November 2014

Despite Growing Up, I’m Still a Rock Star

November 28, 2014
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[Happy Black Financial Friday! For those of you holding onto your dollars and nice and cozy at home, here’s a great article by my friend over at MyMoneyDesign.com. While I, too, always wanted to become a rock star, I sadly couldn’t play an instrument to save my life. So instead I pretended to be a lead singer of a band to impress the ladies ;) […]

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Happy Thanksgiving From My Son :)

November 27, 2014
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I think you know what I’m grateful for this year :) Hope you all are well and safe! Happy Thanksgiving From My Son :) was last modified: November 26th, 2014 by J. Money

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The Official List of Allowed Purchases This Black Friday

November 26, 2014
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Every year around this time I put on my clever hat and try to have some fun with Black Friday… This has produced a multitude of award winning articles such as “How I feel about Black Friday in Animated Gifs“, “7 Things I’d rather do than shop on Black Friday,” and my personal favorite, “10 ways Black Friday is like sex.’ (I swear, I deserve […]

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How Bad Do You Want It?

November 24, 2014
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One of the very first questions I ask all my money coaching clients is “what are your goals?”  Quickly followed by “how bad do you want them?” The first one is an easy one because any of us can rattle them off at any point (have a million dollar net worth, retire early, be the #1 personal finance blog in the world!), but the second […]

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Would You Rather… Make $50k or $100k? (But…)

November 21, 2014
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Welcome to Friday, hustlers. You know how everyone’s always talking about “keeping up with the Joneses,” and how it’s best to not compare yourselves to others? Well, this Would You Rather we’ve got for you today will test you on just that ;) I reckon most of you will vote the financially smart way considering you’re on this site, but do try to answer this […]

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The Millionaire [Liar] Next Door

November 19, 2014
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So…. Remember our ol’ pal Anton who we featured here last month for hitting a million dollars before 27? And then it went viral on social media and other finance blogs, eventually landing him on the home page of Yahoo! Finance? Yeah, apparently he duped us. While he is a legitimate millionaire, it seems the route he got there was anything but “self-made.” Here’s what […]

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Even Experts Need Help With Money

November 17, 2014
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I got a really interesting/confusing email the other day that initially through me for a loop. It was from my friend B. and went something like this: “Hey Jay! Do you still do money coaching? I need some help getting my finances in order and thought maybe you get me back on track. Lemme know.” Nothing too out of the blue, right? Plenty of people […]

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Tell People What You Want

November 14, 2014
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My brother always thinks I have my $hit together because I never ask him for any help. It’s true I never ask him in the general sense, but it’s false I don’t have any problems. I just go about it a different way than straight up asking people for something which I admittedly suck at. Instead, I tell people what my goals are. And do […]

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Pirates of Financial Freedom! [Book & GOLD Giveaway!]

November 12, 2014
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Do you like pirates? Gold? Reading about money? If so, yarghhhhh gonna love today’s book and following giveaway ;) I partnered up with my friend, and published author, Joey Fehrman of the Pirates of Financial Freedom book to give one of you lucky scallywags a bountiful bag of loot valued at over $300: A real GOLD coin (!) A signed copy of Pirates of Financial Freedom (!!) […]

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Net Worth Update: $459,266.46 [+$3,000]

November 10, 2014
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Hi November! How is it the 10th already?? I’ve been a bit slow updating my numbers this month (spent way too much time playing w/ our Lifetime Wealth Ratio™ last week ;)), but I’m back to it and ready to spill the beans… This month we had an increase of about $3,000 which is great! Not just because it was positive and quite a recovery […]

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“Pop-Pop J. Money – Lil Vee is Up $4,100!”

November 7, 2014
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I got this amazing comment on the blog yesterday and just had to share it with ya… Not only is it chalk full of lessons and ideas, but it’s freakin’ hilarious and gives me a case of the jellies* every time I read it, haha… Side Hustle Nation represent! WhadUP, J Money! Lil Vee from Charlottesville, VA here. Love, LOVE this and your entire challenge […]

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Challenge Savings Account Update: $406.60

November 5, 2014
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Already onto month #2 with these Challenge Savings! How fast is time going, eh? Yet another reason to start whatever it is  you really want to be doing TODAY as we’ll just be back here again in another 30 days before you know it… Remember that old Chinese proverb? The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is […]

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My Total Lifetime Earnings & The New Wealth Ratio™!

November 3, 2014
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Morning hustlers! Got a piece of juicy mail come my way over the weekend, and thought I’d hit you with it to further encourage your voyeurism ;) This letter came courtesy of the Social Security Administration, and was a stark contrast from the other notice I received at the same time pretty much telling me I’m getting kicked out of my health insurance plan by […]

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