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My special guest today is one of the very first personal finance bloggers that I can remember. It’s J. MONEY from the 2012 Blogger of the Year awards “Budget Are Sexy”. J. managed to become a millionaire in roughly 10 years and has blogged throughout the journey posting his net worth online each month which definitely inspired me to start something similar in Australia back in 2015.

Some of the topics we cover are:

  • J.’s experience of buying a house in 2007 and what the fall out of the GFC was like as an American (14:19)
  • What made you start your blog back in 2008? (22:37)
  • Where did the idea of posting your net worth come from? (34:08)
  • How did you get to $1,000,000 USD net worth in 10 years? What was your investment strategy? (39:24)
  • What did you invest in to reach your FI goal and what is your investing philosophy today? (55:11)
  • When did you first discover the concept of FIRE? (1:00:33)
  • What is the best part about being FI and how does being FI allow you to live your ideal lifestyle? (1:05:59)
  • If you could give one piece of advice to someone who’s looking to be better with their finances, what would that be? (1:08:11)



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