The Triumphs and Pitfalls of Grocery Shopping Online

October 28, 2017 Frugality Household 13

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)     I have been primarily grocery shopping online for over 6 months now.  Whether I am loading up my Costco cart on GoogleExpress, placing a Meijer order on Shipt or confirming my Amazon Subscribe and Save items, I relish in the… Read more

Buzzing in Our Earbuds: Our Favorite Podcasts Part 5

October 26, 2017 Education Frugality Investing Personal Finance Philosophy 2

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)     Over the past few weeks, I have been featuring various podcasts (financial and non-financial), sharing the shows we love and giving a preview of what to expect.  I am nearing the end of my favorite podcast list… so this may… Read more

All About the Cost of Rabbit Ownership

October 24, 2017 Adventures Family Frugality Household Personal Finance 18

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)   Last Monday at 7:02 am, I posted an article titled Furry Additions to the Adventure Rich Household.  In this article, introduced the Adventure Rabbits as two does (female rabbits).   At 7:52 am as I was driving AR Jr. to daycare,… 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 26

  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 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