Does “buying low/selling high” apply to retirement?

June 3, 2013

Quit being a wuss. Subscribe to my blog. Did you know I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting emails from PDITF readers!? It’s nice to break up the spammy sponsored blog post proposals that typically flood my inbox. “Dear Ninja, I would like contribute relevant financial information to blog readers of your fine website”.  Emails like that […]

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Thursday Poll: Get in my belly

May 29, 2013

Last weeks poll made it pretty clear food is an important part in our financial journey. It is the biggest line item in most PDITFers budgets after housing costs. You could be a family of eight, spending $1,000/month on groceries or a bachelor spending $1,000/month on take out and beer. Food is something we can […]

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Should I accept a free financial consultation?

May 28, 2013

A few months ago, I signed up for a new money management website called Personal Capital. It’s a competitor to and apparently was founded by the former CEO of PayPal. I decided to give the new guys a shot and set up all my accounts shortly after they launched. After a few weeks of use, […]

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That time I did a video interview

May 24, 2013

Just came across this gem. It’s an interview I did at FinCon, the financial bloggers conference, in Denver last September. If you want to know what I sound like go ahead and give it a watch   p.s. I didn’t realize how annoyingly I chew my gum. My apologies.

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Thursday Poll: Largest expense excluding housing?

May 22, 2013

Unless you live at home with your parents, have paid off your mortgage, or get your housing costs covered by your employer, housing is probably your biggest expense each month. The second biggest expense, however, will vary greatly amongst us depending on what stage of life we are in. Word on the street has it […]

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What are my alternatives?

May 22, 2013

Girl Ninja and I have a significant amount of our net worth sitting as cash in a “high yield” savings account. It’s exciting that we are just a few weeks away from hitting our $100,000 savings goal, but it’s also terribly depressing to know this money has earned a paltry 0.8% over the last couple years. […]

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Try to be not broke.

May 19, 2013

Over the last two weeks I’ve purchased six round trip plane tickets. It’s insane. Between baby showers and weddings, we knew we’d be dropping some serious coin on flights this summer. But dang, $1,600 disappeared from our bank account faster than a Twinkie at fat camp. Fortunately being not broke is pretty awesome. It allows you the ability […]

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