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Psychology

3 Steps to Conquer Your Fears of DIY Mistakes (And More!)

After 7 years of holding back, I conquered my fears and finished my DIY project. Start now with my 3 steps to get past your fear of making mistakes!

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Finance

Be a Disciplined Investor: Avoid the Behavior Gap

A diversified portfolio isn’t enough: learn to be a disciplined investor to avoid the behavior gap. Behavioral finance teaches us about investment biases.

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Finance

Marginal Utility of Income and How to Build Wealth in Your 20s

In my 20s I wrote about different standard of living levels and diminishing returns as my salary increased. Could understanding the marginal utility of income help you build wealth?

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Finance

Children’s Education Charities and Our August 2020 Budget

We review children’s education charities for our October donation, report our August budget, and award a charitable grant to a university!

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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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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.