Interview: Me on Me

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 money merge account 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!

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  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!

    1. 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! :)

      1. 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?

        1. 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: