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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.

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Beating the Standard Deduction with Strategic Giving

Here’s how my good friend’s family could boost their net worth by $11K every 5 years through strategic giving!

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Healthcare Nonprofits (and a Leaky Roof in Our Feb. ’21 Budget)

We review three healthcare nonprofits for our monthly donation, get a surprise roof leak, sell some stock, and review our February 2021 monthly FIRE budget!

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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!