forward thinking

Would you hire a friend?

December 10, 2012 · 25 comments

After we ring in the New Year, Girl Ninja and I plan to get serious about hunting for a house. I’ve been doing some research and exactly what that process entails and it doesn’t seem too complicated. We’ll get pre-qualified, possibly pre-approved, and then start looking for a real estate agent. No big deal right? […]

Man it’s been a long time coming. Over two years ago I wrote a blog post asking people to share their best short term investment strategies. Once you’ve saved for the present (emergency fund and savings account) and saved for the far future (retirement) there is only one thing left to do, save for the near […]

The paradox of choice.

September 10, 2012 · 35 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 ten times that amount. So what’s the deal?  Costco understands psychology and the paradox of […]

Get your $h!t together.

September 10, 2012 · 31 comments

At first glance I likely appear to be obsessed with making money and growing our wealth. That’s half-true. While there is no denying I enjoy projectile vomiting money in to our savings account each month, I don’t do it for the reason you may think. I don’t need, or want, to be rich. Then why […]

Me vs You

August 19, 2012 · 24 comments

Apparently I am the only person here that thinks there is more to life than saving, investing, and/or creating passive income streams. While those things are great and all, I hardly want to give up what are arguably the best years of my life because I’m chasing some “dream” I don’t really want. I’m assuming […]

I was doing some driving today, and like I often do, I started thinking about our finances. Today, I was contemplating our savings goals. If you aren’t already aware, Girl Ninja and I kind of want to buy a house one day in the future. So to prepare for said house, we have spent the […]

Shove it tax man.

July 25, 2012 · 19 comments

I’ve been doing a bit of financial spring cleaning lately (yea, I know spring is far gone). I’m quite proud of myself honestly. We are in the process of rolling $4,000 of forgotten retirement funds in to a traditional IRA for Girl Ninja. My last post was an update on how we are doing in […]