The $100,000 addition.

February 18, 2014

Quit being a wuss. Subscribe to my blog. Our house sits on a 15,000 square foot lot in such a way that adding on to the structure shouldn’t be too big of a deal. Here’s a quick picture from our backyard for reference… You see how much space there is on the left side of […]

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Keep your credit card debt. It’ll be good for you.

February 16, 2014

Do you have an income? Do you have expenses? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you darn well better have some financial priorities in place. While there are a million different things we could talk about in regards to financial priorities, today I want to focus on just one. Which comes first: […]

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I love mixing business and friendships.

February 11, 2014

When Girl Ninja and I decided to begin the house hunting process a year ago, we were in kind of an awkward position. We had met with a Redfin agent, our landlord introduced us to one of his employees who was also a realtor, and then one of our good friends worked in Real Estate. We […]

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Murdering plants and taking bad deals.

February 9, 2014

Our house sits on a lush 0.35 acre property just outside of Seattle. Getting a nice chunk of land was important to us me as we were house hunting. The obvious downside of a good-sized backyard?  Yard work. Check out our little plot of land…. It was clear when we bought the property that the […]

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Name our baby, get $100, and a net worth update too.

February 6, 2014

Now that we know we are having a boy it’s time to get to naming him. If you have come across a cool boy name recently hook a Ninja up and drop it in the comments. Need you to get those creative juices flowing since I probably wont get my way and name our kid Sir […]

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So this happened last night…

February 4, 2014

Your browser does not support the video tag But the slomo version is my personal favorite. Listen to that solid high five sound. Your browser does not support the video tag Oh and the guy that I hugged before Girl Ninja, he and his wife popped their balloon at the same time and we realized […]

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Pay your pops.

February 3, 2014

A reader asks… My husband and I are doing fairly well financially, but we wanted to see what we could be doing better. My husband is very big into investments and I was always very big into liquid savings (I watch a lot of Suze Orman). After meeting with our financial adviser, he said he […]

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