// Projects

A list of current and past projects:

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

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

  • Over 20,000,000 views
  • Winner of 11 industry awards
  • 35,000 Twitter followers, 15,000 FB Fans, 25,000 email subscribers
  • 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
  • Incredibly active and engaged community with over 100,000 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*

“The best of personal finance.”

  • Over 5,000,000 views
  • Awarded “Best Microblog” in 2014
  • 8,000 Twitter followers, 6,000 FB Fans, 8,000 email subscribers
  • Named one of the best sites for money advice by Business Insider. Twice.
  • Launched industry’s first fully-searchable blog directory, housing 1,400+ active personal finance blogs around the world
  • Raised over $20,000 of Good through its Community Fund

*J. transitioned out December, 2017

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

“Spend a dollar, change a life”

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

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