// 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

★ “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

★ “If you’re looking for a finance blog known for transparency and a casual, witty tone, J. Money delivers.” – GoBankingRates

Recent Podcasts:

Recent Features:

Mother Budgeter[My Mother Budgeter shirt featured on Good Morning America!!]

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.

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*For a brief time in 2016 I also co-hosted a podcast originally titled “M.O.N.E.Y.” with Paula Pant from AffordAnything.com. We interviewed each other, and guests, about money, 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