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

“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

Purpose, Community, and Beer: A #FinCon17 Adventure

October 30, 2017 Blogging Personal Finance Philosophy 88

    Sitting here in the Delta terminal of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, I can only describe my current mindset as the following…   Overwhelmed.   I am not overwhelmed in a stressed or daunting way.  Rather, I am overwhelmed with ideas and inspiration, new friends and new connections, new reasons and renewed resolve.  … Read more

Buzzing in Our Earbuds: Our Favorite Podcasts Part 5

October 26, 2017 Education Frugality Investing Personal Finance Philosophy 2

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)     Over the past few weeks, I have been featuring various podcasts (financial and non-financial), sharing the shows we love and giving a preview of what to expect.  I am nearing the end of my favorite podcast list… so this may… Read more

#FinCon17 – Here I Come!

October 20, 2017 Adventures Blogging 36

(This post may contain affiliate/referral links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)   Surprise! (or not…)   If you have been following me on Twitter, you likely know from my responses that I am heading to #FinCon17 in Dallas, TX next week.   FinCon is a financial content and media conference founded by personal… Read more

Warren Buffett’s Office

October 11, 2017 Careers Education Personal Finance Philosophy 48

    During a recent business trip, I was killing time on a cross-country flight and started browsing the available movies.  Being a good little personal finance geek, I quickly selected the documentary “Becoming Warren Buffett”.   There were many great little tidbits of wisdom and lessons learned throughout the movie… everything from financial truths,… 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

To Tip or Not to Tip (hint: this isn’t a question!)

September 30, 2017 Frugality Personal Finance Philosophy 49

  I want to talk about tipping today.   Warning: this is a semi-rant, but this topic is near and dear to me and I have been planning on writing this for some time.   Quick note: I am focusing on tipping servers (restaurant, bar and coffee shop) here.   Aspects of Tipping to Consider… Read more