J$ – Charitable Giving & FI | MHFi 037

In this episode, Doug and Carl interview blogging legend J$, founder of Budgets Are Sexy, Rockstar Finance, and Love Drop. Here are a few highlights of our discussion:

  •  J$ discusses how an innocent apartment search turned into a disastrous home purchase.


  • The great “buy versus rent” debate
  • Why humans sometimes buy homes when they shouldn’t

Budgets Are Sexy

  • The origin story
  • Publishing stories that no one else would touch
  • The joy and pain of publicly sharing net worth
  • Selling the site

Giving back

  • Creating good in the world with Love Drop (giving away $90,000!)
  • Why do some people hate everything?
  • How Doug gives back