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When does it make sense to spend more on your looks?!

January 14, 2020
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Didn’t think I’d be blogging about *looks* today, but I’d be lying if I said this stuff hasn’t crossed my mind in the past either :) Maybe you’re the same? Here’s a convo I recently had with a reader, and would love to get your take on it too… Is it all a bunch of malarkey, or are there certain times when spending more on […]

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A Financial PowerPoint Presentation That Screams “I Love You!”

January 8, 2020
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Remember our guy last year who put together a 19 slide PowerPoint presentation to woo the socks off his beautiful wife? Well he’s at it again this year! And upped the game by adding an additional 15 slides for good measure ;) If I didn’t know better I’d say he’s just out to grab another Husband of The Year nod, but going through these slides […]

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“If he doesn’t make some progress I will have to end our 6 year relationship.”

January 7, 2020
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Got this email last week and it sure took a different turn than I was expecting! Are any of you feeling like this in your relationship too?! Could you be on the OPPOSITE side of the equation and blissfully ignoring the trouble that’s brewing ahead?! Was waiting to hear what happened so I didn’t leave you with a cliffhanger, and just got the update so […]

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When should someone use a financial advisor? And what is a fair amount to pay for such services?

December 23, 2019
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A reader reached out this morning asking this, so thought I’d open it up to you all today and see if we can help her out :) Many of us are accustomed to managing our *own* investments, but when does it make sense to partner up with an advisor to take the reigns? And when you DO find a good one you like and trust, […]

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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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A wild story on real estate investing, stock picking, and pushing through life’s occasional chaos

November 15, 2019
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Here’s a great tale of the trials and tribulations real estate investing can bring, particularly when you’re overly ambitious ;) Big ups to long time reader of the blog, Doug, here for spilling it all out for us today… You live a wild and exciting life, my man! I admire the boldness! Haha… ******* I bought my first house right after graduating from college. I […]

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If I received $1,000 what would I do with it?

November 7, 2019
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Here’s a fun exercise to add to your net worth reports every month :) (Or just RIGHT NOW – because who doesn’t like playing this game??) Hey J$, Today is the day for me to track my net worth (up 5% from last month!), and I started a little exercise where I think about what I would do if I just received $1,000. How would […]

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Started at the bottom, now we’re 1/20th of the way there!

November 4, 2019
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This one’s for all you Aussies today ;) Alaya stops by the blog to share her journey tracking her net worth so far, which is once again a testament of how powerful doing this one simple thing can be! And she’s only two years into it! Thanks for taking the time to spill it all for us, Alaya. And I caught your Drake reference there, […]

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“I should have started tracking sooner…”

October 29, 2019
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Morning! Remember our post on those 3 fails of mine because I didn’t listen to my dad years ago?? Well our friend Amy here has me beat, haha… And the only way I’m allowed to laugh at that is because the story came out somewhat well in the end ;) Yet another reminder though to always listen to your parents!! AND TO TRACK THAT MONEY!!! […]

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Log Cabin Ruth & Her Fantastic Side Hustles 💪💪

October 23, 2019
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Morning! So the other day I randomly stumbled across this old email thread with a reader who was about to pay off her log cabin (that’s right – I said log cabin!!), and now years later I was curious to see if she ended up making it happen ;) I shot her a note, and below are pieces from our original convo back then (April, […]

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14 Wildly Different Allowance Strategies :)

October 10, 2019
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So last week we asked how people do allowances since I’m still trying to nail down my own system, and BOY did the floodgates open! We got messages with all kinds of different styles and theories, ranging from “I pay nothing at all – we already pay for their LIFE!” all the way up to those ponying out $300+/mo whose kids are in charge of […]

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The net worth of a 24 year old obsessed with all things finance :)

October 9, 2019
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[Morning! Here’s a financial snapshot of one of our readers of the blog, Corrine – who also fancies herself a good spreadsheet (or four) like any good finance nerd out there ;) What a beautiful thing to have your epiphany *early on* in life! Congrats Corrine!!] ****** Hi J. Money! I really enjoy seeing these snapshots… they are super inspiring! I’d like to share my […]

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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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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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