April 2011

Keep Your Wallet From a Hangover

April 29, 2011

(Guest Post by Paula Pant, while J$ is in Cali) It’s no secret that our dear friend J. Money loves beer — he ranks it among hip-hop, his mohawk and his insanely high credit score as his favorite things in life. (Oh yeah, and I guess he also loves his family, blah blah blah.) Others (I won’t name names) are bigger fans of the “hard […]

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How to Think Like an Extreme Couponer

April 28, 2011

(Article by Lisa, while J$ is in Cali) It seems I have finally come in to fashion. See, I’ve been couponing since long before couponing was cool. Notice how I even use the word coupon as a verb? I do it with CVS too. As in, “I’m going CVS’ing as soon as my husband gets home.” Read: “I’m going to walk into CVS with a […]

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The Poorest Time of My Life

April 27, 2011

(Guest Post by Ashley, while J$ is in Cali) Ironically, the poorest time in my life was not when I was making the least amount of money. My poorest time was when I was 23 and working full time in a call center. I was making $10 an hour, which wasn’t a lot, but I had lived on less. I was living in a two […]

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Side Hustle Series: I’m a Mystery Shopper

April 26, 2011

(Guest Post by Lauryn Doll, while J$ is in Cali) You never know who I am, when I’m coming, or where I’ll pop up. Today, I’m just a random customer buying a bagel with cream cheese on the way to work. Two weeks from now, I’ll be the stupid lady at the electronics store testing employee product knowledge (and patience) by asking annoying questions about […]

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The Curse Machine, California, & Your Mission This Week

April 25, 2011

The Cursing Machine is flipped back on now, but you better believe I’m gonna still try and tame it! ;) I realized a LOT of people curse a LOT of times ever since monitoring myself the last few weeks… it sticks out so clearly now!  And actually sounds kinda abrasive now, which is weird.  I guess I just got used to it over time… But, […]

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Five For Friday

April 22, 2011

Happy Friday guys! I’m starting something new today, and whether we continue it down the road depends on how you participate ;) I’m going to ask you 5 questions and your mission is to answer them as truthfully as you can. Deal? Let’s go! J. Money’s Five for Friday: What was the last thing you bought? How much did it cost? How much do you […]

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Our Project Hits The News!!

April 22, 2011

How crazy is that?? A little seed that gets planted in the head one day becomes reality :) Sooooo proud of our entire Love Drop Team, they have the heart and passion like no other. You guys are killing it!! Here’s the clip from CBS’ Channel 3 in Philly. W00T:             (Entire story can be found here: Charitable Giving On The Web) Our Project Hits The […]

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Two Great Credit Card Tips From a Reader

April 21, 2011

Check out this email I just got. Love it when y’all pass along good info!!  That’s how we learn baby, through experiencing and sharing! ———————————————— Yesterday my Chase Visa account was hacked (waaaaah!) but fortunately for me, I had done something to nip it in the bud and prevent it from becoming a real pain in the you-know-what. But first, here is what happened… I […]

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My New Life w/ Quarterly Taxes. Ugh.

April 19, 2011

So yeah, I finally found something annoying about self-employment:  paying your own taxes! I all of a sudden have a higher appreciation for all those HR departments out there — y’all make it so EASY for us!! :)  And even though I knew this fateful day would eventually come, I still have to begrudgingly accept it since it means dishing out *thousands* of dollars only […]

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Should Only Poor People Shop at Thrift Stores?

April 18, 2011

“You can’t be shopping there, dude!! Those stores are for POOR PEOPLE ONLY!!!” That’s what I freakin’ hear every time I walk into a Salvation Army or Goodwill now, ever since a friend yelled at me a good 10 years ago. Which, let me tell you SUCKS – do you know how many times I go into those stores?? ;) I get mad at her […]

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Ask J$ Anything Day!

April 15, 2011

What up, what up! Welcome to our very first “Ask J$ Anything” Day!  Featuring YOU, my awesome readers, and ME the too lazy to post today blogger ;)  If you’ve ever wanted to ask me anything, today’s your day.  I’ll be answering questions all day long on whatever you want – money, life, relationships, sex, cars, rock n’ roll, whatev.  It’s a 24-hour ask-a-thon where […]

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Side Hustle Series: I’m an Etsy Seller

April 14, 2011

(Guest post by Helen – as part of our Side Hustle Series) I’m a married college student who is about to graduate, and though I already work nearly full time by way of several jobs, there are some months when there is barely enough to cover the bills from life and school. I knew we needed to do something else if we wanted to have […]

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Turn Your Home Into a Billboard & Pay Off Your Mortgage!

April 13, 2011

Hahaha… and the advertising ideas just keep on flowing ;) I swear, you go years without hearing anything cool at all in the field, and then all of a sudden you’ve got two juicy stories back to back.  At least with this one it’s not as permanent as the whole brand tattooing gig. Although again I can’t seem to look away! And we have NancyO […]

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Get a Tattoo, Save 20% for Life.

April 12, 2011

HOLY. CRAP. This is the craziest, yet most brilliant, branding strategy yet! Literally! Haha… get a tattoo of your favorite designer and receive 20% off for life. Not too shabby for some outside the box thinkin’ ;) (Although 20% does seem pretty low, ya gotta at least start around 50% for it to be fair) Imagine if other brands started following suit? People walking around […]

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