Interview: Me on Me

by J. Money -


I sat down with Mr. J. Money, and he was kind enough to share a few words with us this morning. This is what he had to say:

Me: Are budgets actually sexy?
Me: But of course! Not only are they the foundation of wealth management, but they make you feel incredibly confident. And every knows that confidence = sexy!

Me: Who is J. Money?
Me: That is I. You can guess what the J. stands for, but I usually answer to all of them; Jay, James, Jack, Jemima … everything except Joe Mama. Actually, I take that back. I probably would answer to that.

Me: Okaaaay… And why start now?
Me: I believe now is as good a time as any. “Starting” is def. the hardest part of any endeavor, and I always try to start today. This is especially important as I have A.D.H.D. (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and I will be sure to forget if i don’t ever start.

Me: Are you saying you’re new at this stuff?
Me: Touche good sir! Yes, I suppose I am in the general scheme of things. While I’ve always been keen on the idea of savings and money themselves, only recently have I started owning up and putting my goals into place. Think of me as a “born-again saver” circa August ’07.

Me: Do you look up to any Personal Finance’ers out there?
Me: Oh hell yeah. I’d have to first give a shout out to Jonathan over at . That guy is totally impressive, not to mention crazy open and honest. Secondly, I’d have to say Mr. Trent Ham over at . It was because of his posting that got me into the whole PF thing to begin with. (That post has over 1,000 comments already! Keep doing your thing Trent)

Me: Lastly, what do you hope to bring to this arena?
Me: While I bring a handful of positive nouns to the table, the 3 that stick in my mind are: Creativity, Entertainment, and an all together Fresh Insight.

Thanks J., we’re looking forward to the adventure!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Philip February 21, 2010 at 2:51 am

I didn't know when I had found yours, but you're blog is one of the last ones that I will read in my reader everyday. Which is a good thing, because I want to save the best for last knowing that I won't be just skimming over it because it is simply a new credit card or another post about spend less than you earn.

Keep up the posts that are as fun to read and it will continue to grow!


2 J. Money February 21, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Thanks man :) Great idea about saving the ones you want to spend more time on later too. I've been skimming a lot these days (off the iPhone) and if I don't mark it for later use I forget to go back.

Here's to another 2 years!


3 Paula Pant February 17, 2016 at 2:16 pm

I couldn’t resist being the 2nd person ever to comment on your 1st post. :-) Happy Blogiversary!


4 J. Money February 29, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Hey! Haha… yeah – all my comments got wiped away when I moved over from Blogger years ago (remember them?) so looks like I sucked during the early years of blogging – hah.

Lovely to see you here in either case, friend! And a very merry blogiversary to you too! :)


5 Ty @ Get Rich Quickish June 10, 2016 at 4:33 pm

I was blog stalking you, looking for the post that launched your career when I found this comment. Yikes! I’m currently on Blogger and know that I’ll eventually migrate over to WP and I’m not looking forward to it. Any tips for making the move?


6 J. Money June 13, 2016 at 7:59 am

Yeah! Do it sooner than later, and get a friend who’s good with tech to help :) Switching over was one of the best moves I made but there was a lot of things to figure out that I didn’t know jack about… One of my friends, Grayson, helps out with this stuff if you want to ping him:


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