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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?

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A Summer of Travel (and Our July 2021 Monthly Money Update)

We’ve got a year of net worth data and donations, review community health nonprofits, and detail our monthly budget—as our summer of travel continues!

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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!