Financial Independence

5 Topics All Couples Should Agree On Financially

5 Topics All Couples Should Agree On Financially

Let’s be honest, money is emotional and complex! It impacts nearly every aspect of our lives and most certainly impacts our relationships with our significant other. Since money is still such a taboo topic in our culture, miscommunications can create small cracks in the bonds of our relationships. Like a small crack in a windshield, it can expand over time…

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4 Money Lessons from the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

4 Money Lessons from the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

The 2016 Presidential Election was historic on multiple fronts. Two of the most unpopular candidates battled in one of the most contentious, divisive and unconventional campaigns in modern history. For some, the result was a deeply shocking and painful event, for others it was redemption for voices long ignored. In all, nearly 120 Million Americans voted and the popular vote…

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If You Hate Maintaining a Budget, Track this One Number Monthly

If You Hate Maintaining a Budget, Track this One Number Monthly

As personal finance nerds, we are interested in where every dollar goes, what bucket it falls into and how that compares to the previous week, month, and year. That’s fairly rare and most people are not interested in tracking every dollar. Some people say, “I’m just not a math person” or “that’s just more detail than I care to know.”…

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How We Paid Off More Than $100K in Student Loans in 4 Years

How We Paid Off More Than $100K in Student Loans in 4 Years

I often read stories of people reaching amazing goals and sharing their inspirational stories. I enjoy reading them because they often give me an emotional lift to keep me going on my own journey. Sometimes it’s people losing significant weight and keeping it off, quitting smoking or overcoming an illness such as cancer or diabetes. One common thread I have…

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