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Adventure Rich
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Personal Finance, Frugality, Investing, Family Finance, Lifestyle
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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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There is something special about feeling the minute grains of sand squeeze between your toes as you burrow you feet deep into a layer of warm, dry sand.  Or the feeling exfoliating grit that presses against the soles of your feet as you walk along a wet shoreline, leaving imprints as you go. I love sand.  Ok, I have a love and hate relationship with sand.  It can be annoying and ...
Posted: Aug 23 2017 @ 7:03 AM
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 West Field While we counted down to closing day with bated breath, the enormity of our decision began to settle on us. ...
Posted: Aug 21 2017 @ 7:02 AM
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 any out.  She suggested a few and I promptly forgot about them, returning to my mind-numbing ...
Posted: Aug 18 2017 @ 7:03 AM
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 a post titled “The Swan’s Prowess Gauge // Savings Rates be Damned”.  In this post, JW outlines a ...
Posted: Aug 16 2017 @ 6:02 AM
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 imagine?  Gorgeous island coastline surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, ancient buildings, the works.  It would be ...
Posted: Aug 14 2017 @ 7:02 AM
(This post may contain affiliate links. For more info, please read our disclosure.)   If you have been following our Instagram, you may have noticed something odd this week.  A morning mountain bike ride, midday beach shots, and a lazy afternoon of cloud watching.  No, this isn’t my normal weekly routine (I wish!). This was my week off!   PTO Plan Cloud watching by the bay on a Wednesday afternoon After being with my company for ...
Posted: Aug 12 2017 @ 7:45 AM
When was the last time you saw the sunset?  This past week?  In the past month? Now, what if I were to ask you the last time you truly “watched the sunset”?  I mean, when was the last time you took the time to watch the sun slowly descend out of eyesight (whether it melted into the horizon or dipped below buildings or objects)?  Has it been awhile? Watching Sunsets Going… This week, I ...
Posted: Aug 10 2017 @ 7:02 AM
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 have been following our monthly updates, you will know that this brings our savings account total to ...
Posted: Aug 07 2017 @ 7:02 AM
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 a day, want to go canoeing?” “Dinner on the beach anyone?” “Great day for a bike ride!” Impromptu Father’s Day bike ride to the local pie shop for free “dad pie” These spontaneous adventures are ...
Posted: Aug 04 2017 @ 7:02 AM
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. Early morning mist Recently, we have been trying to go for walks and explore our property in this gorgeous summer weather.  This typically means we am walking early in the morning or around sunset.  And ...
Posted: Aug 02 2017 @ 7:02 AM


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