My hunch is that most first-time homeowners buy their first place with the best of intentions. They imagine spending decades in their future abode, establishing roots, and engaging in their community. But then life happens. They have more kids than they originally thought they wanted (or discover they can’t have any kids), they get a […]


Cars. They serve a simple purpose, to get one from Point A to Point B. While their purpose is pretty straightforward, the bells and whistles that come with them are anything but. From heated seats to cars that parallel park themselves, features don’t come cheap. Cars are also the most expensive depreciating asset most of us will ever own. […]

Got a comment on my most recent blog post that I think speaks a lot of truth. Here’s that comment: I don’t think many people buy (homes), expecting to move in less than 5 years. But it happens a lot, due to job changes, family changes, etc. [...] Exactly!!!! My hunch is that most prospective […]

Did last post leave you on the edge of your seat, wondering how my epic $250 negotiating battle would go? Well, as you can guess from the title of this post, we ended up buying the car, albeit after almost walking out three different times and spending four hours there. Yeah, it was intense and my […]

As you all know, Girl Ninja and I have been hunting for a used Pilot, Highlander, or MDX for the last two weeks pretty intensely. We were hoping to find a sweet ride on Craigslist since we know that is where both the seller and buyer can get the most bang for their buck. Unfortunately, […]

My life as of late.

April 25, 2012 · 15 comments

I hate when people talk about how busy they are, as if they are the only people with who have things going on and should receive some sort of award for pressing on. They say “I’m so busy” but I hear “I can’t prioritize my life and it totally stresses me out.” If you’ve been […]


April 17, 2012 · 32 comments

So I posted on Monday about putting Girl Ninja’s car up for sale on Craigslist late Sunday night. Within a few hours I received a phone call from an interested party. We set up an appointment for them to view the vehicle yesterday. Today, I sold her car and signed the title over. It really […]