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Hi PocketChangers, and welcome back! We recently returned from Maine on a much-needed vacation. Now that we’re back and settled, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you about our trip. If you’re new to the blog, check out the Start Here post about Financial Independence and the journey we’re on.Continue Reading

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August was a crazy month for us, especially in the world of finances! Welcome back PocketChangers to another FI progress report! Here’s where we’re at for August: Investment Changes Last month, I opened Vanguard and Fidelity brokerage accounts to begin investing small amounts into the market. In August, we movedContinue Reading

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Hi Pocket Changers! Today, we’re diving into the world of investing! Okay, perhaps getting our toes wet is a more accurate assessment. Regardless, today we’re going to look at a problem facing a number of Americans, and try to understand why investing is important for long-term financial goals. Let’s jumpContinue Reading

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Hi Pocket Changers! It’s hard to believe another month has gone by, and it has sure been busy on our end. Well, we’re halfway through July, so it’s time for a progress report. Mrs. Pocket Change and I closed on our first home in June! We also adjusted some ofContinue Reading

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Hi Pocket Changers! We’ve been discussing Financial Independence for a couple months now. I figure, by this point you’re shaking your head unconvinced that financial independence will work for you for any number of reasons. Or, perhaps you’re chalking this up to some sort of fad, or you are interested butContinue Reading

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Hi PocketChangers! Can you believe it? We’re about a month into our Financial Independence journey! One of the benefits of having a blog is the ability to freely write about anything and everything. Another is that it also provides grounds for accountability! Each month, we’ll reflect on our progress towards FI, asContinue Reading