Blogger Profile

J. Money

Blog Info

Budgets Are Sexy
General Finance
Hustling, Early Retirement, saving, budgeting, investing
Start Year:

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
D.C., United States
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)

(Is this your profile page? Update your info here. To update your icon, go to gravatar.com.)

Latest Blog Posts

[As part of our weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com – a fellow blogger who retired at 43!] ****** I really like my life. I’ve arranged my life so that I can do what I want.– Warren Buffett I’m a big fan of Warren Buffett, but not for the reason you may think. While Warren is an investing genius, there are plenty of others who have also figured out how to build ...
Posted: Aug 23 2017 @ 5:02 AM
Went in to pay my AMEX card as I usually do each month (on time), and saw this gem of a notice highlighted in my face as I went to click the “pay” button: “If we do not receive your Minimum Payment Due by the Payment Due Date of 09/08/17, you may have to pay a late fee of up to $38.00 and your APRs may be increased to the Penalty ...
Posted: Aug 21 2017 @ 5:04 AM
Heyo! We’re taking a break from all the drastic life stories we’ve been featuring here on Fridays lately (see: My Life and Finances After Escaping a Cult and What Being Homeless Taught Me About Money and Happiness), and gonna hit you with some drunken CliffsNotes of a popular finance book today instead. Specifically, The Secrets of The Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker. You’re either gonna love this post or hate it as ...
Posted: Aug 18 2017 @ 5:02 AM
[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** I left my job about 4 months ago and haven’t regretted it a bit. My career didn’t even last 20 years. I started my first real job in January of 1998 and my last day was April 13th of 2017. Leaving wasn’t an easy decision. I have money security issues and suffered from an acute case of One More Dollar Syndrome (the first ...
Posted: Aug 16 2017 @ 5:02 AM
I came across this gem while decluttering some old “memory” boxes the other day… (the hardest to declutter btw – good lord!): (Do you like the self-portrait?) In case you can’t read that, it says I would do the following if I were given $1,000 back in the day (mid-80’s): Buy 3 Nintendo games Buy a pair of roller blades Get $75 worth of “drawing things,” such as drawing books, big sheets of paper, etc. And ...
Posted: Aug 14 2017 @ 5:02 AM
[Hey guys! Please welcome Ava to the blog today – a newer blogger on the scene with an INCREDIBLE backstory. She blogs over at MillennialMoneyChallenge.com and is on a mission to go from cult survivor to financial independence by 40 (!). I was blown away after stumbling across her “about” page last week, and asked if we could republish a bulk of it here which she graciously allowed. Let this ...
Posted: Aug 11 2017 @ 5:02 AM
[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ***** Did you know that the Titanic almost didn’t sink? Here’s what happened: The captain took corrective action when the ship was about 1000 feet away from the iceberg. The starboard (right) side of the ship brushed the ice, tearing open five compartments (the ship could sustain damage to four and stay afloat). The rest of the story lies at the bottom of the ...
Posted: Aug 09 2017 @ 5:04 AM
What’s up money lovers! I’m a bit late to the game this month, but as always our latest net worth numbers are posted below. And also like always, 95% of it rides on the whims of the market ;) Which thankfully I believe in, or else it would really feel out of control! Speaking of which, I really like this quote I saw the other day by fellow blogger, and author, Tom ...
Posted: Aug 07 2017 @ 5:02 AM
[Got another great guest post for y’all today. This one comes from Lyn Alden, a newer blogger on the scene who puts out some great in-depth financial guides on her site. Today she dives inwards and shares a part of her own journey with us, and what she’s learned about money and happiness throughout it. Hop on over to her site when you’re done and show her some love!] ******** When I was ...
Posted: Aug 04 2017 @ 5:02 AM
[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** See that sign up there? I noticed it on a hike in Boulder Colorado a couple weeks ago. I had no idea what a paraglider was, but I was determined to find out. The thought of flying greatly excites me, but I always dismissed the idea of owning anything that flies because of the extreme cost. I didn’t have to ...
Posted: Aug 02 2017 @ 5:01 AM


"This is one of the best, most informative personal finance web sites I've ever seen"

-- Daffy Duck, DaffyIsSoTaffy.com

"This guy clearly knows his shit; with every post, I feel like he's got my back as one of those "savers", and his web site is pretty damn cool, too"

-- Scuba Steve, MyScubaGearIsSoWet.com

Leave a Comment

To leave a comment about this blog, fill out the following form.