Paying to Work

July 11, 2011 · 23 comments

I love what I do – but it is kind of a love-hate relationship with teaching.  I just finished my first year as a contracted teacher and it was a rollercoaster.  There are some things about my work that some people just don’t understand…Ninja especially. My job costs money.  Like really, lots of it.  The […]

I hate that most of my blog posts focus around home ownership, but I’m not gonna lie, it’s been on my mind a lot lately. Girl Ninja and I are doing our best to save up $100,000 so we can have the freedom and flexibility to buy what we want, when we want it. Working […]

Agree to disagree

June 29, 2011 · 47 comments

I was asking Girl Ninja what I should blog about tonight (she is often the source of inspiration of my posts) and we began talking about dedicated savings account. We ended the conversation agreeing to disagree. She likes the idea of multiple dedicated savings accounts and I hate it. We debated for about 2 minutes […]

Typing this from the plane. They are yelling at me telling me to turn my electronic device off, but they’ll just have to wait three seconds. By the time you read this I’ll be in San Diego for the last time. Today Girl Ninja and I begin our four day, 1,200 mile journey to Washington. […]

I’ve always been told the best way to predict the future is by looking at the past.  Next time someone tells me that I’m going to kick them in the earlobe. I’ve had 11 jobs in the last eight years and there is virtually no continuity between them. See for yourself (note: some of these […]

I love when people say “Bigger is better.” I mean, we all know the popular Texan slogan “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” We are told we need to make a BIG income, so we can buy a HUGE house, with a LONG driveway, to park our EXPENSIVE cars in. Unfortunately, success is often measured by appearance […]

What’s up everyone! Was your weekend good? Mine sure as heck was. Busy, but fantastic. A week from Wednesday I will be flying back to San Diego again, only this time I get to bring Girl Ninja back to Seattle with me!!!! YEESSSSSS! It’s been three months of living two states away and we are […]