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9 Night Transatlantic Cruise for $434?! (Our Dec. 2022 Budget)

…AND $200 of liquor?! It’s all part of our Portugal to USA travel adventure for $60/night! See how we did it along with the rest of our monthly FIRE budget!

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The PNW’s High Cost of Living Broke Our November Budget

See what Chris’s adventures throughout the Pacific Northwest did to our November FIRE budget just before we set off (and set sail) across the Atlantic!

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The Market Dropped a Boatload (And Our August FIRE Update)

Hoping for smooth sailing to recover after a 4.2% drop in the market while actually learning to sail! Plus, our poll on cancer charities.

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Beat the Summer Heat but Not Our FIRE Budget (July Update)

We recovered >$100K in our investments while taking in the beach but missed our FIRE goal. Plus: we donate to disaster relief charities!

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How We Hit 2 Milestones in 1 Month (and Our April Budget)

We explain how we reached two big milestones (not necessarily good ones!) this month, talk about taxes, and review charities for digital equity.

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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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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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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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$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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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!