July 2012

The Back to School Laptop & Printer Giveaway!!

July 31, 2012
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Goooooood morning, friends!  You ready for some kick-ass giveaway action up in here today?  I gotta hook y’all up for behaving so well while I was gone the last few weeks! Haha… And whether you’re going back to school (or your kids are) or not, this giveaway is open to everyone :) By the end of the week, one of you lucky bastards will be […]

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I’m Baaaaack!!! Check Out My Cute Baby! ;)

July 30, 2012
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(That’s what they all say right?  We ALL have the cutest babies ever made! Haha….) Seriously though, what a ride so far…. two+ weeks come and gone and I now have a brand new human being to take care of forever and ever (and ever)!  And I now know why they make them so adorable too – cuz they cry all over the place and […]

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8 Awesomely Frugal Date Ideas For The Weekend

July 27, 2012
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(Guest Post by Mr. Everyday Dollar while J$ finishes up his paternity leave ;)  He’ll be back (and excited to share pictures!) on Monday! Take someone on one of these dates this weekend!) So you want to take that special girl, or boy, out for a date, but you also like to keep your wallet full of as many dollars as possible. That has you in a […]

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Side Hustle Series: I’m an Air Force Reservist

July 26, 2012
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(Side Hustle by Erin Carpenter, as part of our Side Hustle Series) I’m an avid Beautyofbali reader, and I never realized that I, too, was a hustler. It hit me like a ton of bricks, and I knew I had to share it with J$’s readers! This may just be the ultimate hustle, because it’s not just a part time gig – it’s […]

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“I Have Over 15 Credit Cards and $30,000+ Debt ” – Help!

July 25, 2012
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(Article by Brad Chaffee of Enemy of Debt – who as you can tell from this post, REALLY hates debt! ;)  J$ will be back in action pretty soon now that he’s getting a bit more sleep these days, but he’s still pretty shocked he created a whole new human being to watch out for now! Haha…) I recently received a reader questionforwarded on to […]

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Is Rogaine Worth It?

July 24, 2012
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(Guest post by Charlie while J$ reads The Millionaire Next Door to his baby ;)) I suffer from what people call male pattern balding. My grandpa was completely bald by age 30, my dad is 59 now and doing everything he can to “comb over” the problem, and then there is me. I’m 35 and I’ve still got a lot of “crops” left on the […]

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Saving 50 Percent of Our Income

July 23, 2012
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(Guest post by my girl Paula Pant while J$ hangs out with his newborn boy :)) Last January, J. Money wrote a post asking what life would be like if you lived off 50 percent of your pay. That’s what we do. My partner Will and I pledged to spend the year 2012 living on roughly 50 percent on our income. We want to invest […]

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The Pickup Truck Theory of Life

July 20, 2012
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(Guest post by Donna Freedman while J$ learning how to change diapers :)) J. Money, my favorite wedding-gift giver, thinks that plenty of things should be rented, not bought: Tools. Textbooks. Prom gowns. Coffins. In this older guest post, the author notes that “we often convince ourselves that purchasing an expensive item will be worth it in the long run – it’ll pay for itself […]

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What Does Financial Success Mean to You?

July 19, 2012
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(Guest post by Natalie) There are a lot of ways people define success and what it means to their personal lives. For some, financial success is as simple as owning that beautiful mansion on the hillside or that lovely Ferrari in the dealership. Maybe buying that winning lottery ticket is what you as the ultimate dream. Others claim that success is the freedom that you […]

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Odd Ball Costs of Having Kids

July 18, 2012
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(Guest Post by Len Penzo while J$ is off in La La land with his new boy…) I know. I heard the groan the moment you didn’t see J Money’s name in the by line. That’s okay. I don’t take it personally. I usually hate writing guest posts for famous bloggers because being a guest writer on somebody else’s blog is the Internet equivalent of […]

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Why I Took Out a Car Loan Instead of Paying Cash

July 17, 2012
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(Guest post by Lance, while J$ is out teaching his newborn how to throw a football ;)) While I was in college, I had a bit of a beater car. It was pretty clear to me that I would need to get a more reliable ride, but the thing was, I didn’t want a car loan. So what did I do? I saved like crazy […]

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How I Got Fired & Took a Free Vacation to New Orleans

July 16, 2012
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(Article today by Matthew Trotter while J$ is out on maternity leave ;)) When I found out that I was losing my job due to outsourcing, I decided that I needed to do something drastic. I needed to drop everything and go to New Orleans, at least for a week. You see, I hated my job, but I had become complacent. I had learned to […]

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4 Ways To Keep Your Financial Household Sexy

July 13, 2012
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(Awesome guest post & video by Jeff Rose while J$ is out with Baby Money…) Jessica Simpson sporting her “Daisy Dukes” is sexy. Right fellas? Many women would make the case for Robert Pattinson in the Twilight series as being super sexy. Personally, a Double-Double at In-N-Out burger is about as sexy as it gets! Numnumnum….. Okay, so we now know what’s sexy, but today […]

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Side Hustle Series: I’m an IT Freelancer

July 12, 2012
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(Today’s article by Ron Dawson, as part of our Side Hustle Series) [What is Information Technology (IT)? Pretty much any technology that is involved in the storage or transmission of information. This would include computers, servers, printers, phone systems, cell phones and other hand held devices. This would also include web servers, email servers or other applications that run on these devices.] My Background Throughout […]

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