The paradox of choice.

by Ninja on 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.

by Ninja on 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 […]

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 […]

So once a year I like to open up my Excel spreadsheet and make some assumptions as to how the calendar year will play out for the Ninja household….financially speaking that is. I’ve done this years past, and every single year I seemed to unintentionally underestimate our ability to save. Often meeting our annual goals […]

Shut the Flock up.

by Ninja on May 7, 2012 · 46 comments

So last night after youth group, Girl Ninja took a bunch of her high school girls Flocking. What’s flocking you ask? Well, let me tell you. We  take about 25 of those stupid Flamingo Yard Ornaments (the ones that old people tend to have in front of their mobile homes) and put them in an unsuspecting […]

Eleven months later.

by Ninja on November 16, 2011 · 19 comments

Every January I open an excel spreadsheet and make estimations as to how I think the year will play out financially for the Ninja household. Although the year isn’t quite over, it’s time to check in and see how we’re doing. Here is a screenshot of our goals for 2011… In the past, I’ve set […]

Punch 2011 in the face

by Ninja on January 2, 2011 · 24 comments

Girl Ninja and I have a plan to punch 2011 in the face as hard as we can. On January first of each year, I like to open up my annual budgeting spreadsheet and see what the Excel gods tell me. After some serious number crunching, and some even more serious random number guessing, we […]