Investing

My new money making hobby

September 25, 2014 · 14 comments

If you’ve been reading my blog for over four years (which probably no one has), you may recall I used to own a motorcycle. Shortly after I got my crotch rocket, my dad got a Harley. Shortly after my dad got a Harley, he got in a motorcycle accident which nearly cost him his leg […]

Just about every personal finance guru has an opinion on how much you should contribute to retirement. Their suggestions usually falls between 10% and 20% of your gross income. For as long as I’ve been at this personal finance thing (since 2007), I’ve decided to contribute no less than 15%. Here’s what my retirement contributions […]

About two months ago, I took $14,000 out of our savings account and put it in a taxable investment account. To date, it’s probably been my least favorite financial move I’ve ever made. In fact, it’s the worst. It’s also, apparently, the responsible thing to do, but that’s besides the point.   Responsibility is totally overrated. To […]

When I graduated college, at 21 years old, I really only had one goal for myself in regards to my personal finances. GET FILTHY FREAKING RICH But here I am, seven years later, realizing that I don’t actually care about being wealthy. I know, I know. You’re probably thinking, “Ninja, you’re a hypocrite. Some of […]

Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, Girl Ninja and I recently took $14,000 out of our savings account and transferred it to a taxable investment account. Many of you were curious as to why we would do such a thing considering we only contribute to one Roth each year (instead of two) and I don’t […]

Put up or shut up.  I don’t know how many time’s I’ve written about short-term investing, specifically in taxable investment accounts. I just know it’s been too many considering I am yet to contribute a single penny to one. I mean, one of my top referring blog posts of all time was titled “If you […]

Got a quarterly statement from the Thrift Savings Plan (the government version of a 401k) yesterday and it tickled my fancy in ways my fancy has never been tickled before. There was a good amount of information on there that seemed totally pointless. Like the section that told me if I was 62 years old […]