WELCOME TO MY MONEY BLOG! If you like talking about budgeting, saving, early retirement, getting out of debt, hustling, and my personal favorite - growing your net worth, you will probably like this site. If you think money is lame, you probably won't. XOXO, J. Money

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“Finding Money” – A story by my 7 y/o 😂

May 12, 2020
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Morning!! I present to you a special guest for the day: My boy, Baby Penny! Who’s not much of a baby anymore (man was that a quick 7 years!), but who makes his father proud each and every day, especially on those when I catch him thinking and talking about money ;) The story he’s about to share with us isn’t the most educational one, […]

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Community Fund Update 💙 Batch One of Giving!

May 11, 2020
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Hey guys!!! Just finished dispersing all of the funds we raised from my random In-Home Auction the other week, and thought you’d enjoy hearing who we helped :) A massive thank you to not only those who donated over their $$$, but also those who took the time to recommend people we should consider helping! We raised a total of $665 and helped 7 different […]

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Who the heck is 5am Joel?

May 8, 2020
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Good morning, all! Nice to meet you, I’m Joel. I’m the new guy. Hang on a sec, where is J. Money? As J announced earlier this week, he’s slowly stepping away from blogging here. He’ll be passing the reins over to me starting in June. 😬 Good news though, J’s not going too far!… He just extended his contract with Soapbox (the peeps who own […]

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Things I learned this week…

May 7, 2020
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Y’all seem to be enjoying all these random things I’ve been learning, so I’ll continue sharing them unless the digital tomatoes start coming my way ;) Here’s the latest batch of things that have fascinated me… I’d love it if anyone could get to the bottom of #5 down there! #1. There’s a dating site for FIRE lovers! –> FireDating.me — “The first and only […]

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Could you sell your house and all your possessions like Elon Musk?

May 6, 2020
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Just saw this tweet and about spit my coffee out! No house!! Or possessions! From a BILLIONAIRE who can have anything and everything under the sun! Wowwww!!! So WHY???? “Possessions just weigh you down.” BOOM. Damn truth right there. And of course he still needs a place to live and HAS to keep at least one of his own cars, right???!, but seeing how he’s […]

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The 100-Day Financial Goal Journal!

May 5, 2020
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Morning, friends!!! Welcome back to everyone who wasn’t scared away from yesterday’s post! ;) One of my favorite Canadian bloggers just released an AWESOME new money journal out there, and wanted to make sure y’all were aware of it as it looks pretty good! And unlike other typical $$$ journals, this one helps you to *hone into* more specific goals to shoot for, and then […]

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My last month on the blog :)

May 4, 2020
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Morning friends, old and new! Welp, it’s that time of the journey where I start phasing out of the blog here and pass the torch on to a younger, more impassioned, person to continue spreading the good word! One of the scariest things I’ll ever do as I’ve been blogging here for over *a fourth* of my life now (!!!), but as novelist Paulo Coelho […]

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“Friends Who Talk About Money” – A paid opportunity for an upcoming Podcast!

May 1, 2020
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Hey guys! Got sent this opportunity and hoping some of you might be able to benefit from it :) It won’t make you rich, but it is a cool way to finally GET PAID TO TALK ABOUT MONEY all the time!  Haha… And it’s #Quarantined approved too as you can do it right from the comforts of your own home ;) Here’s the note I […]

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A *FREE* Legacy Binder on the scene!

April 30, 2020
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Morning, y’all! So many of you know how much I LOVE Chelsea’s “ICE” Binder she put out the other year (“In Case of Emergency” Binder) – aka Legacy Binder – that houses all the things someone would need to know about you/your finances/family/estate/etc in the untimely death of you or your significant other, so naturally when I saw this note come my way I immediately […]

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Life on the other side of the globe!

April 29, 2020
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Morning, guys!! Stumbled across an old comment on the blog I tagged to share some day, and decided today’s that day before I forget again! :) It was dropped in 2018 so it’s a tiny bit dated, but a majority of this still holds true and thought you might find it as fascinating as I did when I first read it… Amazing that no matter […]

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Side Hustle #80: Pet Waste Removal (aka Pooper Scooper! $60-$80/hr)

April 28, 2020
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[Morning! Welcome to another edition of our Side Hustle Series! :) Phil from CleanYards.co stops by the blog today to share his lucrative side business of cleaning out poop from peoples’ yards for money! Something I didn’t even know existed five minutes ago, haha… But with little overhead and no advanced degree required, it might just be the perfect little gig for anyone needing some […]

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I can officially die now… ;)

April 27, 2020
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Welp friends, we finally checked off the last major part of managing our finances! We got a will and trust!! And it only took me 10 years to do DESPITE BEING A MONEY BLOGGER! ;) (Just keep that in mind the next time you’re feeling bad about procrastinating yourself, lol…) I’d love to say it was super easy to do and we breezed through it, […]

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Free 1 Year Membership for Coin Lovers!

April 24, 2020
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Morning!! Just a quick note today on something cool our coin hobby is doing for National Coin Week this week :) For today and tomorrow only, if you use code NCW20G. you can get a FREE YEAR of membership into our national association! The ANA! (American Numismatic Association) Which gets you the following goodies: Online access to every issue of The Numismatist from 1888 to […]

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How people make the most money on weekends 💰💰💰

April 23, 2020
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So lots of GREAT entries into our book giveaway last week!!! Y’all made some good money on the weekends!! Wanted to share a handful of my favorites today ‘cuz so many of them were so interesting and hopefully might spark some ideas over there for ya… Even though you might have to wait a while until the evil C passes to be able to do […]

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