lifestyle

One of the primary selling points of our home was the awesome outdoor living space. We have a good sized patio just off our kitchen that overlooks our big lush backyard, flagstone fire pit area, and the Olympic mountains and Puget Sound. Our patio is awesome, but for the last nine months, it’s been naked. […]

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 […]

Does life get worse?

December 11, 2013 · 28 comments

I remember being in my Junior year of high school, loving every minute of it, thinking to myself “This is the best time of my life. It’s all downhill from here.”¬† Then I went to college in San Diego and watched the sunset over the ocean every night for four years and thought to myself […]

What’s your hobby?

October 7, 2013 · 17 comments

I’m always curious to learn about someone’s hobbies. I mean, think about it. People might spend their free time knitting, playing Bunco, crossfitting, flying remote control planes, rapping, collecting stamps, or white water rafting. Some hobbies cost nothing, swimming in the local lake. Others have significant upfront costs, like cycling, but have minimal recurring expenses. […]

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 […]

As our savings account continues to grow, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting. How are Girl Ninja and I quickly approaching a $200,000 net worth at 25 and 27 years old? What’s the magic trick? How can I package our story up in to a $10 e-book called “Punch Being Poor In The Face” […]

I was chatting with a close friend a few days ago¬†about the housing market. Big surprise right? We know what the median household income is in Seattle ($66,000), and we also know the median sales price of a home in Seattle right now is $380,000. What we don’t know is how the crap people can […]