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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“I make $90,000/year on the side tutoring people for standardized tests”

September 19, 2018
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[Welcome to Side Hustle #74! Where expert test taker, Trevor Klee stops by to share his experience – and tips – on how to start your own tutoring business if it piques your interest. We’ve covered your basic tutoring as a side hustle before on this site (#14), as well as getting paid to write questions for standardized tests (#23), but this one takes it […]

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The 4 Flavors of FIRE – Which Are You Shooting For?

September 17, 2018
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Hey guys! So we all know that FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early here, but did you know that there were actually different *types* of FIRE that you could shoot for? Depending on how comfortable you want to be in retirement, as well as how long you’re willing to wait to get there? I caught these in that recent NY Times article that’s been […]

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What everyone wants to do before they die!

September 14, 2018
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Hey guys!! So I wasn’t going to blog about the ICE Binder stuff again, but after seeing the explosion of emails and comments from everyone the last two days, it’s pretty evident how not only *important* this stuff is, but also how many awesome DREAMS y’all are going after!! Thank you for participating! They were so fun to read! I wanna share all the responses […]

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Resource of The Month: The ICE Binder!

September 12, 2018
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Remember our post last year on the Legacy Binder idea? Where you put all the important details about your money/life/etc into one main spot in case someone ever needs it one day? After of course telling that special person where it’s located?? ;) Well, Chelsea from MamaFishSaves.com just made this super easy for people to do, and just compiled a whopping 90+ page PDF where […]

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35 Mini-Missions To Improve Your Life and Money! ✨

September 10, 2018
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If you love challenges but hate doing the extended ones like we’ve been featuring here lately, you might like today’s ideas better ;) Instead of doing the *same* thing day in and day out for 30+ days, what about doing 30+ *tiny* little challenges – all varied up – so by the end of the month you’ve still accomplished something pretty great? I started sending […]

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What to Do When You Have Pangs of Spendthriftery

September 7, 2018
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[Hey guys! Welcome back to the site our friend Cubert from AbandonedCubicle.com, who’ll be dishing the dirt on his recent travels, and how he had to curb himself from spending an extra $100,000 upon his return ;) Something I’m sure we could all relate to at multiple times of our lives! Hope you enjoy, and find this helpful!] ******** In late June, I traveled to […]

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Net Worth Voyeur Time: $894,310.86 (+$27,188.90)

September 5, 2018
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What up, what up! Welcome to another net worth report! For those new to the site, every month we share our finances with the world here to drum up some good convos around $$$, and to show people what a lot of this stuff looks like in “real life” (since we suck at talking about it in society!!). Some months we’re up here, and others […]

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What Money Fixes…

September 3, 2018
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Hey guys! Found this outline in my draft posts to expand upon one day, but after re-reading it I think it speaks pretty well for itself :) ******* What money fixes: Anxiety Safety Stability Worry Comfortability Desperation What money does not fix: Love Self-worth ******* Happy Labor Day! Keep on hustling, but don’t let it consume you!! What Money Fixes… was last modified: September 3rd, […]

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My Favorite #Money Reads This Month (PLUS: FinCon Is Coming!!)

August 31, 2018
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Happy Friday, y’all! I’m off to a wedding today, but wanted to leave you with a handful of my favorite reads over the month in case they inspire you as much as they did me :) But first – a quick announcement: If you haven’t bought your tickets to FinCon yet, time is running out! It’s less than a month away now and I want […]

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Some Q&A’s: Retiring, Resting, Investing, Coin Collecting!

August 29, 2018
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What up, what up! Been getting a lot of great questions in my inbox lately, so thought I’d showcase a handful of them here in case you were wondering similar things… If you like these, check out our last round we did too on a variety of other topics: A Bunch of Questions on Debt, Investing, and Blogging. Keep the curiosity flowing! “The wise man […]

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What I’ve Learned Getting Rid of *1 Thing* Every Day! (Going on 48 Days Now!)

August 27, 2018
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So we’re now 48 days into our daily decluttering experiment! Woo! And spoiler alert – I’m never stopping :) I get a high every time I throw something into that donation box! Haha… And I keep finding stuff too, despite being a practicing minimalist. Here’s a list of everything I’ve removed from my house so far: (“removed” = gave away, sold, donated, gifted, or if […]

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15 Things We Like to Tell Kids (That We Don’t Listen to Ourselves)

August 24, 2018
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[Hey guys! Matt from MethodToYourMoney.com is stopping by the site today to remind us of all those sayings our parents used to tell us growing up (that we hated), yet we still turn around and forward over to our own kids ;) But perhaps they should be redirected to ourselves, instead? Take a look and see how many of these you need to be better […]

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Proof that this MONEY stuff is possible!

August 22, 2018
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Hey hey! Time to feature a bunch of y’all who are killing it lately! Gotta show everyone that this stuff we talk about every day here is possible and that we’re not just blabbering on for nothing :) So please to enjoy – a bunch of wins sent over to me across the year from readers of this site accomplishing things big and small, whether […]

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What I Learned Tracking My “Wants” For 30 Days!

August 20, 2018
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In a nutshell: I spent a lot of money on coffee and bagels, haha… But also books and history* stuff! Here’s a list of everything I spent on “wants” for the past 30 days. I decided to keep it to only the stuff I spend on *myself* vs others (kids, charities, etc) since that’s what I was most wondering about, and since I’m not looking […]

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