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

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I’m just as happy….

March 12, 2020
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A short list of things that make me just as happy in life: I’m just as happy… going for walks as I am to the movies I’m just as happy… wearing used clothes as I am new clothes I’m just as happy… eating pb&js as I am going to restaurants I’m just as happy… going to a friend’s house as I am a concert I’m […]

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Joe’s $400k Net Worth + 5 Key Takeaways

March 11, 2020
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Morning! Here’s another snapshot of someone’s money that I totally forgot to share 6 months ago ;) Gave me a chance to snatch an update though so now we get to see the before and after which is cool! Original note below, and then the follow up of where they’re currently at now (bold highlights are mine that really stood out to me): ******* J […]

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Have you ever spent money INSIDE a video game?

March 10, 2020
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Just caught this survey about Fortnite spending and I’m blown away… Didn’t even know this was a thing, did you?! Per LendEdu: 77% of respondents have spent money on Fortnite in-game purchases, which was up from 69% in 2018. The average amount spent was $102.42, which was an increase of 21% from 2018’s figure of $84.67. In 2020, 35% of Fortnite spenders were unaware that […]

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“I crossed $1M in 2016, and then $2M in 2019!”

March 9, 2020
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Mornin’! Here’s a snapshot of someone’s money who recently emailed me, along with some pretty graphs and spreadsheets to gawk over ;) Been a while since we featured one of these, and always fun to peer into someone else’s $$$! Especially when we’re talking at levels like this! The first part here is all about the numbers, and the 2nd part is the *how* of […]

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Some life updates :)

March 6, 2020
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Morning! Snagged that dollar up there at my local thrift last month – isn’t it cool? :) Here’s a bunch of updates on things we’ve blogged about over the months in case you were wondering on any of ’em… If I missed anything, just holler! Minivan — Two months in now and still driving it! The newness has worn off and I don’t enjoy it […]

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Let’s play a game…

March 5, 2020
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[From 5 AM Joel…] This is a simulation game to test whether you can predict the timing of the stock market. Try it: Market Timing Game All you do is click the [Start/Pause] button, and the graph will start moving. Then, use the [SELL] and [BUY] buttons to move your money in and out of the stock market. Goal is obviously to SELL when stocks are […]

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Side Hustle Inspiration From Kramer

March 4, 2020
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If you’re looking for some good inspiration today, check out this article by Vulture on all the side gigs Kramer tried out on Seinfeld over the 9 year run ;) All of Kramer’s Jobs and Schemes on Seinfeld Too funny!! And can you believe it only ran for 9 years?? Seems like it’s been on forever, right? That’s because it’s been syndicated throughout the past […]

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How’s everyone’s Net Worths going?!

March 3, 2020
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A pretty slick comeback yesterday! But wasn’t so hot days earlier when I finally logged in to update it… Here was a live action shot of me at the time, lol: The numbers didn’t come out good, but they also weren’t TOO terrible?! I think I always build it up WAYYYYY too much in my head that everything’s crashing and burning and I’ll log into […]

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The ol’ “Picture in The Wallet” Trick

March 2, 2020
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I don’t know who made this, but they’re my favorite person of the month: Haha… So ridiculous and genius at the same time! :) And it probably WORKS!! Because it gets you to STOP and think for a second before whipping out that card and spending away out of habit vs intention. Others might prefer pictures of beaches or dream homes/careers to remind them to […]

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This Month’s Favorite Reads 💎

February 28, 2020
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Morning! Here’s a bunch of great reading material to feed your brain over the weekend :) Amazing what you can still learn about money and life even after being around for thousands of years… Lemme know if you’ve read anything great lately! ******* 101 Things to do at 5am! via 5am Joel — “I’ve tried almost all of these things over the past 3 years […]

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Are you cool with stores going cashless?!

February 27, 2020
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Morning! Lots of talk lately about stores going completely cashless, and wondering where you stand on this? Are you a big cash and coin lover like me, or do you say good riddance to it all?! Here are some of the major pros and cons that are making businesses think twice: Pros to abolishing cash: It’s more convenient for everyone It’s faster to process transactions […]

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New Book & Giveaway: “Don’t Fall For It: A Short History of Financial Scams” by Ben Carlson

February 26, 2020
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Morning! Got another book to share with y’all! “Don’t Fall For It: A Short History of Financial Scams” by financial blogger, and analyst, Ben Carlson Who you might know from A Wealth of Common Sense blog or his Animal Spirits podcast – both of which have been instrumental in helping demystify the world of investing around our community, and more specifically for ME over the […]

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Did you know…

February 25, 2020
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Did you know… **That if your cash gets damaged, you can send it into the Treasury department and their forensic team will help recover it and send you back a check?** “Every week, the federal office in Southwest Washington receives hundreds of padded envelopes, boxes and even safes stuffed with cash ravaged by water, fire, shredding machines, insects or a canine’s teeth… Last year, the […]

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Your mission this week: Save an extra $100!

February 24, 2020
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What up, what up! It’s America Saves Week – Ahhhhhhhh!! That time of year when all us $$$ nerds hold hands and sing budgety songs throughout the internet! ;) Which I actually tried to record for you this morning, but wouldn’t you know it the dang mic broke midway through and we lost the recordings, womp womp… So instead you’ll just have to read these […]

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