The Market Dropped a Boatload (And Our August FIRE Update)

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Hoping for smooth sailing to recover after a 4.2% drop in the market while actually learning to sail! Plus, our poll on cancer charities. Continue reading The Market Dropped a Boatload (And Our August FIRE Update) at TicTocLife.

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Beat the Summer Heat but Not Our FIRE Budget (July Update)

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Enjoyed a $107K recovery in our investments while relaxing on the beach but didn't hit our monthly FIRE goal. A new round of disaster relief charities for review. Continue reading Beat the Summer Heat but Not Our FIRE Budget (July Update) at TicTocLife.

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Why Volunteerism Could Be Your Life’s Greatest Vocation

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Why volunteer? It could become your life's work—by lifting up a cause you believe in, you might just find the community and purpose we all crave. Continue reading Why Volunteerism Could Be Your Life’s Greatest Vocation at TicTocLife.

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How $8K in Spending & Volunteerism Defined Our June Budget

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From Portugal and Spain for fun and adventure to Peru for medical volunteerism, this is how we spent $8K in our June budget and saved thousands on hotels! Continue reading How $8K in Spending & Volunteerism Defined Our June Budget at TicTocLife.

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From Portugal to Peru—Adventure Begins! (And May Budget)

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Our travel adventures and summer vacation begin with a trip to Portugal! We're volunteering (and donating) to Peru—come vote for which nonprofit! Continue reading From Portugal to Peru—Adventure Begins! (And May Budget) at TicTocLife.

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How We Hit 2 Milestones in 1 Month (and Our April Budget)

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We explain how we reached two big milestones (not necessarily good ones!) this month, talk about taxes, and review charities for digital equity. Continue reading How We Hit 2 Milestones in 1 Month (and Our April Budget) at TicTocLife.

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A Last Minute Travel Surprise (and Our March Budget)

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We flew to Florida to give the best birthday gift ever, review our monthly budget, and celebrate Earth Day through our charity poll! Continue reading A Last Minute Travel Surprise (and Our March Budget) at TicTocLife.

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Escaping to Puerto Rico Before Tax Time (and Our Feb. Budget!)

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We set out for a beachy reprieve and a little island time before tax season sets in as we review our monthly budget and feature nonprofits helping Ukraine! Continue reading Escaping to Puerto Rico Before Tax Time (and Our Feb. Budget!) at TicTocLife.

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Stopping Thieves in the Night (and Our January 2022 Budget)

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Catalytic converter thieves on the prowl didn't stop us from beating our FIRE goal! And we celebrate Black history month with our racial equity charity poll. Continue reading Stopping Thieves in the Night (and Our January 2022 Budget) at TicTocLife.

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How a NYE Windfall Made Our Biggest Money Mistake of 2021

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Our biggest financial mistake of the year didn't arrive until late December but once the dust settles, it'll likely have cost us some $15K+! Avoid our failure! Continue reading How a NYE Windfall Made Our Biggest Money Mistake of 2021 at TicTocLife.

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$86K in Dividends and a Huge Tax Mistake (Our Monthly Budget)

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A month's worth of holiday fun and a huge surprise on Dec 31st that's going to cost us big time! We also review healthcare worker relief charities! Continue reading $86K in Dividends and a Huge Tax Mistake (Our Monthly Budget) at TicTocLife.

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Thankful to Travel Once Again (November 2021 Budget Update)

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We packed in the adventures November with 11 flights, 3 Florida trips, 7 hotel stays, and 3 car rentals for $1,300! And we review children's holiday charities! Continue reading Thankful to Travel Once Again (November 2021 Budget Update) at TicTocLife.

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Concentration: A Haunting Risk to Your Life’s Investment

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If standard personal finance advice is to diversify your investments, might we apply the same reasoning to our most concentrated relationship investment? Continue reading Concentration: A Haunting Risk to Your Life’s Investment at TicTocLife.

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The Social Index Fund (a Moat To Protect and Grow Your FIRE)

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FIRE can create a hole in the fortress of your life's social structure that, left untouched, might be your downfall. The solution? A "social index fund"! Continue reading The Social Index Fund (a Moat To Protect and Grow Your FIRE) at TicTocLife.

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

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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. Continue reading Is Financial Independence Just Escapism? (2 Types of Freedom) at TicTocLife.

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Losing $60K from Grand Canyon to Griffith (September Update)

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We made it back from our longest trip of the year and invested over $10K. Details below! In honor of our troops, we take a look at charities supporting veterans. Continue reading Losing $60K from Grand Canyon to Griffith (September Update) at TicTocLife.

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

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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? Continue reading What’s Your “Why”? (And the Point of FI) at TicTocLife.

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We Blew a Hole in Our August Budget (and We Head West)

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Surprise! We overspent our budget big time—and share the details! We also review refugee nonprofits as our summer travel goes west! Continue reading We Blew a Hole in Our August Budget (and We Head West) at TicTocLife.

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