forward thinking

My next paycheck will be a bit larger than the last.  I’ll be getting a slight raise, about $2,500 more per year. While I’m stoked to be getting any raise at all, let’s be real, it’s not a life changing amount. In fact, it only works out to about a $75 net gain each paycheck. […]

Girl Ninja is in her second year of teaching private school. She loves it. The parents are more involved. The administration is uber-supportive. And she has 22 kids in her class instead of 30. There are really only two downsides to her teaching at a private school. 1. The benefits are worse. She only gets […]

Today at 4:30 Girl Ninja and I will be going on our second walk-through of that really freaking cute house that I blogged about on Friday. I’m planning on taking some video and will give y’all a full tour later this week since many of you seemed to be interested in the property. Our plan […]

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 […]