// Press

★ “Best blog for twentysomethings.”– Kiplinger Magazine

★ “J. Money brings “Sexy” back where it counts… in your wallet.” – USAA

★ “Simply put, Budgets are Sexy is a fun blog to read.” – Inc Magazine

★ “The consistently delightful blog at www.budgetsaresexy.com.” – L.A. Times

★ “I love J. Money’s irreverent yet insanely practical approach.”- iVillage

★ “If you like your personal finance a little on the wild side, you’ll have fun on this blog.” – Credit.com

★ “Lots of people dish out advice on how to get rich, but J. Money is one of the few to actually share his net worth with his followers every single month… It doesn’t get any more real than this.” – Mic.com

★ “We may hate talking about finances, but out of all the personal finance blogs out there, this is one of the most fun (and informative).” – Brazen Careerist

★ “Budgets are Sexy provides readers with personal finance tips with flair. The blogger is known to rock a Mohawk and talk about finance with a friendly, down-to-earth tone that makes it all seem much simpler.” – Social Media Examiner

★ “J. Money at Budgets Are Sexy tells his “I Got Fired” story right after getting pink-slipped… and what struck me about this post is how it nails the emotions felt in the moment – anger, puzzlement, panic – and how he ultimately handles the situation with class…” – Time

Top Lists:

Industry Awards:

blog of the year

  • 2017: SHOMO Award: “Best International Money Blog”
  • 2016: Plutus Award: “Lifetime Achievement”
  • 2014: Plutus Award: “Best Microblog” (@RockstarFinance)
  • 2012: Plutus Award: “Blog of The Year”
  • 2011: USAA “Military Blogger of The Month”
  • 2011: Plutus Award: “Best Lifestyle Blog”
  • 2011: Plutus Award: “Most Humorous Blog”
  • 2011: Plutus Award: “Best Gen X/Y Blog”
  • 2011: Plutus Award: “Best Multi-Part Series” (Side Hustle Series)
  • 2011: Plutus Award: “Best Microblog” (@BudgetsAreSexy)
  • 2010: Plutus Award: “Most Humorous Blog”
  • 2010: Plutus Award: “Best Gen X/Y Blog”
  • 2010: Plutus Award: “Best Microblog” (@BudgetsAreSexy)

*The Plutus Awards are our industry’s personal finance blogger awards, where nominations and winners are chosen by peers in the community. More info.


*For a brief time in 2016 I co-hosted a podcast originally titled “M.O.N.E.Y.” with Paula Pant from AffordAnything.com. We interviewed each other about money (as well as a handful of others), and the link above takes you to the 1st of the 26 episodes we did together… With the rawest, and one of my favorites, being the last show when I left: Episode #26

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