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September 10, 2018

Track Your Net Worth and Become a Young Millionaire – with J. Money


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Growing your income year after year is definitely something to be proud of. The increased pay can allow you to enjoy more and experience more.

But you know what's a more important barometer for your financial health?

Net worth.

Through the many financial conversations I’ve had and even in my personal experience, a lot of people do not know what net worth is and why it’s important.

Today, we’re going to change all that.

I’ve invited a man who’s been tracking his net worth every month for the last 10 years! Yes, that’s more than 120 net worth charts. That’s dedication.

This mystery man goes by J. Money from the very popular Budgets Are Sexy blog. 

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What are we covering?

J. Money and I review:

  • How and why he started tracking his net worth in the first place
  • What methods he used to grow it from $50,000 to $850,000 in 10 years
  • Why his priorities have changed in the last few years

J’s money knowledge has been featured in countless publications including CBS News, US News and World Report and Forbes. He has received over a dozen awards for his writing, advice and community building.

This net worth boosting conversation is real, honest and genuine. Enjoy!


Marriage, Kids and Money, Andy Hill


About Our Guest:  J. Money

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J. Money is an award-winning personal finance blogger, fintech consultant, and daddy x3. With over a decade of building communities online, Jay’s projects have reached 30+ million views and are regularly featured in the media.

An avid coin collector, money experimenter, and hip-hop fan, Jay loves connecting the online world with the “real” world and is thankful for the random fate that brought him here.

Money Master of the Week

Bruce Doane and his wife recently hit $50,000 in their net worth!

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After hovering in land negative net worth for a while, Bruce is happy to report he's improved his net worth status by $100,000 in just two years.

He attributes his success to tracking his spending and net worth through Personal Capital and YNAB, maxing out the Roth IRAs and refinancing their mortgage.

If you want to learn more about Bruce and follow his net worth growth, check him out at Experience The Dilemma.

Bruce is our Money Master of the Week!

If you have a financial victory you want to share on this show, please leave me a voicemail (or an email) and include the following:

  • First name
  • Location
  • Your recent big win
  • How you did it
  • Your financial plans for the future

Your story will inspire others to save more, make more and plan for their family’s future.

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Website:  Budgets Are Sexy

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Andy Hill

Andy Hill is the award-winning writer, speaker and podcaster behind Marriage, Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping young families build wealth and thrive. Andy's advice and personal finance experience has been featured in major media outlets like Business Insider, MarketWatch, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and NBC News. Trusted as a personal finance influencer and corporate financial wellness speaker by global brands like JLL, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys wrestling with his two kids, singing karaoke with his wife and watching Marvel movies.


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