saving

On November 30th, 2010 Girl Ninja and I had exactly $2,824.65 in our savings account (this does not include our Emergency Fund). Between November 2010 and September 2011, this account became very hungry and ate just about every dollar of discretionary income we had. By Sept. 2011, only ten months later, our savings had increased […]

A $14,000 raise.

January 3, 2012 · 24 comments

As you are already aware, Girl Ninja and I made the move to Seattle this last summer (We miss all you beautiful peeps in San Diego). We found a great little mother-in-law apartment above a beautiful home in a suburb north of Seattle. It’s the perfect place for us right now; clean, cute, and cheap. […]

Are you setting yourself up for self-sufficiency? Who do you rely on for survival? Do you know what you need to do today, to have ‘enough’ 20, 30, or 40 years from now? If you’re planning on social security providing for you, like a mother’s milk provides for her baby, it’s time to start “feeding” […]

I was talking with a friend the other day about common everyday topics ( things like: sports, money, unicorns, etc), when we transitioned in to talking about home ownership. I told my friend Girl Ninja and I were planning to save pretty aggressively so we could have up to $100,000 to use for a down […]

The following is a guest post (stick figure art and all). Like it, love it, enjoy it…. Crouching shrouded in darkness, patiently waiting for the right moment to strike. The ninja is focused, patient and deadly… and that’s why they would make excellent savers! I’m not saying that the best way to invest money in […]

I’m bored.

September 1, 2011 · 27 comments

While talking with Girl Ninja the other night, I uttered four words I thought I would never say. I. Like. Big. Elbows. Just kidding, that’s now what I said. What I really said was “I’m sick of saving.” ::GASP:: I probably just lost half my readers after declaring such a blasphemous statement, but it’s true, […]

Death to happiness

June 16, 2011 · 39 comments

Man, just when things are going great in my life, I get an email with horrible news. I’m seriously depressed right now. Here’s the email I got from a PDITF reader… Dear Ninja, I have some bad news for you, as I know you are a fellow ING Direct customer. http://consumerist.com/2011/06/report-capital-one-to-buy-ing-direct-for-9-billion.html You should say something […]