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Lovin’ 2010

December 16, 2010 · 33 comments

Seeing that 2011 is rapidly approaching, it’s time to see how the last 12 months treated the Ninja household. If you’re too lazy to read through, I’ll just tell you. Spoiler Alert: It kicked major butt!!!! Here were my original goals… I love looking at that thing. It’s funny how much can change in one […]

This guest post is from The Digerati Life, a personal finance site. You should check it out, ’cause it’s one of the most read personal finance sites on the interwebz. In the 1960’s, an experiment involving a marshmallow and a child was conducted. In this experiment, a child was led to an experiment room, where […]

Random Note: I not really a big fan of calling Wife Ninja, Wife Ninja. I much preferred Girl Ninja (GN), and since this is my blog, and she is a girl, I’ve decided to reincarnate her title as Girl Ninja. I was talking with Girl Ninja’s uncle the other day about normal guy things (sports, […]

Wife Ninja and I have had some pretty interesting discussions the last few weeks, specifically in regards to establishing reward systems. And whether or not its a a good idea to implement one in the classroom? The conversation stems from her kindergarten teaching experiences. She has kids in her class that are demons from hell […]

Excusing bad behavior

October 4, 2010 · 35 comments

One of my favorite things about personal finance is hearing all the crazy excuses people use to justify bad decision making. For example my friend pulled the, “My transmission just went out so I HAD to buy a brand new car” Since when did a little car work, justify the need for a new car […]

Setting the bar… low

September 13, 2010 · 15 comments

I’m not sure if I have incredibly low standards for myself, or if I am just freakin’ awesome. It’s quite possible, it’s a little bit of both. On January 1st each year, I make predictions as to what I think my financial progress will be over the calendar year. I also like to check in […]

Am I the only person that doesn’t understand why some people choose to live a life of fear? Few good things come without risk. I think the world would be a better place if anyone learned to step out of their comfort zone and take some risks every now and again. Here are a few […]