WELCOME TO MY MONEY BLOG! If you like talking about saving, early retirement, getting out of debt, hustling, and my personal favorite - growing your net worth (I share mine here monthly), you will probably like this site. If you think money is lame, you probably won't. XOXO, J. Money

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Books over Candy this Halloween Season??!

October 18, 2019
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Here’s an idea for you this Halloween season :) Give children *books* during trick or treating instead of candy! An initiative started by BooksForTreats.org because “books feed children’s minds, while candy only feeds their cavities”, haha… All the dentists and librarians in the house stand up! Here’s the origin of it: Books For Treats founder Rebecca Morgan began offering books to her ghouls and goblins […]

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Stats Bomb VI

October 17, 2019
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What up what up! Opened an email that rattled off the below stats, and reminded me we haven’t done a good bombing of them in a while… According to Northwestern Mutual, the average American has over $38,000 in Personal Debt According to GOBankingRates, 58% of Americans have less than $1,000 in Savings According to the New York Federal Reserve, over 7 million Americans are at […]

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Phrases to use instead of “I Don’t Want to Spend Money”

October 16, 2019
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Caught this on Twitter and had to reshare! Great alternatives! So many of us struggle with saying “no” to stuff, but it’s not because we don’t care or *want* to do a lot of these things, but it’s simply ’cause we’re trying to keep our $$$ reigned in! So having an arsenal of lines like this is SMART to have in your pockets for whenever […]

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How Getting Sober Changed My Life — and My Money

October 15, 2019
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[Good morning!!! I want to share a powerful story by a friend of mine, and new(ish) blogger on the scene, Deanna from Recovering Women Wealth, who’s not only found her path towards financial freedom, but freedom from the devil’s work too. A beautiful, and positive!, person putting herself out there in hopes of inspiring others! Thank you Deanna!!! And huge congratulations on it all!!!] ******* […]

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Our Decision on The Benz!

October 14, 2019
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So after many (MANY!!) days obsessing about this and pouring over your thoughtful notes and advice and nudges (you sure didn’t hold back! Haha…) we finally made a decision on what we wanted to do with that Benz offer burning a hole in our brains… And that decision is…. drum roll please…. NOT TO BUY IT!! EEK! And instead, keep going forward with the minivan […]

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READY MONEY.

October 11, 2019
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From a newspaper circa 1909: —————————– READY MONEY. —————————– A dollar gives you confidence, Five makes you walk on air, A ten-spot lets you face the world Without a thought of care. With fifty large ones right away You feel your own true worth, But get a hundred-dollar bill — Ah, well you own the earth. ****** Just let a fellow walk about Without a […]

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14 Wildly Different Allowance Strategies :)

October 10, 2019
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So last week we asked how people do allowances since I’m still trying to nail down my own system, and BOY did the floodgates open! We got messages with all kinds of different styles and theories, ranging from “I pay nothing at all – we already pay for their LIFE!” all the way up to those ponying out $300+/mo whose kids are in charge of […]

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The net worth of a 24 year old obsessed with all things finance :)

October 9, 2019
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[Morning! Here’s a financial snapshot of one of our readers of the blog, Corrine – who also fancies herself a good spreadsheet (or four) like any good finance nerd out there ;) What a beautiful thing to have your epiphany *early on* in life! Congrats Corrine!!] ****** Hi J. Money! I really enjoy seeing these snapshots… they are super inspiring! I’d like to share my […]

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New Book (and Giveaway): “The House Hacking Strategy”

October 8, 2019
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Morning!! Got another book for y’all that’s about to drop on the scene: The House Hacking Strategy: How to Use Your Home to Achieve Financial Freedom by Craig Curelop of BiggerPockets.com – one of the best online communities for this stuff. It doesn’t come out until next week, but I snagged a few copies for you :) Before we get to that though, let me […]

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Should we buy this Benz?!

October 7, 2019
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So here’s an interesting deal that recently popped into my inbox! A cousin of mine asked if any of us need a new car as he’s about to sell his that he hardly uses anymore (and we do! My wife’s is getting pretty decrepit!), and out of all the cars in the world it’s one of my FAVORITES from back in the day! A Mercedes […]

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Favorite reads this month 🍂🍁☕

October 4, 2019
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Mornin’! Here are a bunch of my favorite reads I’ve starred from around the web this month… Everything from email hacks to travel tips to financial simulations, velcro discoveries, wisdom of life, Twitter hacks, and even vertical graveyards. If your life doesn’t get at least 1% better after reading these I quit :) Grab some coffee and enjoy!! ****** The Wisdom of Life by Arthur […]

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Children now average $30 a week in allowance?!

October 3, 2019
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Saw this in a press release this morning and almost spit out my coffee! Children average $30 a week in allowance Daaaang!!! Inflation sure has gotten crazy over the years! That is exactly $29 more a week than I got as a kid, and $28 more/week than I got when I was a teen ;) Which wouldn’t have even covered a measly pack of baseball […]

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Lifestyle Creep… Isn’t That Kind of the Point?

October 2, 2019
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[Morning! Please enjoy this guest article today from my boy Nick over at Side Hustle Nation who stops by the blog to share the evils – and perks? – of lifestyle inflation with us. Always gotta stay vigilant as it’ll get you good if you’re not paying attention! Help us out, Nick!] ******* Most of what you’ll find on the Internet are articles on how […]

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New $$$ Book Out Today + Giveaway: Choose FI!

October 1, 2019
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Hey guys!! Another book drops from our community today – and it’s a big one! Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence by Chris Mamula, Brad Barrett, and Jonathan Mendonsa A copy you 100% want to own if you’re a fan of the Choose FI movement ;) Or just FIRE in general! These guys have lived and breathed this stuff for years now, and this […]

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