“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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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