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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Our new couch battle – am I in the wrong?

December 10, 2019
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So I’ve had an “interesting” time this week with the popular furniture store chain, and curious to see if I’m completely out of place here or have every right to be as frustrated as they’ve made me lately ;) Here’s the play-by-play as succinctly as I could make it, though the reality is that it spanned 5 days and 12 different chats between phone, text […]

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#Overheard at the coffee shop – Volume VII

December 9, 2019
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Morning my fellow $$$ nerds!!! Ready to get out there and stack that cash?! I won’t hold you up too much today, but before you get down to business I hope you’ll enjoy this latest round of #overheards from my daily coffee shop excursions… I may be “wasting” $4.00 for coffee every day, but the entertainment I receive for doing so is priceless. And now […]

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You may be a money nerd, if…

December 6, 2019
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You may be a money nerd, if… You track 2 different versions of your net worth You fund a college savings account – even though you don’t have any kids yet You own 3x more credit cards than you do shirts, because #TravelHacking You have a calendar item set up to check your credit report annually You go to FinCon every year – even though […]

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Pop Quiz: Are you financially better off *today* than you were at the start of the year?

December 5, 2019
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Came across this test by WorkableWealth.com and thought it was a great exercise to do today :) Are you better off right now than you were when the year started? Answer these 6 questions: Did you increase your net worth? Did you reduce your debt? Are you tracking your spending and keeping a budget? Did you reach a savings goal? Did you ask for and/or […]

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Let’s use up those forgotten gift cards!

December 4, 2019
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Morning! So today is not National Use Your Gift Card Day, but I just learned that it’s a thing (celebrated January 18th in 2020), and rather than wait for that glorious day to come I thought we’d kick off the party early since EVERY DAY is a great day to cash in those forgotten gifts ;) And forgotten is an understatement as apparently we give […]

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12 More #Money Ideas to Try

December 3, 2019
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Morning, beautiful people!! Got a handful of new tips to share with y’all from our community this morning :) I keep a running document over the year that I copy/paste the gems into as I come across them, and then every few months I dump them all out for others to (hopefully) be motivated by too. So here’s the latest dumping! Courtesy of your fellow […]

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You’re always one decision away from a totally different life

December 2, 2019
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Heard that quote up there the other day and still nodding to myself at how true it is… The simplest decisions have the power to change your life! For the better or worse! Of course there are many other decisions that don’t result in squat and matter at all, haha, but those are the boring ones which we won’t be pondering about today ;) Went […]

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Favorite reads around the community this month 📚

November 29, 2019
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Morning!! Still all nice and full and relaxing over there??! Or are you out braving the chaos that is Black Friday right now? ;) If it’s the latter, hopefully these articles will slow down your wallet a bit and give you a nice break from it all… Always love seeing what our community is up to over here – constantly getting me to stop and […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for being in my life!

November 27, 2019
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Just a quick message today to wish you and your loved ones a most happy (and drama free) Thanksgiving holiday, and to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my life 100x better over the last 11 years :) I know I say it a lot, but if it weren’t for you guys coming here every day I would have quit this […]

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12 Ways to Live More Sustainably / Frugally

November 26, 2019
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Morning! Caught a great list of 101 ways to live more sustainably, and while a lot of them were pretty common ones there were a few that got me to stop and ask myself if I could do better… Here are a handful of them, along with some links they recommended which sent me down a rabbit hole for the past hour and a half, […]

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A Yearly Checklist For Your Money?

November 25, 2019
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Caught this by another financial advocate/author out there – Tony Steuer. A calendar of the “most important” financial items to cross off every month: What do you think? January: Review your budget and cash flow as well as your net worth statement (this lets you see how you did last year and if you want to make any changes for the new year) February: Organize […]

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14 Frugal (and Actually Helpful!) Moving Tips

November 22, 2019
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So I’ve gotten into the habit of checking Twitter #trends in the mornings now, but every now and then I leave pleasantly surprised :) The other day was one of those times, when I came across this list of over 300 awesome moving tips that I’d never thought about before… Like that idea up there of putting your hanged clothes in trash bags! Genius!! You […]

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Side Hustle #77: Online Proofreading/Editing ($1,600/mo)

November 21, 2019
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[What up what up! Got another side hustle to share with you today, this time from a personal friend of mine, Lenny Bron, who has helped me on MANY occasions with my own blog here… Which would basically bankrupt me if I hired him full-time for, lol ;) Such a great avenue though for those who love words!! Congrats on all your success, man!] ****** […]

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It’s National Pay Back Your Parents Day!

November 20, 2019
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True story – today is officially National Pay Back Your Parents Day :) Which the good folks at NationalToday.com alerted me to, who did a fantastic job of keeping my attention throughout their press release, haha… Here’s a snippet of it: November 20 is National Pay Back Your Parents Day, a chance — now that their kids are grown — to give parents what they […]

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