There are hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of books, blogs, and workshops out there that promise to tell you how to make fast money on the Internet. Some of these are obvious scams, while others are legitimate business ideas that can and have helped people live life outside of the 9:00 to 5:00 box. What is […]

I’ve blogged many times about my love of Craigslist, and how I’ve used it to save money over the years. Over the last six weeks or so, I’ve been flipping furniture on CL and am shocked at just how profitable that can be. Spefically, when you are wheeling and dealing mid century modern furniture. Let’s look […]

It took me four years to accumulate $28,000 in student loan debt. It took me two and a half years to pay it off. Then there was this thing Girl Ninja and I wanted to buy called a house. It took us 3 years to save up $100,000 for our down payment, and took about […]

Burn baby burn.

by Ninja on February 24, 2014 · 13 comments

You know that famous saying “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”? Well I’m kinda realizing that the Ninja household is kinda guilty of having a few too many “good intentions.” Exhibit A: Living off my income.  When Baby Ninja is dropped off at our front door by a Stork, our plan is for […]

I was chatting with a close friend a few days ago about the housing market. Big surprise right? We know what the median household income is in Seattle ($66,000), and we also know the median sales price of a home in Seattle right now is $380,000. What we don’t know is how the crap people can […]

A day late… $15,000 short.

by Ninja on December 11, 2012 · 14 comments

At the beginning of each calendar year I like to make some financial projections for our household. I’ve done it for the last four years and we’ve always not only met our goals, but absolutely destroyed them. It’s pretty stupid when you reach your 12 month goal in seven months. That doesn’t mean that I’m awesome, it […]

feeling fRISKY

by Ninja on September 28, 2012 · 31 comments

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 everyone learned to step out of their comfort zone and take some risks every now and again. Here are a few […]