Money Map Musings

September 8, 2017 Investing Living Simple Living Well Personal Finance Philosophy Saving 9

  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 58

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

Buzzing in our Earbuds: Our Favorite Podcasts- Part 2

August 28, 2017 Personal Finance Philosophy 20

We’re back with a second edition of our “Buzzing in our Earbuds” favorite podcasts post. You can check out the first edition here: Buzzing in our Earbuds- Part 1 In this second edition, I will follow a similar format… I will cover two financial podcasts and one “other” podcast.   Radical Personal Finance Link: Radical… Read more

Buzzing in our Earbuds: Our Favorite Podcasts- Part 1

August 18, 2017 Personal Finance Philosophy Running 19

A few years ago, as I was complaining about my long, southern California commute on the overcrowded 101 Highway, a friend looked over the sea of margarita glasses and asked me if I listened to any podcasts. Podcasts?  I had heard of these odd, radio-like broadcasts, but I had yet to dive in and try… Read more

A Recipe for Spontaneity

August 4, 2017 Adventures Family Frugality Living Simple Living Well Philosophy 29

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)   The Adventure Rich family is a fan of, well, adventures!  (go figure)  And many of these adventures end up being last minute spontaneous adventures spurred on by a dose of inspiration… “It’s a beautiful evening, let’s go for a walk!” “What… Read more

Our Financial Independence Mission Statement

July 19, 2017 Adventures Family Frugality Living Simple Living Well Philosophy 32

Over at Our Next Life, Ms. ONL posted an article titled “Write Your Financial Independence Mission Statement”.  In this post, she outlines an exercise which can be utilized to create your own personal Financial Independence Mission Statement. Formula for a Financial Independence Mission Statement To begin, Ms. ONL suggests answering the following four questions: •What… Read more

Hard Work and Yard Work

July 17, 2017 Household Living Simple Living Well Philosophy 21

Friday evenings are odd in the Adventure Rich household. I (Mrs. Adventure Rich) tend to be in full blown “it’s the weekend!” mode, ready for my two days off from my Monday through Friday job. Mr. Adventure Rich, however, is not quite there. His job currently requires a Tuesday through Saturday schedule, resulting in Fridays… Read more

What Financial Health Means to Me

June 27, 2017 Family Living Simple Living Well Philosophy 15

He was a handsome man, slim from years of a regimented life, sinewy muscles stretching across his tall frame.  Youth had long since abandoned him, edged out by an old age marked with stooped shoulders, shaking hands from Parkinson’s disease and a childlike innocence brought about by dementia.   It was 2010.  I was a… Read more

Visible Beauty in Our Blog Photos

June 19, 2017 Adventures Blogging Living Simple Living Well Philosophy 18

Today’s post is completely non-financial… just a little ditty about our blog photos (say cheese!). Back in April, Mr. Adventure Rich and I selected a blog name, paid for our blog hosting, and started to mock up what “Adventure Rich” would look like.  During our first few iterations, I pulled stock photos from the internet… Read more

Spontaneous Adventure: June Beach Dinner

June 16, 2017 Adventures Family Living Simple Living Well Philosophy 18

  Imagine this… it’s 7:30pm on a warm Tuesday evening in June.  I had just pulled the baked chicken out of the oven, turned off the stovetop pan full of crisp potatoes, and followed our chubby almost-2 year old outside to go find daddy (pronounced: “da-eey”).  Mr. Adventure Rich was just finishing up mowing the… Read more