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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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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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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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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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Homelessness Prevention Programs (and Dec. 2020 Budget)

We review homelessness prevention programs for our donation, detail record high dividends in our December budget, and award a grant to Direct Relief!

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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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A Timely Letter to My Teenage Self (The True Cost of College)

A message from the future warning me of the true cost of college may have changed the course of my financial life.

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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?

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This Is the Power of FU Money (and How I Was Escorted Out)

FU money gives you control over your own destiny. It lets you take risks and act with confidence & patience to become even wealthier while protecting yourself.

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ETF vs Stock: Invest to Be Bill Gates (or Just Be in the Bar)?

Investment strategy can make you rich at the risk of losing it all or offer average returns (which might be enough!). What’s better for you? Read ETF vs stock.