Money Management

How To Never Retire

April 11, 2019
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A reader passed this over to me yesterday and thought it was pretty good :) (Thanks Richard!) “A 20-Step Guide to a Horrible Retirement” via Business Insider Would have made for an excellent April Fool’s post had I seen it earlier! Haha… Here are my favorites from the list: Keep thinking retirement is so far in the future that there’s no need to act now […]

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Are you an asset or a liability to your state?! ;)

April 8, 2019
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Morning! Who’s up for some early morning stats?! :) A report just came out by WalletHub on the most financially literate – and least financially literate – states, and I was proud to see two of those I’ve called home over recent years land in the top 6. How about yours? The Most Financially Literate States: Virginia <— Aww yeahh! Utah New Hampshire New Jersey […]

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How far have you come since 2012?!

April 5, 2019
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Goooood Fridayyyyy! Had a fun comment posted on the blog this morning and it shot me down memory lane… Yo J Money. I’m a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA or Nurse Anesthetist). And I have to say IT’S THE BEST JOB I EVER HAD. I’m in the business to better lives and occasionally save a life so the work can be somewhat stressful at times. […]

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12 Excellent Money Hacks For Ya

April 4, 2019
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My database of tips is filling up again, so time to pour them out! Here are a bunch of notes people have shot me in recent months to better help them speed up their savings or stay motivated… Maybe something here will spark joy in your wallets too? ;) ****** The Scoring System Hack My focus this year has been to really pay attention to […]

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An idiot’s guide to money: Stop being broke, start building wealth

April 2, 2019
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Morning, friends!! Hope your $$$’s going well so far this week! Got an interesting email/ebook to share with you that’ll hopefully get it on track if it’s been acting up :) It’s called “An idiot’s guide to money: Stop being broke, start building wealth,” and a link to download it (for free) can be found below… (it’s from a normal person just like you and […]

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More mental accounting forms: the “endowment effect” and “nudge theory”

March 28, 2019
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So I found out there’s a term for what we were talking about the other day on treating your money differently depending on how you get it! It’s called “mental accounting” and apparently is a pretty popular thing, based on work by Nobel Prize recipient, Richard Thaler :) Here’s a description of it from Investopedia: Mental accounting refers to the tendency people have to separate […]

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Do you treat your money differently depending on *how* you get it?

March 25, 2019
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Was thinking about the way I spend my money, and noticed how drastically I treat it depending on *how* exactly I come across it ;) For example: Money I get as gifts: Time to spend away!! And almost always towards *wants* vs needs and those things I’d never go out and buy for myself but deep down really want, haha… So basically – the best […]

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When luxuries become necessities

March 18, 2019
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Morning, guys! So I’ve started subscribing to some new newsletters lately to better expand the ol’ mind, and this last one I read by David Perell (who I very much recommend, btw) featured a great clip that I can’t stop marinating on: “One of history’s few iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and to spawn new obligations. Once people get used to a […]

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What are you doing with your tax refunds?

March 14, 2019
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Saw this list come out on the best ways to use your refund money, and thought I’d use it as an opportunity to live vicariously through you guys since I’m getting squat this year ;) Though by no design of my own as I LOVE getting a nice chunk back every year and thinking about all the ways to power your goals! Even if it’s […]

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Where are you on your path to Financial Independence? Take this test.

March 8, 2019
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Saw this on Twitter and couldn’t pass it up: In a nutshell: After you answer 20 super easy questions, it’ll spit out your rank and roughly where you stand in your journey towards financial freedom right now :) It comes from a newer blogger on the scene, Cashflow Cop (such a good name!), who was inspired by posts from Joel at FI 180 and JD […]

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Advice From a Coffee Mug ☕

March 7, 2019
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If you never thought your mug could change your life, think again ;) From my new favorite reader of the blog, Alyssa: Good morning J! I was looking through the office coffee mugs this morning for the biggest mug available to try to get enough caffeine to get me through the day and I found this gem. Not only does it provide the sweet sweet […]

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A Saver Checklist + Tips!

February 26, 2019
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In celebration of “America Saves Week” (a real thing going on right now!), here’s a checklist to see how prepared or not you are ;) Go down the list and see how many you can check off! Per AmericaSaves.org: (my answers on right) Have a financial plan with savings and debt management goals. ✅ Don’t rely on financial windfalls from gambling or winning the lottery. […]

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Stats That Would Make Our Founding Fathers Cringe

February 18, 2019
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Happy Presidents Day! Here are a bunch of financial stats I’ve been saving up that would shock our founding fathers right up from out of their graves, haha… All that freedom they fought for, and what do we do with it all?? Spend it accumulating more junk and getting those shackles right back on us! Treasonous! ****** “43.3% of Americans have less than $500 set […]

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How to Get Health, Wealth and Comfort… in 1890

February 15, 2019
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It’s time to go back in the financial time-machine again! This time to 1890 where this magnificent pamphlet was created to help you get more health, wealth and comfort at the turn of the century… [“Peerless Rockville: How to Get Health, Wealth, Comfort” by Henry N. Copp] There’s a hidden agenda inside (the publishers want you to buy a lot in their new community they’re […]

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