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Finance

VTSAX vs VTI: Buy the Total US Stock Market & Alternatives

We’ve been collecting tiny slices of thousands of companies over the years. Let’s compare frugal ways you can too with low-cost index funds: VTSAX vs VTI, SWSTX, FSKAX.

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Psychology

From Hobby to Business: Making What’s Fun Into a Job

Switching from a hobby to a business venture can bring you riches or leave you with a lost passion. Here’s how to decide if it’s worth it.

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Psychology

The Value of Time: A Telling Tale of Spending vs. Living

How do you set the value of time? Would you not spend $2M in exchange for 60K hours to do as you please? A telling tale of Chris & Irsch.

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Finance

How to Retire Early With Real Estate Reader Case Study

Could real estate investing be the route for Mike’s family to reach financial independence with their $1.5M net worth goal?

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Psychology

Personal Fulfillment: Why Success at Work Isn’t Enough

There’s more to feeling fulfilled than promotions & awards. My pharmacy career is a success story but wasn’t enough to create personal fulfillment in me.

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Meta

Reader’s Choice Donor-Advised Fund Launch and Blog Update

Furthering our mission to give back, we’ve launched a donor-advised fund (DAF), funded with FIRE, where our readers choose the grant recipients.

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Finance

Net Worth Revealed! Our July 2020 Income & Expenses.

Our dividends tumbled but an Accountable Plan rescued our savings rate! We’ve revealed our net worth details for a little financial voyeurism.