Investing

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 […]

How many of us are guilty of allowing fear to keep us from doing potentially great things?   ME! I’M GUILTY OF THAT!   I wrote last week about my desire to add a two bedroom rental unit to the side of our house. About 10% of you thought it was a good idea in […]

So ya know how last blog post I wrote about investing $100,000 in to our house so we could build an attached two-bedroom apartment? That’s still an option, but so is something else… SELL OUR HOUSE Yeah, I just said that.  We bought in July, moved in in September, and here we are five months […]

The $100,000 addition.

February 18, 2014 · 22 comments

Our house sits on a 15,000 square foot lot in such a way that adding on to the structure shouldn’t be too big of a deal. Here’s a quick picture from our backyard for reference… You see how much space there is on the left side of our house, that big grassy area that runs […]