Lovin’ 2010

by Ninja on December 16, 2010 · 33 comments

Seeing that 2011 is rapidly approaching, it’s time to see how the last 12 months treated the Ninja household. If you’re too lazy to read through, I’ll just tell you. Spoiler Alert: It kicked major butt!!!! Here were my original goals… I love looking at that thing. It’s funny how much can change in one […]

Help a reader out

by Ninja on December 15, 2010 · 25 comments

Got this letter from a fellow PDITF reader…. My husband and I own a condo in the SF Bay Area. We bought a 1bd condo at what (we thought) was the bottom of the market (sad face). We’re currently under water on the place about $30-$40K. We recently started snowballing our debt and the only […]

Ask and you shall receive.

by Ninja on December 8, 2010 · 22 comments

Ask and you shall receive. That’s our new motto anways. Two years ago Girl Ninja and I had to do one of the hardest things we’ve ever done; Ask our friends/family for money. We volunteer for a high school ministry here in San Diego called Young Life. Most of the kids we’ve gotten to know […]

Humble Pie

by Ninja on November 4, 2010 · 35 comments

A few weeks ago Girl Ninja and I joined a young couple’s Bible study. We’ve really grown to appreciate each of the couples in the group. The meetings typically wrap up with a time for prayer requests. Last night, as each person/couple was making their needs known, I noticed a common theme. Many 20 something […]

Setting the bar… low

by Ninja on September 13, 2010 · 15 comments

I’m not sure if I have incredibly low standards for myself, or if I am just freakin’ awesome. It’s quite possible, it’s a little bit of both. On January 1st each year, I make predictions as to what I think my financial progress will be over the calendar year. I also like to check in […]

What’s your number?

by Ninja on November 10, 2009 · 15 comments

My savings account is with Bank of America. On the main page of the website BoA has a calculator that predicts how much you will have waiting for retirement (after answering a couple quick questions). I pretty much love financial calculators. They help me set up a game plan to reach a goal. ………Awkward Transition……… […]

Fly finances (pun intended)

by Ninja on October 21, 2009 · 3 comments

If I could be any animal I would be a house fly. Okay, not really, I’d probably be a fire breathing squirrel, but house fly would be second on my list. Yeah I know flies are pretty gross looking and only have an average life span of about a month, but they do have one […]