To infinity and beyond

January 21, 2014

Quit being a wuss. Subscribe to my blog. Next pay period I will receive a small raise at work, to the tune of $2,500 (a 3% raise). While I’m stoked to be getting any raise at all, let’s be real, it’s not a life changing amount. In fact, I’m only expecting to net $75 more each […]

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Should I take a sabbatical

January 15, 2014

In college, I remember being jealous of the professors who had earned a sabbatical. They would take a whole semester off, with pay, to basically do whatever they wanted. It seemed like the sweetest gig in the world. Every ten years they worked, they could take a three-month sabbatical. About a year ago, I asked […]

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Our 2014 Budget

January 13, 2014

Finally found the motivation this weekend to spend a little bit of time working on our 2014 budget. Especially after many of you called out my laziness in last weeks post and forced me to get my stuff together. Thanks for the swift kick in the pants ya jerks. Girl Ninja and I will be repping […]

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Real Estate Commissions Are An Absolute Joke

January 9, 2014

Girl Ninja and I were personal friends with our real estate agent. He has led Young Life with us for the last couple years and he’s a great dude. In fact, we had him over for dinner just the other night so we could show him all the changes we’ve made to our house since […]

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I don’t even feel like budgeting.

January 7, 2014

    Every year, during the first week of January, I update my excel budget. It’s the tool I’ve used for 5+ years now to track how much I anticipate our financial situation will change over the calendar year. Last year (2013) I predicted a $50,000 increase, but with some massive help from the stock […]

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We almost lost $5,000.

January 5, 2014

Now that I’m back from Europe, and the holidays have passed, Girl Ninja and I are full steam ahead in making our 1930’s cottage more homey. On Saturday I spent a solid hour with an electrician getting quotes on everything from, running electricity out to our carport, repairing damaged outlets, and adding recessed lighting. I […]

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Net Worth: January 2014

January 1, 2014

Ringing in the New Year means it’s time for a new Net Worth post. Twenty-Thirteen was the best year yet for the Ninja household. We made some major gains across the board and couldn’t be happier. With a baby on the way, 2014 wont be as stellar. We will be going from a two-income household […]

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