My Projects

In February of 2008 I started a blog about money before knowing what a “blog” was, or what I was actually doing with my own finances. All I knew was that I had to spend my free time much more productively than staring at MySpace 24/7 (remember them?), and if I could learn in the process and make a few new friends, well, that would be pretty kick ass.

Seven years later, here I am self-employed, recently featured in Forbes, and named one of the Top 30 “Social Influencers in Personal Finance & Wealth.” Having successfully grown and created a number of interesting projects, as well as stumbling and failing (a lot) along the way too.

Here are some of my current and favorite projects:

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budgets are sexy

Budgets Are Sexy // BudgetsAreSexy.com // 2008 – present

“A personal finance blog that won’t put you to sleep”

  • Over 9 Million page views and counting
  • Over 8,000 subscribers, 20,000 Twitter followers, and 6,000 Facebook Fans
  • Featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, Huffington Post, L.A. Times, Kiplinger, MSN, U.S. News & World Report, Business Insider and more
  • Has an incredibly active community with over 60,000 comments
  • Turned the blog from a hobby to a full-time (“real”) job within two years
  • Been motivating people to pay attention to their money every since!

rockstar finance

Rockstar Finance // RockstarFinance.com // 2013 – present

“A collection of AWESOME money articles”

  • Named one of the best sites for money advice by Business Insider.
  • Hit 500,000 visits after its first year, now reaching 60,000 monthly
  • Regularly picked up by LifeHacker, Business Insider, and others looking for good tips

coin thrill

Coin Thrill // CoinThrill.com // 2014 – present

“A blog on coins, currency, and commentary…”

  • Launched in February ’14 to share my love/knowledge of coin collecting
  • Goal is to get the younger generation interested in a typically older hobby

love drop

Love Drop // LoveDrop.us // 2011 (retired)

“Spend a dollar, change a life”

  • Raised over $90,000 of money and gifts within 12 months (including a car)
  • Grew our team to over 1,000 members across 10 different countries around the world
  • Traveled the country “dropping” this love on 12 beautiful, and well-deserving, families
  • Documented entire project via film a la Extreme Makeover: Home Ed. (“Move that truck!“)
  • Jump started the 1st Financial Blogger Conference with a large-scale charity event
  • Harnessed the power of micro-giving proving $1 really can change a life

Here’s a video we put together showcasing the amazing year with Love Drop. With music granted, and provided, by Mat Kearney (thanks for believing in us, man!)

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All of the others I have either sold, shut down, or are currently in “limbo” stage waiting :)

If you’re ever interested in partnering up, or even offloading one of your own projects, let me know as I not only occasionally invest in them, but I may also be able to help find you a buyer. I live for this stuff, so always happy to help!