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Finance

Is Refinancing Worth It? (How About for 1% Savings?)

With low interest rates, you’re wondering if it’s worth the closing costs to refinance today—even for as little as a 1% rate reduction. Here’s how to decide!

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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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Finance

Deciding When to Trade 4 Hours to Save $200 Traveling

Traveling can be expensive so why not try to save money where you can? Would you be willing to trade more driving to save $200 instead of flying closer?

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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

Lessons Learned From 1 Year of Part-Time Work

I expected that moving to part-time work would have its benefits. What I didn’t expect was how much I learned about myself.

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Finance

How “Cost of Working” Surprisingly Burdens Your Cost of Living

My career was costing me over $2,000/month! This is how I cut my “cost of working” and built a faster and more satisfying path to financial independence.

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Psychology

How to Overcome Coupon Anxiety

Everyone enjoys saving money but why does using a grocery coupon cause such stress? Turn your grocery saving experience around and keep on saving.

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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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Finance

Beating the Standard Deduction with Strategic Giving

Here’s how my good friend’s family could boost their net worth by $11K every 5 years through strategic giving!