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Finance

FIRE Budget 2021: Our Life of Financial Freedom on $51,378

Our FIRE budget details how we lived an adventure-filled life in 2021 on about $51K/year as two 37-year-olds. Steal our tricks to reach FIRE!

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Día de Muertos in Mexico On A [October FIRE] Budget

Here’s how we experienced The Day of the Dead in Puerto Vallarta on less than $70/day yet still had an endless supply of fun and luxury!

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Finance

How We Profit on Tech Upgrades While in Europe (Sep Update)

Even while Chris escaped to southern Europe (and for barely over $100/day!), we upgraded most of our iGadgets and turned a profit in the process! Read how.

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Psychology

Why Volunteerism Could Be Your Life’s Greatest Vocation

Why volunteer? It could become your life’s work—by lifting up a cause you believe in, you might just find the community and purpose we all crave.

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Finance

How $8K in Spending & Volunteerism Defined Our June Budget

From Portugal and Spain for fun and adventure to Peru for medical volunteerism, this is how we spent $8K in our June budget and saved thousands on hotels!

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From Portugal to Peru—Adventure Begins! (And May Budget)

Our travel adventures and summer vacation begin with a trip to Portugal! We’re volunteering (and donating) to Peru—come vote for which nonprofit!

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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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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.