Budgets Are Sexy Turns 2! (holler)

Budgets Are Sexy Turns 2I cannot freakin’ believe it. It seems like just the other day I was buggin’ Clever Dude & Mapgirl for some blogging tips at over drinks ;) I even remember my very first commenter – Chicky from Chicky Finance! (remember her?). Two years of writing almost every single day, crazy man.

And I’m still just as excited today as I was 2 years ago. A bit more busier (like, 10x more!), but it’s been completely worth it. Every single day. All your comments, tweets, emails, guest posts – everything continues to inspire me and keep me on track, esp. financially. You think twice about spending crazily when you know you’ll be blogging about it later!

So this achievement is more about you guys than me, because without you I’d have been long gone by now ;) No one likes talking to the wall! haha…and while I may or may not blog full-time down the road, I can honestly say I’m 100% happy with what we’ve accomplished up to this point. Everything forward is just gravy. Here are some interesting stats over the years:

  • Budgets Are Sexy has over 765 posts.
  • Gathering over 5,000 comments!
  • We’ve had one site redesign.
  • And recently hit 1/2 Million page views! (Damn)
  • Been featured on the front page of MSN, on Consumerist, LA Times & even a magazine!
  • Even better, our net worth has more than doubled from $58,000 to $138,000.
  • Courtesy of wiping out all debt (except mortgages), and maxing out 401(k).
  • And I’ve somehow kept my anonymity?!
  • And more importantly, my job ;)

Who knows what will happen over the next 2 years, but from our very first post to today’s, it’s been an incredible journey and I can’t wait to keep on going! You all are brilliant and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. THANK YOU thank you THANK YOU!

God Bless,

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  1. LaShaune February 19, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Happy Anniversary!

  2. Life Insurance BC February 19, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    Thank you for all the great posts from last year! I look forward to reading your blog, because they are always full of information that I can put to use. Thank you again, and God bless you in 2010.

  3. Kitchen Penguin February 19, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Congratulations and happy anniversary! Yay!!!

  4. Investing Newbie February 19, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Happy bloggerversary!!!

  5. me in millions February 19, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    Great meeting you yesterday. Twilight was awesome… and so was making out :) Congrats on all of the successes!

  6. Clever Dude February 19, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    Congrats! You have far more energy than I, and I'm glad you've been using it for good. You still owe me a boatload worth of beers though :) I might swap those 50 beers for 25 fruity drinks.

    To another 2 years!

  7. A Family of Geeks February 19, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    Congrats! You've certainly made better use of your time than I did.

  8. 20smoney February 19, 2010 at 4:20 PM

    Wow congrats! Huge milestone

  9. Mrs. Micah February 19, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    Happy blogiversary to you! :)

  10. Trina February 19, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment. I am so glad I found your blog and am looking forward to all your great posts to come (and I'm also enjoying backtracking and perusing the archives:)

  11. Evan February 19, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    Congrats J.!

    2 years blogging in the PF niche is AMAZING. What is amazing to me whenever I see these blog Bdays is how many people didn't stick with it!

  12. Heather February 19, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Happy birthday, J. Money! =) I've been following you for about a year and a half and it's been so much fun reading your blog. You make PF cool! I look forward every day to your new posts and I even check the archives when I have questions on stuff (like the other day I was looking for life insurance info). Keep bloggin' and pimpin' PF, J. Money!

  13. Anonymous February 19, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Congrats J!

  14. J. Money February 19, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    See! I told you that you guys are AWESOME!!! Haha…Thank you so much for the wonderful and kind words everyone :) They really DO motivate me to keep on going!

    This world can be a crazy place, and our community here is nothing but encouraging and a positive influence. Long live blogging!

  15. Revanche February 19, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    Happy birthday happy birthday to you … happy biiirthday Dear BudgetsAreSexy, Happy birthday to youuuu!

  16. vilkri February 19, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    Congrats on becoming a blogger toddler!

  17. Laura February 19, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    Congratulations! I am getting ready to hit my six months and I can't believe what a crazy journey it has already been! Keep the good stuff coming!

  18. dollar incense February 19, 2010 at 8:21 PM

    Congrats! And thank you for creating a site I love to read :)

  19. Duddes02 February 19, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    Happy Anniversary!

    I guess you have kept you anonymity…but in my head I have an image of what you look like.

    Prove my imagination wrong and upload a pic!

  20. J. Money February 19, 2010 at 9:49 PM

    Hah! why don't you send me some pictures and i'll tell you if it's me ;)

  21. drmomof2 February 19, 2010 at 10:26 PM

    Congrats! Definitely an accomplishment you should be proud of! Keep it coming–I love your blog!

  22. Wojciech Kulicki February 19, 2010 at 11:52 PM

    Rock it, J. Kudos on everything you've accomplished.

  23. Jolie February 20, 2010 at 12:08 AM

    Awww Happy Blogoversary!! Thank you for the great reading!

  24. donkee February 20, 2010 at 1:22 AM

    Congrats, J.! I'm hoping you'll continue this crazy but very helpful and awfully entertaining blogventure for years and years and years and years and years and years to come! You're awesome!

  25. RainyDaySaver February 20, 2010 at 2:01 AM

    Congratulations on turning 2! Instead of the 'terrible twos,' may you have 'awesome twos'!

  26. Sandi February 20, 2010 at 4:36 AM

    Congrats, and may you blog happily for many more years :)

  27. Single Guy Money February 20, 2010 at 4:48 AM

    Congratulations on 2 years blogging J!! I enjoy your blog and can't wait for more of your antics. :)

  28. Jeff February 20, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    If you keep going that Mohawk will start to morph it into a reverse Mohawk – you know man pattern baldness :-)

    Best of luck in the future and a Very Happy Blogoversary

  29. Financial Samurai February 20, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    Nice work man! Maybe Lazy Man or TGL will buy you a choco cake when you are out in San Fran! Whoo hoo!

  30. Len Penzo February 20, 2010 at 5:46 PM

    Congrats, J, on all your success! You are definitely one of my favorite bloggers! Keep it up, my man! :-)


    Len Penzo dot Com

  31. Mysti February 20, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Happy Anniversary!! I just had my 6 month….thanks for the inspiration!

  32. Adam@RabbitFunds February 20, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Congratulations! Posting almost every day for two years is an impressive accomplishment.

  33. LeanLifeCoach February 20, 2010 at 8:42 PM

    Happy dos-Sexiversary! You rock J. and deserve kudos for having such a unique style as well!!! Keep up the great work…

  34. Free From Broke February 20, 2010 at 10:55 PM

    Dude, happy bloggerversary!

  35. Meghan Fife February 20, 2010 at 11:59 PM

    So awesome! I just wish I would have found you 2 years ago. But the past 2 months have been great! Here's to 2 years more!!

    Thanks for your time, dedication and inspiration to all of us J. Money!

  36. Jenny B February 21, 2010 at 12:26 AM

    CONGRATS J-MONEY!! Your list of accomplishments are AMAZING! I am so ridiculously impressed and excited for you. And you better believe we're going to be celebrating when you come out to visit :D

  37. J. Money February 21, 2010 at 1:35 AM

    Boy, I should turn 2 every day! These presents are much better than my actual birthdays ;) haha…

    seriously though, thank you so much for these words of encouragement. i know i've thanked you about 13+ times already on this post, but it's my birthday and I can thank if I want to!!! haha…okay, so it's hard for me to be serious :) but you know i love you, right?

  38. shirelle95 February 21, 2010 at 3:33 AM

    Woohoo! Happy Birthday to Ya…Happy Birthday to Ya….Happy Birthday Budgets Are Sexy Blog :-D

  39. Adam February 21, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    Congrats dude, here's to another two years!

    Sorry I was late to the party but I was living it up in Venice :)

  40. J. Money February 21, 2010 at 7:26 PM

    you blogging from a gondola? ;)

  41. Canadian Saver February 21, 2010 at 10:46 PM

    Happy Anniversary, Sexy J !!

  42. Patrick February 22, 2010 at 2:26 AM

    Congrats, bro. Here's to two more years of fun! :)

  43. Birthday Girl February 22, 2010 at 6:06 AM


  44. AceKen February 22, 2010 at 8:28 AM

    Congrats on 2 yrs J! First time posting here but been following your blog since last summer… just after CreditMatttersblog stopped posting when he finished lawschool.

  45. J. Money February 22, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    Hah! cool :) I never know who really reads this blog or not so thanks for popping in and saying hello!

  46. Ryan @ Planting Dollars February 22, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    Congrats J, quite an accomplishment! You're an inspiration.

  47. Stella February 22, 2010 at 6:34 PM

    Congrats–that's an amazing accomplishment!

  48. Kelly Whalen February 22, 2010 at 7:51 PM

    Congrats on turning 2! You're a rockstar, and I know this is only the beginning. :)