With the arrival of Baby Ninja in the rear view mirror, Girl Ninja and I are starting to receive a hefty amount of mail from my insurance company. All the hospital visits, the labor and delivery, the lactation consultations, the pediatric appointments, and¬†medications; are looking for their cut of pie. Every time I check the […]

We were over at a friend’s house a few weeks ago, and after he gave us a tour of his home he asked Girl Ninja and I a weird question. He said “Do you want to see your entrance to our home?” I had no idea what he was talking about so I said, “I […]

I don’t know if you all are aware, but I’m kind of a rebel. I’ve lived the last 28 years of my life with reckless abandon. Doing something so controversial I rarely mention it on the blog. But today, it’s time I come clean… I’m uninsured.¬† I know, I know. You are judging me. Second […]

Read a fascinating article the other day about a man, Frank, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and told he only had a few months left to live. Frank and his wife Wilma did what I, and what many of you, would likely do. They sold their home, canceled their health insurance, and cashed out […]

Dying sucks.

December 19, 2011 · 33 comments

Life insurance is arguably the most boring personal finance topic known to man. In fact, it’s so boring I’ve only talked about it once before. It’s time to try to make life insurance less miserable, and more tolerable. Are ya with me? (If you aren’t with me, this should be right up your alley). Since […]

Am I a sucker?

March 8, 2011 · 23 comments

Thank goodness the 24hr 39min drive is behind me. As you could see in yesterday’s post, I had a 16′ rental truck with a trailer behind it. I was pretty nervous before the trip as I’m use to driving a little two door couple, not a freakin’ semi. Since my driving record is mediocre at […]

I’m writing this blog post on my three and a half year old laptop, listening to music on my two and a half year year old phone. Both devices are Apple products. Both devices had a warranty. Warranties that cost me a pretty penny ($160 for my laptop and $99 for the phone). I can’t […]