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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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  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 Tubbs fire in Santa Rosa, CA.  Their story is a harrowing tale of emergency evacuation and a total ...
Posted: Oct 18 2017 @ 7:02 AM
  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 girls   The following is an adaptation of a real conversation which took place in early August 2017 at the Northwestern Michigan Fair. Mrs. Adventure Rich:  You ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 7:02 AM
  Crisp and cool, the breeze glances off my face as I move quickly in an effort to generate a bit of warmth. “Mom, mom, moooooom!  Hand.” AR Jr. hustles along, reaching to grab my hand as we shuffle through the tall grass.  The overcast sky threatens to open up at any moment, but we brave on.   Where to?  Our apple trees of course!  The round yellow, pink and red apples are round and ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 7:02 AM
    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, life lessons and Warren’s perspective and advice.  But one scene particularly struck me and got me thinking…   Warren’s Office I don’t ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 7:02 AM
  After the first few “Buzzing in our Earbuds” posts, I would like to introduce a few relatively new podcasts I enjoy (plus 1 “new to me” podcast).   If you missed our first few posts, check them out here! Buzzing in our Earbuds: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3   On with the show(s)!   Choose FI Link: ChooseFI   ChooseFI is quickly becoming one of my favorite financial (specifically, financial independence) podcasts!  ChooseFI is hosted by Brad and Jonathan.   I first heard ...
Posted: Oct 09 2017 @ 7:02 AM
  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 Challenge goes like this.  Anytime I bought an item and received a discount (be it from a coupon, a price drop/weekly ad, a rebate ...
Posted: Oct 06 2017 @ 7:02 AM
  Following a Stacking Benjamin’s Show Meet-Up with Joe Saul-Sehy, his mom’s neighbor Doug, and a few other Stackers in Traverse City this summer, I received an exciting opportunity to be part of a Stacking Benjamin’s podcast episode.  I had a blast and you can check the episode out here!   During the episode, I discussed several financial articles with Len Penzo and Joe.  One of the articles was a blog post from ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 7:02 AM
  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”?!?) Colorful apples from our yard!   September was quite the month!  In addition to some Friday Night Lights and a few beach days, the Adventure Rich family enjoyed an incredible, semi-frugal vacation to Mackinac Island!   I (Mrs. ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 7:02 AM
  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   Pay   Ok- let’s be real.  Wait staff can make a killing on tips, but they can also make jack sh*t.  The federal minimum wage ...
Posted: Sep 30 2017 @ 7:05 AM
Hi All!  Mrs. Adventure Rich here.  I am excited to introduce a guest post from Ember from the blog An Intentional Lifestyle here today!  Ember is an extreme optimist who writes about finding joy and enjoying the journey each day. She, along with her husband and 3 kids, work towards FI on a single income, dishing out frugal and financial tips along the way. With a dose of southern hospitality, ...
Posted: Sep 27 2017 @ 7:00 AM


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