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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Resource of The Month: Debt Free Coloring Charts!

May 17, 2019
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Just saw these featured in a FinCon newsletter and they are brilliant!! Debt free charts! To color in and keep you motivated! **FOR FREE!!** You can click here to grab them if you’re too excited to read any further (haha…) — DebtFreeCharts.com — or just keep scrolling to get a good peek at them before kissing away your debt ;) There are over 80 sheets […]

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Challenging the Vanguard Faith (or how Fidelity’s ZERO expense funds are increasingly tempting!)

May 16, 2019
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Last September I got the following note from a reader of the blog: Hi J$, Not sure if you caught some interesting news, but Vanguard’s rival Fidelity has introduced two ZERO expense ratio funds – one domestic and one international. Interesting maneuver to try and compete with Vanguard and ride the indexing wave: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-04/fidelity-zero-fee-funds-attract-almost-1-billion-in-first-month Thoughts? I’m a die-hard Vanguard guy, but at 28 years old, […]

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“How I Grew My Net Worth to $300,000 in My 20s” – The Financial History of The Money Wizard

May 15, 2019
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Morning guys! Got another financial history report to share today! This time from fellow reader-turned-blogger, The Money Wizard, who tells us how he’s amassed $300,000+ before he’s even turned 30. Or put another way, about 4.4x my own net worth of $68,061.80 at his age! Haha… So he def. knows what he’s talking about over there :) Hope it inspires you in some small way […]

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PS: Your life doesn’t magically change when you retire!

May 14, 2019
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Good morning! So USAA hit me up the other day asking if I’d like to partner with them on their #LifeUninterrupted campaign, and after reading the inspiration behind it I was sold on the spot: “For most people, retirement isn’t about luxury cruises and trips around the world. It’s about making sure their life can go on as normal once they retire. It’s continuing to […]

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Things that make your life better for under $50

May 13, 2019
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Morning y’all! Hope you had a good weekend! Came across this poll on things that genuinely make your life better, and an hour later I had a list of all kinds of recommendations noted in case I ever need them one day, haha… And all from like-minded people too! (ie mindful/productivity nuts) Figured I’d double up on the energy here and pass ’em along to […]

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#OneGoodThing

May 10, 2019
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Been seeing this #OneGoodThing idea floating around the internet lately, and thought it would make for some great introspection today :) There’s always something we can be appreciative of right?! Here is one good thing from a few areas of my life this week… How about you? ****** #OneGoodThing in life: A kiss from my 11 mo old!! He’s now learned to grab your cheeks […]

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6 more $$$ hacks!

May 9, 2019
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Here are a bunch more hacks to add to that FIRE Spreadsheet ;) I was going to wait until I had a little more saved up, but some of these were just way too good to be hidden for long! Haha… Tips don’t do anyone good just sitting in the inbox :) Hope you find something new to try! ***** The Landfill Trigger Here’s a […]

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Jimmy’s History of Personal Finance

May 8, 2019
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[What up what up! Been getting a TON of response from our post the other day on the history of our net worth, so thought we’d continue the fun and share another person’s financial background today ;) Can never see too many numbers about money, am I right?! Take it away, Jimmy…] ****** Inspired by J. Money’s recent, “How we grew our net worth to […]

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“Why don’t we celebrate the things we DON’T have?”

May 7, 2019
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Got this excellent note from a friend, and had to share it today as a reminder that the journey to freedom is as much about the things you *don’t* do as it is the things you *do*. It might not be as sexy, but it’s still a huge part of the process! From David Damron: Random Thought: Why don’t we celebrate the things we DON’T […]

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*How* we grew our net worth to $900k

May 6, 2019
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It dawned on me the other day that unless you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you probably haven’t a clue *how* we’ve grown our net worth to where it is today. Outside of the boring incremental gains/saving at least ;) So today I thought I’d share a quick background on how we got to where we are now for anyone new to the […]

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Favorite finds from the internet this month ✨

May 3, 2019
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Morning! Welcome to the first Friday of the rest of your life! ;) Here are a bunch of great articles and resources I came across this month that’ll be sure to enhance your future blessings… (along with some juicy gossip thrown in for good measure) As always, you can find more articles like these in my weekly newsletter –> jmoney.biz/newsletter Enjoy!! 👍 ******* An Interview […]

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7 ways my kids actually SAVE me money

May 2, 2019
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There’s a lot of talk on how much kids COST you over the years (with some bloggers even going as far as tracking it every month before burning out!), but it’s a little known fact that while they do pull from the wallet, they can also *add* to it too. Or at least, *prevent* you from pulling from it because AIN’T NOBODY’S GOT TIME TO SPEND […]

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Net Worth Report – April: $923,966.07 (a New High)

May 1, 2019
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Morning, net worth lovers!! Did you open up your accounts this morning and see a nice surprise too? ;) I literally log in only once a month for these reports, so I never know what I’m going to get until I’m in there, haha… Maybe that makes me a bad personal finance blogger, I don’t know, but for sanity reasons I just can’t take the […]

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A list of the most random jobs I’ve had – how about you?

April 30, 2019
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Morning! A friend just tagged me in a tweet on the different jobs we’ve had, and thought it would be fun to play along here too to get to know each other more :) We’ve all done some interesting things to help pay the bills at some point, right?! Here was the message I was tagged in: Went back to see what others in the […]

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