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Today’s post is part of the Women Rock Money movement, with a massive 42 contributors at last count alone. Yes, that’s right, 42+ kickass women dropping knowledge today. While I haven’t been able to read the others at the time of this writing, as all the posts went live today at 6AM EST, but the snippets […] The post Personal Finance Rules Are For Dicks appeared first on Fetching Financial Freedom. Personal Finance ...
Posted: Mar 08 2018 @ 6:59 AM
Disclaimer: Links to Amazon are affiliate links Dan Ariely has a knack for helping us understand ourselves as humans and delivering science in an approachable way. Probably best known for Predictably Irrational, a well-named tome about how humans behave irrationally (but in a predictable way), Ariely is a professor of psychology and behavioral economics. Basically, him […] The post Does Dollars and Sense Grow Cents' appeared first on Fetching Financial Freedom. Does Dollars ...
Posted: Feb 07 2018 @ 9:15 PM
Happy 2018, y’all! As I’m writing this, Fergus, Fluffster, and I are currently sitting (and one of us is whining) in a Red Roof Inn wondering what the weird sound coming from the bathroom is. [Future Felicity here: Still no clue what that sound was…]What do two nerds who don’t celebrate Christmas do with holiday […] The post 2017 Recap, 2018 Goals, and a Guest Post appeared first on Fetching Financial ...
Posted: Jan 02 2018 @ 10:54 PM
We started this year dedicating ourselves to $2,680 in charitable donations, ten times our previous, pitiful contributions. Just a few days ago we officially fully funded our donor-advised fund, meaning we could theoretically maintain that $2,680 each year for the rest of our lives (we haven’t touched on too many specifics of our spending on […] The post Donating a Year’s Salary to Our Donor-Advised Fund appeared first on Fetching Financial ...
Posted: Dec 26 2017 @ 6:04 PM
FinCon is an annual conference for money nerds of all sorts, meaning I was with *my people* for four days (even longer, actually, as the wonderful Kara from Bravely put me up in Austin for three nights)! Two separate podcasts interviewed me (the Plutus award-winning Stacking Benjamins, and the soon-to-be-Plutus-award-winning Fairer Cents), I have half […] The post Life as a Living Statue, Party Crashing, & New Friends (FinCon Recap) appeared ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 8:35 AM
First off, can we all agree that “How to Be Everything” is an amazing title for a book' If you read enough self-help or management books, after a while they all seem to be just the same message repackaged over and over again (Not that anything can be totally original, but you know what I […] The post Is Every FIRE-Seeker a Multipotentialite' appeared first on Fetching Financial Freedom. Is Every FIRE-Seeker ...
Posted: Oct 15 2017 @ 2:09 AM
My condolences. Seriously, car shopping sucks. Here are a few lessons we picked up to make it less sucky, mostly focused on buying from a dealership (for Craigslist shopping, LifeHacker has you covered).[This is a continuation of our previous article, Why Did We Just Spend $1150 Repairing Our $500 Car', which you should totally check […] The post Wow, Yeah, Unfortunately I Need to Go Car Shopping — What Now' appeared ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 10:24 PM
[Make sure to check out Part 2: “Wow, Yeah, Unfortunately We Need to Go Car Shopping — What Now'“]So we just spent $1150 on car repairs… oh, and the trade-in value for our car is roughly $500 (from a dealer; we could surely get quite a lot more selling it ourselves, but probably still less than […] The post Why Did We Just Spend $1150 Repairing Our $500 Car' appeared first on ...
Posted: Jun 04 2017 @ 9:37 PM
Hey, all! Felicity here, announcing a guest post from Troy of Market History. Troy’s site is a treasure trove of detailed, historical market data. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive source, short of paying Bloomberg half of an average household’s income. Additionally, Troy explains historic market actions for those of us who are a […] The post 4 Things You Should NEVER Do When Investing appeared first on Fetching Financial ...
Posted: Apr 18 2017 @ 4:30 PM
In my freshman engineering seminar, there was one phrase forever drilled into my head: “Engineers Solve Problems (ESP™).”ESP was the one thing that brought all the disciplines together – from six sigma-ing industrial engineers to code monkey computer engineers (engineers can be super cliquey).So how can you be like an engineer' You guessed it – by solving […] The post Six Steps to Saving Money by DIYing Everything Like a Bad-ass Engineer appeared ...
Posted: Apr 04 2017 @ 6:29 PM


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