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Psychology

3 Steps to Conquer Your Fears of DIY Mistakes (And More!)

After 7 years of holding back, I conquered my fears and finished my DIY project. Start now with my 3 steps to get past your fear of making mistakes!

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Finance

Be a Disciplined Investor: Avoid the Behavior Gap

A diversified portfolio isn’t enough: learn to be a disciplined investor to avoid the behavior gap. Behavioral finance teaches us about investment biases.

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Finance

Marginal Utility of Income and How to Build Wealth in Your 20s

In my 20s I wrote about different standard of living levels and diminishing returns as my salary increased. Could understanding the marginal utility of income help you build wealth?

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Finance

VTSAX vs VTI: Buy the Total US Stock Market & Alternatives

We’ve been collecting tiny slices of thousands of companies over the years. Let’s compare frugal ways you can too with low-cost index funds: VTSAX vs VTI, SWSTX, FSKAX.

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Psychology

From Hobby to Business: Making What’s Fun Into a Job

Switching from a hobby to a business venture can bring you riches or leave you with a lost passion. Here’s how to decide if it’s worth it.

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Psychology

The Value of Time: A Telling Tale of Spending vs. Living

How do you set the value of time? Would you not spend $2M in exchange for 60K hours to do as you please? A telling tale of Chris & Irsch.

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Finance

How to Retire Early With Real Estate Reader Case Study

Could real estate investing be the route for Mike’s family to reach financial independence with their $1.5M net worth goal?

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Psychology

Negotiating Pay Effectively: Why I Turned Down a $175K Salary

If money didn’t matter, wouldn’t that be your strongest position to start negotiating pay from? You can go from a weak position to the strongest with FI.

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Psychology

How Much Money Is Enough: Build a Life You Want, Then Save

While defining how much money is enough in wealth and income, we have to consciously build the fulfilling, exciting life we want, then save for it.

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Finance

How to Become a Millionaire in 10 Years: Debt to $1.2M at 33

Our thirteen-year saga from student loan debt, to graduate school, shifting careers, and starting two businesses. At the lowest point, we went from a negative $107K net worth to $1.2M in nine years. This is how we became millionaires and reached financial independence.