Financial Experiences

Chase Sucks

December 15, 2010 · 58 comments

I opened my first checking account with Washington Mutual when I was 16 years old . I loved the bank and loved having a debit card in high school (it made me feel cool, even though I really wasn’t). Fast forward, eight years later. WaMu goes under, gets bought out by Chase, and the whole […]

Peanut Butter and Jelly

December 2, 2010 · 26 comments

Girl Ninja and I live in a very unique neighborhood. About 20 years ago a couple decided to begin a marriage Bible study in their home. Over the last two decades that Bible study has exploded. There are now over 60 couples (spread out across 10 different bible studies) that meet together each week. As […]

Am I a puppy murderer?

November 23, 2010 · 78 comments

Girl Ninja and I don’t own any pets. Mom and Dad Ninja, however, have always been dog lovers. In fact, at one point we had 12 greyhounds in our house (we fostered them until they could find a good home). They’ve scaled things back, however, and now only have three dogs, a boxer and two […]

If you’ve turned on the TV, flipped through a magazine, or listened to the radio at any point in the last three years I’m sure you’ve noticed America is falling apart. Unemployment is up. The Stock Market is down. The world is coming to an end. But for the Ninja household, and I’m sure many […]

Bad friend

October 12, 2010 · 44 comments

I have a friend, well an acquaintance really, who did a pretty shady thing the other day. We were at a burrito shop ordering food. My buddy paid for his $5 burrito with a $20 bill. He collected his change and went to grab a table. As he went to put the change in his […]

Financial to a fault

September 20, 2010 · 41 comments

I admit it. I’m a huge dork. I’m constantly running numbers through my head. Last night, as Wife Ninja was making her best attempt to fall asleep (at 9pm!), I asked a handful of questions about her work schedule. While I was trying to beat around the bush, Wife Ninja knew exactly what I was […]

Don’t ask me how I did it, but I managed to escape college with zero credit card debt. In fact, I’ve never had credit card debt. While I wish I could say that this was because I was an extremely responsible college student (if there is such a thing), it was actually the result of […]