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Psychology

Is Financial Independence Just Escapism? (2 Types of Freedom)

Is FIRE really just a way to escape the challenge and repetition of modern working life? Sure, it frees you from what you hate—but I think there’s more.

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Psychology

What’s Your “Why”? (And the Point of FI)

Is your pursuit of financial independence defined by “needs” or “wants”? And what’s that have to do with your chances of success and satisfaction afterward?

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Psychology

A Lesson in Lifestyle Inflation (and Adventure) From the Beach

If crowds are the ultimate purveyors of lethargy, then it’s your sense of adventure that protects you from their allure; cherish it as part of your financial mindset.

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Projects

How Closing a Window Almost Cost Us $450 (Sash Cord Replacement)

We got tired of propping our windows up, a cheap solution, and finally got around to fixing our weighted windows with a full sash cord replacement for just $16!

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Psychology

But What If Something Happens? (And Your Suit of FIRE Armor)

Doubt creeps into all of our paths to financial independence, especially as emergencies come rolling in. But what if the bigger risk is, well, not?

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Psychology

A Rewarding Life: Getting the Most From the Least With Nature

If achieving financial independence is all about getting the most from the least, might nature unlock satisfaction and excitement along the way?

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Psychology

Life Is All About Choices (Here’s the Equation to Life’s Wealth)

Your life’s wealth is derived from your choices and your social environment. While you can’t change how life begins, life is all about choices, which you control.

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Psychology

FIRE Isn’t Prescriptive (It’s a Spectrum of Personal Choices)

Gaining financial independence has no rule set. No one defines retirement but you. These are 7 ways the FIRE movement misses the personal part.

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Psychology

How the 4 Expressions of Power Affect Your Wealth and Well-Being

The 4 expressions of power can be the keys to building wealth and well-being in your life, or they can corrupt you through coercion and a lack of forgiveness.

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Psychology

How the Benefits of Working Part-Time Are Life-Changing

Gain insight into the benefits of working part-time and how it can impact your life. You will have more time to focus on what matters most: your own priorities.