This is the twenty-seventh day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday we talked about term life insurance with CFP, Jeff Rose. In today’s podcast, I interview J. Money of BudgetsAreSexy.com about ways he’s made money with side hustles.
In this podcast, J$ describes how he went from a 9 to 5 job to earning a full time income online. He talks about his various online projects, including his successes and failures. He also describes his current projects and gives us an idea of how much money he’s making.
He describes how he got started blogging and how he came up with crazy name for his blog, Budgets are Sexy. Hint: Justin Timberlake was his inspiration. Today, he’s moved beyond Timberlake and is now described as the Miley Cyrus of personal finance.
He also talks about his own personal finances. He reports his net worth on his blog. He describes how he handles sharing this information online and whether his friends and family know about all his finances.
We’ll hear how he went from the 9 to 5 to a full time blogger. He discusses the fears he had when making the transition, but how it worked out well in the end. J. Money talks about his current projects and how he markets his sites to get traffic.
Finally, we talk personal finance. J$ describes his investment philosophy and how he decided where to stash his retirement nest egg.
Here are the resources mentioned in the podcast:
- Budgets Are Sexy
- Rockstar Finance
- Love Drops
- Mad Fientist
- JL Collins NH
- How Half a Percent Can Ruin Your Retirement
J. also mentioned two of his favorite personal finance books. Unfortunately something went wrong with this part of the audio file, but here are his picks:
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