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9 Night Transatlantic Cruise for $434?! (Our Dec. 2022 Budget)

…AND $200 of liquor?! It’s all part of our Portugal to USA travel adventure for $60/night! See how we did it along with the rest of our monthly FIRE budget!

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FIRE Budget 2021: Our Life of Financial Freedom on $51,378

Our FIRE budget details how we lived an adventure-filled life in 2021 on about $51K/year as two 37-year-olds. Steal our tricks to reach FIRE!

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The PNW’s High Cost of Living Broke Our November Budget

See what Chris’s adventures throughout the Pacific Northwest did to our November FIRE budget just before we set off (and set sail) across the Atlantic!

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Día de Muertos in Mexico On A [October FIRE] Budget

Here’s how we experienced The Day of the Dead in Puerto Vallarta on less than $70/day yet still had an endless supply of fun and luxury!

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How We Profit on Tech Upgrades While in Europe (Sep Update)

Even while Chris escaped to southern Europe (and for barely over $100/day!), we upgraded most of our iGadgets and turned a profit in the process! Read how.

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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.