Pay your pops.

by Ninja on February 3, 2014 · 24 comments

A reader asks… My husband and I are doing fairly well financially, but we wanted to see what we could be doing better. My husband is very big into investments and I was always very big into liquid savings (I watch a lot of Suze Orman). After meeting with our financial adviser, he said he […]

Are you a loaner.

by Ninja on October 21, 2013 · 30 comments

Pop quiz hot-shot, your mom, dad, sibling, child, best friend, or other person of whom you are bound to by affection or obligation, approaches you and says “Hey, I have an unforeseen bill coming due and was wondering if I could possibly borrow some money to cover it?” What do you do? WHAT DO YOU […]


by Ninja on July 30, 2013 · 10 comments

I’m currently in the middle of nowhere Canada with Girl Ninja and 50 high school kids watching them experience the best week of their lives. I imagine I’m having more fun than you right this moment so be jealous. In the meantime I’m upcycling a former post of mine. Enjoy. I was talking with a […]

College debt has been making headlines these last few weeks for a multitude of reasons, none of which I particularly cared about. So today I figured I’d check in and see just how much college debt the average Punch Debt In The Face reader graduated with. [poll id=”13″] For extra credit share you debt amount, […]

Try to be not broke.

by Ninja on May 19, 2013 · 33 comments

Over the last two weeks I’ve purchased six round trip plane tickets. It’s insane. Between baby showers and weddings, we knew we’d be dropping some serious coin on flights this summer. But dang, $1,600 disappeared from our bank account faster than a Twinkie at fat camp. Fortunately being not broke is pretty awesome. It allows you the ability […]

Thursday Poll: Debt

by Ninja on May 9, 2013 · 85 comments

A few instructions: 1. Don’t include mortgage debt, but do include HELOC’s 2. Include 401k loans. 3. Don’t include credit card bills you pay off in full every month. 4. Include school loans, car loans, etc. 5. Participate [poll id=”4″] Extra credit points if you share/break down your debt totals in the comments. p.s. IF […]

I called our agent the other morning to express interest in a house that  was newly listed (click here to see the listing). After a few back and forth emails, we decided we would look at it that evening (the same day it came on the market). A couple of hours later, my agent called to […]