What’s in Our Wallet: Tax Advantaged Savings Edition

June 30, 2017 Family Investing Personal Finance Saving 8

We are now in our fourth installment of “What’s in Our Wallet” and I will be covering our Health Savings Account Cash Balance and our Dependent Care Flexible Savings Account. If you are tuning in for the first time, you can catch up with our first three posts here: What’s in Our Wallet:  Credit Card… Read more

What Financial Health Means to Me

June 27, 2017 Family Living Simple Living Well Philosophy 15

He was a handsome man, slim from years of a regimented life, sinewy muscles stretching across his tall frame.  Youth had long since abandoned him, edged out by an old age marked with stooped shoulders, shaking hands from Parkinson’s disease and a childlike innocence brought about by dementia.   It was 2010.  I was a… Read more

I Don’t Grocery Shop Anymore

June 26, 2017 Family Household Living Simple Living Well 15

I don’t go grocery shopping anymore…   Well, that’s not entirely true.  I rarely go grocery shopping at a brick-and-mortar store anymore.  In other words, I outsourced my grocery shopping!   As a full time working woman, wife, mother and any other variety of titles that translate to “I’m busy!”, I have learned that I… Read more

My Love Affair with our Local Library

June 23, 2017 Education Family Frugality Living Well 22

Libraries have come a long way since I was a kid.  I remember marching into our local library as an elementary school kid and sifting through decks of library catalog cards.  I would then scour the aisles to find the book that peaked my interest or would help me with a school project. My trips… Read more

What’s in Our Wallet: Investing Edition 

June 21, 2017 Household Investing Personal Finance Saving 17

If you’ve been following along for a bit, you may know that we have been publishing a “What’s in Our Wallet” series to give some visibility into how we set up our household finances.  Here is our next installment… the Investing Edition! New here?  Check out our previous posts here: Credit Card Edition Banking Edition… Read more

Visible Beauty in Our Blog Photos

June 19, 2017 Adventures Blogging Living Simple Living Well Philosophy 18

Today’s post is completely non-financial… just a little ditty about our blog photos (say cheese!). Back in April, Mr. Adventure Rich and I selected a blog name, paid for our blog hosting, and started to mock up what “Adventure Rich” would look like.  During our first few iterations, I pulled stock photos from the internet… Read more

Spontaneous Adventure: June Beach Dinner

June 16, 2017 Adventures Family Living Simple Living Well Philosophy 18

  Imagine this… it’s 7:30pm on a warm Tuesday evening in June.  I had just pulled the baked chicken out of the oven, turned off the stovetop pan full of crisp potatoes, and followed our chubby almost-2 year old outside to go find daddy (pronounced: “da-eey”).  Mr. Adventure Rich was just finishing up mowing the… Read more

What’s in Our Wallet: Banking Edition

June 14, 2017 Household Personal Finance Saving 17

Last week, I introduced a series titled “What’s in Our Wallet” in which Mr. Adventure Rich and I open up our wallets and let you peek inside! First Edition:  Credit Cards So here is our second edition, the Banking Edition!  Let’s check out our checking and savings accounts. Checking Accounts We have somewhat of a… Read more

Why We Started A Blog

June 12, 2017 Adventures Blogging Personal Finance Philosophy 16

Last Friday, I wrote a post outlining the reasons we almost didn’t start this blog.  If you read that post, you saw that reasons why we delayed, doubted and almost scrapped our plan to join the personal finance/FIRE (financial independence/retire early) blog community.  Maybe the reasons struck a chord or felt familiar.  Maybe the post made… Read more

We Almost Didn’t Start This Blog -Adventures in Doubt and Fear-

June 9, 2017 Adventures Blogging 20

What took us so long to start this blog??? This is a question I have asked myself over and over again. At times, Mr. Adventure Rich and I would find ourselves eager to dive in head first. We would take long walks brainstorming article ideas, discuss our philosophy over a chilled drink on a lazy… Read more