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Psychology

FIRE Isn’t Prescriptive (It’s a Spectrum of Personal Choices)

Gaining financial independence has no rule set. No one defines retirement but you. These are 7 ways the FIRE movement misses the personal part.

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Finance

Black Wall Street and the Business of Creating a Community

Imagine a thriving community of Black-owned businesses and residences in the era of Jim Crow. It happened in Oklahoma where Black Wall Street was born.

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Psychology

Specialist vs Generalist: Pros and Cons for a Career (and Life)

Do you consider yourself a jack of all trades or an expert in your field? The differences between a Specialist vs Generalist reveal a spectrum and timeline in life.

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Finance

4 Charities for Racial Equality (and Our January 2021 Budget Review!)

We review four charities for racial equality for our donation, Chris gives an update on his Yearly Theme, and we review our January 2021 monthly budget!

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Finance

GameStop Stock: Why I Worry About the Mania (And VTSAX)

What does GameStop stock mania mean for the future of individual investors vs Wall Street? And do you own GME via VTSAX, VTI, and Vanguard?

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Finance

FIRE Budget In-Depth: Unusual Ways We Spent $40,862 in 2020

Our FIRE budget reveals how we live a luxurious lifestyle on about $41K/year as two 36-year-olds in an MCOL city on a coast! Steal our tricks to reach FIRE!

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Psychology

Enjoying Retirement: Are You Still a Useful Member of Society?

Overcoming the need to feel useful when you’ve left your career is key to enjoying retirement. Diversify your life to prevent work from being your identity.

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Psychology

Your Yearly Theme: The Secret to Better New Year’s Resolutions

All those SMART goals might be the reason you keep failing at your New Year’s Resolutions. A broad “yearly theme” might be the motivation you need!

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Finance

Our 3 Greatest Financial Mistakes to Avoid for a Wealthy 2021

Our 2020 financial mistakes cost us over $40K! Here’s how you can avoid the same failures in 2021 and lead a richer year.

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Finance

The Architect Who Made Nothing

Not every dollar is earned equally. Are you spending your least valuable dollars in such a way as to waste your most valuable resource, your time?