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Finance

A Last Minute Travel Surprise (and Our March Budget)

We flew to Florida to give the best birthday gift ever, review our monthly budget, and celebrate Earth Day through our charity poll!

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Finance

Escaping to Puerto Rico Before Tax Time (and Our Feb. Budget!)

We set out for a beachy reprieve and a little island time before tax season sets in as we review our monthly budget and feature nonprofits helping Ukraine!

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Finance

Stopping Thieves in the Night (and Our January 2022 Budget)

Catalytic converter thieves on the prowl didn’t stop us from beating our FIRE goal! And we celebrate Black history month with our racial equity charity poll.

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Finance

How a NYE Windfall Made Our Biggest Money Mistake of 2021

Our biggest financial mistake of the year didn’t arrive until late December but once the dust settles, it’ll likely have cost us some $15K+! Avoid our failure!

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Finance

$86K in Dividends and a Huge Tax Mistake (Our Monthly Budget)

A month’s worth of holiday fun and a huge surprise on Dec 31st that’s going to cost us big time! We also review healthcare worker relief charities!

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Finance

Thankful to Travel Once Again (November 2021 Budget Update)

We packed in the adventures November with 11 flights, 3 Florida trips, 7 hotel stays, and 3 car rentals for $1,300! And we review children’s holiday charities!

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Finance

Home Repairs, Bike Trips, and Fall Family Fun (October Update)

We embraced the Fall season, celebrate Halloween, improved our home. To give back this Thanksgiving, we take a look at hunger-relief charities.

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Psychology

Concentration: A Haunting Risk to Your Life’s Investment

If standard personal finance advice is to diversify your investments, might we apply the same reasoning to our most concentrated relationship investment?

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Psychology

The Social Index Fund (a Moat To Protect and Grow Your FIRE)

FIRE can create a hole in the fortress of your life’s social structure that, left untouched, might be your downfall. The solution? A “social index fund”!

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Psychology

Is Financial Independence Just Escapism? (2 Types of Freedom)

Is FIRE really just a way to escape the challenge and repetition of modern working life? Sure, it frees you from what you hate—but I think there’s more.