How many of you invest outside of retirement?

July 16, 2013

Quit being a wuss. Subscribe to my blog. I’m currently of the mindset that Girl Ninja and I have enough job security and enough liquid assets we can afford to quit saving money. It’s a fun place to be in for sure, but it is also extremely intimidating. Throwing excess income in to a savings […]

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How much are closing costs?

July 14, 2013

Girl Ninja and I agreed to pay all closing costs associated with the purchase of our first home. Now that we are approaching the final stretch of this purchasing process (we sign papers tomorrow), we’ve received the paperwork that breaks down all these pesky fees. Spoiler alert: It ain’t pretty. Here’s how those costs break […]

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Thursday poll on Friday

July 11, 2013


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Just our luck.

July 9, 2013

We went under contract on our first home purchase the same day Bernanke decided to announce the feds plan to slow down their quantitative easing policy. It was quite frustrating. Had we found this same house just 30 days earlier we would have been looking at an interest rate on our loan of about 3.7%. […]

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Net Worth: July 2013

July 7, 2013

Breaking $200,000 was nice while it lasted, but those days are long gone now. We dropped $10,000 last month as earnest money for our house, so our savings took a hit. When we close at the end of the month, our Net Worth will take an even larger hit. But hey, I guess that’s part of […]

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What. Did. We. Just. Do? A post by Girl Ninja

July 2, 2013

Sit back and enjoy the ride. I’ve twisted Girl Ninja’s arm enough to get her to write a blog post for y’all today. Hope you enjoy When our realtor called to tell us they accepted our offer, I felt a little bit like Lindsey Lohan in the movie Freaky Friday; when she woke up and […]

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bAHston is wicked awesome

July 2, 2013

I’ve been missing in action lately because I spent a long weekend in Boston with Girl Ninja. On our flight back to Seattle last night, I opted to watch Pitch Perfect with GN over write you all a new blog post. Maybe one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  While I might not have […]

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