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

November 17, 2017 Living Well Personal Finance Philosophy 40

  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

Adventure Challenge #7: Embrace the Chill

November 10, 2017 Adventures Living Simple Living Well 18

  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

“Money Options”: The Ability to Choose Your Adventure

November 6, 2017 Living Well Personal Finance Philosophy Saving 42

    I often hear the statement “It’s not about the money, it’s about time”.  And I agree!  Money is not the point, money is not the end.  Money is a tool we employ for many ends.   In the FI/RE (financial independence, retire early) world, money is often used as a tool to buy… Read more

The Flora and the Fauna: A Lesson in Responsibility

November 3, 2017 Household Living Simple Living Well 30

  This past month marks one year in our Craigslist home.  As I look around our house, around our property, and at our son, I am amazed at how much has changed in just one year.  Fitted with our (mostly free or used) furniture, the walls adorned with paintings and pictures and familiar piles of… 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

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

(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

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