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

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

My “No Grocery Shopping” Hack Just Got Cheaper

August 25, 2017 Frugality Household Living Simple Living Well Saving 26

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)   I woke up on Wednesday morning to a surprise in my email inbox.  I received a nice little note from Google Express informing me that they were discontinuing memberships. My Thought:  “Crap!  Don’t you know that I rely on Google Express… Read more

The Adventure Rich FIRE Prowess Score (Chain Gang!)

August 16, 2017 Investing Personal Finance Saving 39

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

3 Reasons I am not attending a European Wedding

August 14, 2017 Adventures Family Frugality Personal Finance Saving 36

I am sitting here, relaxing on a Sunday afternoon and getting ready to return to work after a week off (staycation!).  I am not packing my bags, I am not rushing to the airport and I will not be attending the European wedding of a dear friend in Malta later this week. Malta, can you… Read more

Are We Addicted to Savings Accounts?

August 7, 2017 Personal Finance Saving 48

It is no secret that the Adventure Rich family have a few savings accounts for our short-term goals.  And it’s no secret that we prefer housing these savings accounts with Ally Bank.  But we may have a problem… Mr. Adventure Rich and I just opened two more savings accounts with Ally Bank in 2017. If you… 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

Five Lessons from the Uber Frugal Month Challenge

July 31, 2017 Frugality Living Simple Living Well Personal Finance Saving 24

Goodbye, July, make room for August 2017!  We are on the final day of the Frugalwood’s Uber Frugal Month Challenge: July Edition.  Our newfound frugal muscles are now warmed up and ready to workout a bit more often as we move forward. What was the Uber Frugal Month Challenge? The Uber Frugal Month Challenge outline… Read more

Why I am Not Shopping Amazon Prime Day

July 11, 2017 Frugality Living Simple Personal Finance Saving 33

Haven’t you heard?!?  Today is Amazon Prime Day!  Pitched as the “Black Friday of summer”, Amazon is slashing prices and touting limited offer deals all day long.  Technically, it started last night at 9pm ET and will run through 3am ET on July 12th, totaling a whopping 30 hours of deals… better have the Venti… Read more