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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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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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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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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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Deciding When to Trade 4 Hours to Save $200 Traveling

Traveling can be expensive so why not try to save money where you can? Would you be willing to trade more driving to save $200 instead of flying closer?

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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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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!

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How “Cost of Working” Surprisingly Burdens Your Cost of Living

My career was costing me over $2,000/month! This is how I cut my “cost of working” and built a faster and more satisfying path to financial independence.

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Finally, a Trip to the Beach! (And Our March ’21 Budget Update)

We review women’s (and girl’s) charities for our monthly donation, earn a huge cashback bonus, and review our March 2021 monthly FIRE budget!

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10 HSA Questions and Answers (and What Confused Me)

This is my top 10 HSA questions and answers when considering an HSA which reveals their gotchas, benefits, and investing superpower.