Advice From a Coffee Mug ☕

If you never thought your mug could change your life, think again ;)

From my new favorite reader of the blog, Alyssa:

Good morning J!

I was looking through the office coffee mugs this morning for the biggest mug available to try to get enough caffeine to get me through the day and I found this gem. Not only does it provide the sweet sweet goodness of coffee, but it comes with some good financial nuggets hidden in the dolla’ dolla’ bill sign.

Here are some of my favorites:

“Money that is earned with blood, sweat, and tears, is seldom spent like water”

“The secrets of economy is to live as cheaply the first few days after payday as you lived the last few days before payday”

“It is not the employer who pays the wages, he only handles the money; it is the product that pays”

“A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything was last year”

“The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket”

“A little hush money can do a lot of talking”

and one final one; “If all the rich men in the world divided up their money amongst themselves, there wouldn’t be enough to go around”.

Let me know if you want to hear any more coffee mug financial advice ;) Because the back has a bunch more…

– Alyssa

Of course the first question I had to ask was, “WHERE DID YOU FIND THIS GEM???” as well as “CAN I PLASTER IT ON MY BLOG????” and “WHY AM I WRITING IN ALL CAPS????“, and while we don’t have an answer to that latter one, we did get one for the first…

But alas we’ll have to keep wondering:

“I work in an architectural office and it was stuck in the back of the coffee mug cabinet. That’s all I know, so it’s a mystery how it ended up here!”

I say we all stage a coup and demand some answers ;)


Even beating out these guys!!

i heart spreadsheets

gentleman scholar baller mugteacher money fame mugfinancial manager coffee mugstraight outta money mug

If you’ve got a mug to throw in the competition, now’s your chance to pass it over…

You know what they say, you can’t buy happiness but you sure can coffee! And that’s pretty close!

Bottoms up,

j. money signature

UPDATE: We have a new winner!!!  Which one of you made this??? ;) #ILoveYou #MarryMe #VTSAX

vtsax mug

Mugs linked to places you can buy them online, except for the featured one of course, *tear*, and that last updated one. (Amazon links are affiliate links)

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  1. [HCF] March 7, 2019 at 5:40 AM

    I have no image but sent a mug for a hard-working friend of mine as a present with the text: “I work harder than an ugly stripper”. Does it count? :)

    1. J. Money March 7, 2019 at 6:16 AM

      Oh wow hahahhaha…..

      Did not see that one coming this early morning!! :)

  2. Lisa Duke March 7, 2019 at 8:28 AM

    My brain interpreted the dollar sign as 96, probably because I graduated from college in ‘96. It took me awhile to see the $. Interesting mug!

    1. J. Money March 7, 2019 at 9:47 AM

      Okay, now all I can see is 96 too, haha…

  3. Christine March 7, 2019 at 8:56 AM

    I have this mug…which I couldn’t pass up when I saw it in the store even though I didn’t need a mug. What got me was “you’re not perky, you’re obnoxious.” I use it at work, of course, and I forget sometimes that I have it until someone makes a comment.

    1. J. Money March 7, 2019 at 9:50 AM

      Haha… I like that other saying on it even more – “why do you always look so sweaty and nervous?”

  4. mobilehomegurl March 7, 2019 at 9:40 AM

    Wow! That’s a cool looking mug. The runners up aren’t bad either. :)

    I had no idea there were mugs based on personal finance sayings. Maybe I need to get one to remind me everyday since I drink a lot of coffee. Good to know!!

    1. J. Money March 7, 2019 at 9:55 AM

      Even better – maybe we should start our own line?! :)

  5. 3P March 7, 2019 at 10:11 AM

    I need that $ mug. Along with one of Warren Buffett’s face. That way every morning he could look at me and make me feel guilty about spending any money instead of investing lol

    1. J. Money March 7, 2019 at 2:09 PM

      I might have to crown that one the new winner if it ever comes to be :)

  6. David @ Dads and Dollar$ March 7, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    I have a mug with a picture of myself and Vanna White, if that counts for anything.

    1. J. Money March 7, 2019 at 11:57 AM


      I demand proof!

        1. J. Money March 8, 2019 at 10:35 AM

          hahahhahha… now is that WITH Vanna, or you on one side and the real Vanna on the other with no idea you are creeping up on her? ;)

  7. Cheryl March 7, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    I have a mug with all denominations of Monopoly money on it….it gets pushed to back of the cupboard a lot but I refuse to get rid of it!

    1. J. Money March 8, 2019 at 6:09 AM

      Haha good!! That sounds like a keeper right there!

  8. R March 8, 2019 at 9:49 PM

    I own this money mug. It is over 35 years old! It was given to me on my 15th birthday by a dear friend, who is now deceased.

    1. J. Money March 11, 2019 at 6:48 AM


      Lucky you!!