016 at 1:27 pm

I follow Paula at Afford Anything and have been listening to you two on THE MONEY pod cast!

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451 J. Money April 6, 2016 at 1:58 pm

hooray! thanks for coming on over here too! :)

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452 Kyle Spickler April 6, 2016 at 4:35 pm

J. Money! So how did I find your site? Well, it’s sorta a long story, but I’ll make it quick. As some background information, I am a senior in college and about to graduate. I was fortunate enough to get an internship this past summer with an awesome company that decided to give me a job offer before going back to school. Yay! :)
Now onto how I found your site. One day in the lab I started an excel file to estimate my monthly taxes and potential future expenses. I guess I was making a budget for post-graduation. I realized the tax system is actually quite complicated, so I decided to sign up for a finance class for my final semester. While taking that class I happened to Google “best personal finance sites.” As I looked through the list on some random site I saw BudgetsAreSexy.com… I couldn’t help but think, “Budgets are sexy…? This has to be a perfect!” I’ve been reading your site ever since. Love your blog and podcast by the way.

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453 J. Money April 8, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Hah – awesome!! Thanks for letting me know man, totally made my day :)

And GOOD FOR YOU on figuring this stuff out early too – I didn’t start until in my mid 20s! You’re gonna be so well off man if you keep paying attention. Be proud of yourself!

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454 Stacey April 6, 2016 at 8:24 pm

I am hyper focused on reaching FI right now and love to read about others doing the same. I saw this blog in a comment section of another blog. Thanks for keeping me motivated!

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455 J. Money April 8, 2016 at 12:52 pm

Thanks for joining our community! :)

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456 Ben Franklin Fan April 8, 2016 at 1:27 pm

Haha, I think it was divine intervention. Haha. I really need this blog. I have recently been separated and have to pull all bills myself now. The funny thing is, I texted my sister and said my palm has been itching all morning and she said “which hand.” Unfortunately, it was the left. It makes sense since I just got a notice from my mobile carrier that I am late with my payment. Oh, my. My sister was mum about the meaning so I looked it up and found your website. I love the title “Budgets are Sexy”. It got my attention. I have been trying to live within my means but I have so many expenses. I stopped cable, but some folks in my family think I am a bit eccentric for that move. Oh well, I will (must) survive.

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457 J. Money April 8, 2016 at 2:14 pm

You’ll find that the more you start paying attention to your $$ the more everyone ELSE looks crazy :) Welcome to the journey!

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458 Yvonne April 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm

From the Surviving and Thriving blog

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459 J. Money April 14, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Cool… She was getting feisty with me the other day ;)

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460 Chrissie April 14, 2016 at 8:34 am

I also found your blog on Pinterest. It was a pin featuring the article that you re-posted about living on 50% of your budget. We are so not there and I was reading it trying to see how people are doing it. We have been doing Dave Ramsey’s debt snowball since 2009!!!!! and still aren’t finished – however have had 2 children and bought a house along the way (I know, I know – not part of Dave’s plan lol). We are hoping to be debt free except the house within 5 years but it is taking sssoooo long! However I must confess – I am not nearly as “gazelle intense” as my husband. Funny how in a marriage one spouse is usually a spender and one is usually a saver.
Anyway – love your blog so far. Keep up the good work!

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461 J. Money April 14, 2016 at 4:29 pm

Yeah! Debt Snowball action is where it’s at – congrats on starting it years ago, and even more so keeping on it! Not fun stuff but your future selves will thank you immensely for it :) Thanks for taking the time to poke around my blog – hope it helps y’all shed that debt even faster!

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462 Krissy April 14, 2016 at 12:45 pm

I’m drowning right now. I’m about to be garnished, cant afford to pay all of the bills every month. I’ve never had anyone teach me about finances so ….here I am. I found you through a google search. That brought me to a website called bankrate.com. You were mentioned in that article so I wanted to see if I found anything to help me with my budgeting. I would like to not live paycheck to paycheck. Thats my basic goal right now.

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463 J. Money April 14, 2016 at 4:31 pm

A damn good goal to strive for too! And you get that down the rest will be easier to handle :) Poke around the archives here and soak it all up! Here are some of my favorite other blogs too if it helps:

http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/blogroll/

Gotta keep reading until stuff starts clicking! You can do it!!

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464 Pat April 17, 2016 at 9:47 pm

I am reading Patrice Washington’s book Real Money Answers and she recommended your blog as one that would be helpful in my journey to financial freedom.

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465 J. Money April 18, 2016 at 10:58 am

Sweetness – love that girl, she’s crazy talented. (And obviously has great taste ;))

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466 Jane April 18, 2016 at 10:53 pm

I found you on Lifehacker.com –

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467 J. Money April 19, 2016 at 7:34 am

Cool – great site!

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468 Twoee April 27, 2016 at 9:02 pm

I found your blog on pinterest!

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469 J. Money April 28, 2016 at 7:48 am

Hey, very cool! Was wondering where you showed up from :)

Did you see that you were famous yesterday?

http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/2016/04/mid-week-financial-motivation/

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470 EarlyRetirementNow May 4, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Everywhere I read about personal finance and early retirement I saw references to this site. Good stuff! Wouldn’t want to miss a post, so it’s best to sign up for the updates!

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471 J. Money May 6, 2016 at 3:06 pm

Haha – awesome! Best types of marketing right there! :)

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472 Keith Schindler May 9, 2016 at 5:32 pm

Hey J. Money!

Found you via Rockstar Finance. I’m really digging your and Paula’s podcasts and have almost ripped through all of them. I really like y’all’s style and am learning while having some laughs. I don’t understand why folks said your podcast doesn’t have substance. Y’all’s polarity is great. I’m so much more like you than Paula, so I can really relate. I have a short attention span, also and don’t like writing long posts. Well, keep up the great work!!!

Keith “Shin” Schindler

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473 J. Money May 10, 2016 at 6:51 am

Hey Shin!

Thx for the love, brotha – means a lot. Glad you’re finding it helpful and enjoying the bantor :)

Hope your wallet explodes from it!

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474 Haha May 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm

I found this link by an article about MTurk.

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475 J. Money May 23, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Cool – let me know if you end up trying it out, and how much you make! :)

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476 Tricia May 17, 2016 at 11:54 pm

I found you guys through Pinterest. Great site!….. BTW could you tell me the name of your facebook plugin? I love it…thanks guys. :)

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477 J. Money May 23, 2016 at 3:03 pm

Glad you like! :)

I don’t actually use a plugin for FB – it’s just the code I got from FB itself… I think off their developer’s page or something? Was just a matter of copying/pasting it into a text widget and then adjusting the size….

Hope that helps!

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478 Dillon Z May 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm

I realized that after 4 years of working minimum wage to 10$/hr jobs, I don’t have much to show for it. I want to grow my wealth and t I need to learn more about budgeting to do so. Love the content here!

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479 J. Money May 25, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Good job being on finance blogs to get things going! It’s all do-able!

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480 Sora May 23, 2016 at 6:47 pm

Budget is what I’m looking for. Tough time tough expenses–just looking for new ideas. I think I am like a snail in the boiling pot. By the time, I know I’m cooked! Looking, finding, and searching way to improve a little case. Saw a few ideas on your web. Thank you!

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481 J. Money May 25, 2016 at 12:06 pm

It def. helps looking for stuff online like you are! Congrats! We gotta get you out of that pot! :)

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482 Sara May 31, 2016 at 1:48 pm

Clark Howard>Budgetsaresexy.com

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483 J. Money June 2, 2016 at 8:19 am

Clark Howard’s the man.

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484 Jane Harrington June 10, 2016 at 12:50 pm

I found you in the usaa newsletter

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485 J. Money June 13, 2016 at 7:39 am

Cool – just saw that myself! Thx for giving the site a shot!

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486 Jae June 10, 2016 at 11:56 pm

Patrice Washington recommended your site in her book “Real Money Answers for Every Woman.”

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487 J. Money June 13, 2016 at 7:45 am

Very cool! Thx for being here!

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488 Errol Johnson June 12, 2016 at 10:09 pm

I came across your Blog from the USAA magazine summer 2016,

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489 J. Money June 13, 2016 at 7:46 am

Rock on! Hope you like the blog!

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490 Felicia June 13, 2016 at 2:56 pm

Hi, I came across your blog reading an article about Digit.

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491 J. Money June 13, 2016 at 3:29 pm

awesome! let me know what you think of it if you end up giving it a shot… I’ve saved over $4,000 with ’em so far!

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492 Maris June 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Found you through the USAA “magazine”

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493 J. Money June 20, 2016 at 7:28 am

Yeah USAA! Member for life!

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494 Jordan June 15, 2016 at 7:14 am

Read about you in USAA magazine. Looking forward to learning manage my money better, and even more so enjoying your blog posts.

~Jordan

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495 J. Money June 20, 2016 at 7:29 am

Thanks! Hope it helps fatten your wallet some :)

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496 Emily Golding June 23, 2016 at 3:02 pm

Got the link in USAA financial news, and super glad about it because I love budgeting! I’m in marketing and PR, but I often get confused with being a ‘nerd’ and excel fanatic because I am such a big fan of budgeting, but I agree, budgets are sexy! Super psyched to read your articles and share them with friends and family. I wish these lessons were taught more prevalently in high school and not later in life once people realize they can’t manage their money.

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497 J. Money June 28, 2016 at 8:18 am

Alright alright alriiiiight!

Welcome to the cool kids table!

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498 Heather June 23, 2016 at 9:29 pm

Found out about you in USAA magazine. Happy to come across something that actually piqued my interest in learning more about a topic a lot of single ladies shy away from (from lack of knowledge)

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499 J. Money June 28, 2016 at 8:19 am

Good! And we try to have fun here so it hopefully won’t be as boring as you’re probably used to ;)

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500 Annyta June 26, 2016 at 9:58 pm

I found you in an article about rags to riches on our WA today newspaper site (Western Australia)
am looking forward to reading all the old stuff until I catch up to now..
Thanks heaps for this information

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501 J. Money June 28, 2016 at 8:20 am

Rock on! The past 3 years of content is the best… though it’s fun looking in the archives too if you have the time and energy :) There’s over 2,100 articles…

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502 Ray June 27, 2016 at 12:06 am

Believe it or not, I found your site on Pinterest.

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503 J. Money June 28, 2016 at 8:20 am

I do believe it! that place is blowing up over there

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504 margaret wanjiru June 27, 2016 at 10:23 am

i was goggling about side hustling job i can do and luckily i found your link

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505 J. Money June 28, 2016 at 8:21 am

welcome aboard! hope you find an interesting gig to try out :)

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506 Sharon June 29, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Well have just finished college and trying to find my way to financial freedom and bumped on this. Great stuff.

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507 J. Money June 30, 2016 at 11:44 pm

Wow, you’re smart looking for this stuff so early on! You beat me by like 5 years! :)

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508 [email protected] Smarter Decisions June 29, 2016 at 8:25 pm

Hi “J” – I found your site (awhile ago) through your work with Paula P. Great stuff here! You guys are changing lives!

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509 J. Money June 30, 2016 at 11:45 pm

Coolness! thanks for giving my blog a shot :)

Paula’s incredible, really sweet (and smart!). Thx for stopping by!

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510 christina June 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm

Hi j thank you for welcoming me to your world, I am hoping to learn more from you

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511 J. Money June 30, 2016 at 11:47 pm

And I hope to learn from you too! Be sure to jump into the comments whenever you’re able to – we’ve got a great community here :)

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512 Mitzi Schawo July 3, 2016 at 10:29 pm

I’ve been a life coach for many years. Had a client ask me to engage them in Money Management Skills. As a refresher, I googled and reviewed several sites. Yours had common sense information that furthered my own skills in this arena.

:)

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513 J. Money July 4, 2016 at 10:06 pm

Cool! Glad you’re finding it helpful :) And fun being a life coach too, I’d imagine! I used to do money coaching and blog coaching before and loved the one-on-on personalization of it all… Took a lot of energy but so cool when the light bulbs go off!

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514 Steve O July 4, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Was surfing the net for ideas for side hustle since my main hustle ain’t regular. Great thing you have going here.

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515 J. Money July 4, 2016 at 10:06 pm

Rock on. Hope it helps pad your wallet some :)

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516 Beulah July 17, 2016 at 2:42 am

I found you after reading one of the USAA articles I get in my inbox.

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517 J. Money July 18, 2016 at 6:45 am

So honored to be featured there – love that we’ve got more USAA members now to the site!

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518 Brandy July 17, 2016 at 11:49 pm

I found you on google after asking a question about savings accounts. Thanks for the useful information. I look forward to future emails about your posts :). Thanks!

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519 J. Money July 18, 2016 at 6:45 am

Awesome! It’s nice having you here :)

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520 Jennifer A Robinson July 22, 2016 at 8:58 am

I was googling how to find out how much money I made during my lifetime and you popped up at the top of the SEO. Good job on that optimization. I’m a stress management blogger and I often feature financial bloggers in my social media because getting one’s finances in order can help reduce a person’s stress. I’m looking forward to reading your blog.

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521 J. Money July 25, 2016 at 10:51 am

Oh yeah, def. the truth! Getting your $$$ down solves a lot of problems in life. Thanks for giving the blog a shot :)

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522 Rosalyne July 30, 2016 at 12:34 am

I learned about you through MSN.COM website, then an article by Business Insider called ’12 Strategies to Save a Fortune from real people who retired before 40.
Hope that helps.
P.S. I signed up because I’m inspired by your ideas, and if I ever get over this negative self talk, I may actually try some of these out.
Thank you

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523 J. Money July 30, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Nice! I won’t make it to retirement before 40 but hey – can’t hurt to try, right?

As for your negative self talk – YOU CAN DO It!!! Just try to accomplish one small thing a day no matter how insignificant it feels, and soon enough it’ll all snowball into financial awesomeness… And just know you’re not alone either – we ALL struggle during different phases of this :) I’m currently struggling in a cash-flow/make more money off your projects type way and it sucks. There’s always something going on, but the the trick is to keep pushing a little a day until you breakthrough and hit the next obstacle, haha…

YOU GOT THIS!!

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524 Jessica July 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Link on Pinterest.

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525 J. Money August 1, 2016 at 10:24 am

Thanks for giving it a shot :)

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526 retirement dude August 9, 2016 at 10:29 am

Money Peach hooked me up! He posted your “what a Million $ loos like” on facebook.

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527 J. Money August 10, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Woo! I’ll have to owe him a cold beer then :)

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528 Isys August 11, 2016 at 5:27 pm

I honestly just happened across this website looking for new prelaunch mlm businesses and ways to save money while making money. Your article was a great read and I look forward to seeing what more is to come. Thanks!!

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529 J. Money August 18, 2016 at 9:48 am

Very cool – hopefully you can find some good ideas for some hustles… I’m personally not a fan of the MLM stuff, but I know some are better than others.

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530 Erith August 13, 2016 at 8:26 am

Found it through a set of links on Pinterest. Looking forward to reading more. I’m already retired / FI, but that doesn’t mean I want to stop there. Still saving….

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531 J. Money August 18, 2016 at 9:48 am

Oh wow, hardcore! I like it! :)

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532 June August 17, 2016 at 6:32 pm

I found a link to your blog in an article by James Dennin: Save More by Tricking Your Brain. 8/17/16 Money:Mic.

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533 J. Money August 18, 2016 at 6:31 am

Nice! Loving your cat site btw, haha… the wink is a nice touch on the logo :)

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534 B August 18, 2016 at 7:03 pm

I have been listening to Optimal Finance Daily which reads your blogs on the podcast. Sometimes I like to see the print later so I signed up!

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535 J. Money August 25, 2016 at 9:51 am

Awesome! He’s a cool guy – such a great idea for a podcast :)

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536 Dan August 24, 2016 at 6:32 pm

I’ve heard some of your posts read to me on Justin Malik’s Optimal Living Daily and Optimal Finance Daily podcasts.

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537 J. Money August 25, 2016 at 9:52 am

Beautiful! Thx for giving it a shot!

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538 Denise Larson August 26, 2016 at 4:50 pm

I’ve heard your posts as well on Optimal Finance Daily. Wanted to see/read more. Thanks for all the great info!

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539 J. Money August 28, 2016 at 4:17 pm

I’m so glad to have you here!

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540 dernsh September 9, 2016 at 4:35 am

This is my first time.Hope I enjoy my time here.I’m a married man and unemployed .I’m looking how can I make money.Thank you guys for letting me join here.Thanks!

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541 J. Money September 10, 2016 at 3:15 pm

Financial blogs are a good place to be for that!

Here’s a list of 60+ side hustles if you wanna see if anything clicks:

http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/ways-to-make-money/

Good luck!

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542 Edsel Greaves September 12, 2016 at 11:58 pm

lol I found you guys by typing “I don’t want anybody touching my money except myself” into Google because I. HATE. FINANCIAL. BROKERS.

Your website came up, so I figured it would help me gain more control over my finances without someone trying to get their dirty, grubby hands on my nice clean cash as part of their “fees”.

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543 J. Money September 13, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Hah! Well you’re definitely in the right place for that ;)

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544 sakeizia September 14, 2016 at 8:48 am

to be honest the site just seems of my interests

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545 J. Money September 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

well I’m glad to hear it :)

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546 Shari September 15, 2016 at 12:54 am

Found you through an older Forbes interview detailing your success as a blogger. Love what I’ve explored so far! I’m just getting started with blogging….finalized that decision tonight :)……so I’m grateful for the education and community!

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547 J. Money September 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Nice!! I hope you love it so much! You never know what can come out of it :)

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548 Cherie September 24, 2016 at 9:24 pm

Binge listening to Financial Rockstar podcasts. Scott seemed to like you:)

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549 J. Money September 26, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Nice!

Just hung out with him this weekend actually at a conference :) He’s a chill dude.

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550 Ingrid September 27, 2016 at 1:42 am

I found you via your interview on the Financial Independence podcast. Great info! Thanks for sharing budget template. :)

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551 J. Money September 28, 2016 at 10:46 am

Thanks for giving it a shot!

I just had beers with Mad Fientist this weekend – great (and nice!) dude :)

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552 Laura October 1, 2016 at 8:54 am

I heard about Paribus on CNN!

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553 J. Money October 1, 2016 at 3:14 pm

nice! They seem to be really taking off :)

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554 Sherine October 3, 2016 at 11:57 am

Your site was one of the favourite’s listed in Bola Sokunbi’s blog post on careercontessa.com

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555 J. Money October 3, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Very cool! Love Bola! Thx for giving it a shot :)

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556 Love More October 7, 2016 at 5:50 am

I found you on Forbes Money Hacks. Looking forward to learning more.

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557 J. Money October 10, 2016 at 10:08 am

Awesome.

Keep that love flowing :)

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558 Lourdes October 10, 2016 at 8:39 pm

Found you in Pinterest looking for side jobs.Love it, trying to get out of medical bills debt( Paid on CC).Lost a 13 year full time, have a part time job( for 15 years) that offer insurance but not much $$$, babysitting on the side, and maybe by next week a second part time job, dream of not having debt, like every body else.I hope in 1 and half year be free of debt.

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559 J. Money October 12, 2016 at 10:07 am

I hope so too!! With a hustler mentality like that, I’m sure you’ll make it – and probably faster :)

Keep going!! You got this!

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560 brian October 12, 2016 at 6:34 am

A friend told me about you at work.

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561 J. Money October 12, 2016 at 9:42 am

You have smart friends :)

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562 Maggie October 13, 2016 at 4:11 pm

I came across your blog through Young Adult Money by Mr. Carlson.
I am 54 and work for the State of California as a legal secretary. I am looking into side hustles to pay down $ 9,000 (1st priority), save money and bump up monies in my 401(k).
I also have about $30,000 left from an inheritance. I need to move it from RBC Dain Raucher account to another firm and have decided on Schwab. I looked and looked for financial advisers to give me advice. I found that there are very few professionals out there who are fee based and provide financial advice to people like me.
Thanks,
Maggie

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563 J. Money October 23, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Hmm…. I’ve compiled a list of fee-only advisors from my circle if you want to check out?

http://pfdirectory.org/financial-planners/

Most are millennial-focused, but a handful are outside of that and should be able to help you out.

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564 Mark Bueche October 25, 2016 at 3:03 pm

Just looking to be financially stable.

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565 J. Money October 26, 2016 at 7:02 am

Being on finance blogs is a good step :)

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566 Suellen Roley October 28, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Found you through a post on Facebook about a condotel.

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567 J. Money October 31, 2016 at 10:23 am

Rock on… that was one of my favorites lately – so fascinating/different, right?

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568 Liz November 2, 2016 at 6:51 pm

I just listened to your interview with Mad Fientist and wow! I was blown away, first, by your exuberance about the material, and, second, the material. I am here to learn even more. I already track my networth on an excel spreadsheet that I made for myself…with graphs and pie charts and colors and everything…and I want to see how people are doing and continue to track my own networth.

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569 J. Money November 3, 2016 at 6:38 am

Love it, Liz! One of the best things you can do, in my opinions :) My recent net worth will be going out tomorrow on the blog. Thanks for all the kind words!

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570 Jon ochil November 4, 2016 at 3:41 pm

I have followed your blog for about 5-6 months now. It’s been entertaining, educational, fun, & encouraging all at once. Kept track of expenses for about 20 months now with a spreadsheet with great eye opening results… It’s about time I join your family of attentive valuers. You do a great job. Thanks Jon

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571 J. Money November 14, 2016 at 4:37 pm

Thanks so much, Jon! Good for you for taking action and tracking it all! Your money will never be the same :)

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572 Kit November 22, 2016 at 8:42 am

Found you from The Retirement Manifesto! Super informative blog you have here!

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573 J. Money November 29, 2016 at 9:34 am

Nice! Thanks for being here :)

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574 Lori November 29, 2016 at 3:16 pm

I found you on Pinterest. I am always looking for ways to educate myself about budgeting and finance.

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575 J. Money November 30, 2016 at 6:05 am

Very smart! Hope you find some good takeaways here :)

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576 bionats07 November 29, 2016 at 9:28 pm

Found your pin on Pinterest :) Just subscribed!

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577 J. Money November 30, 2016 at 6:01 am

Hope you enjoy! :)

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578 Joshua December 17, 2016 at 3:20 am

I found u thru the internet….

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579 J. Money December 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

Hope you find the blog helpful!

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580 Julia Markel December 29, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Hi J.
I Googled “1+2+3 to 365” and your site was the first one up. I was curious how much I would save if I saved a penny the first day, two pennies the next, etc. The answer was right there – thanks.
Julia

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581 J. Money December 30, 2016 at 7:04 am

Hah! That’s pretty funny considering I had to google the same thing in order to write MY post on it :) Neat to see I’m now at the top – woo! Thanks for signing up to our emails!

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582 Sylvia January 3, 2017 at 8:45 am

Your website popped up while searching on creating multiple savings accts at USAA. Looking to create a yearly savings plan by saving 1.00 the first week, 2.00 the 2nd, etc,.

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583 J. Money January 3, 2017 at 9:33 am

Great challenge to take!

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584 Chirre January 10, 2017 at 11:41 am

I was looking at reviews for the app Acorns and came across your review that you did in November of 2016. Great review by the way!

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585 J. Money January 27, 2017 at 7:11 am

COOL!!!! Glad you like!

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586 Kellie January 11, 2017 at 6:09 am

I found you by listening to the Optimal Living Daily podcast and thought I’d take a closer look.

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587 J. Money January 27, 2017 at 7:11 am

Great show :)

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588 Christiaan January 11, 2017 at 9:52 am

Much the same as Kellie, I found your website by listening to the Optimal Living Daily podcast by Justin Malik. I think I had previously seen your website on a Business Insider link too. So OLD prompted me to look further after hearing/reading about you more than once.

I’m a new follower from across the pond in the UK. Looking forward to turning my financial situation around.

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589 J. Money January 27, 2017 at 7:31 am

Rock on! Thanks for giving it a shot :)

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590 Michael Noriega January 23, 2017 at 9:29 pm

Was looking up ideas for getting a budget together and your site popped up first. Great job on the site and the info looks great! I am super excited to start digging in.

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591 J. Money January 27, 2017 at 7:32 am

Well you’re definitely in the right place for that :) Hope you enjoy my attempts of trying to make this stuff fun!

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592 Natasha March 31, 2017 at 10:12 am

I did an online search for top financial bloggers and yours came up as the most popular. Thank you for all of your articles and knowledge. I am learning so much!

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593 J. Money April 1, 2017 at 6:14 am

Well that’s nice to hear, thx! And for giving our blog a shot :)

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594 PaulM April 3, 2017 at 7:29 am

I was digging around the internet about articles and blogs regarding retirement and saw your site.

I’m older than your average reader but still find much to enjoy, especially about all the new apps that are around. Also nice to see people of a younger age who are at the same place I was 20 years ago basically doing the same thing, investing regularly in an indexed fund for retirement. As we know, there are many bumps along the way (both in the markets and in life) but if you remain disciplined time will work its magic!

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595 J. Money April 3, 2017 at 10:20 am

You know it!

I think next on your list should be starting your *own* blog to share with us all your years of experience over time :) The demographic of $$ bloggers are def. skewed young.

In fact, you can see a list of all the blogs we’re tracking online here – you can see just how many there are per age group!

http://directory.rockstarfinance.com/personal-finance-blogs/

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596 Darrel April 6, 2017 at 10:40 am

I found the site from reading an article on Flipboard.

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597 J. Money April 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm

thx for giving it a shot!

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598 Kurt April 10, 2017 at 11:36 am

I found your site after a link to an article by ESI was posted in a Washington Post article by Michelle Singletary.

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599 J. Money April 12, 2017 at 2:07 pm

That was a pretty cool article to see! Hope you enjoy the blog :)

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600 Diane C. April 10, 2017 at 7:44 pm

I would put the $100 in the BANK!

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601 $kel April 15, 2017 at 7:41 am

Surfing the web for “how to make money”

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602 J. Money April 17, 2017 at 3:36 pm

We do like to talk about that a lot here :)

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603 R May 4, 2017 at 2:19 am

I’ve been a lurker/stalker for the past few years. Your website is the only one I will religiously read every day when I know a new article is coming out. I commented once on your site and was tickled pink when you commented back or rather tipped your hat at me…lol lol lol still laughing at that…You’ve kept me sane on my debt free journey…everytime I feel the urge to derail from my budget you’ve been able to distract me from my frenemy amazon and her best friend etsy!

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604 J. Money May 16, 2017 at 6:10 am

Aw yyayyyy! So glad to hear, my lurker friend :) Thanks for taking the time to let me know – that really means a lot. Keep pushing forward!

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605 Tanya Gillie May 21, 2017 at 3:28 pm

I heard about the site from Patrice Williams book “Real Money Answers For Every Woman”

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606 J. Money May 21, 2017 at 3:32 pm

rock on! Patrice is great!

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607 omar sanyang May 25, 2017 at 8:01 am

I want to cost a budjet for my project on marine turtle conservation for a period of one year

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608 J. Money May 28, 2017 at 2:39 pm

fascinating! not sure we have a budget for *that*, haha, but you surely download some of them and play around :)

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609 Red May 27, 2017 at 2:24 am

I found you thanks an article on Rosie Leizrowice’s blog! :)

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610 J. Money May 28, 2017 at 2:41 pm

very cool! been starting to read more of her stuff too :)

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611 Kim June 2, 2017 at 6:49 pm

Ive just recently started listening to the Optimal Living Daily Podcast and the posts that Justin has read from your site really caught my attention!

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612 J. Money June 6, 2017 at 6:24 pm

Very cool! He’s awesome – love his concept he’s got going on.

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613 chelsea June 14, 2017 at 11:00 am

was searching on google for apps that scan emails and this is the first one that popped up!!!! hoping to see how it works!

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614 J. Money June 17, 2017 at 3:59 pm

You must have come across our Paribus review? Either way – hope you enjoy the blog! :)

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615 Jodi Renaud June 19, 2017 at 10:05 am

My money win for June was paying off my $2,000 credit card balance all at once and saving myself about thirty dollars in interest! Also a win was opening a Barclay card which gives you $200 just for opening the card.! #win!

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616 J. Money June 19, 2017 at 5:25 pm

congrats!!

now don’t rack any new $$$ up on the new Barclay card! ;)

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617 Steph Hochstetler June 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Landed here via a link in the YNAB weekly roundup newsletter. I’m a devoted YNAB user and (maybe a little too) enthusiastic about budgeting.

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618 J. Money June 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Can you ever be “too enthusiastic” really? ;)

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619 Kate June 27, 2017 at 5:08 am

Hello from London! I found you via YNAB. Using YNAB has helped me in so many ways from quitting smoking to buying a new apartment to sliding through Christmas stress free. Next goal is planning a wedding whilst not going into £1 of debt. With the right tools and attitude it’s not hard to do!

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620 J. Money June 28, 2017 at 6:37 am

Beautiful!! We’re big fans of YNAB here, so you are in good company :) Congrats on the engagement!

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621 Bob July 5, 2017 at 10:13 am

I saw Mr. 1500 Days is going to be writing for you. I enjoy his writing, so I followed to your site.

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622 J. Money July 10, 2017 at 10:36 am

I’ll have to buy him a beer then! :)

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623 Vonetta July 23, 2017 at 6:41 am

I read an article written by you on MSN.com about a wealthy person who spends very little.

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624 J. Money July 24, 2017 at 10:15 am

That was a fun post – glad you enjoyed :)

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625 Michelle July 31, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Found you through a post by The Savy Life. Love your website and the story of POF!

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626 J. Money August 1, 2017 at 5:56 am

Rock on! We feature a new interesting story like that every Friday, so stay tuned for our next one :)

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627 Tarra Foster August 6, 2017 at 3:31 am

I found you in an article on business insider about tracking your networth. I have recently started a small business so alot of financing articles and courses have caught my attention.

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628 J. Money August 7, 2017 at 6:54 am

Being on $$$ blogs is a good place for that stuff! As well as entrepreneurship as mos of us dabble in that as well and like to share our experiences/tips/frustrations ;)

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629 Rick Smith August 6, 2017 at 9:59 am

I was just surfing and poof…there you were !!

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630 J. Money August 7, 2017 at 6:55 am

If only the same thing could happen with more $$$ in our wallets ;)

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631 Dinara September 17, 2017 at 1:28 pm
632 RJ September 19, 2017 at 11:14 am

Discovered you thanks to your episode on The Side Hustle Podcast. Love the episode and really liked the side hustle series on the site!

Thanks,

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633 J. Money September 19, 2017 at 2:06 pm

Rock on!

Be sure to submit your blog to our Blogger Directory so others can find you too :)

http://directory.rockstarfinance.com/submit-blog

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634 Glen October 3, 2017 at 4:51 pm

Found you via ChooseFI – the FIRE is spreading :-)

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635 J. Money October 4, 2017 at 5:35 am

Beautiful! And I agree!

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636 Jim October 10, 2017 at 1:04 pm

I found you via an article by Tim Stobierski published on Marketwatch.com today.

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637 J. Money October 10, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Rock on! That was a great article too… you have to pass $0 net worth before you can get to $1,000,000 net worth! ;)

Here it is if anyone wants to read it: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-im-celebrating-my-zero-net-worth-2017-10-10

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638 Joseph Ruth Ozioma October 12, 2017 at 1:29 pm

I don’t understand anything here

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639 J. Money October 12, 2017 at 2:09 pm

hah – sorry to hear!

what are you confused about exactly?

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640 Eva October 12, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Pinterest – I was looking for a savings chart.

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641 J. Money October 13, 2017 at 6:13 am

Cool! I hope you found a good one! Here’s one of my favorites we’ve posted over the years:

http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/use-this-chart-to-save-1000-this-year/

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642 ayoola October 14, 2017 at 8:43 am

i sew your wabsite on internet

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643 AT November 13, 2017 at 7:20 am

Afford anything podcast

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644 J. Money November 13, 2017 at 8:39 am

beautiful! it was fun co-hosting that show for a while :)

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645 Natasha November 17, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Google’d how to become a financial blogger and your site was mentioned as one of the successful ones.

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646 J. Money November 20, 2017 at 11:06 am

rock on! it’s a fun gig if you enjoy blogging :) I’d never recommend it purely for the money though as there are plenty of other jobs you can make decent money from, and faster, than blogging… gotta really enjoy it!

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647 chris November 27, 2017 at 3:38 am

Sup J. I would try blogging I think its fun when I run my own open channel and I’m my goofy carefree self spreads positive vibes.

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648 J. Money November 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Do it!! Never know where it would lead you :)

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649 Jennifer November 29, 2017 at 1:16 pm

I found you on a google search as I am very interested in the topic of financial well-being as I am a Financial Coach. I fell in love with the name of your “budgets are sexy” blog immediately. I read you all the time and share your blogs with others often. keep up the great work.

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650 J. Money December 6, 2017 at 3:27 pm

WOOT WOOT! I love that you’re a financial coach! Thanks for doing that for the world!! :)

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651 Luci December 8, 2017 at 4:31 am

I found you on a recent post on LinkedIn from Business Insider. Looking forward to learning from you and sharing the knowledge with my husband and my children.

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652 J. Money December 8, 2017 at 6:07 am

Rock on! Thanks for giving my blog a shot! :)

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653 Leanne December 12, 2017 at 7:22 pm

Hola! I found your treasure trove of money wisdom somewhere between gocurrycracker and Poor Richard’s Retirement! Thanks! L;)

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654 J. Money December 13, 2017 at 5:48 am

Poor Richard’s Retirement – hah! Great name for a blog! Welcome to the party here :)

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655 Bobbie December 13, 2017 at 7:57 am

I was looking for an acronym for MONEY because I am thinking about starting a money / financial club to assist women, particularly young adults on how to save $$.

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656 J. Money December 14, 2017 at 7:10 am

Beautiful!! I hope you go through with it! We need as much help as we can get spreading the good word on money :)

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657 Rybo December 18, 2017 at 8:58 pm

I’m new to Rockstar Finance Forums and saw your article that you just FIRE’d yourself from there. Good luck in your continuing endeavors here and at home.

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658 J. Money December 19, 2017 at 9:33 am

Thanks Rybo! Hope you enjoy the community we’ve built over there :)

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659 Alecia M December 20, 2017 at 9:16 am

I did a google search that turned up familymint.com and then thought your name was the funniest!

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660 J. Money December 20, 2017 at 11:42 am

Nice!! Was all a part of the evil plan :)

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661 James January 2, 2018 at 8:03 pm

You got a shoutout on the Choose Fi podcast.

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662 J. Money January 3, 2018 at 6:10 am

Oh, man – that show is taking off like crazy! It was the #1 podcast recommended when we polled 100+ bloggers: http://rockstarfinance.com/best-financial-podcasts-rated-by-finance-bloggers/

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663 Michelle January 6, 2018 at 4:13 pm

I’ve been reading your Rockstar Finance links for a couple of years already – saw you FIRE’d yourself so thought I’d better sign up here :-)
I’m 38 with two boys aged 3 & 5. Working full time in Auckland, New Zealand. Obsessed with anything FIRE related.

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664 J. Money January 8, 2018 at 1:59 pm

Nice!!! We’re like exactly the same, only opposite sexes and opposite places in the world :)

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665 Steven W January 7, 2018 at 7:48 pm

I found link to your blog from a Google search about what it’s like working on a cruise ship, lol. It linked me to your article about 70+ side hustles and I fell in love man. I’ve already signed up for mechanical turk to help bring in a bit of cash while I have free time. And I’m applying for a business license to start working as a mystery shopper! I’m really exited for 2018. Just getting out of my grandparents place all on my own. I’m ready for this struggle man. I’m really grateful I found your blog.

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666 J. Money January 8, 2018 at 2:02 pm

GOOD!!! You’re gonna kill it with that attitude too – I can feel the hustle bubbling inside of you over there, haha…

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667 Sonya January 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm

I found this pin on Pinterest and I decided to check it out.

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668 J. Money January 8, 2018 at 2:04 pm

Rock on – hope you enjoy the blog!

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669 Judith M January 8, 2018 at 4:27 pm

Through Cait Flanders via https://caitflanders.com/

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670 J. Money January 8, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Love Cait! You have good taste :)

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671 Bryan D January 9, 2018 at 7:42 am

What happens when you hit 1M?

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672 J. Money January 12, 2018 at 7:19 am

I smile, and then get right back to what I was doing :) (after blogging about it, of course, haha…)

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673 Bob B January 9, 2018 at 4:04 pm

I found you through a YNAB podcast

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674 J. Money January 12, 2018 at 7:20 am

Love them!! Another place that believes budgets are sexy :)

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675 Kathy Rosado January 10, 2018 at 9:37 am

I found you on The Street website while searching for saving activities for our clients.

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676 J. Money January 12, 2018 at 7:22 am

Nice!!! Wasn’t aware they were featuring me – thanks for letting me know! And hope you find some good $$$ activities on the blog – we do like to get creative every now and then :)

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677 Jackie January 10, 2018 at 12:46 pm

I’ve been stalking this blog for years (haha!) and I realized I never signed up for your newsletter. Your net worth post pushed me to start looking at my net worth.

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678 J. Money January 12, 2018 at 7:23 am

GOOD!!! And I bet it’s only grown since, am I right?

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679 Hugo January 11, 2018 at 6:58 pm

Yo! I found this through another website, thousandaire.com. This site seems cool! Look forward to learning!

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680 J. Money January 12, 2018 at 7:27 am

Oh man, that used to be one of my fave blogs back in the day! Glad to hear it’s still around! Thanks for giving mine a shot :)

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681 zorena January 12, 2018 at 7:47 pm

I came across this site looking for other ways to make money. I will keep checking out this page and see what opportunities come my way.

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682 J. Money January 15, 2018 at 9:28 am

Hope it helps!

Here’s our list of 70+ side hustles if you haven’t come across it as yet:

http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/ways-to-make-money/

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683 Veronica January 15, 2018 at 2:56 pm

I was just looking for budget templates options :)

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684 J. Money January 16, 2018 at 9:45 am

We sure have those :) Hope they help!

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685 Patricia January 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm

Random search – ” best site for tracking net worth”

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686 J. Money January 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

We def. like talking about net worth tracking here! One of the best things you can do for our money :)

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687 allan January 17, 2018 at 10:35 pm

found you site looking for coin giveaway i love coins

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688 J. Money January 19, 2018 at 10:39 am

Awesome! Check out my coin blog then – you’d probably like that one even more :)

http://cointhrill.com

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689 Navkiran January 18, 2018 at 6:09 am

The Financial Diet on Youtube mentioned your website in the “12 ways to be better with money today” video. This is all new to me as a college student but I hope to become more informed and get the “ball rolling” as they say for future success.

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690 J. Money January 19, 2018 at 10:41 am

Sweet!

yeah – if you can get a good grasp of it all now and not screw up for decades like most of us do, you’re gonna be just fine in life :) this stuff really isn’t that hard – it’s just *making it a habit* and remembering your priorities. All of which is better to get locked in earlier than later when you get used to spending so much money! Better to not know the difference from the start :)

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691 toxon January 20, 2018 at 11:26 am

i found this website when i was looking for ways to make money

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692 J. Money January 22, 2018 at 10:54 am

cool – you’ll find lots of articles on that here!

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693 Karen January 20, 2018 at 8:44 pm

I found your website on a Google search about blogs about saving money.

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694 J. Money January 22, 2018 at 10:58 am

Awesome – very nice to have you here :) Going over to check out your site now!

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695 horatio January 24, 2018 at 2:46 pm

I found your website while searching for reviews on Motif Investing

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696 J. Money January 29, 2018 at 7:07 am

Cool cool… Let me know if you end up trying them out and what you think :) (I stopped after my year-long experiment, I didn’t like having my investment accounts scattered around and just moved the $$ over to my main Vanguard account)

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697 Melvin Franklin January 27, 2018 at 7:03 pm

I Found You by reading the book financial literacy by Dave Ramsey

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698 J. Money January 29, 2018 at 7:09 am

Woahhh did Ramsey feature/link to me in it? That would be pretty cool if he did!!

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699 Anne January 30, 2018 at 1:07 pm

got here by recommendation from Matt Becker

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700 J. Money January 30, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Rock on – another great blogger!

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701 Madria S January 31, 2018 at 10:51 pm

My professor for Faith and Money gave a list of blogs to follow, we could choose 3 and I chose you.

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702 J. Money February 2, 2018 at 10:04 am

Well that’s neat!!! Faith And Money – can’t say they ever had any of those courses at my school – sounds fascinating!

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703 FM February 4, 2018 at 12:28 pm

I found you in Google search when I was looking for one interesting article.

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704 J. Money February 5, 2018 at 10:45 am

Cool – hope you find something good here!

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705 Amanda February 12, 2018 at 4:51 pm

I searched “tip for carryout orders” and found you asking the same question.

While I sympathize with the restaurant workers who commented that they lose out on tips when they are expected to handle carryouts, I am still firmly in the “no tip” group on that one. I just don’t think it’s fair to put it on the customer to know whether the person handing over the food is someone paid more or a server who did nothing more than take a box from the kitchen and take money or a server who’s losing out. Also, I’m also fed up with the tipping culture and wish the restaurants would charge me more and pay the servers a decent wage.

All that said, I really appreciated your open mind and thoughtful responses to those who may have gotten a bit worked up over the issue. I will be working back through the archives in between reading new posts. Cheers!

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706 J. Money February 12, 2018 at 5:23 pm

rock on!

I’d much rather get up front costs too and not have to think about tipping ever again :)

hope you enjoy the other stuff you see here – we def. like to talk about more taboo topics, and most of the good stuff is in the comments with people discussing and continuing the convo!

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707 Sylvia February 13, 2018 at 12:01 am

I found you while looking for something my husband can do from home for income.

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708 J. Money February 13, 2018 at 6:12 am

I hope you found some good ideas!

Here’s our list of side hustles that features over 70 of them:

http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/ways-to-make-money/

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709 Felipe February 21, 2018 at 6:58 pm

I googled “things that are sexy.”

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710 J. Money February 22, 2018 at 6:20 am

hah – that would do it!

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711 Mamasaur February 22, 2018 at 6:51 pm

Want to start a low cost home business that helps people create balanced household budgets. I love “paying me some bills” too. Thanks for the great info on the AADMM membership.

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712 J. Money February 23, 2018 at 6:25 am

Rock on! I hope you do it – there’s a real need for it out there!

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713 Patti in CO February 27, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Just started listening to Jesse on YNAB and just heard your interview

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714 J. Money February 27, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Oh wow – old school! I should re-listen to it too as it’s been a few years :)

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715 Bridget Wilson March 1, 2018 at 6:16 pm

Listing to ChooseFI. Saw your website thought I would check it out. :)

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716 J. Money March 2, 2018 at 6:21 am

Great show!

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717 JB March 4, 2018 at 12:57 pm
718 J. Money March 5, 2018 at 9:55 am

Heyyyy very cool! Thanks for letting me know – love those guys :) Hope you enjoy what we’re cooking over here too!

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719 Kelli March 7, 2018 at 10:00 am

I found your blog when I was looking for personal finance budget templates.

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720 J. Money March 7, 2018 at 10:25 am

Best search of your life right there ;)

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721 Kim March 7, 2018 at 11:09 am

I was Googling personal finance blogs and came across Budgets Are Sexy on some “best of” lists. And it’s hands down my favorite! :)

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722 J. Money March 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Hey now – thanks so much!! Don’t you know how to make a blogger feel good :) Thanks for being here!

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723 Niasia March 13, 2018 at 6:45 pm

I was searching for; hire someone to pay my bills and I reach your pop up.

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724 J. Money March 14, 2018 at 5:59 am

Rock on – those people do exist! “Daily Money Managers” they’re called :)

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725 Caroline March 15, 2018 at 5:38 pm

I have been following Frugalwoods blog which is great and then started looking for other similar blogs

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726 J. Money March 15, 2018 at 5:42 pm

cool! thanks for giving mine a shot! we’re not as frugal as them, but we do sure like to talk about money here :)

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727 Celina March 16, 2018 at 1:49 pm

I am looking into becoming a freelance bartender. googled and found you!

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728 J. Money March 16, 2018 at 4:58 pm

Very cool – let me know if you end up going for it and how it works out for you :)

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729 Susannah March 22, 2018 at 10:28 am

I found you through the Optimal Finance Daily OLD podcast! Love listening to your blog posts during my morning commute.

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730 J. Money March 22, 2018 at 11:11 am

Awesome!! I really love what they’re doing too – not just cuz I’m featured on it – but it’s just a great way to re-share good content out there from the whole community to an audience that wouldn’t necessarily come elsewhere. Or to reading vs audio for that matter. So thanks for crossing over! Hope you like the change! :)

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731 Philip Hoskin March 26, 2018 at 9:21 pm

I found a link from the Millennial Revolution web site. Firecracker’s Blog youngest retirie in Canada. Yeah

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732 J. Money March 27, 2018 at 6:40 am

Nice – I like those guys! Very fun in real life.

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733 Jo March 27, 2018 at 11:49 pm

Found you thru a link from the YNAB Fans FB group post.

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734 J. Money March 28, 2018 at 7:54 am

Beautiful! thanks for giving us a shot!

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735 Glasa April 3, 2018 at 8:35 am

I am reading Jeff Rose’s Soldier of Finance and he referenced your blog.

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736 J. Money April 3, 2018 at 9:32 am

very cool! great guy and great source of knowledge :) hope you enjoy my blog here too! we’re a bit different from each other, haha…

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737 Aaron V. Lopez April 3, 2018 at 7:48 pm

I found your blog while looking up wealth building blogs. This blog looks great! I can’t wait to see more blog posts!

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738 J. Money April 4, 2018 at 6:00 am

Cool! Thanks for giving it a shot! :)

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739 Teresa Sobieralski April 4, 2018 at 10:41 pm

I was going through old emails and came across an email with the title of How a Journal Completely Changed my Finances. It caught my attention and I read the entire article. Then I realized I could click on the title and it brought me to this page. I love it and am excited to get started.

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740 J. Money April 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

great! thanks for being here :)

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741 Komakech Amos April 5, 2018 at 9:19 am

I found you when i was reading about how to become a billioniare.

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742 J. Money April 5, 2018 at 9:37 am

haha awesome…. are you getting closer? :)

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743 Tom April 9, 2018 at 12:36 am

Hey I found you listening to early episodes of Afford Anything. It’s inspiring that you’ve been publishing your net worth and that the simple VTSAX kicks butt in the long run. I lost lots of $$$ using active funds, primarily with American Funds and their crazy front end loads….YIKES! I really enjoy this community and hope the FIRE keeps spreading. Congrats on your new or soon to be new addition to your family.

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744 J. Money April 9, 2018 at 6:42 am

Hey – thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog, man! Hope you find it useful! Crazy to think it’s been two years since that podcast now, wow… Paula’s still rockin’ it though!

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745 ruthee morris April 9, 2018 at 2:09 pm

Hi, a friend suggested your site. She did a talk at a Society of Women Engineers local conference in Portland Oregon on early retirement, so I knew she was informed on the subject.

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746 J. Money April 9, 2018 at 3:22 pm

Nice!! Anyone spreading the good financial word is a friend of mine! :)

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747 Roger Thomas Barker April 9, 2018 at 6:54 pm

I came across your site purely by accident ….I was having a itchy palm moment and could not remember the old saying so as I am off to see my Mum in September in the UK and could do with a few extra pounds thought I’d give it a go …..thanks Guys
Roger

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748 J. Money April 10, 2018 at 7:14 am

Hope you enjoy it!

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749 Rae April 14, 2018 at 6:56 pm

I found your podcast with Paula, and being me, I always want as much info as I can get so I decided to follow both of your blogs. I’m a bit on the young side (at 18) so I need the help, tips, and tricks :)

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750 J. Money April 16, 2018 at 9:38 am

GOOD!!! You’re gonna be so much better off starting at that age than the most of us! Some people never even figure it out!

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751 Ashlee April 15, 2018 at 5:40 pm

i found this site looking for a cool unique type of piggy bank for my son who is a very smart and unique sense of style:)

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752 J. Money April 16, 2018 at 9:39 am

Haha, nice… Did you find any? Maybe the Grenade Bank that you can break open later? :)

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753 NP April 15, 2018 at 8:20 pm

Hey there. Found you from the mad FIentist after diggin down the MMM hole. I started this whole thing after getting my first job as a lawyer with a big firm and didn’t know how to save the large income.

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754 J. Money April 16, 2018 at 9:41 am

NICE!! A great problem to have! And especially good to get the game plan going early before you even make gobs more down the road… You’re in good company with this group :)

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755 Amy April 18, 2018 at 9:59 am

Hey J, actually found you through Michelle Singletary’s (Washington Post) Monday column on retirement issues. This led to Rockstar Finance which I love love love!

Have been lurking for a while but wanted to thank you for opening my eyes to get my $ in shape AND retire early (OK only 2 years early but it’s 2 years I can do whatever I enjoy whenever I want, right?)

Thanks again and good luck with everything (especially your soon to be new addition!)
Amy

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756 J. Money April 18, 2018 at 4:35 pm

Woo – congrats!!! Just the fact you’re *able* to retire is a win in my books – so many people are screwed waiting so long to act :( So good job making it happen!! And thanks for all the kind words today!

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757 Sabah April 23, 2018 at 10:10 am

I found you on my Google news feed.

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758 J. Money April 23, 2018 at 10:22 am

Cool :) Thanks for giving it a shot!

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759 Keni April 27, 2018 at 5:39 am

Hi there!
I found out your site during one of my scrolling trances on instragram. I am passionate about personal finance and I look forward to an exciting time here. Cheers

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760 J. Money April 27, 2018 at 7:44 am

Rock on! You’ll fit in well here! :)

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761 Nikki April 27, 2018 at 7:07 am

I listen to the Afford Anything podcast. I love the name of your website!

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762 J. Money April 27, 2018 at 7:31 am

sweet! thank you!!

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763 Bela April 27, 2018 at 7:24 pm

Just updating my email address; love the newsletter and would not want to miss it!

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764 J. Money April 30, 2018 at 7:33 am

Awwww, so glad to hear that – thank you :)

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765 Tom May 3, 2018 at 9:17 am

I’m the Money Coach at Capital One.
A lot of my clients come in telling me how amazing your blog is. Keep up the great work.

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766 J. Money May 3, 2018 at 9:37 am

HAH! That’s awesome!! Very nice to e-meet you, my man.

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767 Connie May 7, 2018 at 10:24 am

Saw an article- If you can afford the product you can afford the stock- Made me think of my Amazon habit!

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768 J. Money May 7, 2018 at 10:40 am

Yes!! Amazon is a perfect example! :)

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769 Barb May 8, 2018 at 11:19 am

I found you while searching quarterly bonus.

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770 J. Money May 8, 2018 at 11:55 am

Does that mean you just got one?? Hope so!

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771 Vic May 12, 2018 at 11:58 pm

I googled “money blogs” and clicked on the link for Kiplinger’s “10 Personal Finance Blogs Worth Reading”. Your blog was recommended!

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772 J. Money May 14, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Nice!! Hope it meets its expectations ;)

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773 Doug May 20, 2018 at 8:17 pm

I was following links on pinterest on frugal living and happened on one of your links

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774 J. Money May 21, 2018 at 9:53 am

Hope you enjoy it!

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775 Maria May 20, 2018 at 9:34 pm

Hey! I found your website because I came across the podcast with Paula Pant. My husband and I just bought our third investment property which is why I was interested in her Podcast, but I loved listening to you too! Just got to the episode where you announce you’re leaving! WAAA (I binged from the beginning). I own my own small business (a yoga studio) and I’m obsessed with maintaining health and growing wealth. Because what good is all the money in the world if you’re not healthy enough to enjoy it?! I love my studio, but my husband and I are working on ways to increase other income streams (hence the real estate). I’m also working on my blog and trying to wrap my head around all the ways to reach more people with it and earn money form it. AH! So much. Anyway, happy to be here and thanks for your content!

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776 J. Money May 21, 2018 at 9:55 am

Hey Maria! So glad you’re enjoying the podcast! And super impressed by your health focus as I admittedly suck with that and can’t seem to stay motivated :( But you’re absolutely right – money is worthless without it! Will have to hop over to your blog now to learn more and see if you can get my ass in gear ;)

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777 Brandy May 22, 2018 at 12:44 pm

I can’t remember how I originally came across your site (maybe Pinterest?), but when I did, I bookmarked it. Going through my bookmarks today, I spent a little more time here and opted in for your emails. Looking forward to some good insight on saving and building net worth… :)

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778 J. Money May 22, 2018 at 3:22 pm

oh good! glad you’re enjoying so far!

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779 Brian May 24, 2018 at 11:18 am

Started thinking about PF a few years ago when my wife and I got married and started looking at houses. I somehow started ready Mr. Money Mustache and branched from there. Yours is one of the few I latched on to.

It’s been 2.5yrs and we have a house, a son, a second on the way and she’s back in school to become a teacher! I think most would come out of that whirlwind set back a bit BUT due to endless amounts of hustle (4 major job changes and 4 different side hustles), we’ve been able to not just survive all of it but build a $200k net worth from near zero at the start.

Anyway, all this time and i somehow missed that you had a emailing list. Happy Savings!

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780 J. Money May 24, 2018 at 11:52 am

HAH! Awesome man!!! And love that you’ve stuck around for so long :) let’s keep it going until you hit $1,000,000…

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781 Kristen May 30, 2018 at 9:30 am

I came across this site while looking for financial support without having to spend an arm and a leg in courses. I’ve safely tucked away enough in savings for emergency, working next to pay down debts and save toward growing family.

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782 J. Money May 30, 2018 at 9:39 am

It’s a beautiful thing!! GO GO GO!

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783 Alina May 31, 2018 at 11:02 pm

Heard you on the Mad Fientist’s podcast and loved it. You have a great charisma in your voice and ideas; listening to that episode brightened my mood by the warm and laid back tone. I picked up quite a few ideas for myself: your 5 am idea with the journal ;) not being on my phone when in line, challenging any other status quo social norms.

thanks for awesome content!
Alina

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784 J. Money June 1, 2018 at 1:22 pm

Wowwww compliment of the year right there – thank you!!!!

You are my new favorite person!! haha….

Hope the blog meets your expectations now ;)

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785 James H Stevens June 2, 2018 at 12:51 pm

I found you through the Bigger Pockets podcast. It was great, by the way!

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786 J. Money June 4, 2018 at 10:10 am

Rock on! Thanks for giving the blog a shot! :)

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787 Kaianna Abashidze June 4, 2018 at 3:07 pm

I found you through your article “I Sock Away A Maximum Of $6,000 in Change”, Very, very inspiring. I actually just took $20.00 out of my bank this past week and will use it for food (if I ever get to wanting to buy food with that money). Mainly I took the money out so that I can build up my emergency fund quickly. I told myself that I would take $20.00 out of the bank each month and then use that for the month. And do that until I get a well-paying job as either a teacher of Spanish or working in Healthcare Management. And just because in the future I told myself that I would have more money does not mean that I have to live as if the money is going out of style..meaning that I will still take $20.00 out of the bank even though I would be a teacher of Spanish.

That and I told myself that I would not touch my debit card unless it was for school fees. That is what my cash is for to pay for my day to day expenses.

Lastly I was inspired by the No Spend Year Article in The Telegraph and am going to do it. The only thing I will be allowed to buy is soap, shampoo, and conditioner. Everything else will stay in the bank. I want to see how much money I can save between now and 2022 in the bank (and also in cash).

Best regards,
Anissa Kaianna Abashidze

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788 J. Money June 6, 2018 at 12:40 pm

Awesome! You’ll have to come back and let us know how it all goes over time! We love $$ challenges here! :)

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789 Tyesha James June 6, 2018 at 11:25 am

I found you reading one of Mr. Smart Money blog post!

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790 J. Money June 6, 2018 at 12:40 pm

Very cool! Thanks or being here :)

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791 BBR June 10, 2018 at 9:33 pm

I found you at millennial money minutes!

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792 J. Money June 11, 2018 at 11:01 am

Thanks for giving it a shot!

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793 fiji430 June 14, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Found you through Ericka Williams on youtube

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794 J. Money June 15, 2018 at 10:22 am

Very cool! Will have to check her stuff out, thank you!

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795 Stan June 18, 2018 at 7:58 am

I am sure that I found you via the internet and so many of the interconnected websites. You are clearly a part of the FIRE Family!

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796 J. Money June 18, 2018 at 10:24 am

Haha thanks! Def. love our community here! :)

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797 Andy K June 18, 2018 at 8:39 am

Found you through Google, your brilliant idea that giving away books

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798 J. Money June 18, 2018 at 10:26 am

Hope you get lucky and win some! :)

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799 Zahara Zenobia Yero June 18, 2018 at 8:54 am

J. Money is the Man! I have been a subscriber for the past three years, I am forever grateful for the financial advice and wisdom he shares with his readers. Thanks again J. Money!

Miss Zee

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800 J. Money June 18, 2018 at 10:25 am

Thanks Miss Zee! Much love!

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801 Deana June 18, 2018 at 10:11 am

I found you last year by searching for top personal finance blogs and your name came up on several different lists

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802 J. Money June 18, 2018 at 10:26 am

Well that’s pretty cool! Thanks for giving it a shot!

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803 Bonnie June 18, 2018 at 7:41 pm

I really don’t remember how I found your blog. I think I was looking for some basic excel budgets for a family and one thing lead to another. I am in the Financial industry, but think my husband and I subscribe to a different idea of what it means to be wealthy, compared to what a traditional financial advisor will probably tell you. After being a stay at home mom for eleven years, my husband really wanted to flip the script. He is now a stay at home Dad and I am working a full time traditional job. Sure, it would be financially easier if we both had full time income streams, but I don’t believe it would be better for the well being of our family. I am able to focus and be driven within my career because I know my husband is there for the kids and has meals planned out for the week. It works for us and I love hearing others take on alternative ways of financial independence!

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804 J. Money June 19, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Rock on!!! Love that you guys are putting family/lifestyle first! It’s a beautiful thing!

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805 Michelle June 20, 2018 at 8:38 am

I found you via Cait Flanders book. I love seeing your posts pop up in my feed!

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806 J. Money June 21, 2018 at 7:19 am

Cool!! Literally just emailed Cait 2 seconds ago – another great blogger, and person in general!

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807 Steve June 22, 2018 at 9:46 am

Bundle of books on Coin Collecting. I SHOULD want the others, but Coin collecting, I just started out doing and I am having more fun than I should be, plus I am learning some more history by doing it! I can get my financial advice right here, so there is that!
Thanks for all your help in helping me move towards my financial goals..at 52 I have a lot of catching up to do!!

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808 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 2:49 pm

YES! Exactly the beauty of collecting – it’s all about the stories behind them! :)

You’re now entered for it! (Although you left your entry on the wrong page haha…)

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809 Bill June 22, 2018 at 11:46 am

This morning I discovered a FREE copy of The Millionaire Next Door in our condo’s free book library this morning and that reminded that I haven’t visited your site in months.

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810 J. Money June 22, 2018 at 2:49 pm

BOOM!!

Welcome back! Still here! :)

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811 Ivy June 24, 2018 at 3:13 pm

I found you through ESI and his post about the purchase of your blog. Just spent an hour following links on both sites. Your posts are fantastic, really thoughtful and thought provoking! The one about the hike blew me away. Now I’ve found 2 great financial blogs to follow. Best of luck in your new pared-down life.

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812 J. Money June 25, 2018 at 6:46 am

Thanks Ivy! So glad you’re enjoying the blog so far! :)

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813 Phoebe Fulkerson June 26, 2018 at 11:21 am

Hey I was just looking forinfo about freelance bartending and found you!!!! Woot-woot! Awesome awesome site and info. Very enjoyable and fun to read and some crazy sweet ideas! Thanks! Phoebe

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814 J. Money June 26, 2018 at 11:23 am

Awesome!!! Thanks for being here! :)

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815 Ron June 27, 2018 at 9:50 am

Googled how to start your own thrift store?

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816 J. Money June 27, 2018 at 10:12 am

Nice! You’ll have to let me know if you end up trying it out… I’ve given up on the idea once I had kids (and became a minimalist :))

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817 Rebecca Wagner July 5, 2018 at 6:23 pm

I found you listening to the YNAB podcast!

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818 J. Money July 6, 2018 at 8:58 am

Cool! thanks for giving the blog a shot :)

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819 Amy July 6, 2018 at 8:46 pm

The top 50 financial blogs of 2018

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820 J. Money July 9, 2018 at 6:53 am

Thanks for being here :)

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821 shawn finnegan July 10, 2018 at 11:56 pm

Dig your show with Paula P…..!!!!! So glad I found you two….keep the great information coming.
Im only on episode 13 and you guys get better and better.
Thanks J. Money

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822 J. Money July 11, 2018 at 9:38 am

very cool! watch out for the spoiler around episode #26 though ;)

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823 Ty July 15, 2018 at 7:26 pm

Found you while reading an article on ESI

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824 J. Money July 16, 2018 at 7:50 am

Sweet – another excellent blog!

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825 Karen July 16, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Read the article on guy who bought Rockstar Finance. I fell into a euphoria for saving when I was putting $$ away to send my kid to college. I stopped buying stuff, then stopped needing stuff and finally stopped wanting stuff. Today, I have a small nest egg and want to learn to make it grow and possibly, take the early out (retirement). Looking forward to learning….

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826 J. Money July 17, 2018 at 7:39 am

“I stopped buying stuff, then stopped needing stuff and finally stopped wanting stuff. ”

BOOM! That’s where it’s at right there, good for you! You’ll hit FIRE in no time with that new mindset – loving it.

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827 Janice Edwards July 17, 2018 at 9:44 pm

Referenced in an online Globe & Mail article about money!

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828 J. Money July 18, 2018 at 6:52 am

I just saw that, very cool! Thanks for being here!

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829 NP July 18, 2018 at 6:39 am

The Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper, referenced your blog.

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830 J. Money July 18, 2018 at 6:54 am

Thank you for trying out my blog!

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831 Jeremy July 19, 2018 at 6:34 am

A recommended podcast came through my feed, Afford Anything, and after listening to it, circled back and just started listening to episode #1. I’ve poked around your site before, but I’m looking into buckling down and getting more serious and purposeful with my money.

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832 J. Money July 19, 2018 at 7:03 am

Oh nice! Was a fun show to do for a little while – hopefully the blog here helps out as well :)

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