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Chasing FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early)

Chasing FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early)

FIRE: An Acronym for Financial Independence Retire Early. FIRE is a financial movement that incorporates different strategies of saving and investing money.   The end goal is to be able to retire much earlier than the traditional retirement age. Those who are successful are able to live solely off of small withdrawals from their portfolio.   The end result of “retiring early” can have a different meaning to different people.  Most people who hear the word retire think it means that…

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Gifts For People Who Love To Travel

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Gifts For People Who Love To Travel

Are you looking for the ultimate guide to the best travel gifts but don’t want to shell out a ton of money?  Or maybe you need to find a great gift but are unsure of what the traveler in your life really wants?   Then you’ve come to the right place.  Some of the links below are affiliate links.  As an Amazon Associate we will earn a commission from qualifying purchases if you decide to make a purchase through our link,…

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Visit North Cascades National Park With Kids

Visit North Cascades National Park With Kids

Making a trip to North Cascades National Park with kids will provide your family with an unforgettable experience.   Traveling with kids can sometimes be a challenge.  The interruption in naptime, long travel times, and just the general unknown.  There seems to be a lot more planning that needs to be done when traveling with a family, as well as a whole heck of a lot more stuff to bring along .  But taking that family vacation is worth it.  You…

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Families Who FIRE: Families For Financial Freedom

Families Who FIRE: Families For Financial Freedom

In this interview for our Families Who FIRE series we talk to Stacie from Families For Financial Freedom and learn all about their FIRE path. Each of our interviews have highlighted a family who is on their FIRE journey. Although we all have our own approach to reaching FI and may be in different points of our journey, we all have one thing in common. We all have a goal of FIRE and are passionate about helping others successfully reach…

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Families Who FIRE: Family Finance

Families Who FIRE: Family Finance

There are so many families in the world who are trying to reach FIRE. We have really enjoyed sharing these stories with you. And hope to provide you with a little bit of inspiration to keep on working towards your goals. Being a family working towards FI isn’t much different than if kids were not in the equation. But one thing that does stand out when you do have a family is finding that work/life balance. This is especially evident…

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Families Who FIRE: Kayla & Ryan from Family and FI

Families Who FIRE: Kayla & Ryan from Family and FI

This is our third FIRE Family interview. We have learned from our other two interviews that families may have a different approach to reaching Financial Independence but that the core values are the same. This also holds true for today’s FIRE family. Today, we talk to Kayla and Ryan from Family and FI. Together they have faced adversity and overcome challenges. They have worked hard to educate themselves about money management in order to provide a better life for themselves…

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Families Who FIRE: Nick From “FIRE The Family”

Families Who FIRE: Nick From “FIRE The Family”

In this Families Who Fire Interview we talk to Nick from FIRE The Family. This young family from Texas includes Nick, his wife Kayla, and their three boys. Nick and Kayla have been married for 10 years and have worked together during this time to organize their finances and come up with a plan to FIRE. Nick is a veteran and between himself and Kayla they have earned 5 degrees with miraculously no student loan debt. Together they have worked…

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Is M1 Finance Right For You? A Non-biased Review

Is M1 Finance Right For You? A Non-biased Review

M1 Finance is an online platform that is best known for its investing capabilities.  But if you dig a little deeper it has a lot more to offer than just investments.   M1 Finance also offers a checking account with debit card as well as a money borrowing option.   On the investment side, M1 Invest has some pretty amazing and unique features.  This platform allows you to create a highly customizable portfolio in conjunction with an automated investing service.  They are…

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Families Who FIRE: The CampFIRE Family

Families Who FIRE: The CampFIRE Family

We have started a new interview series to highlight Families Who FIRE. When we first started our FIRE journey we read a lot of blogs and listened to a lot of podcasts. We were most inspired by the stories of people who were on the path to financial independence. Hearing the stories of others who FIRE got us excited and motivated us to work hard to meet our financial goals. One question that we often see is “Is it possible…

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How To Get Out Of Debt Fast

How To Get Out Of Debt Fast

There are a lot of people in this world who are looking to get out of debt fast.  Unfortunately, the statistics tell a sad story of how people in the U.S. are inundated in debt.  Having debt hanging over your head can be overwhelming.  The thought of having to dig yourself out of a big debt hole is daunting to say the least.  Debt can be the cause of unnecessary worry and stress in our lives.   Statistics According to the…

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How To Successfully Create A Budget Today

How To Successfully Create A Budget Today

What is a budget and how do you create a budget?  These are the two important questions that we will answer today.   Some of the links below are affiliate links.  As an Amazon Associate we will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase through our link, at no additional cost to you. A budget is a financial plan based on your income and expenses.  It is a way to organize your finances and estimate how much money…

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