Light Yourself On F.I.R.E. This Year (Financial Independence + Retire Early)

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Nope, not talking about pyromania. I’m referring to F.I.R.E., which is an acronym for, you guessed it… financial independence + retire early. Now clearly these are two different things, but they tend to get lumped together.  Since I see them as very separate and unique goals, I’ll define them that way. Financial Independence (otherwise known […]

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Our Very Untraditional Christmas

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My husband and I aren’t religious. We don’t have kids and we don’t have family nearby. We also stopped going “home” for the holidays (our respective birthplaces that aren’t really home anymore) years ago. Given all that, Christmases aren’t typical in our home. I’m not complaining about our nontraditional holiday season. On the upside, we […]

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In Defense of Corporate Jobs

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I really admire entrepreneurs and folks who opted to save like crazy to gain financial independence and early retirement in their 30’s and 40’s. These are typically smart, go-getter types who are the least likely to play the victim or complain about their realities.  These are the folks that know what they want and go […]

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Travel + Happiness

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Recently my husband and I went on an all-inclusive trip to Cabo, Mexico.  We do this at least once a year because Cabo is a short flight away and we really like the sunshine and the beach.  It was an investment to be sure, but one we thought was worth it (well, until we made […]

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9 Happiness Killers to Quit or Ditch

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When was the last time you let something go? Think about it, you accumulate new experiences, habits, responsibilities, relationships and beliefs every day of your life, but do you ever take time curate what you already have? This has been on my mind since reading the book Essentialism by Greg McKewon, a must read for […]

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