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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 $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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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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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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$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!