Three Books On My Reading List That Aren’t Even Available Yet!

November 29, 2017 Blogging Education Personal Finance 26

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)     As we shift towards the colder weather and a hint of winter drifts through the air, I am working hard to embrace the cold and get out every day.  But I would be dishonest if I led you to believe… Read more

Cyber Monday Can Make Sense (+ a Note of Caution)

November 27, 2017 Frugality Saving 16

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)   Happy Monday!  Are you all still feeling the turkey-fueled calling for naptime like I am?   Today is Cyber Monday, the day online retailers slash prices and attempt to create a feeding frenzy without the Black Friday lines and 3 am… Read more

What I Won’t Be Doing on Black Friday… and Why

November 24, 2017 Saving 8

  Can you guess?!?   You got it… I won’t be shopping!   So, what will I be doing?  Well, we are visiting Mr. Adventure Rich’s family this week, so my plan is as follows.   #1-  Complete our #ARStreak Goals     We are on Day 2 of a 40 day “Adventure Rich Streak Challenge“!… Read more

A Brief Turkey Day Thank You

November 22, 2017 Family Living Well Philosophy 20

  I promise, this will be short and sweet (just like the homemade pie you will hopefully be enjoying tomorrow!)   I just want to say “Thank You”.   Currently, we are visiting Mr. Adventure Rich’s family.  We will be starting our Turkey Day off with a 5K (Mr. Adventure Rich and I) and a… Read more

Adventure Challenge #8: Let’s Go Streaking! (Intro to the #ARStreak Challenge!)

November 20, 2017 Adventures Living Simple Living Well Running 52

  Yes, you read the title correctly… I’m asking you to join us as we streak towards 2018!     Um, Streaking?     Let me explain…   I recently heard about the Runner’s World winter “Run Streak”.  The Runner’s World magazine is challenging readers and runners to run at least one mile per day… Read more

Confessions of a FIRE Blogger: We Don’t have a FI Number or Date

November 17, 2017 Living Well Personal Finance Philosophy 65

  I have a confession to make.  Mr. Adventure Rich and I do not have our Financial Independence number (the amount of money invested and/or coming in via passive income to sustain our lifestyle) nailed down.   What’s more?  We don’t know (gasp!) our Financial Independence date!   I know, I know, what is a… Read more

Negotiating a Work Remote Arrangement (Guest Post on Millennial Money Man!)

November 15, 2017 Careers 0

  Today, Bobby from Millennial Money Man graciously accepted an article I wrote titled “Negotiating a Work Remote Arrangement”.  Go check it out!   Background     In late May 2016, I lived with my husband and son in southern California.  My career at a Fortune 50 company was strong and we were enjoying our… Read more

The Essential Gear and Tips for Safely Running in the Dark

November 13, 2017 Adventures Running 25

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)     There is no denying it, we have arrived at “that time of year”.  The time of year when we jolt from long days with lingering daylight to days when the sun burns through the sky in a miniscule amount of… Read more

Adventure Challenge #7: Embrace the Chill

November 10, 2017 Adventures Living Simple Living Well 19

  No, I’m not talking about the “Netflix and Chill” variety…   I’m talking about the true chill.  The chill in the air that accompanies the shifting seasons.   Here in northern Michigan, we plunged into winter this week.  Shifting from 50 degrees to 25 degrees, the clouds brought a winter dusting to our area,… Read more

Planning and Preparing for Work Travel as a Working Mom

November 8, 2017 Careers Family Household 19

    Life as a working mom is never dull.  And when work travel is added to an already busy-bordering on hectic schedule, I find great opportunities to flex my planning and efficiency muscles.   I am fortunate to have a job that does not require an incredible amount of travel.  That being said, in the… Read more