We had the good fortune of connecting with Jason Butler and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jason, what are you inspired by?
I’m inspired by freedom. I want to be able to live a life where I don’t have to answer to anyone. I want to be able to do whatever I want whenever. For example, if I want to fly to Memphis and watch the Hawks play the Grizzlies on a random Tuesday night, I want to be able to do that. If I want to pay for dinner for 10 families, I want to do that. Money allows you freedom.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I run the website My Money Chronicles where I discuss side hustles, personal finance, and travel info. I also share my personal debt story. I’m in the process of paying off $72,000. It’s been an up and down journey. I share with my audience whats worked and what hasn’t. I also own an eBay store which I’ve been able to grow over the past few years. I make $800+ per month doing this in my spare time. I will say that experience has been the thing that has helped me the most. Learning from my mistakes have led me to the very moment. Nothing about this journey has been easy. I taught myself how to blog and I’ve made quite a few mistakes with eBay, but I’m still here. If you plan to start a business or do something out of the normal, you can’t afford to give up. You can pivot, but you should not quit. I want people to know that My Money Chronicles is a brand and resource where people can learn from and get motivation from. I’m just a regular dude with a dream that’s tackling debt and building a business at the same time. You can do that as well.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
This is a good question. I used to host people all the time whenever they came into the city. For food, we’d start off with the best wings in the city, JR Crickets. There are multiple locations around the city to choose from. I’d also take them to Harolds on Edgewood, but it would be before night. Edgewood is too much now. If they wanted some tacos, I’d take them to Don Chon, which is in Hapeville. As far as bars and places to hang, we’d go to my favorite spot, Dugans. It’s always live. If you want to get that “Old Atlanta” vibe, Dugans is it. We’d go there for karaoke or to watch the games. Speaking of games, depending on what time of the year it is, we’d go see the Braves, Hawks, or Falcons play. I’d also take them to the Battery to get some drinks and people watch. Last, but not least, we’ll hit this spot in College Park up called Nouveau to listen to music and drink some more.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The people who’ve been down since day one and never changed. They know who they are.