Short term investing is the worst.

April 28, 2014

Quit being a wuss. Subscribe to my blog. About two months ago, I took $14,000 out of our savings account and put it in a taxable investment account. To date, it’s probably been my least favorite financial move I’ve ever made. In fact, it’s the worst. It’s also, apparently, the responsible thing to do, but that’s besides […]

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Pregnancy hormones and rennovations don’t mix

April 23, 2014

Our house is 84 years old and comes with all the quirks you would expect (and some you wouldn’t) with an old house. Take for example the fact that we only have one bathroom. This is hard to fathom for folks who are only interested in new construction. Apparently people just didn’t poop as much […]

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The bells and whistles.

April 20, 2014

Cars. They serve a simple purpose, to get one from Point A to Point B. While their purpose is pretty straightforward, the bells and whistles that come with them are anything but. From heated seats to cars that parallel park themselves, features don’t come cheap. What’s more, cars are also the most expensive depreciating asset most of us will […]

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The best test out there to tell you if you should buy a home.

April 16, 2014

My hunch is that most first-time homeowners buy their first place with the best of intentions. They imagine spending decades in their future abode, establishing roots, and engaging in their community. But then life happens. They have more kids than they originally thought they wanted (or discover they can’t have any kids), they get a […]

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Time to fess up

April 14, 2014

A few years ago, I decided to make a blog post that mimicked a very popular website, If you aren’t familiar, PostSecret is website in which random people like you, mail in post cards containing deeply personal confessions. My first post like this, “Share your secret”, remains one of my most popular articles. Since it’s […]

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Goodbye $30,000/yr, we won’t miss you.

April 10, 2014

We are about two months away from welcoming Baby Ninja to the family and in case you were wondering, no I do not feel prepared to be a dad. I mean, I frequently forget to bathe and feed myself, how am I expected to take care of another human being? While I may be in […]

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I guess I’ve reached “that” stage in life…

April 8, 2014

One of the primary selling points of our home was the awesome outdoor living space. We have a good sized patio just off our kitchen that overlooks our big lush backyard, flagstone fire pit area, and the Olympic mountains and Puget Sound. Our patio is awesome, but for the last nine months, it’s been naked. […]

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