Investing

Did you know I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting emails from PDITF readers!? It’s nice to break up the spammy sponsored blog post proposals that typically flood my inbox. “Dear Ninja, I would like contribute relevant financial information to blog readers of your fine website”.  Emails like that make me want to stab my eyeballs out […]

A few months ago, I signed up for a new money management website called Personal Capital. It’s a competitor to Mint.com and apparently was founded by the former CEO of PayPal. I decided to give the new guys a shot and set up all my accounts shortly after they launched. After a few weeks of use, […]

Yesterday, I went all “Who wants to be a millionaire” on you guys and asked the audience a question. It was a simple question: How has your financial situation changed over the last 12 months? Of the 333 of you that responded, 240 said things have gotten better. Only 44 readers said things have gotten […]

If you saw my post on Friday, you know that Girl Ninja and I were seriously considering going 50/50 on a rental property with my best friend from high school who married one of Girl Ninja’s best friends from high school. Today, I tell if we wrote up an offer, but not until I drag […]

You know how I keep saying Seattle real estate is in a bubble? Girl Ninja and I haven’t walked through a single house in over two months, we’ve virtually given up on the house hunting process. So we decided to do what any logical couple would do… buy a house. Wait, what? Allow me to […]

Stalking the stock market.

by Ninja on March 27, 2013 · 21 comments

I take a slightly more aggressive approach to saving for retirement than most. For now, 100% of my retirement contributions are invested in various mutual funds. These mutual funds give me partial ownership of thousands of different domestic and foreign companies. At this stage in my life, I don’t see much of a reason to […]

Eating my words

by Ninja on March 19, 2013 · 14 comments

Remember the controversial post I wrote a month or two ago titled “Screw my Roth IRA” where I blew the whistle on why Roths suck? Many of you wanted to burn me at the stake; accusing me of financial blasphemy. The comments section of that post got a little heated, but with the help of […]