We now own a crib…you know what that means ;)

July 23, 2013

Quit being a wuss. Subscribe to my blog. It’s no secret I’m quite frugal. I rarely pass up a good deal. Take for example the time my grandma passed away and I paid off the $1,700 loan she had on her van. I took possession of the vehicle and rocked a minivan my entire junior […]

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We are no longer renters.

July 21, 2013

Over the weekend Girl Ninja and I packed up our tiny little 700sqft apartment rental and threw all our stuff in a storage unit. We take possession of our house on Wednesday at 9pm, but leave at 3am the next morning to take 50 high school kids to summer camp for a week. What’s more,  […]

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How many of you invest outside of retirement?

July 16, 2013

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 account each month takes virtually no effort. Investing […]

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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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