To Tip or Not to Tip (hint: this isn’t a question!)

September 30, 2017 Frugality Personal Finance Philosophy 49

  I want to talk about tipping today.   Warning: this is a semi-rant, but this topic is near and dear to me and I have been planning on writing this for some time.   Quick note: I am focusing on tipping servers (restaurant, bar and coffee shop) here.   Aspects of Tipping to Consider… Read more

(Guest Post!) How To Travel With Kids On A Budget

September 27, 2017 Adventures Family Frugality Guest Post Living Simple Living Well 9

Hi All!  Mrs. Adventure Rich here.  I am excited to introduce a guest post from Ember from the blog An Intentional Lifestyle here today!  Ember is an extreme optimist who writes about finding joy and enjoying the journey each day. She, along with her husband and 3 kids, work towards FI on a single income,… Read more

A Fairly Frugal Family Vacation: Mackinac Island

September 25, 2017 Adventures Family Frugality Living Simple Living Well Philosophy 33

  Imagine this… an idyllic island surrounded by a crystal blue-green freshwater ocean.  From the island, one can see a bridge spanning across a great divide between two land masses.  All around, the island boasts of Victorian style houses, French and British forts, and ice-age old rock formations. That’s not all… are you listening?  Do… Read more

Five Awesome Perks of Working Remote

September 22, 2017 Careers Frugality Living Well 38

A few weeks ago, I wrote about what I consider to be the key components to a successful remote work environment.  In this post, I tried to be open and honest about the ups and downs of remote work and how a home office set up may not be as easy or as ideal as… Read more

How We Paid Off $55,000 of Debt (Over on High Five Dad!)

September 20, 2017 Frugality Guest Post Personal Finance 8

  Hi All!  I hope you are having a wonderful September week. The Adventure Rich family is enjoying our first vacation (aka- non-family visit or staycation) since AR Jr. joined our crew over two years ago.  It has been a great adventure so far and I look forward to providing details about our “fairly frugal… Read more

My Top 3 Money Management Tools (and how I use them)

September 18, 2017 Personal Finance 37

I am a self-proclaimed money nerd. While I was never a math genius, I enjoyed playing around with numbers as a child and had a blast learning Excel in a high school business/accounting class.  After graduating from college, I stepped into a role requiring a fair amount of data analysis and numbers presentation. Then I… Read more

Buzzing in our Earbuds: Our Favorite Podcasts- Part 3

September 15, 2017 Careers Education Frugality Investing Personal Finance Running 9

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)   Are your ready for the third edition of “Buzzing in our Earbuds”, our favorite podcasts?   You can check out the previous editions here: Buzzing in our Earbuds- Part 1 Buzzing in our Earbuds- Part 2 Without further ado, here is… Read more

Adventure Challenge #5: Friday Night Lights

September 13, 2017 Adventures Family Frugality Living Simple Living Well 26

  With the leaves changing and a chill dancing across your face, what is your quintessential autumn activity? Is it donning your sweaters and scarves for the first time?  Raking a pile of brightly colored leaves?  Perhaps it is heading to your local pumpkin patch to pick out this year’s front porch guest of honor.… Read more

Let Us Remember

September 11, 2017 Living Well 26

  Sixteen years ago…  I cannot believe it has been 16 years since 9/11. I remember someone once told me that there will be certain days or events in my life that will stick in my head in odd ways.  That years later, I would remember where I was, what I was doing, what I was… Read more

Money Map Musings

September 8, 2017 Investing Living Simple Living Well Personal Finance Philosophy Saving 11

  In our last post, I unveiled the Adventure Rich Money Map.  This map details the flow of our money to and from various accounts, giving you a peek into our money management.  This idea came from a few bloggers who created maps earlier this year (I’m looking at you Budgets on a Stick, Apathy… Read more