Net Worth Update – November 2017: $306,038.83 (+$9,055.51)

November 1, 2017 Investing Net Worth Updates Personal Finance Saving 30

  Where did the year go?  I am still trying to remember to write 2017 instead of 2016 and we are already in November.   October was filled with work travel, a visit from Mr. Adventure Rich’s parents, pumpkin donuts, and the amazing sleep-deprived blogger experiment called FinCon.     Mid-October, AR Jr. brought home… 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

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

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

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

The Adventure Rich Money Map

September 6, 2017 Credit Cards Investing Personal Finance Philosophy Saving 59

I often find myself inspired by other personal finance bloggers and their innovative ideas for saving, investing and personal finance calculations.  One such moment of inspiration came a few weeks ago when several personal finance bloggers including Budgets on a Stick, Apathy Ends, and the Luxe Strategist created their personal “money map” to show the flow of… Read more

Net Worth Update – September 2017: $289,186.99 (+$4,400.25)

September 4, 2017 Investing Net Worth Updates Personal Finance Saving 21

These net worth updates always sneak up on me… I hope everyone is having a pleasant and relaxing Labor Day weekend.  Some cooler weather has moved into the northern Michigan area, but we still have a few warm sunny days to enjoy.   Cash and Savings   After realizing that we may be addicted to… Read more

The Adventure Rich FIRE Prowess Score (Chain Gang!)

August 16, 2017 Investing Personal Finance Saving 40

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

Net Worth Update – August 2017: $284,786.74 (+$8,178.58)

August 2, 2017 Investing Net Worth Updates Personal Finance Saving 37

Hellooooo August!  (Wait, where did July go?!?)  While I cannot believe we are inching towards autumn already, the Adventure Rich family is in full summer mode, soaking up the sunny weekends and enjoying the long summer evenings. Recently, we have been trying to go for walks and explore our property in this gorgeous summer weather.… Read more

Why We Rolled Over a 403(b) to a Vanguard IRA

July 24, 2017 Investing Personal Finance 24

Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ Hey-oh, we can finally check this one off our list!  We successfully rolled over Mr. Adventure Rich’s 403(b) retirement account to a Vanguard Traditional IRA.  It is a relief to complete this task and we wanted to share our reasons for the rollover and why we chose both Vanguard and VTSAX. Background… Read more