May 2010

Eat Better America & J$ Wants to Give You $25.00

May 31, 2010

Hey Guys!  I hope everyone’s enjoying Memorial weekend :)  General Mills is having a $1,500 grocery giveaway sweepstakes for one lucky winner, and they’ve also given us a $25 Grocery gift card to give away here too! If you’re around the interwebs today here’s your chance to win… The main goal of Eat Better America is to have people take an active role in living […]

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2010 College Grad Financial Survival Guide

May 28, 2010

Guest author today, from LearnVest With high school and college graduations going on around us, recent college grad are finally about to enter the “real world” and start earning a REAL salary and an apartment to call their own. Sounds nice right? But we need to ask them if they’ve thought about what they’re going to do with their new salary? Are they ready to put […]

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Top 10 Credit Score Misconceptions

May 27, 2010

*Guest Post by Credit Karma When I get married, do we get a joint credit score? If I get a raise at work, will my credit score go up? These are common questions asked everyday by many Americans because credit scores are seemingly arbitrary numbers and credit reports are lengthy and unintelligible. It’s often difficult to separate fact from fiction. To help consumer’s better understand […]

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Why Tracking Your Net Worth is Important

May 26, 2010

Guest post by Alban As you look around to determine how successful and fulfilled your life really is, you may become distracted in adding up all of the things you have – a new car in the driveway, a big TV in the home theater and a modern house on a beautiful street. However simply adding up the things you have, will not give you […]

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Don’t Devalue Yourself

May 25, 2010

Guest post by Jesse Michelsen In light of J. Money’s recent job scare and his resolve to creating his online empire as he put it, I thought I would discuss creating value in yourself. I work in the computer industry and used to run my own computer repair shop. One thing I have found over the years is that computer repair people will either overcharge […]

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Getting Your Finances in Shape on the Jersey Shore

May 24, 2010

Guest post by Paula Drum In 2009, many life lessons were learned thanks to MTV’s Jersey Shore. For example, we were schooled in beating up the beat, warned about falling in love, discovered that life is better with a quacking duck phone and received the following gem courtesy of Mike the Situation: “Gym, Tan, Laundry must be done every day to achieve maximum potential.” Unfortunately, […]

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iPhone = Garage Sale?

May 22, 2010

Guest post by Rich So, what does an iphone have to do with saving money? A lot if you are nifty with finding great applications. There is a new iPhone application from Garage Sale Tracker that allows users to find all the local flea markets, consignment stores, and yard sales that will even populate a google map with driving directions to any of these budget […]

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You Can Buy A Lot of Fun, but Happiness is Not For Sale

May 21, 2010

Guest post by Brad Chaffee Have you ever heard someone say, “If I only had _____ I would be happy?“ Have you ever said it yourself? I know I sure have, but it wasn’t until I started learning about becoming debt free that I realized why that was a huge misjudgment. Like me, many people have made the mistake of thinking money is going to […]

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Off We Go to Europe!

May 20, 2010
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Good morning everyone! It’s a beautiful day here in J. Money-land as we embark into the wide world of Europa :)  10 Days of relaxing, beer-festing, hanging out with friends, and just being good ol’ American tourists.  I haven’t packed a thing yet, but who cares – we’re on vacation! And it’s damn good timing too. Between almost losing my job and questioning my addiction […]

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$100 here, $100 there. $100 every where a Wedding.

May 19, 2010

That’s the magic number right now: $100 :) The wife and I had a nice sit down the other day, and we decided that from now on we’re giving $100 in cash for all future wedding presents.  Nothing more, nothing less – just a straight up Mr. Benjamin for all our friends and family.  What do you think about that?  Are we stupid?  Smart? (that’s […]

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The Magic 8-Ball: Google Style

May 18, 2010

Man, it’s been almost a year since we last did this! Crazy…I seriously almost didn’t post this up as I thought it was only a month or two since our last one. Haha… time flies when you’re managing your money ;) For anyone who missed the last Googlizing we did, I basically copy & paste a handful of questions people googled to get here and […]

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A Great Reminder to Watch Your Credit Card Statements

May 17, 2010

When was the last time you checked your credit card statement? If you haven’t done it lately let this be the nudge you needed to get on it. My boy James from Dinks Finance emailed this over to me last night, and it serves as a GREAT reminder that we really need to be staying on top of this stuff – even if only a […]

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Just because it’s expensive, doesn’t mean it’s good.

May 14, 2010

While we were out last night celebrating the keeping of our jobs (yay!), we started reminiscing about the glory days of yesteryear.  It seems pretty ridiculous looking back at all the ways our company used to blow through some of our money (I had no say in the matter, mind you), but I must say it made for a rather interesting experience. If there was […]

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What would YOU do if you lost your job tomorrow?

May 13, 2010

I ask this because I may be out of a job by the end of the day. It seems our company hasn’t been so sexy with their financials and there’s a new sheriff in town. As in, we now have a new CEO and a new set of rules.  In fact, I literally have about 3.4 hours until I meet with her replacement (you’re getting […]

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