Our Path to Financial Independence (and our Life Plans Once We Get There)

FIRE spouse planning

*** The other day I came across a blog post by She Picks Up Pennies, inspired by Our Next Life and Think Save Retire about their respective paths to financial independence and what they plan to do when they get there.  The conversation started 3 years ago, so as per usual, I’m inappropriately late to the […]

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Marriage & Money: How to Set Your Spouse on FIRE

married saving budget

Once again, I’m not talking about pyromania here, but rather the concept of F.I.R.E. (financial independence to retire early). These are my ideas on how to influence your spouse to buy into the idea of taking control of your life and finances. So maybe you’ve just read Mr. Money Mustache front to back, consumed every personal […]

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The Unexpected Benefits of a Self-Imposed 30-Day Spending Ban

Ikea pop-up livingroom

Inspired by Cait Flanders, I took on a self-imposed spending ban last month that will finish in just a few days.  What I’ve learned from this experience, the way I’m influenced to shop and the impulse I have to hit the “buy” button, has been truly enlightening. Overall, this wasn’t too much of a challenge […]

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