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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Favorite Reads From The Month 📚

September 13, 2019
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Gooood morning!! Grab those coffees and brains, and get ready to binge on some epic articles today! If Rockstar Finance was still around I’d post these right up on there, womp womp…. So many of these got me thinking HARD, and hopefully they have the same effect on you… Especially the David Cain and Elizabeth Gilbert pieces. I don’t know how people are so smart, […]

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“I will listen to your complaints twice.”

September 12, 2019
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Morning! Was talking to a friend the other day on how people love to complain about things but never do anything about ’em, and he hit me with a convo he used to have with his employees back in the corporate days: I will listen to your complaints twice. Once right now, and one more time later. And then it’s done or solved, and you […]

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Limited Edition FIRE Stickers! [Giveaway]

September 11, 2019
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What up, what up!!! Was handed a package of these KILLER new stickers at FinCon this week, and couldn’t help but spread the love even though I know we’ve been doing like a million giveaways here lately, haha… (Are you enjoying them all?? Annoyed already? Rather I switch to passing out cash money???! ;)) They come from the brilliant mind of MilitaryDollar.com, who’s only printed […]

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Net Worth Report #139: $1,131,601.03 (We did it!!)

September 10, 2019
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And there it is! 11 years and 139 reports later, we’re officially members of the Double Comma Club! Wow! It’s pretty hard to believe since I’m still that same 25 year old party boy in my mind scraping by for beer money, haha, but I guess it just goes to show that when you put your energy towards something, good things happen :) Even when […]

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Ever track your money using a calendar?! Here’s a reader’s review of a new app he’s obsessed with.

September 9, 2019
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Hey guys! Welcome to a new week of saving money and kicking a$$! Still recovering from all the fun that is FinCon over here (was so nice to meet some of you IN REAL LIFE!!!), but wanted to share this article in the meantime from someone who’s super excited to have found a better way to manage his cash flow. The initial note that spawned […]

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My Ex-Fiancé Spent our Rent Money on Weed

September 6, 2019
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[Morning! I’m still chillin’ at FinCon this week (if you’re around – come find me!), so here’s another great post in my absence today, this time courtesy of The Financial Lifeguard, Christine Luken. Hope you find it as fascinating as I do! You can’t make some of this stuff up!! Haha…] ******* My Ex-Fiancé Spent our Rent Money on Weed So, yeah, that really happened […]

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How Acne Made Me More Frugal

September 5, 2019
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[Hey guys!! I’m off galavanting at FinCon for the next handful of days, so please enjoy this fun little guest post while I’m away by Jess Chua over at the Optimal Living Daily podcast. I bet many of you can relate to this – I know I can at least!! ;)] ******** I managed to sail through my teenage years without much trouble regarding the […]

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The Beauty of Simplicity

September 4, 2019
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Morning, friends!! I’m packing up for our yearly financial blogging conference this morning (FinCon – will you be there??), and every time I reach for my suitcase I’m reminded just how nice it is to be a minimalist :) The old me used to spend hours trying to figure out what to bring and what not to bring (because you need to prepare for ALL […]

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A Quick Thanks + A New $$$ Book on The Scene: “Retire Before Mom and Dad”

September 3, 2019
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Morning guys! Told you I’d be back :) It’s a wild feeling still blogging away here as if nothing ever happened, but here we are! Life keeps going on no matter what we do! And I gotta say – never in my entire blogging life have I felt so loved. Thank you so SO much for all the words of encouragement and congrats yesterday, and […]

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New Beginnings, and The Future of Beautyofbali

September 2, 2019
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Morning guys!! So I have something to announce today that I’m super excited – and super scared!! – to share, but as we always do here on the blog I’ll be as transparent and real as possible with y’all, and hopefully by the end of it you’ll still want to be friends :) This wild and crazy news that I still can’t believe I’m about […]

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3 ideas, 2 quotes, 1 question

August 30, 2019
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Morning! My boy James Clear just came out with a clever new newsletter, and I thought I’d be a bit cheeky today and copy it for a fun little blog post ;) Here’s the idea behind his latest endeavor: “Every Thursday, I send out my “3-2-1” newsletter with 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question for you. The goal of each […]

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Do you suck at giving gifts like I do?

August 29, 2019
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Hey guys! So I’ve been emailing back and forth with an amazing reader here, and it reminded me just how terrible I am at giving gifts and how I want to be better :) She includes a few good ideas here that I can start working in, but if anyone else would like to chime in and share their tips I’m all ears!!! And I […]

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You don’t need to know exactly how you’re going to make a million dollars…

August 28, 2019
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Here’s a quick thought for you to marinate on today: “You don’t need to know exactly how you’re going to make a million dollars, you just need to figure out how you’re going to make more than you’re making today.” My blogger friend Stefanie O’Connell shared that recently, and thought it was a brilliant reminder to take it step by step and not get so […]

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Cool new product (and giveaway) –> Budgeting Stickers!!

August 27, 2019
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Heyoooo!!! Got a cool new product to pass along your way today, particularly for those who love some journaling/scrapbooking/good ol’ sticker fun ;) They come from my friend Michael Murphy who invented those Investing Journals we featured earlier in the year, and this time around he’s set his focus on helping people get excited about (and actually STICKING TO) their budgets more – quite literally! […]

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