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Psychology

Your Start to Financial Freedom (From Scarcity to Abundance)

Battling financial illiteracy is your first step—then, build a money mindset from paycheck-to-paycheck scarcity to one that plans for the future with abundance.

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Psychology

A Clever Way to Financial Independence (My Money Mindset)

I rarely dictate financial advice, but here I share the clever money mindset that I feel steered us to financial independence in a sustainable and fulfilling way.

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Finance

Bathroom Renovation, Pride Month, and Our June FIRE Budget

We spent nearly $600 on DIY bathroom renovations, review LGBTQIA+ nonprofits, and scrutinize our June 2021 budget!

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Finance

The Case for Taking Social Security at 62 (Pros and Cons)

Thinking of taking social security at 62? You might be surprised by what the math behind drawing social security early and investing the benefit looks like!

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Finance

Is Refinancing Worth It? (How About for 1% Savings?)

With low interest rates, you’re wondering if it’s worth the closing costs to refinance today—even for as little as a 1% rate reduction. Here’s how to decide!

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Psychology

But What If Something Happens? (And Your Suit of FIRE Armor)

Doubt creeps into all of our paths to financial independence, especially as emergencies come rolling in. But what if the bigger risk is, well, not?

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Finance

Our First Flights in a Year (and Our May ’21 Budget Update)

We spent nearly $3K on our first flights since the pandemic with a 16-day trip, review mental health nonprofits, and scrutinize our May 2021 expenses!

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Finance

Why You Don’t Need To Worry About Inflation (and the 4% Rule)

Will inflation wreak havoc with your early retirement plans? Does the 4% rule account for it? And how do you determine how much money to withdraw yearly?

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Psychology

A Rewarding Life: Getting the Most From the Least With Nature

If achieving financial independence is all about getting the most from the least, might nature unlock satisfaction and excitement along the way?

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Finance

Two Big Money Milestones (And Our April ’21 Budget Update)

We join the Double Double Comma Club, reach our donation goal on our first year anniversary, review conservation nonprofits, and scrutinize our budget!