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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!

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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!

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Home Repairs, Bike Trips, and Fall Family Fun (October Update)

We embraced the Fall season, celebrate Halloween, improved our home. To give back this Thanksgiving, we take a look at hunger-relief charities.

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Losing $60K from Grand Canyon to Griffith (September Update)

We made it back from our longest trip of the year and invested over $10K. Details below! In honor of our troops, we take a look at charities supporting veterans.

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We Blew a Hole in Our August Budget (and We Head West)

Surprise! We overspent our budget big time—and share the details! We also review refugee nonprofits as our summer travel goes west!

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Wealth vs Income (and How I Can’t Afford Our Mortgage)

Wealth vs income—what’s more important for your success? Once you have ”enough” in your pursuit of FIRE, what are the trade offs of losing your high income?