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Here I am, seven years in to my personal finance journey, realizing my relatively disciplined approach to our finances has caused us financial harm. Allow me to share with you one of the most recent examples of how “doing the right thing” came to bite us in the butt: In 2010 Girl Ninja and I decided we […]

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Been awfully quiet around these parts lately, eh? Yeah. I’d apologize, but to be honest, I’m not sorry. Been keeping myself busy with lots of fun things, and as a result blogging has kind of sat on the back burner. Sorry not sorry?  We moved in to our home September 2013. A month after move in, […]

I’ve blogged many a times over the years about my Roth IRA and the quasi-obsession I have with making sure I always max it out. Since I love my Roth so much, you would think I would be just as eager to open one up for Girl Ninja. Not so much the case. Homegirl ain’t got […]

I’m in Ireland

September 9, 2014 · 6 comments

For the rest of the week. Baby Ninja knows no different.    

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 […]

For those of us that get paid every two weeks, we face a battle of epic proportions. Managing a budget is no easy task, especially when all months AREN’T created equal. Ten months a year we might bring home $4,000, but two months of the year we bring home $6,000. Why must such cruel things […]

I’ve been doing a lot of blogging lately about real estate and the stock market. The last two years have been insane for both markets. Epic and unsustainable are some of the adjectives that come to mind for the recent  gains. The general consensus amongst PF nerds is that one should strive to buy low and sell high. […]