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  1. Coleen December 7, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    I found you in a Smarter Traveler article on budgeting for a vacation. I’m planning a 2 week trip to the UK in 2016 to meet long lost cousins! Thanks for a great site and awesome tools!

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    1. J. Money December 17, 2014 at 7:13 AM

      Rock on! Thanks for stopping by – enjoy the trip! :)

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      1. Martha August 3, 2022 at 12:24 PM

        I was a prior follower. I’m so glad you’re back

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      2. Petro August 20, 2022 at 10:04 PM

        Found you through Tawcan.

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          1. David August 26, 2022 at 10:11 PM

            I Love Magick because it looks and feels sexy AF, this is how I found you. How did you know I would find you?

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      3. Denise August 25, 2022 at 8:44 AM

        Prior follower, so glad you’re back!

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        1. J. Money August 25, 2022 at 9:14 AM

          woo! thx for coming back!

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          1. Marna September 18, 2022 at 2:31 AM

            Just found you on the podcast with Paula. You both have great ideas but my life situation and so on are more like yours. I was hoping you would have your own also, but I hope I’ll get the gist here.

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            1. J. Money September 19, 2022 at 6:18 AM

              Hi Marna! Yeah no podcast for me anymore, but hopefully you do enjoy the blog :) Thanks for giving it a shot 🙏

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        2. Maria September 27, 2022 at 11:17 AM

          I found you on Google

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            1. Jayme September 27, 2022 at 2:48 PM

              You popped up on Google. i’m not sure I want you are all about it but I am looking forward to learning.

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              1. J. Money September 27, 2022 at 4:10 PM

                if you like talking about money you’ve come to the right place :)

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                1. Wayne Flowers November 13, 2022 at 10:36 PM

                  Found you by Google I searched handler for me millionaire. LoL you popped up.

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                  1. J. Money November 14, 2022 at 6:49 AM

                    thanks for giving the blog a shot! :)

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    2. Mark Vecchio December 8, 2017 at 12:54 PM

      I found you while I was searching for,” How much money do people make off selling Christmas trees

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      1. Celia June 13, 2022 at 7:28 AM

        I found you because I am a prior followe. So hapyy you are back!

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    3. Nola March 30, 2018 at 11:48 AM

      Jon Morrow has you listed in his Big Black Book so that’s how I found you. After that I’m a CPA, so of course I think Budgets Are Sexy. ;)

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      1. J. Money March 30, 2018 at 2:36 PM

        What is his Big Black Book? Haha… Sounds ominous!

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    4. Keisha R July 1, 2018 at 6:05 PM

      I found this site when googling how to make $200.00 last for a month

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    5. Sarah Keyyy August 10, 2020 at 8:28 AM

      I am reading the book “Real Money Answers” by Patrice Washington, and she mentioned your site. I am looking for Financial Literacy in evey area, and I hear this is one of the sites that offer that help.

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    6. Bonnie January 21, 2022 at 5:27 AM

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      1. Joel January 21, 2022 at 9:04 AM

        Hi Bonnie! Small world! Actually, Mr. 1500 is a good friend and he’s written many articles for this blog. Glad you like him too — great stories and advice over there :)

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    7. Shoshana August 25, 2022 at 8:46 AM

      Found you on a link from the retirement manifesto guy

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  2. Nakosha Smith December 17, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    I am reading the book “Real Money Answers” by Patrice Washington, and she mentioned your site. I am looking for Financial Literacy in evey area, and I hear this is one of the sites that offer that help.

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    1. J. Money December 20, 2014 at 1:02 PM

      Great! Patrice is awesome – I hope you enjoy the site!

      Reply
  3. Jenine December 24, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    I found you through Clark Howard :)

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    1. J. Money December 27, 2014 at 9:33 PM

      He’s The Man, so now I feel like The Man too – thx ;)

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  4. lady hanna December 25, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    I was actually web searching for side hustle ideas, love the article very great information!!

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    1. J. Money December 27, 2014 at 9:35 PM

      I’m so glad! You *must* be a hustler too if you were searching on Christmas :)

      Reply
  5. SilverMoonLight January 1, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    I found you through a link in an article with Money Talks News *smiles* I’ve been catching up on all your previous articles for the last couple of months and enjoy all the reads. Looking forward to more!

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    1. J. Money January 5, 2015 at 11:51 AM

      Awesome – thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know :)

      Reply
  6. Julia January 2, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    I can’t remember exactly how I found your amazing site, all I know is I’m into job hunting, looking for make-money-online schemes, and from one link to another, I landed on your site.

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    1. J. Money January 5, 2015 at 11:53 AM

      Well I hope you find some good ideas off the site and land a killer job in the process! Tons of ways to make money out there depending on what you enjoy and are comfortable with (and how much you need too, of course).

      Check out our side hustle series if you haven’t already:
      https://budgetsaresexy.com/ways-to-make-money/

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  7. Bear January 3, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    I googled “how much does a watercolor half sleeve cost” and got your article “Tattoo for you?”

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    1. J. Money January 5, 2015 at 11:53 AM

      ahh an oldie but goodie. glad you stuck around to check out the rest of the blog! we don’t talk about tattoos too much, though I do love them.

      Reply
  8. AB January 4, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    I found you on Pinterest – thanks!

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  9. Jaytilya January 6, 2015 at 2:15 AM

    I googled you. It’s easy to find just about anything on Google.

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    1. J. Money January 7, 2015 at 2:01 PM

      Hah – nice… How did you know to google “J. Money” though (or “Budgets are sexy” or whatever you Googled)? Did you hear about me from somewhere?

      (Love your name btw – unique!)

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  10. Nydia aka Ny Money January 6, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Thaaaaaaaank Yooooooou!!!!! Such a wealth of knowledge. This website is filled with awesome sauce!!!!! Keep up the brilliant work!!

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    1. J. Money January 7, 2015 at 2:05 PM

      Best testimonial right there! Haha…

      Love it – thanks :) Here’s to a kick-ass 2015!

      Reply
  11. $2 dollar fan January 9, 2015 at 1:11 AM

    I’ve been a collector of coin and paper money for years (bordering on obsessive) and I was doing some research on precious metals when I came across your silver coin experiment. I thoroughly enjoyed everything I read so here I am…..nice to meet ya!

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  12. Rebecca January 10, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    I found you on FaceBook!

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  13. Joshua Roever January 11, 2015 at 1:12 AM

    Doing research to try and get on a better path. I come to this site and Rockstar Finance all the time. Great stuff!

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    1. J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:32 PM

      Love hearing that, thanks so much!

      Reply
  14. andre demers January 12, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    Forbes mag. Jan ’14

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    1. andre demers January 12, 2015 at 11:46 AM

      Oops…jan ’15 .

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  15. Gloria January 12, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    Read an article on Flipboard on J Money – drew me to the blog.

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    1. J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:35 PM

      Awesome! I’ve been hearing some people mentioning Flipboard recently… will have to look into that more, thanks :)

      Reply
  16. Jehri R. January 12, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Read a Forbes Article about how you grew your net worth to almost 500k.

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  17. Ty January 12, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    I love money articles regarding saving and retirement, and after a few clicks, found you! Looking forward to great stuff from you!!!

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    1. J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:37 PM

      Best clicks there are out there ;)

      Reply
  18. Edyta January 13, 2015 at 5:57 AM

    I read an article about you on Forbes. Tried to find you on bloglovin’ but you are not there :-(

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    1. J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:38 PM

      Ack! I should be!

      I’ve never poked around there myself (I use feedly), but I get a lot of traffic from bloglovin’ so I know people are reading me there :) Maybe try again? or putting in budgetsaresexy.com instead of www. budgetsaresexy.com or something?

      Reply
  19. Jennifer January 13, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    You popped up in this morning’s newsfeed on FB.

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    1. J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:39 PM

      Love it! Usually don’t have much success with FB :)

      Reply
  20. Terry January 13, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    I found you through the Forbes article. I loved your advice to sell one item per week on Craigslist. Genius.

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    1. J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:39 PM

      Nice – thanks!

      It really is a GREAT habit to get into. Helps your mind AND your money! :)

      Reply
  21. john January 14, 2015 at 5:42 AM

    i found you a few months back, i was googling around after listening to dave ramsey a bit for a good budget template to use, and i came across a sexy budget template. ive been reading since, and never subscribed til now. im pretty good with money already, but can always learn more. and we’re same age more or less, have two new kids more or less, and i really enjoy the unique and laid back atmosphere here.

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    1. J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:41 PM

      Appreciate that man, means a lot. I do my best to make this stuff fun and relaxing, so I’m glad it comes off that way. And if you’re anything like me, it’s always good to hear the same things just in different ways to keep us on top and reminded of what’s important! :)

      Reply
  22. Charlotte Krantz January 14, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    I read an article about you on my Forbes Daily Newsletter

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  23. George T January 15, 2015 at 1:42 AM

    Searched “best budgeting spreadsheets” and linked to your site through a Huffington Post blog. Rock on and here’s to a happy and healthy 2015!

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    1. J. Money January 15, 2015 at 2:42 PM

      Yes indeed! Here’s to our money multiplying! Preferably while we sleep! :)

      Reply
  24. Alex January 16, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    I also found your site while researching side hustles. Checking out your blog will definitely become part of the daily routine!

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    1. J. Money January 21, 2015 at 4:38 PM

      Great! We’re always featuring new side hustle ideas too, so stay tuned :)

      Reply
  25. nico January 17, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    found it at this (other) wonderful website, that i highly recommend everyone to visit: http://realmoneylife.com
    thanks for taking the time to share all these tips with others. :o)
    happy new (it’s still january! ;o) ) year.

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    1. J. Money January 21, 2015 at 4:39 PM

      Had lunch with the guy who started that last year – great guy :)

      Reply
  26. Simple_Chaos January 18, 2015 at 12:22 AM

    Hey J!

    Looking forward to parusing your site and reading your blogs. We connected on FB through the One Percent Challenge.

    Cheers

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    1. J. Money January 21, 2015 at 4:39 PM

      yeah! awesome, thanks for stopping by here – nice to connect :)

      Reply
  27. Trish Owens January 18, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    Just ran across your site while trying to look up values of some coins I have been hoarding for a long time. Glad I found this. I am trying to learn more so I will know what I have and the best way to find more on a tight budget. I also noticed the budget templates on here so that is just a PLUS for me. Looking forward to the future here.

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    1. J. Money January 21, 2015 at 4:40 PM

      Great! A perfect combo – coins and budgeting :) If you ever need help figuring out values of your coins, just shout – I enjoy looking things up and researching them.

      Reply
      1. Maria September 27, 2022 at 11:21 AM

        I found you on Google

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  28. linda aka Mz Chocolate January 19, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    well to be honest your site says Budgets Are Sexy, that title alone calls my name.. thanks for the wealth of information!!

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    1. J. Money January 21, 2015 at 4:41 PM

      Anytime Mz Chocolate :) I’d love to see a blog you’d run with that type of name! Haha…

      Reply
  29. Philippa January 20, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Great site! Thanks
    I read about you in Forbes! How fantastic is that? Brilliant, well done you!

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    1. J. Money January 21, 2015 at 4:42 PM

      It was definitely a highlight of my blogging career so far, that’s for sure :)

      Reply
  30. EMPRESS January 20, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    i found it during a random search

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  31. Felicia Mclaufghlin January 20, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    I found you as I was reading the a Republic Wirless FB site. I read an article that somehow linked to you..

    Reply
    1. J. Money January 21, 2015 at 4:43 PM

      Sweet – I love (and use) Republic Wireless!

      Reply
  32. Ali K January 22, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Found you via the Forbes article! Great article and I love everything about your blog! Looking forward to reading many of the great posts I have already bookmarked!

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    1. J. Money January 25, 2015 at 9:25 PM

      Wonderful, that makes me happy! Thanks for letting me know!

      Reply
  33. Matilde Barrett January 24, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Found Your Site while Looking For info. To start a photo booth business!!

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  34. Lavinia January 25, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    I listened to one of PatFlynn’s podcasts where a fellow personal financeblogger mentioned your name

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    1. J. Money January 25, 2015 at 9:32 PM

      Well that’s pretty cool! Pat Flynn is a beast too – great (and smart) guy.

      Reply
  35. Charissa January 26, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    I was browsing through Wise Bread’s recommendation list for P.F. blogs and liked your writing style. I just started up a blog to encourage people to live on a budget and get out of debt. I definitely like having ‘fun’ in personal finance and think that we could be friends.

    Reply
    1. J. Money January 28, 2015 at 3:18 PM

      Rock on! Going now to check it out – congrats on getting it out the door, that’s the hardest part :)

      Reply
  36. Shavon81 January 28, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    I found you on Pinterest. Thanks so much for this site ;)

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    1. J. Money January 28, 2015 at 3:18 PM

      Thanks so much for being here!

      Reply
  37. Margaret Howard January 30, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    I was able to find you by googling you

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    1. J. Money January 31, 2015 at 2:48 PM

      Well thanks for googling me :)

      Reply
  38. William January 31, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    My wife and I was looking into getting on a Budget due to her deciding to leave the work force to watch our 5 month old. Great website!

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    1. J. Money January 31, 2015 at 8:53 PM

      Congrats on the kid! We now have two since starting this blog (2 and 1/2 and 9 mos) and those little guys sure do like to empty our wallets ;) Good thing they’re so cute though.

      Reply
  39. joe Armstrong February 2, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Im 33 and live with my mom can she claim me on her taxes if I dont work but live with her

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    1. J. Money February 2, 2015 at 3:31 PM

      Oh man, I have nooo idea sorry. I don’t dare touch tax stuff as it’s not my expertise :( I bet if you googled around a little you’d find an answer though? Or see if any of your friends use an accountant they can intro you to and then you can ask them?

      Reply
  40. Regalbeauty February 2, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    This site is AWESOME!!! I was searching for online estate sales and your link came back in the results.

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 7, 2015 at 12:59 AM

      Rock on! And to think I’ve only blogged about that like once or twice, haha… Hopefully you enjoy straight up money talk too! :)

      Reply
  41. Niki February 4, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    I work at a university in the upper Midwest building a financial literacy program. I’ve known about the blog for a long time but subscribed to stay current. Your no-nonsense take on money is something that can resonate with students. Thanks!

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    1. J. Money February 7, 2015 at 1:02 AM

      Wonderful! Love it! I wish I had 1/100th of the knowledge I do now back when I was a student, so if I can help that generation even just a little I’d feel like my job’s being done! Thanks so much for letting me know – made my night.

      Reply
  42. Randy Klug February 7, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Peter Anderson at Bible Money Matters

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  43. penny richards February 8, 2015 at 12:49 AM

    I found you on buzzfeed

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    1. J. Money February 9, 2015 at 12:10 PM

      Cool, thanks for letting me know!

      Reply
  44. Laura Harris February 10, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    I saw that you guys are listed as one of the top money blogs on Kiplinger.com and wanted to check you out. I loved the enthusiasm I read from the get go. I’m a twentysomething budding financial coach with a brand new money blog trying to absorb as much savvyness and finesse from my blogging predecessors as possible.

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 13, 2015 at 5:11 PM

      Glad to meet you! We can always use more financial coaches out there – people still aren’t paying attention to their money!!

      (And nice blog name btw :))

      Reply
  45. Denny February 11, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    I did a search on cost of living trying to find ideas on how much I should be spending and just looking for ideas really and your site came up in the search (Google) The website looks both interesting and helpful – God knows I need help in learning how to budget my money and any ideas that I can find to help me be more thrifty and in my effort to make ends meet. I was happy to have stumbled upon this site. Thanks!!!

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 13, 2015 at 5:14 PM

      We’re glad to have you here :) AND LOVING YOUR SITE!!! haha… that is so damn cool, and simple. Makes me happy :)

      (Also – if you want to REALLY get down and dirty with expenses and cost of living, check out MrMoneyMustache.com. He’s the master of it all (and extreme.)

      Reply
  46. Derek February 11, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Found an Article on linkedin

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    1. J. Money February 13, 2015 at 5:15 PM

      Awesome. Haven’t been on there in forever.

      Reply
  47. Jennifer Sullivan February 16, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    I found you through Lifehacker, and I’m so glad I did! I’m someone who historically hasn’t been great with money, but through default have wound up as our household CFO. This blog is EXACTLY what I need!

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 17, 2015 at 9:57 PM

      GREAT! So glad to have you here then – we’ll try and make it fun for you so you’ll enjoy your anointed position more :)

      Reply
  48. Nicole February 16, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    I found you on Facebook

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    1. J. Money February 17, 2015 at 10:00 PM

      Sweet. I need to be better about doing stuff on there too – just a flood of info everywhere and I get sucked in! (So I try to stay off as much as possible ;))

      Reply
  49. Rob Wright February 18, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    I found you on Business Insider.

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    1. J. Money February 18, 2015 at 4:05 PM

      Nice! Just saw I was featured on there today – very cool.

      Reply
  50. Esther February 19, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    I found you on Yahoo. I read the articles you wrote on Digit. Now I am a member and can’t wait to see how much Digit can help me save. I am also looking forward to more of your blogs. I like the fun and easy going atmosphere here and hope to learn a lot on personal finance.

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 19, 2015 at 10:43 PM

      That’s awesome Esther! I hope you end up liking them a lot and save some $$$! We like to have a lot of fun here on the blog so nice to have you here :) Chime in any time!

      Reply
  51. Mr. SSC February 21, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    A few months back my wife sent me a link to your site. I saved it to my favorites and kept bouncing over reading different posts then I realized, “ummm I should just register… Duh…”
    Great site and posts, I love the enthusiasm too.

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 23, 2015 at 12:07 PM

      You have a smart wife! :) Thanks so much!!

      Reply
  52. Lindsey G February 22, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Found your blog through Mark and Lauren G. They always speak very highly of you.

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 23, 2015 at 12:08 PM

      They are so freakin’ cute together… esp now that they’re doing biz together too! :)

      Reply
  53. Tom Sharp February 24, 2015 at 5:58 AM

    Hey J,
    Not sure how I found the site, but probably through a google search about quitting a lame job (which I have) and earning money through a blog (which I have but don’t earn anything from). Or it could have been via the internet rabbit-hole of reading a tweet with a link by someone like Chris Guillebeau or Mr Money Moustache that linked to a recent article about early retirement.

    From there I got suckered in to reading various posts etc ;)

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 25, 2015 at 5:06 PM

      Hah – love it bro.

      And welcome to the dark side! :)

      Reply
  54. Toni Burrell February 24, 2015 at 1:03 PM

    I found about this site because I was doing research on Digit. I enjoyed your review and decide to look away a bit more.

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 25, 2015 at 5:07 PM

      Very cool! Digit’s my new favorite company out there so cool to see it’s bringing people to my site too! :)

      Reply
  55. Kelli February 26, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    I asked a friend to do some digging on Digit and tell me what he thought. He sent me a to you:0)

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 28, 2015 at 4:16 PM

      Smart friend! ;)

      Reply
  56. Lisa Ann February 27, 2015 at 1:17 AM

    Found you reading a Forbes article, great site you have, great information!
    Thanks

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    1. J. Money February 28, 2015 at 4:19 PM

      Thanks Lisa Ann!

      Reply
  57. Laura Jay March 1, 2015 at 12:44 PM

    I googled how much left-over money I need after bills are paid and your website came up. Love the name too!

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 1, 2015 at 9:29 PM

      Awesome! Hopefully I can help get you more of that extra left over money you need/want :)

      Reply
  58. emeryne March 3, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    I was actually searching up webs online that pay people to write. And I came across here :)

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 3, 2015 at 9:56 PM

      Cool :) Most financial bloggers freelance on the side for extra cash so you’ll learn a lot from our community.

      Reply
  59. Steve Didio March 17, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Hello,
    Found you via a link from Flannel Guy ROI. Looking forward to reading your blog!
    Steve

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    1. J. Money March 18, 2015 at 9:45 PM

      Awesome! I like that site :)

      Reply
  60. Susan H. March 30, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Frugaling.org has a weekly reads list called “Frugal articles of the Week” and your article “How in God’s Name do you spend so little on food?” was one of the five. Funny! From there I searched your site finding it both entertaining and enlightening (a great combination) and decided to sign up. :)

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 31, 2015 at 12:20 PM

      Cool! Thanks for doing so :) I’ll have to owe Frugaling a beer for that.

      Reply
    1. J. Money March 31, 2015 at 12:21 PM

      Rock on. Going over now to check out your blog :)

      Reply
  61. Tina March 31, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    I found you on pintrest

    Reply
  62. brinny March 31, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    Found you via your great guest post with Republic Wireless. Looking forward to learning a lot!

    Reply
  63. Luis Rodriguez March 31, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    I found your site through a Google search. I am looking for a down-to-earth practical & simple approach to personal finance. I like what see so far at your site. Thank you for providing this educational resource to us.

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 3, 2015 at 4:57 PM

      we do try to keep it casual and fun :) so welcome aboard!

      Reply
  64. Phil March 31, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    From Republic Wireless….look forward to reading.

    Reply
  65. JB March 31, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    I’ve been a MMM and MadFientist reader for a little while, but came across your site thru a Mint.com re-post. Budgets ARE sexy.

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 3, 2015 at 4:59 PM

      Great sites! Friends with both those $$$ bad asses.

      Reply
  66. Gregor March 31, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    I found your site from an article at Republic Wireless, I clicked through and found budgetsaresexy.com, very relevant for me, my Wife and I are Financial Peace grads. I wish more people had a firm understanding of debt and saving, the world would be a much better place and we would elect better leaders (In places where we have the choice to vote).

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 3, 2015 at 5:01 PM

      I don’t know about the politics thing, but I do agree people would be much better off with understanding how $$ works in their lives :) Freedom is much sweeter than things!

      Reply
  67. Carol March 31, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    I found you on the Republic Wireless newsletter. Always looking for more ways to keep more money in my pocket and the bank than anywhere else. I like some of the challenges I read about on one of your blogs. Will have to try one or two.
    Carol

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    1. J. Money April 3, 2015 at 5:05 PM

      I hope you do!

      Be sure to report back so I can learn from your journey too :)

      Reply
  68. charles esters March 31, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    I came across your site from the republic wireless, PWK article that shares some of your thoughts. Go Republic Wireless !

    Reply
  69. CJ March 31, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    I found your site through a Republic Wireless email.What a great company they are! Also, I’m a big fan of MMM, JCollins, FS and MF. I aspire to the level you and them have reached with FI!
    Discovering this way of thinking and living with money has really brought me a great deal of peace of mind and focus.

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 3, 2015 at 5:14 PM

      Yeah those guys are no joke!

      I’m not nearly as close to any of them as I still have to work for a living, but I do like to think I’m in a way retired already since my “work” doesn’t feel as such with blogging :)

      But we’ll both be working on growing our net worths!

      Reply
  70. Aim4FI April 1, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    From an email from Republic Wireless. I have a new goal to move our family to being debt free first, then eventually being financially independent.

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    1. J. Money April 3, 2015 at 5:15 PM

      Damn good goal to have :)

      Reply
  71. Rehlow April 1, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Also found you from Republic Wireless

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  72. lasercrow April 1, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Republic Wireless

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  73. Collette April 3, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Found you through your gracious share with Republic Wireless. Excellent choice for those budget savings tricks. So glad to have you in my resources.

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 3, 2015 at 5:16 PM

      So glad to have you and fellow RW users here as well! Big fan of them :)

      Reply
  74. Connie April 5, 2015 at 2:55 AM

    Found you on Republic Wireless service…my kind of deal!

    Thanks

    Reply
  75. susie April 6, 2015 at 4:19 AM

    I was reading an article by ReadyForZero blog on how to pay off a car loan faster and they mentioned you! Glad I stumbled across, looking fwd to your posts!

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 6, 2015 at 1:25 PM

      Very cool! Thx for being here :)

      Reply
  76. Caroline April 8, 2015 at 7:49 AM

    I’ve heard of you through Ramit Sethi but only recently checked your blog after reading Go Curry Cracker. Love your enthusiasm and challenges for living on less and growing your net worth!

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 8, 2015 at 4:41 PM

      hey thanks! Big fan of Ramit’s too – in fact, his book is my all-time favorite to recommend :) Go Curry Cracker is a bad ass as well.

      Reply
  77. Tom April 9, 2015 at 6:29 AM

    Found you while searching for digit reviews. I’m a YNAB’er also.

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 11, 2015 at 3:57 PM

      Rock on – big fan of both!

      Reply
  78. Mike April 10, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    I went from the Penny Hoarder, then to The Curry Cracker, where they listed the link in one of their articles.

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 11, 2015 at 3:58 PM

      sweetness, thx for being here!

      Reply
  79. Lisa April 10, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    Money Talks News! AWESOME!!

    Reply
  80. Inazario April 10, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    I have been on the hustle all my life. Miami is an expensive place where I was born and raised. As a minor leaguer pursuing his dream, that type of money doesn’t let one to enjoy life and move on to bigger and better things until you actually make it. I recently became a realtor this past off season and my girlfriend knows how much I like to work hard and make money so she came upon this site recently and told me about it to try and put some off time to productive use. I love it, very informative and lots of great ideas and guidance. I can only continue to hone on my talents and skills to make that “MONEY”!!!

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 11, 2015 at 4:01 PM

      You have a smart girlfriend! :) And super fascinating that you’re a baller – both literally, and figuratively. I hope you get some good ideas here and keep making that money indeed! And then when you get rich and famous on the field you can pay me back for the tips ;)

      Hustle nation, baby.

      Reply
  81. Nenita April 14, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    I found you through a link in an online program …Money-Making Travel Blogs at Great Escape Publishing. Doing my homework??? and getting the “feel” of blogging. Lucky for me, I’m learning from your blogs.

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 15, 2015 at 12:22 PM

      So cool! I’ve heard about that program before – I think it’s run by my bud Paula Pant?

      Either way – glad you’re hear and hope you have some fun along your journey :)

      Reply
    2. Bobby June 24, 2022 at 8:13 PM

      I came across you by thinking budgets are boring, however, my retirement needs a serious boost. I wanted something fun and keeps my interest

      Reply
      1. J. Money June 25, 2022 at 2:12 PM

        Rock on – you’re in a good place for that! We like to have fun here! :)

        Reply
  82. Casey April 15, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    I found you in a Kiplinger article. Top personal finance blogs.

    Reply
  83. cfgkey April 17, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Hi Man,

    I have read through a few of your posts and thoroughly enjoy them. I think you are very practical and are a good financial example.

    My girlfriend introduced me to your site when she shared an article on you and your rise in the blogging scene by detailing your net worth development. I think it was on Business Insider. Very cool work man, keep it up!

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 19, 2015 at 2:06 PM

      Hey thanks! You have a kick-ass girlfriend :)

      Reply
  84. Dawniqua April 20, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    I found out about you today from an article in Forbes. Glad I did!

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 20, 2015 at 10:03 PM

      I’m glad you did too :)

      Loving your name!

      Reply
  85. April April 24, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Republic Wireless just blasted out your awesomeness! :) Great site, I’m excited to learn how to better leverage the dollars!

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 27, 2015 at 11:25 AM

      Great way to think of it – leverage!

      Reply
  86. Dave Graham April 24, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Yup! Been using republic for years! Got their podcast of your interview. Can’t wait to hear it!

    Reply
  87. Ruwandima April 26, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    I have been really interested in personal finance for a few months now and I found you through an article I found on pinterest on too 5 personal finance blogs. I don’t live in north America so I find it difficult to find specific tips that would help me but I do like to learn the concepts. I hoping I won’t be disappointed :) excited to explore the knowledge you have to share !

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 27, 2015 at 11:26 AM

      Thanks for being here! Fortunately the main concepts of $$ remains the same all over the world: Spend less than you earn and save the rest :) As long as you do that you’ll be fine!

      Reply
  88. Alison April 27, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Found you through Surviving and Thriving.

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 29, 2015 at 11:42 AM

      Awesome – big fan of Donna’s.

      Reply
  89. nick April 27, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Republic Wireless blast email featured you. I dig what you are doing and look forward to hearing more.

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 29, 2015 at 11:42 AM

      Rock on – thx for giving my blog a shot!

      Reply
  90. Kinshuner April 27, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    I found you through a YouTube video on building your net worth. Loving the blog.

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 29, 2015 at 11:59 AM

      Hah – really??

      I didn’t know there was a youtube video out there on growing net worth, nor with myself in it or mentioned! Very cool though to say the least :)

      Reply
  91. Fiona April 28, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    I came across this site on Pinterest. Really like the feel and tone of your blog so decided to subscribe!

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

      Thanks Fiona! I love the feel and tone of your name :)

      Reply
  92. Fire Dad April 30, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Found yah by way of daily finance .com ! after a nuclear divorce and not watching the money being spent and only focusing on the income side I read that in order to get smart with money yah need to read something about money everyday to achieve goals. So here i can read many things and hopefully build my own Rome as a single guy.

    Reply
    1. J. Money May 5, 2015 at 10:05 PM

      Yessir – paying attention daily will definitely grow that $$$! Keep at it, homeboy.

      Reply
  93. Jennaire May 4, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    I was reading Oprah ‘s Dream Big (a birthday present I received this year on my 25th birthday) (lol)while conversating I mentioned Suze Orman as my mentor, when my girlfriend (another mom from my 11 year old daughters’ dance school) said you have to subscribe to this blog… A wealth of great info…Stacey sent me the link, and here I am….CAN’T WAIT $$$
    Always searching for great financial info….$$$… So let the $$$ flow…

    Reply
    1. J. Money May 5, 2015 at 10:07 PM

      Love that! Never a bad thing when your name is brought up amongst Oprah and Suze Orman, haha…. thanks so much for giving my site a shot :) Hope it helps!

      Reply
  94. Okena May 8, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    I saw comment from you in DailyWorth. Loved the name of your site.

    Reply
  95. Des May 10, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    I found you by a budget template i was downloading

    Reply
  96. John Gorski May 11, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    I came a crossed your site while doing some research on Acorn. Trying to decide if I should sign up for it. Your site was very appealing to me so I signed up. Thanks for having me.

    Reply
    1. J. Money May 11, 2015 at 8:55 PM

      rock on man – thx for giving it a shot. let me know what you think about Acorns too if you go for it – I think my balance is somewhere around $190 now. I’m still digging it :)

      Reply
  97. Jerri M May 12, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    found you doing a google search on ‘consignment stores for dummies’. lol! I’m glad I found you! Thanks for the info.

    Reply
    1. J. Money May 12, 2015 at 10:06 PM

      hah! love it… big fan of consignment stores and buying anything used for that matter (except underwear :))

      Reply
  98. Teresa Farver May 15, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    I found you in a link on the community board of the best cell phone company I have found. Republic.

    Reply
  99. Anna Marie Menendez May 17, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    I found you at Pinterest, in one of the pinterest boards.

    Thanks,

    Anna Marie

    Reply
    1. J. Money May 20, 2015 at 12:19 PM

      Sweet – thanks for giving my site a shot :)

      Reply
  100. tracy coffin May 26, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    hi I would love to be phone opptor

    Reply
  101. Adrian May 26, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    I found you through Rockstar Finance’s blog about your Rewards Coaching program. Would love to join but am afraid that it won’t work for me as my credit score isn’t good enough.

    Reply
    1. J. Money May 29, 2015 at 10:29 PM

      Yikes, sorry to hear! Probably best to get all that stuff in order first before applying for new cards and all anyways :) Finances gotta come first!

      Reply
  102. Romanian May 31, 2015 at 1:05 AM

    I found you in Clark Howard’s site.

    Reply
  103. DAH June 11, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Found you on a Pinterest Pin

    Reply
  104. Susie Williams June 11, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    So glad I found this website.

    Reply
    1. J. Money June 12, 2015 at 11:24 AM

      Thanks! So glad you’re here :)

      Reply
  105. Debbi June 14, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Found you when I did a google search about pros/cons of paying off a mortgage early. I read several discussions, very interesting comments. Not sure yet if this is for us though as much of the advice/suggestions/comments are coming from/geared towards a younger crowd who have 30 or more years left until retirement, unlike us older folks who are in our 50’s, LOL

    Reply
    1. J. Money June 15, 2015 at 11:59 AM

      Hey – financial management doesn’t discriminate! :) It’s all about staying motivated and rockin’ that $$$ no matter what position/age/locale you’re at. And hopefully you have fun while you’re at it.

      Reply
  106. Shannon June 19, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    I think I stumbled across your blog when I googled information about being an uber driver. Been hooked ever since! Thanks!

    Reply
    1. J. Money June 19, 2015 at 10:01 PM

      Cool! Let me know if you end up trying it out and if it makes you rich ;)

      Reply
  107. lillaura June 22, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    Love your Blog!!! I found you through your name and blog being mentioned on Radical Personal Finance Podcast. Although, I can’t remember who it was that mentioned your website. Whoever it was, said all nice things….hence, me being here!! I’m an RN, so no financial background but I definitely don’t want to be doing my job at 60!!! Not that I don’t love what I do, but no!!! I’m trying to learn all I can to eventually make my money work for me!!

    Reply
    1. J. Money June 23, 2015 at 12:07 PM

      Woohoo! Welcome aboard – I owe that random person who mentioned me a beer :) Maybe they’ll come collecting and we’ll find out who it is? Haha…

      Thanks for being here!

      Reply
  108. Corey June 23, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    I found your website while looking for Acorns Reviews in Google and I loved that it had screenshots and stories from actual experiences as opposed to ‘This app seems like a great idea.’

    Reply
    1. J. Money June 23, 2015 at 12:09 PM

      Hah – that’s exactly why I do them :) And why I usually only promote apps/services/tools I use myself. If I don’t like or “get” them, I just don’t write about them. Let me know if you end up using Acorns and what you think!

      Reply
  109. andrea June 24, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    found you through a simple google search. :)

    Reply
  110. Sherri June 26, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    I found you through Blonde on a Budget

    Reply
    1. J. Money June 28, 2015 at 3:06 PM

      rock on – Cait’s one of my favorite people!

      Reply
  111. Maxwell Moloko July 9, 2015 at 2:56 AM

    Can’t budget wisely off my student living allowance…i tend to waste money each and every month,and looked for sites that can gimme dat wisdom…dats hw i came accross this wonderful site

    Reply
    1. J. Money July 9, 2015 at 3:36 PM

      Rock on… Read through some of the older posts here and see if any resonate well with you. At the end of the day you REALLY have to want something to make the changes towards it, and once you do it’s all about just tweaking stuff here and there. It’s not easy, but it’s def. do-able. And worth it :) So keep reading about money online! You’ll find the stuff that clicks!

      Reply
  112. Andy July 11, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    I found you while doing some research on the Acorns app. On my second career after going back to school and accumulating a ton of debt. Don’t make as much money as I used to (but I’m MUCH happier) so always looking for ways to cut expenses/raise income. Looking forward to reading your blog!

    Reply
    1. J. Money July 12, 2015 at 10:16 PM

      Sounds like you’ve gotten it figured out this second time around :) Happiness is what it comes down to!

      Reply
  113. Shannon July 13, 2015 at 1:09 PM

    My boss sent out an update with a link to your blog on paying off your student loans: wow! So inspirational!

    Reply
    1. J. Money July 19, 2015 at 9:52 AM

      You have a bad ass boss! :)

      Reply
  114. Nancy July 15, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    I found you on Pinterest.

    Reply
    1. J. Money July 19, 2015 at 9:53 AM

      Thanks for being here :)

      Reply
  115. Brenda July 19, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Frugaling mentioned your blog.

    Reply
    1. J. Money July 19, 2015 at 9:55 AM

      I’ll have to owe Frugaling a beer for that :)

      Reply
  116. Matthew July 20, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    An employee of mine suggested your website after I was talking to him about how I’m not good at managing my money and the stress it causes my family. He said you could help.

    Reply
    1. J. Money July 20, 2015 at 11:03 AM

      Rock on! Smart employee ;) Hope it indeed helps here! Check out some of the archive material to see if anything motivates you.

      Reply
  117. Karen July 20, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    I googled for info on getting discounts from signing up with paribus and saw your article raving about it.

    Reply
    1. J. Money July 20, 2015 at 11:06 AM

      Cool cool… hope you enjoy the other articles that pop out over time :)

      Reply
  118. Dennis July 21, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Frugaling.com email

    Reply
  119. M July 21, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Hi J. Money! I’ve been reading for a few months now, but I originally found you through the Republic Wireless guest post. I’ve been around the block on a lot of PF blogs, but yours is the one I keep coming back to – I started tracking my net worth a couple months ago thanks to you! Keep the great material coming!

    Reply
    1. J. Money July 27, 2015 at 11:24 AM

      LOVE TO HEAR THAT!!

      And let me guess – your net worth has since increased since started tracking? :)

      Reply
  120. Eve July 28, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Hola, J. Money, I found your blog through the Forbes article…guy, you are getting a ton of mileage out of that! :-) Last year, my husband and I (mid-50s) decided that retirement wasn’t going to be when the government said it was, but when WE decided. We sold our house and got rid of two 18-year-old Subarus (loved those cars) along with tons of stuff, and moved to Panama with 10 suitcases. We are realizing our dream of simplicity, bilingualism, healthy living and exploring the world. We have zero debt and next-to-no-stress. I am building my freelance writing website/blog and my husband is building Android apps. Thanks to your site and others like it, we will be able to maximize our financial resources to fund the life we want! Best regards, Eve

    Reply
    1. J. Money July 29, 2015 at 10:25 AM

      BOOM! Look at that! Amazing what can happen when you totally challenge your life and all the “rules.” So so impressed with y’all. Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know and for reading the blog! Always glad to have like-minded people in our community here :)

      Reply
  121. Abi July 30, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Googled reviews of Digit and came across your site. Great content; thanks! :)

    Reply
    1. J. Money July 31, 2015 at 1:06 PM

      Cool – big fan of Digit!

      Reply
  122. Rhonda Parker August 6, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    I came across your site by researching for my motif.com stock purchases. I am 55 and newly divorced on a shoestring budget. I have only $3,000 to invest, but need a way to increase monthly and long term income. I am trying to understand what dividends will do for me. It seems like such a minimal amount I would gain at investment of $250 a motif. I have four successful motifs purchased for now with high risk tech and bio tech prominent. These are so far doing well. My problem is I don’t know how to make my return work for me (sell when high?). I also am not sure how owning .05 percent of a stock as part of a greater motif will help me earn dividends. If I design one with about 25 percent dividend earning, what kind of dividends can I earn? Plus, most of the dividend stocks seem woeful in the growth area. I am on a five year time line for when my small amount of alimony gets cut off. Any help or discussion would be appreciated! I also have about 80 peer-to-peer loans on Prosper and Lending Club, but I am not sure when I should sell these….

    Reply
    1. J. Money August 6, 2015 at 2:05 PM

      Oh man, the secret everyone wishes they had, eh? I’m not versed well enough in dividend funds to be able to help you, but I would def. continue looking at blogs – particularly those who specialize in dividends or investing (my favorite is DividendMantra.com) but it’s a hard bet no matter where you put your money if your’e going to cash out in 5 years. The trick is keeping it in for as long as possible for exponential growth! But I know we’re all in different situations, so you do your best with what you’ve got. I wish you nothing but luck :)

      Reply
  123. Gloria August 7, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Found you on Ms. Frugalwoods.

    Reply
  124. Kimberly August 10, 2015 at 1:02 PM

    Looking for reviews of Digit before I decide to join.

    Reply
    1. J. Money August 12, 2015 at 4:10 PM

      Rock on!

      They’re about to announce a MAJOR update tomorrow – keep your eyes open :)

      Reply
  125. Sue August 11, 2015 at 2:23 AM

    Simple Life Habits Podcast–Jonathan Milligan

    Reply
    1. J. Money August 12, 2015 at 4:11 PM

      Fun! Hadn’t heard of before but will go over now and check out… Love the name/concept!

      Reply
  126. John August 11, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    I am a mobile DJ “side hustle” and I am looking to add things to make this my FULL TIME HUSTLE! And I found you through looking up photo booths information and saw the photo booth side hustle blog and BOOOOMM! Here I is! LOL! Love the site! I’m ready to get this money!!

    Reply
    1. J. Money August 12, 2015 at 4:13 PM

      Yes! There you go! Perfect mash up :)

      And if you ever want to share what it’s like to be a DJ and pros/cons/how much you make etc, perhaps we’ll feature you in our Side Hustle Series! Keep hustling man!

      Reply
  127. Dom August 12, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    I found your web site via a Simple Dollar post. Thank you for creating the early retirement spreadsheet. Your idea to create that spreadsheet transformed our life for the better. We plugged in our numbers and realized we are financially independent. We both were stunned that the saving and the hard work paid off after 16 years. Thank you!!

    Reply
    1. J. Money August 12, 2015 at 4:19 PM

      Holy smokes! CONGRATS!!! That is huge!!

      Much better results than when *I* plugged in my own numbers, haha…

      Way to go!! Just check out with other calculators and spreadsheets too to double check :) Don’t want you quit your day jobs or anything in case I had a typo in there – hah!

      This totally made my day.

      Reply
  128. JD August 13, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Found you on Pintrest

    Reply
  129. Rich August 13, 2015 at 12:31 PM

    Hey J. I found your article,”How Blogger J. Money Socked away $400,000″ in Forbes, when I googled personal finance. I have a background in personal finance and I’m trying to find my voice through blogging (still really new). Your journey has inspired me. Thank you so much!
    -Rich

    Reply
    1. J. Money August 17, 2015 at 2:49 PM

      Rock on! Congrats on launching the blog – I hope you really enjoy it as it not only opens up a world of opportunities, but also improves your finances like crazy! Especially if you put it all out in the open like some of us do! :)

      Reply
  130. NGNEER August 13, 2015 at 10:37 PM

    I’ve been reading on and off for a few years now but apparently never gave you my email :). I think I found the site by randomly googling best personal finance blogs.

    Reply
    1. J. Money August 17, 2015 at 2:52 PM

      Well thank for passing it over, haha… Easier to read and be lazy :)

      Reply
  131. kt August 16, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    My best buddy sent me the Ben Franklin piece.

    Reply
    1. J. Money August 17, 2015 at 2:53 PM

      Nice! I’m going on week #3 of 5 am wake-ups now and it completely changed my work day!

      Tell your best buddy he’s now my best buddy for the day ;)

      Reply
  132. Trice August 18, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    I found out about your site through a fellow blogger “Kesh Don’t Lye” who said she loves your site for financial advice. I have to agree with her. I’ve only been here a few minutes and I’m already hooked!

    Reply
    1. J. Money August 21, 2015 at 10:16 AM

      Rock on! No idea who that is but I’m loving her (his?) style :) Going to google now, as well as check out your blog! Killer idea for a name – matches your own beautiful one :)

      Reply
  133. oliver August 27, 2015 at 2:33 AM

    I discovered your site through a guy named J. Money. You have a cool and awesome website by the way :)

    Reply
  134. Kiel August 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    I found you by just surfing google looking for a good finance blog I have been reading you
    J money for months and I love it, you are one of my favorite bloggers and I love all the links to other great sites I read 15 or more different blogs but yours is always my top one.

    Reply
    1. J. Money August 27, 2015 at 4:45 PM

      Awww, well thank you kindly Kiel. Makes me want to keep continuing with it! Thanks for taking the time to let me know :)

      Reply
  135. Amy Wilson August 30, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    I found you on Pinterest!! It’s great to have so many new ideas and options to help improve my financial situation.

    Reply
    1. J. Money August 31, 2015 at 2:56 PM

      Cool! Hope they motivate you!

      Reply
  136. Veronica Buckler August 31, 2015 at 1:31 AM

    I found you via a circuitous trip through a Pinterest post. Coolio!!!

    Reply
    1. J. Money August 31, 2015 at 3:01 PM

      circuitous – hah! great word :)

      Reply
  137. lorain September 3, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    I found you on google

    Reply
  138. Lili September 4, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    I found you surfing the web for strategies to consolidate my debt. I dont fit any one mold of a person who gets a steady paycheck, I own my own business, i am a single mother of 4, I work at a restaurant at night to pay for school, home, car, etc. The kicker, my store is in a resort town and in a few weeks it will be BONE DRY with sales, Im behind at least 30% and Im scared to death of the bills i have. How can a budget help me when my $$$ are not a paycheck every week??? Please guide me! Im scared to death!

    Reply
    1. J. Money September 7, 2015 at 12:56 PM

      Yikes – sorry to hear Lili! So good of you to go online looking for ideas/help though! you’re right in that budgeting can only help so far. if you don’t have the $$ to pay the bills it’s not going to save you :( have you looked into/thought about online gigs? like freelance writing or other stuff you can do online? A great blog to read is SmartPassiveIncome.com. It’s more about building/launching stuff, but you can get a good idea of the potential out there. Right now you def. have to concentrate on the $$$$ coming in for sure :(

      Reply
  139. LaToya September 5, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    I found an article of yours on Pinterest (which I’m presently addicted to) and I’ve been wanting to save more, spend less and build wealth for awhile! I’ve had some success, but I think I’m in the right place to build wealth now! I saw your series with Lil VEE, what are your thoughts on the Capital One 360 accounts? I’ve read good things about them, but is there a better way to go?

    Reply
    1. J. Money September 7, 2015 at 12:59 PM

      I think they’re great :) I use USAA but only because I have all my other accounts with them and like having everything in one spot. An up and coming bank to look into is Simple.com. Not sure about the multiple savings route, but they’re definitely attracting a cult following. Thanks for signing up!

      Reply
  140. Natalie September 15, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    I’ve been following your blog for a while and finally signed up for the email updates.

    Reply
    1. J. Money September 22, 2015 at 4:19 PM

      Awesome – thx for reading for so long :)

      Reply
  141. Brad September 17, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    I met you on YNAB’s newsletter web page.

    Reply
    1. J. Money September 22, 2015 at 4:19 PM

      Cool! I saw that email – hopefully you’ll enjoy the site as much as you do YNAB :)

      Reply
  142. Barb September 17, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Found you on Pinterest and thought I would check it out.

    Reply
    1. J. Money September 22, 2015 at 4:20 PM

      Thanks for doing so!

      Reply
  143. keith September 23, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Found your site while doing a google search for reviews of Digit.

    Reply
    1. J. Money September 25, 2015 at 1:12 PM

      Rock on – you gonna give it a shot? I think I’m up $1,500’ish so far. Loving ’em.

      Reply
  144. SYdney Alves September 24, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    I found this site embedded in a pinterest post.

    Reply
  145. Shelly September 26, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    I found you through Listen Money Matters

    Reply
    1. J. Money September 28, 2015 at 12:48 PM

      Rock on, great podcast/site!

      Reply
  146. Tish September 28, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    A dear friend of mine – who really has her shit together – sent me one of your posts. I love it and it’s right on time. We are down to one income and things are getting TIGHT!

    Reply
    1. J. Money September 29, 2015 at 2:41 PM

      you have smart friends :)

      Reply
  147. Kaleesha October 1, 2015 at 7:39 AM

    I found you on a forbes.com article on how to grow your net worth.

    Thank you for this!

    Reply
    1. J. Money October 4, 2015 at 3:35 PM

      Thanks for giving my blog a shot! :)

      Reply
  148. Alan October 4, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    I found you on penny hoarder—go cracker curry. Awesome blog!

    Reply
    1. J. Money October 5, 2015 at 7:17 AM

      Thanks! Those are great sites too.

      Reply
  149. MarLey October 5, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    I was looking on living options came across an article about living in a hotel.

    Reply
    1. J. Money October 9, 2015 at 1:04 PM

      One of my drams :) If you end up trying it please let me know as so far I haven’t been able to convince the wife!

      Reply
  150. Viv October 12, 2015 at 6:42 AM

    Found you via sisionabudget.wordpress.com.

    She blogs about managing your lifestyle and finances in Nigeria.

    Reply
    1. J. Money October 12, 2015 at 1:08 PM

      Woahh very cool!! Going now to check out!

      Reply
  151. Alex October 13, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Found you by googling some ‘budgeting blogs’ as my wife and I are looking to buy a house in the ‘burbs sometime next year as well as thinking about a second child.

    Nannies are expensive.

    Reply
    1. J. Money October 19, 2015 at 12:57 PM

      Unfort. same with childcare too :(

      Reply
  152. Liz Petzak October 14, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Thanks for the add….found you through Google search “places elderly hide money” ~ my friend’s father passsed, and his adult kids can’t find orig family trust papers and safety deposit box key. Who knew Google actually has legit results for that?!?!

    Anyway, I like your style, and agree with so many of your suggestions. Hope to spend more time here and start saving/making back some moolah!!!

    Cheers, Liz Petzak :)

    Reply
    1. J. Money October 19, 2015 at 12:58 PM

      Oh wow, that’s fascinating! I hope your friend finds it all! And you find more $$$ yourself too :) Thx for signing up.

      Reply
  153. BONNIE m October 15, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    I have drove past the Salvation Army many times but never stopped in til yesterday.
    Wow! I’ll be a regular now. Found a genuine Coach purse” for $11.00 !
    It is clean and looks brand new!
    I found your site doing a search for more info about the SA.

    Reply
    1. J. Money October 19, 2015 at 12:59 PM

      Awesome! Crazy good deals there for sure – I’m glad you gave it a shot :)

      Reply
  154. Annette Holzknecht October 20, 2015 at 3:53 AM

    I found u on a site about itchy palms

    Reply
  155. Bill Westrom October 22, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Met you at FinCon 2015!

    Reply
    1. J. Money October 24, 2015 at 5:05 PM

      you sure did! :)

      Reply
  156. J. Anderson October 27, 2015 at 12:48 AM

    Found out about you thru an article in The Penny Hoarder. It was about learning about voice over acting.
    For years, people have been telling me that I have a naturally ‘good’ sounding voice for that kind of thing. I never thought to take them seriously, or even how to go about it. Well, I’m at least going to find out about it.
    Besides, that, looks like you have a wealth of other money saving/making ideas!! Glad I found you!

    Reply
    1. J. Money October 28, 2015 at 3:57 PM

      Yes!! GO FOR IT!! Never know where it can lead, just like with Carrie :)

      Hell, even if you suck at it at first it can lead to somewhere… I started this blog 7 years ago without knowing a thing (and writing horribly) and here I am doing it full-time for a living now :) So you never know! gotta ride the passions and see what happens.

      Reply
  157. Lynda Weeden October 27, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    I’m looking for alternatives to traditional employment at 56 … I think you have great ideas here!

    Reply
    1. J. Money October 28, 2015 at 3:59 PM

      Love that you’re looking outside the box! Let me know if you come across something that works for you – would love to hear about it :)

      Reply
  158. Marco A C October 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    Hi. I found you in an article from Business Insider “11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich”. Yes! I want to get it!!

    Reply
    1. J. Money October 28, 2015 at 3:59 PM

      Welcome aboard, good sir.

      Reply
  159. nissan October 27, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    hi i have found your article by looking money investments…

    Reply
  160. Nicole October 27, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Hey J Money! I was on a business call and someone mentioned the compounding penny example so I type it in google saw your title and decided to read your blog! Glad I did!

    Thanks J Money!

    Reply
    1. J. Money October 28, 2015 at 4:00 PM

      Well that’s pretty fun/random!

      Looks like that article finally paid off ;)

      Reply
  161. Sophia October 28, 2015 at 1:21 AM

    Well… since you ask, you shall receive…. My own unique and personal answer to how I found this website (in short) is I asked God to show me wisdom about finances, I came across the Afford Anything blog, and then she mentioned yours. Lots to learn in this life… Love, and faith, and how those look in everyday life – oh, my! A wise man said, “We master money, money doesn’t master us.”

    Reply
    1. J. Money October 28, 2015 at 4:01 PM

      Amen, sister. Welcome to our beautiful community :)

      Reply
  162. Jewell October 30, 2015 at 1:10 PM

    I came across your blog accidentally . I was trying to find out if I am using all of my internet data streaming movies/ tv through Amazon Prime. Also trying to find a new ISP because my internet sucks. Just out of reach of cable. Stuck with Direct TV/ATT until somebody else decides to get into the business. Would like to be rid of them all but unfortunately I too need some entertainment on occasion. I am not very computer/electronic savvy so I am struggling with the whole mess of things. Your blog was informative and helpful. I thought I was the only one having these issues. I have major trust issues when it comes to purchasing products.

    Reply
    1. J. Money November 2, 2015 at 1:29 PM

      Well I hope you find some better internet! And in the meantime some good $$$ tips to save as well :)

      Reply
  163. Karen November 8, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    I found your site by reading a blog post on The Penny Hoarder where you were giving tips about becoming a Brand Ambassador…..

    Reply
  164. Hector November 9, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    I found you in pennyhoarder.com

    Reply
  165. J. Money November 9, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    Thanks for giving my blog a shot, guys!

    Reply
    1. J. Money November 18, 2015 at 3:17 PM

      WOO! Thanks Redditers!

      Reply
  166. Donna Perkins November 25, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    Good Morning America

    Reply
    1. J. Money November 25, 2015 at 3:49 PM

      That’s so cool!! I had no idea I was featured there!

      Reply
  167. Melissa December 2, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    I found you in a Forbes magazine article

    Reply
  168. Heather December 3, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    FB post from YNAB! Can’t wait to get started reading!

    Reply
    1. J. Money December 7, 2015 at 7:38 AM

      Hooray! Thanks for being here :)

      Reply
  169. David December 5, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    I found you through the forums at Mister Money Mustache

    Reply
    1. J. Money December 7, 2015 at 7:39 AM

      Nice – love MMM!

      Reply
  170. Theresa Jackson December 6, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Saw your information on WWBT morning news

    Reply
    1. J. Money December 7, 2015 at 7:40 AM

      Well that’s cool!! Didn’t know I was on there – thx for letting me know!

      Reply
  171. C. Y. Cooper December 6, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    I found your blog while reading through forbes.com and I’m looking forward to reading everything and learning a great deal regarding saving some money.

    Reply
    1. J. Money December 7, 2015 at 7:46 AM

      Cool – thx for giving it a shot :)

      Reply
  172. K. Card December 8, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    You were mentioned in a Frugalwoods post.

    Reply
    1. J. Money December 10, 2015 at 6:41 AM

      Awesome! Big fan of theirs.

      Reply
  173. JumpsInASpot December 11, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    I was sitting at work Googling about retiring and found you there. Great site lots to look at when I’m bored at work. 212 weeks to go!

    Reply
  174. Hustling4xtramoney December 14, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    I found you while googling and looking for ways to make a little extra money on the side and researching working for Uber (which I currently am). But now that I’ve found your awesome site I’ve found plenty more ways to make extra moolah! Thank you for the awesome blog and info!

    Reply
    1. J. Money December 21, 2015 at 12:10 PM

      Yes! Try them out and let me know how they go – we have some great ones on the list :)

      Reply
  175. kay December 21, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    I found you on pinterest. I am working on helping my niece get out of debt. She came for a visit and I found out she is drowning in cc debt at 28 yrs old. Um…no. She wanted to file for bankruptcy. Um…NO. Some people come to bankruptcy for very legitimate reasons, but she isn’t one of them. Poor habits, unconscious spending, lack of a plan. We correspond monthly with “homework”, but now she is staying the course until her debt is payed off, then onto investing. I mostly throw out pins to keep her motivated. She has been a very apt student and is burning through her debt. Very proud? Um…YES! But as a bonus, it keeps me on my toes and more motivated.

    Reply
    1. J. Money December 21, 2015 at 12:12 PM

      BEST THING I’VE HEARD ALL DAY!!! So lucky she has you in her life, wow… Good for you for staying on her and being a great financial mentor :) We need more of you out there spreading the good word!

      Reply
  176. Asha December 30, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    I found you on Pinterest. I love talking about money so this blog seems pretty cool. Can’t wait to see what I find :-)

    Reply
    1. J. Money December 31, 2015 at 9:38 AM

      You’re in good company!

      Reply
  177. lindsay mckinnon December 31, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    I was looking for the worksheet that I used to use for the Dave Ramsey program. I’m now using your budget & finance tool and the FLOP. Thank you :)

    Reply
    1. J. Money January 2, 2016 at 12:31 PM

      Rock on – hope they help!

      Reply
    1. J. Money January 2, 2016 at 12:32 PM

      Cool!

      Going over to your site now to check it out :)

      Reply
  178. Michelle January 3, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    I found you watching Nicole S Cooper YouTube video.

    Reply
    1. J. Money January 4, 2016 at 11:17 AM

      Awesome – she’s great. Thanks for giving my site a shot :)

      Reply
  179. TheLadyHerself January 4, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Was looking for a couple’s money quiz to use when teaching money to engaged couples. The Fidelity Quiz doesn’t work anymore so I’m glad you posted at least 5 of them!

    Reply
    1. J. Money January 6, 2016 at 7:24 AM

      Hey! I’m glad you liked the quizzes!

      Not sure why the Fidelity one wasn’t working for you, but I just checked it and seems to be good now. Here’s the direct link if you want to give it another shot:

      https://communications.fidelity.com/couplesquiz/

      Thanks for signing up to my blog! Hope you enjoy the articles!

      Reply
  180. karen January 6, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    I found you on Quizzle,I really need to talk serious debt and no money….

    Reply
    1. J. Money January 6, 2016 at 5:15 PM

      Well you’re in a good place (and community) for that stuff :) Poke around, and check out other great $$$ blogs too – you’ll figure out a plan that works for you!

      Reply
  181. Jo January 8, 2016 at 12:38 AM

    Found your blogpost shared on YNAB’s FB post. I love YNAB, too!

    Reply
    1. J. Money January 9, 2016 at 10:15 AM

      I’m so glad! Thanks for letting me know! :)

      Reply
  182. Kelly January 10, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    I originally found a post from you on Pinter est. I love searching personal finance information. I love your approach and that you are so willing to share your personal information. It is very inspiring. I think you are doing a great job. Wish I had been on top of it more at your age. Look forward to commenting more!

    Reply
    1. J. Money January 10, 2016 at 4:23 PM

      Thanks Kelly! So sweet of you to say :) One of the first things I fell in love with in the blogging world was seeing people post up their real #’s as it helped me relate more, so as soon as this blog was created 8 years ago I decided to do the exact thing. I’m glad you’re finding it helpful too!

      Reply
  183. Miranda January 10, 2016 at 5:54 PM

    I found you on the Harmoney Facebook page

    Reply
    1. J. Money January 11, 2016 at 6:56 AM

      Thanks for letting me know! Going now to google them and see what they’re about :)

      Reply
  184. Mary January 11, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Found you on Pinterest your site is very helpful best of luck from Ireland

    Reply
    1. J. Money January 13, 2016 at 7:27 AM

      Cool! I still really want to make it out there one day – I hear it’s sooooo beautiful!

      Reply
  185. ME Stephens January 14, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    Found you on Pinterest. I love how creative and disciplined you both have become duringg this journey.

    Reply
    1. J. Money January 15, 2016 at 6:22 AM

      Thanks! We’ve been practicing for quite a while now :)

      Reply
  186. Alex January 16, 2016 at 2:15 PM

    Bumped into you on Twitter after adding Mike & Lauren, then Pinterest snooping someone’s finance pins after they liked a graphic I saved by Mr. Money Mustache. Settled in after reading your Jan 15 Business Insider article. I’ve been hitching the credit card roller coaster for YEars. Hit 40 and am determined to quit that ride (just calculated in my efforts to slash ‘n burn as quick as possible I put 48% of my paycheck to it last month—WTF is THAT??!). Slavery and madness… Spankings aside, YNAB is changing my life. Loved your side hustle bit. So many cover the same turf. I just got paid brushing off my theater minor and Audacity chops on my first v/o gig. Hope to get that off the ground. Look forward to diving into your spreadsheets. Thanks, Sexy.

    Reply
    1. J. Money January 20, 2016 at 11:21 AM

      Nice! You’re all kinds full of spunk over there! NO doubt you’ll be out of that debt and killing it going forward. Thanks for stopping by and intro’ing yourself – keep pushing!!

      Reply
  187. Johnny January 16, 2016 at 11:55 PM

    Hey dude,

    I found your site thru a link on a Facebook post which brought me to Business Insider and then to you. I’m really digging the site so far and I’m looking forward to reading more of your stuff…keep it up!!

    Reply
    1. J. Money January 20, 2016 at 11:22 AM

      Rock on! Hope to see you on the beach one day when we’re nice and financially free :)

      Reply
  188. Karlene January 19, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    I am working on my financial goals for 2016, and I came across a “52-week challenge” on my financial institution’s website, which had me curious as to what the total might be if I chose to do that. So, I googled “if i save $1 per week and increase it by $1 every week, how much will I have in 365 days?”

    Reply
    1. J. Money January 20, 2016 at 11:23 AM

      I hope you do it! It’s a great challenge indeed!

      Reply
  189. Terry Hammons January 20, 2016 at 11:43 PM

    I am looking for a great way to make some real money I am a certified pipe welder look for a opportunity to make some real money at something new you have any ideals

    Reply
  190. Denny January 25, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    I found you on Twitter after adding Mike and Lauren, and Mr. Money Mustache.

    Reply
    1. J. Money January 26, 2016 at 6:32 AM

      Rock on – thanks for giving it a shot!

      Reply
  191. Tissue King January 27, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    Love the site. Found you on Afford Anything which I found on MMM. I will be spending some time enjoying your site.

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 1, 2016 at 7:26 AM

      Great article! :)

      Reply
  192. Kendra N January 29, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    Talaat and Tai from His & Her Money recommended your site. So I explored, like what I see and subscribed.

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 1, 2016 at 7:27 AM

      Sweet! Love those guys

      Reply
  193. Debbie January 30, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    I did a Safari search on my IPad and clicked on images. Your budget was what I was looking for.

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 1, 2016 at 7:35 AM

      Cool! hope it helps!

      Reply
  194. Warren Hansen January 31, 2016 at 2:03 AM

    I found you on dough roller podcast. Looking forward to learning more!!!

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 1, 2016 at 7:38 AM

      Great show indeed – thx!

      Reply
  195. Kim February 1, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    Afford Anything turned me on to your site. Paula rocks!!

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 2, 2016 at 6:26 AM

      Yeah she does! My partner in crime w/ our podcast too :)

      Reply
  196. Pat February 2, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    I’ve been following you on twitter for a while and am now listening to your podcast. Great info!

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 3, 2016 at 8:15 AM

      Rock on! Thanks so much for being here :)

      Reply
  197. chris February 3, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    i keep bumping into BAS doing research on google and hearing your name through various podcasts! Keep up the good work…..your name and message are spreading!

    Thank you for the great content and straight forward approach. ALSO thanks being legit and non-scammy! SCAMMY SUCKS!

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 4, 2016 at 7:33 AM

      haha thank you, good sir. Agree completely :) going over now to check out your site – sounds interesting w/ the firefighter angle!

      Reply
  198. Rose February 4, 2016 at 12:08 PM

    Via the MMM forums – your blog keeps popping up in various threads, but the clincher to subscribe was the link to your Benjamin Franklin article via a MadFientist? podcast.

    I knew immediately that your focus and thoughts resonated with me and who wouldn’t love a blog that calls a budget sexy.
    I’m on a mission to clean up, clear up and shore up my financial house.
    So thank you for your inspirational blog:) – it’s a thrill to find a tip or a thought that is a perfect fit with your own financial lifestyle-aspirations.

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 8, 2016 at 3:21 PM

      Nice!! Thanks for pulling the trigger and giving me a shot :) I like to spice it up every now and then w/ challenges for sure… Still going strong on that B. Franklin one too – Today marks #130 work day in a row! :)

      Reply
  199. Naren February 6, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Hey J.
    I came across this site when i search for “top motif portfolios” in Google :)
    I am a beginner in investing and looking for a good motif portfolios started by experts so that i can learn and follow! I hope i am in a right place…I just created a Motif account, and thinking what to pick to build my portfolio..i am planning to put $500 in motif’s, can you advice me which stocks to pick up mainly dividend yield ones, i do not have any knowledge on stocks and all…but i want to invest to see some growing money! Looking forward to here from you
    Your site is rocking…keep writing.. :)

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 8, 2016 at 3:23 PM

      Hah! I’m actually the last person to ask on this stuff to be honest as I don’t like stock picking :) I’m an “index” guy and put my $$ in the broad market vs trying to pick the best stocks and to get in and out at the best times, yada yada yada. I admire all of y’all who enjoy that, but just not me anymore..

      Here’s a list of my favorite investing bloggers – try them out:

      http://rockstarfinance.com/best-investing-blogs/

      Reply
  200. Bobby February 8, 2016 at 10:31 PM

    Hey J.Money,

    I found you by way of Afford Anything,Mad Fientist, Mr.Money Mustache etc. Honestly, I can’t remember who I found first ! Haha. What counts is I found you :) You and Paula rock on the podcast.Lots of great content and fun to listen to !

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 10, 2016 at 7:02 AM

      Thanks for being here, sir! So glad you’re enjoying our show! :)

      Reply
  201. Msdee February 17, 2016 at 1:29 AM

    Found your article on s Google search. Love the title of your blog. Article about how to make 1 million dollars by 30 caught my eye. I am way over 30, but have to start somewhere. Thanks for the side hustles listing. Currently I am in a wheelchair, but can still make money from home.

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 29, 2016 at 7:08 AM

      There you go! Love the spirit :)

      Reply
  202. Tara LaGree February 28, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    I noticed your pin on Pinterest!

    Reply
    1. J. Money February 29, 2016 at 7:09 AM

      Thanks for giving the blog a chance!

      Reply
  203. joyce March 1, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    I found you on Yahoo.com budget

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 2, 2016 at 10:33 AM

      Awesome – so cool my article was featured there!

      Reply
  204. Vikki March 1, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    I was reviewing my annual budget (I’m an accountant, so yes, it’s a full year of budgeting/planning) and decided to check my emails. Found your article on yahoo ” I spent 12 months trying to cut costs everywhere in my life”. I was very intrigued so i clicked on all the links! I Had to sign up! Your blogs are well written, information is interesting & relevant. Made me take a closer look at refining my plan…thought I had one it already, but I was wrong! Love it when I can find more money (I do pick up pennies/money off the ground already)
    Thank u!

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 2, 2016 at 10:34 AM

      Nice!! I don’t have gems all the time, but when I do I share them with everyone here :) Welcome aboard!

      Reply
  205. Alana March 2, 2016 at 7:35 AM

    I’m always seeking more information on finance and how to manage money, save, budget, etc. I did a google search for money blogs and your blog came up. I enjoyed reading your story and look forward to hearing and learning more from your blog. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 2, 2016 at 10:35 AM

      Rock on! I look forward to learning and hearing more from you too going forward :) Pop in anytime!

      Reply
  206. Charlene March 2, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    I just saw a news report on Paribus and was looking for reviews. Your site came up first.

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 3, 2016 at 7:16 AM

      rock on! I remember checking them out right from the very beginning… glad to see they’re making it in the headlines!

      Reply
  207. Dee March 2, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    I found you on a google search for paribus. Your site looks loaded with great information! thanks!!

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 3, 2016 at 7:14 AM

      Thank YOU for taking the time to check it out!

      Reply
  208. Barbara March 2, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    NBC national news

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 3, 2016 at 7:13 AM

      Woah! Well that’s cool – didn’t know we were featured there?

      Reply
  209. jackie March 4, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    saw the story on nbc news

    Reply
  210. Denise March 8, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    I came across your website when I got an email from a friend of mine.

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 8, 2016 at 4:19 PM

      Tell your friend I owe them a beer!

      Reply
  211. Diane March 9, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    Someone posted a link in Frugal Living forums re: your 12 mos spending less. I really enjoyed it!

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 12, 2016 at 3:12 PM

      Cool – thx for being here :)

      Reply
  212. Mikelle March 9, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    Hi! I was up till 1 am last night roaming though your website. Thanks for all the tidbits of information. I am a self-employed bookkeeper, and have the worst personal money management and savings strategy. That is – take care of everyone else and bury my head when it comes to my own finances. Hey, the cobblers children run around barefoot right? I can’t wait to get my financial world in order. I am mostly a frugal person, I spend as little as possible, but also don’t like to work, I love my free time. So I make as little as possible, which means no savings, none, zilch.. That has worked for the last 10 or so years, but now I am becoming a prisoner in my own home, not having money to go out and spend on fun things, like dinners with friends or travel as much as I’d like to.
    So, anyways I tried to open a USAA account this morning and unfortunately found out it is for Military personnel and families only. Boo. I was really looking forward to transferring out my tiny amount of money and telling Citibank what I thought of them. I found a local branch of Wescom credit union that I may use. Any other banks for checking and savings you recommend?… Set up my Mint, Acorn and Digits accounts last night. Who knew those types of tools existed, apparently not me.
    Thanks again for sharing your journey, can’t wait to implement part of it to mine.

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 12, 2016 at 3:14 PM

      Rock on! Way to take action now and change it up :)

      Check out Simple Bank when you get a chance – that’s where my $$ would be if I weren’t w/ USAA. Here’s my review: https://budgetsaresexy.com/2015/11/simple-bank-review/

      (And btw – I actually have the opposite problem of you! I work more than I want to and need to figure out how to get more of that free time… So we all have our own issues! :))

      Reply
  213. Susan March 11, 2016 at 8:33 AM

    I follow JD Roth’s Money Boss and he had an article about podcasts…I’ve been listening to your and Paula’s podcast and then checked out your site.

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 12, 2016 at 3:16 PM

      Nice! We’re about to have him on the show actually – stay tuned for it :)

      Reply
  214. Viv March 12, 2016 at 1:33 AM

    On Simple Savings

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 12, 2016 at 3:22 PM

      Cool – never heard of but going now to check out!

      Reply
  215. Bernadette March 12, 2016 at 7:48 AM

    I am subscribed to the Money Manifesto Newsletter (Lance @ Money Manifesto). Current issue has link to article on your website. Great site; lots of information!

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 12, 2016 at 3:25 PM

      Nice! Lance is a great guy – have shared many a beers with him over the years :) Thanks for giving my blog a shot.

      Reply
  216. ANDREA March 15, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    I’m not sure where I originally saw your link. I believe it was an article in a money magazine. It had an article about you and I read it. I think anyone who is concerned about their spending habits could use good advice. I know I sure could :-)

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 16, 2016 at 5:12 PM

      Rock on – glad you made it here :)

      Reply
  217. Dawn Lusty March 15, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    i found you in an article in the penny hoarder

    Reply
  218. Jane March 19, 2016 at 11:26 PM

    Searched for info on Digit and found your review.

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 21, 2016 at 11:27 AM

      Let me know if you end up giving them a shot – saved over $3,500 w/ them so far!

      Reply
  219. Tim Campbell March 22, 2016 at 1:57 PM

    I heard Paula on the Bigger Pockets Podcast. I looked up her Afford Anything website and learned that you two were doing a Podcast. I subscribed to M.O.N.EY. Podcast. I really enjoy the topics and the chemistry that you two have. So, here I am!

    I took your advice on your podcast and started using Digit when you first talked about it. I wish I would of waited since they are now sponsoring the podcast…that way you both would of gotten credit for it.

    Keep up the great work!

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 23, 2016 at 2:36 PM

      Hah – good job giving it a shot either way :) Let me know how you like it after some time has passed! Hope you get something good out of this blog too – great community we’ve got here.

      Reply
  220. Amanda March 23, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    I listened to a Podcast you did with the Mad FIentist. It was great – I wanted to find out what else you had to say.

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 26, 2016 at 3:18 PM

      Rock on! That was a fun show to be on – Brandon is bad a$$.

      Reply
  221. Angie March 27, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    I found it on pintrest.

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 28, 2016 at 11:50 AM

      Thanks for giving it a shot!

      Reply
  222. Julie Brooks March 28, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Found you on Pineterest.

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 28, 2016 at 4:50 PM

      Thanks for being here :)

      Reply
  223. Carol March 30, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Just a newbie..checked in with Pinterest this a.m. for some inspiration!

    Reply
    1. J. Money March 30, 2016 at 10:09 AM

      Rock on – hope you get some from the blog too! :)

      Reply
  224. Fushia April 1, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    I found you through one of your articles popping up when I searched Finance

    Reply
    1. Fushia April 1, 2016 at 10:52 AM

      Sorry I searched “Finance” on Pinterest and one of your articles popped up.

      Reply
  225. Mrs. CTC @FromCostToCoast April 1, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    Can’t even remember how I found your site, how could I not? It took me long enough to subscribe.

    Glad to read I’m one of the cool kids now!

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    1. J. Money April 4, 2016 at 7:10 AM

      Hah – yeah you are :)

      Reply
  226. RosieP April 1, 2016 at 2:17 PM

    I heard you on So Money with Farnoosh. And then I promptly activated my Digit account. Waiting to hear So Jay Money! :)

    Reply
  227. Dwayne Brown April 3, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    I found out about you through the Financial Independence Podcast. Thanks.

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    1. J. Money April 4, 2016 at 7:11 AM

      cool cool, thanks for giving my blog a shot!

      Reply
  228. Paula April 6, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    I follow Paula at Afford Anything and have been listening to you two on THE MONEY pod cast!

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    1. J. Money April 6, 2016 at 1:58 PM

      hooray! thanks for coming on over here too! :)

      Reply
  229. Kyle Spickler April 6, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    J. Money! So how did I find your site? Well, it’s sorta a long story, but I’ll make it quick. As some background information, I am a senior in college and about to graduate. I was fortunate enough to get an internship this past summer with an awesome company that decided to give me a job offer before going back to school. Yay! :)
    Now onto how I found your site. One day in the lab I started an excel file to estimate my monthly taxes and potential future expenses. I guess I was making a budget for post-graduation. I realized the tax system is actually quite complicated, so I decided to sign up for a finance class for my final semester. While taking that class I happened to Google “best personal finance sites.” As I looked through the list on some random site I saw BudgetsAreSexy.com… I couldn’t help but think, “Budgets are sexy…? This has to be a perfect!” I’ve been reading your site ever since. Love your blog and podcast by the way.

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    1. J. Money April 8, 2016 at 12:51 PM

      Hah – awesome!! Thanks for letting me know man, totally made my day :)

      And GOOD FOR YOU on figuring this stuff out early too – I didn’t start until in my mid 20s! You’re gonna be so well off man if you keep paying attention. Be proud of yourself!

      Reply
  230. Stacey April 6, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    I am hyper focused on reaching FI right now and love to read about others doing the same. I saw this blog in a comment section of another blog. Thanks for keeping me motivated!

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    1. J. Money April 8, 2016 at 12:52 PM

      Thanks for joining our community! :)

      Reply
  231. Ben Franklin Fan April 8, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    Haha, I think it was divine intervention. Haha. I really need this blog. I have recently been separated and have to pull all bills myself now. The funny thing is, I texted my sister and said my palm has been itching all morning and she said “which hand.” Unfortunately, it was the left. It makes sense since I just got a notice from my mobile carrier that I am late with my payment. Oh, my. My sister was mum about the meaning so I looked it up and found your website. I love the title “Budgets are Sexy”. It got my attention. I have been trying to live within my means but I have so many expenses. I stopped cable, but some folks in my family think I am a bit eccentric for that move. Oh well, I will (must) survive.

    Reply
    1. J. Money April 8, 2016 at 2:14 PM

      You’ll find that the more you start paying attention to your $$ the more everyone ELSE looks crazy :) Welcome to the journey!

      Reply
  232. Yvonne April 12, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    From the Surviving and Thriving blog

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    1. J. Money April 14, 2016 at 4:23 PM

      Cool… She was getting feisty with me the other day ;)

      Reply
  233. Chrissie April 14, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    I also found your blog on Pinterest. It was a pin featuring the article that you re-posted about living on 50% of your budget. We are so not there and I was reading it trying to see how people are doing it. We have been doing Dave Ramsey’s debt snowball since 2009!!!!! and still aren’t finished – however have had 2 children and bought a house along the way (I know, I know – not part of Dave’s plan lol). We are hoping to be debt free except the house within 5 years but it is taking sssoooo long! However I must confess – I am not nearly as “gazelle intense” as my husband. Funny how in a marriage one spouse is usually a spender and one is usually a saver.
    Anyway – love your blog so far. Keep up the good work!

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    1. J. Money April 14, 2016 at 4:29 PM

      Yeah! Debt Snowball action is where it’s at – congrats on starting it years ago, and even more so keeping on it! Not fun stuff but your future selves will thank you immensely for it :) Thanks for taking the time to poke around my blog – hope it helps y’all shed that debt even faster!

      Reply
  234. Krissy April 14, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    I’m drowning right now. I’m about to be garnished, cant afford to pay all of the bills every month. I’ve never had anyone teach me about finances so ….here I am. I found you through a google search. That brought me to a website called bankrate.com. You were mentioned in that article so I wanted to see if I found anything to help me with my budgeting. I would like to not live paycheck to paycheck. Thats my basic goal right now.

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    1. J. Money April 14, 2016 at 4:31 PM

      A damn good goal to strive for too! And you get that down the rest will be easier to handle :) Poke around the archives here and soak it all up! Here are some of my favorite other blogs too if it helps:

      https://budgetsaresexy.com/blogroll/

      Gotta keep reading until stuff starts clicking! You can do it!!

      Reply
  235. Pat April 17, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    I am reading Patrice Washington’s book Real Money Answers and she recommended your blog as one that would be helpful in my journey to financial freedom.

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    1. J. Money April 18, 2016 at 10:58 AM

      Sweetness – love that girl, she’s crazy talented. (And obviously has great taste ;))

      Reply
  236. Jane April 18, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    I found you on Lifehacker.com –

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    1. J. Money April 19, 2016 at 7:34 AM

      Cool – great site!

      Reply
  237. Twoee April 27, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    I found your blog on pinterest!

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  238. EarlyRetirementNow May 4, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Everywhere I read about personal finance and early retirement I saw references to this site. Good stuff! Wouldn’t want to miss a post, so it’s best to sign up for the updates!

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    1. J. Money May 6, 2016 at 3:06 PM

      Haha – awesome! Best types of marketing right there! :)

      Reply
  239. Keith Schindler May 9, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Hey J. Money!

    Found you via Rockstar Finance. I’m really digging your and Paula’s podcasts and have almost ripped through all of them. I really like y’all’s style and am learning while having some laughs. I don’t understand why folks said your podcast doesn’t have substance. Y’all’s polarity is great. I’m so much more like you than Paula, so I can really relate. I have a short attention span, also and don’t like writing long posts. Well, keep up the great work!!!

    Keith “Shin” Schindler

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    1. J. Money May 10, 2016 at 6:51 AM

      Hey Shin!

      Thx for the love, brotha – means a lot. Glad you’re finding it helpful and enjoying the bantor :)

      Hope your wallet explodes from it!

      Reply
  240. Haha May 16, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    I found this link by an article about MTurk.