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Psychology

Negotiating Pay Effectively: Why I Turned Down a $175K Salary

If money didn’t matter, wouldn’t that be your strongest position to start negotiating pay from? You can go from a weak position to the strongest with FI.

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Travel

What We Did on Staycation During a Pandemic

We’ve canceled foreign travel during this pandemic, but does that mean we can’t go for vacation? Here’s our experience on staycation and ideas to steal!

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Psychology

How Much Money Is Enough? Build the Life You Want, Then Save.

While defining how much money—wealth & income—is enough, we have to consciously build the fulfilling, fun FIRE life we want—then save for it.

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Finance

How We Became Millionaires at 33

Our thirteen-year saga from student loan debt, to graduate school, shifting careers, and starting two businesses. At the lowest point, we went from a negative $107K net worth to $1.2M in nine years. This is how we became millionaires and reached financial independence.

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Psychology

Urban vs. Rural: Country Living With the Frugalwoods or the City

We’ve lived in the city for years but we’re getting envious of rural life. What are the pros and cons of urban living vs country life with the Frugalwoods?

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Psychology

This Is How to Take Control of Your Email Work-Life Balance

When you realize work email is creeping into your home life—taking downtime and disrupting relationships—make this simple change to take back your life.

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Finance

Credits & Dividends Yield 78% Savings Rate for June 2020

Our second monthly balance sheet update: with dividends added our savings rate ballooned. See the details for a little financial voyeurism!