No really a Giant tree crashed down on our house yesterday evening during a gnarly Seattle Storm. Check it…    Fudge. Have a dozen or so holes in our roof and two busted skylights, but otherwise things seem to be in decent shape. Now I get to go through the process of learning how a […]


So a Forbes journalist reached out to me a couple weeks back and we did a phone interview about my life and financials. The article is live on Forbes today and if you want to read it you can click here. I wouldn’t say everything in there is exactly how I would have portrayed our […]

I’ve always wanted to be the type of person that sets goals for themselves. Let me pat myself on the back as, today, I’ve reached a new goal. LONGEST TIME BETWEEN BLOG POSTS IN THE 6 YEAR HISTORY OF THIS BLOG. I know. I know. You’re so proud of me right?! Thanks for your encouragement. […]

Probably won’t have new content up until next week since the fam and I are in San Diego for Spring Break. 

I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic as of late and have been rummaging through old files on my computer. That’s when I happened upon this gem of me back in my glory days…. Look at those thunderous calves. Those luscious locks. Those chubby cheeks. It’s no wonder Girl Ninja desperately wanted to bear my children. After […]

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 […]

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, […]