Working Remotely: Key Components for Success

August 30, 2017 Careers Household 30

  On August 15th, I celebrated my first full year of working full time remotely for my company.  I am not a freelancer, entrepreneur, solopreneur or gig worker… I work remotely full time for a Fortune 40 company supporting various business units in end to end strategic sourcing events.  This is my first job out… Read more

Buzzing in our Earbuds: Our Favorite Podcasts- Part 2

August 28, 2017 Personal Finance Philosophy 20

We’re back with a second edition of our “Buzzing in our Earbuds” favorite podcasts post. You can check out the first edition here: Buzzing in our Earbuds- Part 1 In this second edition, I will follow a similar format… I will cover two financial podcasts and one “other” podcast.   Radical Personal Finance Link: Radical… Read more

My “No Grocery Shopping” Hack Just Got Cheaper

August 25, 2017 Frugality Household Living Simple Living Well Saving 26

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)   I woke up on Wednesday morning to a surprise in my email inbox.  I received a nice little note from Google Express informing me that they were discontinuing memberships. My Thought:  “Crap!  Don’t you know that I rely on Google Express… Read more

Adventure Challenge #4: Get Sandy

August 23, 2017 Adventures Family Living Simple Living Well 12

There is something special about feeling the minute grains of sand squeeze between your toes as you burrow you feet deep into a layer of warm, dry sand.  Or the feeling exfoliating grit that presses against the soles of your feet as you walk along a wet shoreline, leaving imprints as you go. I love… Read more

Leveraging our Property for Half a Pig

August 21, 2017 Household Living Well 50

Mr. Adventure Rich and I were thrilled when we bought our dream home and property last year.  Ten beautiful farmland and wooded acres with the “right-sized” house located towards the back of the property, creating a private, pristine setting for what we hope is our family’s “forever home”.   The Property Dilemma While we counted… Read more

Buzzing in our Earbuds: Our Favorite Podcasts- Part 1

August 18, 2017 Personal Finance Philosophy Running 19

A few years ago, as I was complaining about my long, southern California commute on the overcrowded 101 Highway, a friend looked over the sea of margarita glasses and asked me if I listened to any podcasts. Podcasts?  I had heard of these odd, radio-like broadcasts, but I had yet to dive in and try… Read more

The Adventure Rich FIRE Prowess Score (Chain Gang!)

August 16, 2017 Investing Personal Finance Saving 39

We’re joining the “chain-gang”!  No, not that chain gang… this one is on the right side of the law.  We are joining the FIRE Prowess Chain Gang that has been sweeping the personal finance blogosphere this week.   FIRE Prowess Gauge It all started when JW over at The Green Swan (great blog BTW!) wrote… Read more

3 Reasons I am not attending a European Wedding

August 14, 2017 Adventures Family Frugality Personal Finance Saving 36

I am sitting here, relaxing on a Sunday afternoon and getting ready to return to work after a week off (staycation!).  I am not packing my bags, I am not rushing to the airport and I will not be attending the European wedding of a dear friend in Malta later this week. Malta, can you… Read more

Reflections on my Week Off

August 12, 2017 Adventures Blogging Careers Family Living Well 20

(This post may contain affiliate links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)   If you have been following our Instagram, you may have noticed something odd this week.  A morning mountain bike ride, midday beach shots, and a lazy afternoon of cloud watching.  No, this isn’t my normal weekly routine (I wish!). This was… Read more

Adventure Challenge #3: Go Watch the Sunset

August 10, 2017 Adventures Family Living Simple Living Well 22

When was the last time you saw the sunset?  This past week?  In the past month? Now, what if I were to ask you the last time you truly “watched the sunset”?  I mean, when was the last time you took the time to watch the sun slowly descend out of eyesight (whether it melted… Read more