Financial Experiences

Retirement

July 20, 2014 · 5 comments

Hope you enjoy a guest post today from none other than my better half, Girl Ninja.  As of June 13th, 2014, I am officially retired…and it feels so good.  I spent all nine months of my pregnancy looking forward to the days I get to spend at home holding my baby.  I know challenges are definitely […]

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Analysis Paralysis

June 22, 2014 · 2 comments

If you live in The States you’ve probably been to Costco. While the store is practically busting at the seams with stuff, Costco typically only carries about 4,000 unique products behind its walls. Your much smaller local grocery store, however, carries around 40,000 different products. So what’s the deal?  Costco understands psychology and analysis paralysis. If you’re like […]

How many of us are guilty of allowing fear to keep us from doing potentially great things?   ME! I’M GUILTY OF THAT!   I wrote last week about my desire to add a two bedroom rental unit to the side of our house. About 10% of you thought it was a good idea in […]

In college, I remember being jealous of the professors who had earned a sabbatical. They would take a whole semester off, with pay, to basically do whatever they wanted. It seemed like the sweetest gig in the world. Every ten years they worked, they could take a three-month sabbatical. About a year ago, I asked […]

Financial laziness.

September 22, 2013 · 17 comments

I’ve been a big sack of laziness lately when it comes to keeping up with my retirement planning. Apparently the calendar has decided to say it is September (when did that happen?) which means I could have contributed to my Roth IRA as early as nine months ago for the 2013 tax year. Had I […]

We’re getting a human!!!

September 15, 2013 · 28 comments

You all know in mid December Girl Ninja and I will be adding a puppy to the household, but we just found out last Thursday we will also be adding a human to the mix!!! No, no. Not a baby. A roommate. We were at a Young Life meeting (a high school outreach we are […]

As our savings account continues to grow, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting. How are Girl Ninja and I quickly approaching a $200,000 net worth at 25 and 27 years old? What’s the magic trick? How can I package our story up in to a $10 e-book called “Punch Being Poor In The Face” […]