Five years ago, we decided to do what millions of people do every year. We decided to take a magical trip to Disneyland. My oldest was obsessed with the Pixar movie Cars. What better way to feed into this obsession than by visiting a theme park that had an entire section dedicated to this movie?…

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So why did I use the acronym FIRE in my title? This was a new term for me up until recently.  But once I found out what it was, it resonated very deeply with me. FIRE stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. You have enough accumulated in your investments that you can live off of…

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Being in a profession that is no stranger to student debt, college savings became a priority when we were expecting our first child, as I think it should for many of those that expect their children to attend college.   First, let me hit you with some scary statistics.  Not for shock factor, but simply…

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When was the last time you saw a sizable pile of cash?  And no, movies involving suitcases stuffed with $100 bills don’t count. Cash is becoming less visible in our everyday lives.  There are predictions that we will eventually become a completely cashless society.  Money transactions using credit cards, online banking services, and our smartphones…

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