You NEED to know your expense ratios.

March 4, 2015

Now that I’ve given our savings account the cold shoulder in hopes of building long-term wealth via our taxable and retirement accounts, basic investment strategies just wont cut it any more. The need to go deeper. In 2007, when I landed my current job with the Feds, I was handed a fat stack of HR paperwork as […]

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Is there any reason I should still have a savings account?

March 3, 2015

Girl Ninja and I are in the process of refinancing our mortgage. We locked in our refi rate at the end of January, which saved us 0.25% compared to today’s rates. Might not seem like much at first, but it works out to about $40 per month, every month, for the next 30 years. So yeah, […]

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How much does a Vizsla (or any dog) cost?

February 26, 2015

***If you don’t care about my dog that’s fine. But you MUST scroll down to the bottom of this post and respond to my question about a dress that is breaking the internet. This debate could very well destroy my marriage.*** As many of you probably know, we got our dog Nova, about a year […]

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I’ll still be so pissed if student loans are forgiven.

February 25, 2015

Back in the Occupy Wall Street hayday, Circa 2011, I wrote my 8th most popular post ever. It was simply titled “I’ll be so pissed if Student loans are forgiven“. Yesterday I read an article by the New Yorker titled “A Student-Debt Revolt Begins“. Here’s a snippet from the article, but make sure to click […]

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For Oh Won Kay.

February 19, 2015

In the blink of an eye, my overtime income that I blogged about two days ago is gone. Rest in peace, hopefully we will meet again. Where did it go? I’m glad you asked. As soon as I learned the opportunity for overtime was available, I immediately began deciding how to purpose this new found income. And […]

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February 17, 2015

My field office has been one of the hardest hit field offices in the country in terms of work load. We have fallen way behind because we don’t have enough agents to complete all the work that comes in. We’re generally known as a busy office, but things have gotten so out of hand that we aren’t […]

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The first $100,000 is the hardest.

February 12, 2015

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 […]

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