Burn baby burn.

February 24, 2014

You know that famous saying “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”? Well I’m kinda realizing that the Ninja household is kinda guilty of having a few too many “good intentions.” Exhibit A: Living off my income.  When Baby Ninja is dropped off at our front door by a Stork, our plan is for […]

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Put emotions to the side and make me move.

February 20, 2014

So ya know how last blog post I wrote about investing $100,000 in to our house so we could build an attached two-bedroom apartment? That’s still an option, but so is something else… SELL OUR HOUSE Yeah, I just said that.  We bought in July, moved in in September, and here we are five months […]

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The $100,000 addition.

February 18, 2014

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 our house, that big grassy area that runs […]

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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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