#FinCon17 – Here I Come!

October 20, 2017 Adventures Blogging 14

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)   Surprise! (or not…)   If you have been following me on Twitter, you likely know from my responses that I am heading to #FinCon17 in Dallas, TX next week.   FinCon is a financial content and media conference founded by personal… Read more

Emergency Preparation Up North

October 18, 2017 Family Household 29

  Recently, many Americans faced unexpected emergencies in the form of hurricanes, tornadoes, and forest fires.  Some of the outcomes of these natural disasters were just that… disastrous.   One such disaster struck near and dear to the personal finance community.  The blogger behind Dads Dollars Debts and his family lost their home to the… Read more

Furry Additions to the Adventure Rich Household

October 16, 2017 Adventures Family Household 21

  I warned him, I really did.  I gave Mr. Adventure Rich full advance notice that if he let me go into the “Bunny Barn” at our local Northwestern Michigan Fair, we would welcome a fuzzy friend home with us within the next few months.   The County Fair   The following is an adaptation… Read more

Adventure Challenge #6:  An Apple a Day

October 13, 2017 Adventures Family Living Simple Living Well 18

  Crisp and cool, the breeze glances off my face as I move quickly in an effort to generate a bit of warmth. “Mom, mom, moooooom!  Hand.” AR Jr. hustles along, reaching to grab my hand as we shuffle through the tall grass.  The overcast sky threatens to open up at any moment, but we… Read more

Warren Buffett’s Office

October 11, 2017 Careers Education Personal Finance Philosophy 46

    During a recent business trip, I was killing time on a cross-country flight and started browsing the available movies.  Being a good little personal finance geek, I quickly selected the documentary “Becoming Warren Buffett”.   There were many great little tidbits of wisdom and lessons learned throughout the movie… everything from financial truths,… Read more

Buzzing In Our Earbuds: Our Favorite Podcasts- Part 4

October 9, 2017 Adventures Blogging Careers Education 15

  After the first few “Buzzing in our Earbuds” posts, I would like to introduce a few relatively new podcasts I enjoy (plus 1 “new to me” podcast).   If you missed our first few posts, check them out here! Buzzing in our Earbuds: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3   On with the show(s)!… Read more

September “Spaving” Challenge Recap

October 6, 2017 Frugality Household Personal Finance Saving 14

  Spaving– a totally made up word to reflect savings gathered while spending. (spending + saving = spaving)     My Month of “Spaving” Led by the illustrious Lady in the Black, I (along with several other bloggers) participated in a month-long challenge throughout September called the “September Savings Challenge”.   The Challenge The Spaving… Read more

Live Your Retirement Today

October 4, 2017 Adventures Family Frugality Living Simple Living Well Philosophy 19

  Following a Stacking Benjamin’s Show Meet-Up with Joe Saul-Sehy, his mom’s neighbor Doug, and a few other Stackers in Traverse City this summer, I received an exciting opportunity to be part of a Stacking Benjamin’s podcast episode.  I had a blast and you can check the episode out here!   During the episode, I… Read more

Net Worth Update – October 2017: $296,983.32 (+$7,796.33)

October 2, 2017 Frugality Investing Net Worth Updates Personal Finance Saving 18

  For the beginning of autumn, we are still enjoying beautiful weather here in northern Michigan!  We even enjoyed the warmest week of the year with a few 80-90 degree days (can you say, “Beach Day”?!?)   September was quite the month!  In addition to some Friday Night Lights and a few beach days, the… Read more

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

September 30, 2017 Frugality Personal Finance Philosophy 47

  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