HELOC on hold. Refinance here I come.

January 26, 2015

Quit being a wuss. Subscribe to my blog. Last Friday I shared my grandiose plans to take out a home equity line of credit (HELOC) in an attempt to diversify the liquidity available to me. That HELOC stuff is soooooooooo 1995 last week. I’m on to bigger and better things now. And by “bigger and […]

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It’s time for a calculated risk.

January 22, 2015

Here I am, seven years in to my personal finance journey, realizing my relatively disciplined approach to our finances has caused us financial harm. Allow me to share with you one of the most recent examples of how “doing the right thing” came to bite us in the butt: In 2010 Girl Ninja and I decided we […]

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Our 2015 budget

January 20, 2015

New Year. New Budget. Things are about to get a whole lot less exciting with this year’s budget. We’ve been growing our net worth by $50,000+ per year over the last four years, but with Girl Ninja no longer working, we’re definitely gonna be slowing things down in the “getting filthy rich” category. What else […]

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It takes a year to make your house a home.

January 13, 2015

Been awfully quiet around these parts lately, eh? Yeah. I’d apologize, but to be honest, I’m not sorry. Been keeping myself busy with lots of fun things, and as a result blogging has kind of sat on the back burner. Sorry not sorry?  We moved in to our home September 2013. A month after move in, […]

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This marriage is NOT equal.

December 16, 2014

I’ve blogged many a times over the years about my Roth IRA and the quasi-obsession I have with making sure I always max it out. Since I love my Roth so much, you would think I would be just as eager to open one up for Girl Ninja. Not so much the case. Homegirl ain’t got […]

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Net Worth update: Xmas card edition

December 9, 2014

I haven’t updated my Net Worth since May. I was under the impression random internet strangers (you) stopped caring about my net worth because, well, why the crap would you care about my net worth? That said, at least one of my frequent commenters (Bob), has requested numerous times I post an update on the Ninja […]

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I joined a gym.

December 2, 2014

I’ve always scoffed at the idea of joining a gym. All too often people join their local gym with the best of intentions only to find themselves, six months later, realizing they haven’t been to the gym for six months. HA! You wouldn’t pay for cable if you didn’t own a TV would you? So why the […]

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