Emergency Preparation Up North

October 18, 2017 Family Household 29

  Recently, many Americans faced unexpected emergencies in the form of hurricanes, tornadoes, and forest fires.  Some of the outcomes of these natural disasters were just that… disastrous.   One such disaster struck near and dear to the personal finance community.  The blogger behind Dads Dollars Debts and his family lost their home to the… Read more

Furry Additions to the Adventure Rich Household

October 16, 2017 Adventures Family Household 21

  I warned him, I really did.  I gave Mr. Adventure Rich full advance notice that if he let me go into the “Bunny Barn” at our local Northwestern Michigan Fair, we would welcome a fuzzy friend home with us within the next few months.   The County Fair   The following is an adaptation… 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

Working Remotely: Key Components for Success

August 30, 2017 Careers Household 30

  On August 15th, I celebrated my first full year of working full time remotely for my company.  I am not a freelancer, entrepreneur, solopreneur or gig worker… I work remotely full time for a Fortune 40 company supporting various business units in end to end strategic sourcing events.  This is my first job out… 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

Leveraging our Property for Half a Pig

August 21, 2017 Household Living Well 50

Mr. Adventure Rich and I were thrilled when we bought our dream home and property last year.  Ten beautiful farmland and wooded acres with the “right-sized” house located towards the back of the property, creating a private, pristine setting for what we hope is our family’s “forever home”.   The Property Dilemma While we counted… Read more

Adventure Challenge #2: Walk It!

July 21, 2017 Adventures Household Living Simple Living Well 32

  In our second Adventure Challenge, we challenge everyone to “Walk It!” more often… Walk It: The Story Last night, after wrapping up dinner with AR Jr, my eyes wandered over to the jar of chocolate chip cookies Mr. Adventure Rich had whipped up on Tuesday night. “Wouldn’t a cookie and milk be a perfect… 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

We Found Our House on Craigslist

July 14, 2017 Family Household Living Simple Living Well Personal Finance 49

Yes, you read that correctly, we found our house on Craigslist…. …just writing that title makes me feel soooo #millennial Let’s back up a little. The Cross-Country Move In mid-July 2016, Mr. Adventure Rich received a job offer in northern Michigan.  The offer was a big blessing.  It was our chance to move back closer… Read more

What’s in Our Wallet: Cars and Trucks Edition

July 7, 2017 Household 18

Happy Friday!  I hope you all are keeping the summer holiday spirit going and heading outdoors for an adventure with your friends and family!  Our “What’s in Our Wallet” post this week is a bit of a stretch… we are covering our cars and trucks.  Let’s just consider this part of our “metaphorical wallet”. In… Read more