J. Money

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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Net Worth Update Day!! How You Livin’?

September 30, 2019
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Morning gang! That time again to update the ol’ net worth! It’s a sad one for me this time around since it’ll be the first one in 11 and 1/2 years where I *don’t* share mine in all its naked glory (!!), but rest assured I’m still doing it in the background until I can figure out a way to divulge without breaking any promises, […]

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My Name is Fern, and I Work at a Cemetery

September 27, 2019
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So a friend of mine recently told me she WORKS AT A CEMETERY full-time now (!!!), and after spitting out my coffee and then asking her a million questions, she was kind enough to write up a little ditty for us today which I’m beyond excited to share ;) I’m very familiar with hanging out and visiting cemeteries as it’s one of the most serene […]

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One tweak a week!

September 26, 2019
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Here’s another idea for you to try! Work on tackling just *one* thing a week relating to your money, and then enjoy the satisfaction of both improving your finances AND being able to check something off the to-do list ;) BOOM! // End of post Haha… But it’s not my brilliant idea, here’s Suzanne who was inspired to do this and share it with us: […]

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Having a hard time paying off debt? Try a Money Board!!

September 25, 2019
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Here’s a new idea for you today if you’re having a dickens of a time paying off debt… It was dropped on our post the other day on those money notebooks, and as soon as I saw it I immediately had fingasms… (That’s right – I said fingasms!!) For budgeting, I’ve used excel and now YNAB. Pretty boring stuff. But the real magic is in […]

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“You Save More Than Money With United States Savings Bonds!”

September 24, 2019
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BOOM! The U.S. going hard in their marketing last century!!! Haha… That line came from a bunch of old savings bonds ads I came across over the weekend while poring over old phone books (I’m a fun date on a Saturday night, let me tell you!), and thought it was pretty coincidental since I was literally about to blog about savings bond *stamps* based on […]

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10+ Money Ideas to Try Out

September 23, 2019
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Morning!! Here are a bunch of ideas for y’all to marinate on today, courtesy of some really smart – and good looking – readers of the site ;) Including: gamer guilds, anti-bucket lists, value tracking tabs, credit score tests, mortgage time travel!, paycheck challenges, “what to do when I’m dead” letters, and then a half dozen ideas on gift giving. Let me know if you’re […]

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A Peek Inside Amanda’s Money Notebooks!

September 20, 2019
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Another day, another person’s money to snoop around in! Haha… And this time along with some nifty MONEY NOTEBOOKS! The budgeting method of choice from our featured reader today – Amanda – which I just love for a number of reasons. First, anytime you *physically* track stuff it tends to sink in better!, and second – it’s always nice to see a snapshot from someone […]

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Should have listened to dad…

September 19, 2019
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Saw a funny message yesterday that brought back some memories ;) HAHA… yup! Sounds about right! Cars were right up there along with beers and girls for me and my friends too in the post high school years ;) Who wanted to SAVE their money???! And similar to Brandon, I too had a few #shouldhavelistenedtodad moments in the pre-J. Money days. Which I’ll happily share […]

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#OverHeard at the Coffee Shop – Volume VI

September 18, 2019
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What up what up! Been asked a lot about when our next #Overheard installment will be dropping, and while I haven’t stockpiled *too* many convos lately, I suppose we have enough to have some fun today ;) So please to enjoy: things I’ve overheard at the coffee shop lately! Courtesy of unsuspecting – but very interesting – people unlucky enough to sit near me, haha… […]

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What do you need more of in your life right now? [poll]

September 17, 2019
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Every now and then I like to randomly poll people on Twitter. Here was the latest one I pasted up purely out of curiosity :) I assumed “money” would hit the top ring there, but nope! It was “time”!! Which ironically money helps get you more of :) On the flip side, one out of every 5 people said they were “actually good” on all […]

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Meet Miguel – an Immigrant Who Became a Multi-Millionaire Without Any Help or Money

September 16, 2019
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Good morning!! Was talking back and forth with a reader of the blog here, and the more we got into it the more I realized just how powerful his story is. Most of us have come from a pretty solid background with plenty of opportunities to (easily) take advantage of, but Miguel here is proof that even without any of this privilege you can still […]

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