Budgets are $exy Rap

Mr J. Money and I had been in communication over the last week or so and I gotta say he is one cool dude. I decided to hook my boy up with a sick beat and filthy finance lyrics, which turned in to a beautiful song about his website. Check out the rap here .

Bustin Beats,

Festival of Frugality = New Best Friend

Holy Guacamole! I just made a new best friend yesterday. I recently wrote about my 9 month blogging hiatus . In my short lived blogging stint last year. I was averaging about 5 to 15 viewers each week. During the 9 months I fell off the face of “bloggers earth”, I was averaging a solid two visitors per day. Fast forward five months and it has been a little over a week since I got back in to it, and with the help from J. Money  at Budgets are $exy, and a finance rap, my veiwership skyrocketed from 2 visitors to about 10 visitors a day. After, submitting my article “a dilemma ” to the Festival of Frugality for this weeks carnival. I hit my record for unique visitors in a single day 97!!! That is like an 11,000% increase. That makes me very happy. So I just wanted to take time to say thank you to the Festival of Frugality and all who stopped by to read the article. I’m totally motivated to keep on truckin’

P.S. Im a huge dork cause when I saw the statistics I called my girlfriend to tell her that I almost had 100 visitors to my site…she pretended to care (isn’t she sweet).

    Woohoo,

Finance Blog Rap


Take a minute ya’ll, just sit right there and listen
To the finance blog rap that you don’t want to be missin’

It’s a fun little description about my favorite peeps
and the stories they write about how to live super cheap

I’ll start with my boy some know him as J. Money
He is really well known for making personal finance funny
Budgets are $exy is the fruition of his work
where he writes about getting screwed by a wedding photographer jerk
take a minute or two and sift through his blog
if you don’t enjoy it then you really…..SUCK.

Now its only appropriate to give a shout out and a hollar
to my man Trent over at The Simple Dollar
It’s a little more academic, but no worries you need not be a scholar
follow Trent’s advise and you’re sure to end up a finance baller

The third blog I read is called All Financial Matters
where JLP serves up financial genius on a platter
He is especially fond of using charts and graphs
to demonstrate the way your 401k has been cut in half

It was to these three blogs my finance cherry had been popped
put them all together and you surely can’t be stopped
My websites punch debt in the face and one day I hope to aspire
to the ranks of these bloggers money management empire.

This blog was featured on this weeks Carnival of Personal Finance found here. Thanks Four Pillars!

It’s been too long

Well I took a little break from the blogging world for a little bit. I initially got in to this blog with dollar signs in my eyes, probably not unlike many bloggers. It’s too much work posting when you feel like you have to. I’m moving forward and am going to make a good faith effort at posting more frequently, not because I think its gonna make me independently wealthy, but because I just like the idea of blogging. I believe I am currently averaging approximately one viewer a day, which I don’t think is half bad considering I haven’t even visited my own page in over a six months. Essentially I’m saying I suck at life….my bad 🙂

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Booya,

Everything you ever wanted to know…and some stuff you didn’t

*I feel slightly creepy right now, like I’m writing a personals ad*
Background:

Well I’m a 23 24 year old dude that is making his best attempt to navigate the intricacies of adulthood. I currently reside in San Diego, Ca but am hoping to move to Washington state in the coming years. I graduated from a small private school in San Diego two years ago and currently am working for Uncle Sam. I’m pretty happy with my current situation. I became addicted to finances about one year ago after a conversation about Roth IRA’s with one of my friends. I have always had decent spending habits (never had credit card debt) so I wont be preaching the gospel of a 180° turn around in my financial situation.
I have absolutely no financial credentials (got my degree in Psychology) and only took one economics course in college. I’m pretty dang frugal and am currently in the process of saving to buy a house. I love reading finance books ,google news, and other blogs to keep up to date with what’s going on in the world.
I plan to use this blog for two puporses:

1) Accountability. Maintinaing a website about my financial priorities, habits, and opinions will benefit me 2, 5, and 10 years down the road as I will be reminded where I started and how far I’ve come.
2) As the headline of this blog suggests, I want to make personal finance less boring. There are a ton of PF blogs out there, some serious, some not so serious. I plan to find a happy medium between relevant and useful content and having crazy delicious amounts of fun. I guess my target audience is for the twenty somethings of the world, mostly because I am in that category. I don’t claim to be the best blogger out there (actually there are quite a few blogs I read that I enjoy FAAAR more than mine) and will probably make mathematical, grammatical, and typographical errors in some posts.
Previous Blog Attempt:

I originally started a different blog in May 2008 with the sole intention of making some dollar bills…let’s just say that didn’t go as planned. I took a good nine month break from blogging and decided this go around I’m going to write because I actually want to, not some lame attempt to make some extra cash flow.
If you’re looking for crazy in depth financial information you probably won’t find that here, but I’ll do my best to bring relevant entertaining information to the plate. I love getting comments and constructive criticism is a good thing. If you like my site let me know, if you hate it let me know.
Oh and did I mention I like long walks on the beach, puppies, jack johnson, sunsets, and punching debt in its face.
Much Love,