9 Night Transatlantic Cruise for $434?! (Our Dec. 2022 Budget)

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...AND $200 of liquor?! It's all part of our Portugal to USA travel adventure for $60/night! See how we did it along with the rest of our monthly FIRE budget! Continue reading 9 Night Transatlantic Cruise for $434?! (Our Dec. 2022 Budget) at TicTocLife.

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FIRE Budget 2021: Our Life of Financial Freedom on $51,378

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Our FIRE budget details how we lived an adventure-filled life in 2021 on about $51K/year as two 37-year-olds. Steal our tricks to reach FIRE! Continue reading FIRE Budget 2021: Our Life of Financial Freedom on $51,378 at TicTocLife.

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The PNW’s High Cost of Living Broke Our November Budget

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See what Chris's adventures throughout the Pacific Northwest did to our November FIRE budget just before we set off (and set sail) across the Atlantic! Continue reading The PNW’s High Cost of Living Broke Our November Budget at TicTocLife.

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Día de Muertos in Mexico On A [October FIRE] Budget

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Here's how we experienced The Day of the Dead in Puerto Vallarta on less than $70/day yet still had an endless supply of fun and luxury! Continue reading Día de Muertos in Mexico On A [October FIRE] Budget at TicTocLife.

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How We Profit on Tech Upgrades While in Europe (Sep Update)

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Even while Chris escaped to southern Europe (and for barely over $100/day!), we upgraded most of our iGadgets and turned a profit in the process! Read how. Continue reading How We Profit on Tech Upgrades While in Europe (Sep Update) at TicTocLife.

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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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