Finances

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June Finances (Income, Expenses, and Net Worth)

I’ve been looking forward to this post since I started last month.  This is my first monthly income/expense/net worth report! As previously mentioned I discovered FI in September 2017.  It took me a while to get started as I was dealing with multiple moves (back to SoCal from Washington...

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First Attempt at Travel Rewards

I really jumped into FIRE in September last year between our awesome trip to see the eclipse and my 2711 mile drive back to California.  When driving by yourself for 2711 miles you need something to listen to, or at least I do. After my life changing eclipse experience, I...

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Unexpected Expenses

We’re terrible at living frugally apparently, which will probably make it harder to reach financial independence.  We’ve been crammed into our tiny 1 bedroom apartment with a dog, 2 cats, and 4 birds for 5 months now.  Our expenses should be minimal and we should just be socking away...

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My Best Investment Ever (Part II)

Part I setup a lot of backstory and now I want to focus on how we paid off $79,000 (including $8,398.76 in interest) of student loan debt in one and a half years.  We were in a pretty unique situation so it isn’t applicable to everyone, but when you...

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