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Author: Sarah Fortunate

Great News: I got a promotion! Now What?

Great News: I got a promotion! Now What?

Great news FIRE followers, I got a promotion today.  It’s actually my second promotion in three years, and it’s a particularly big deal in that it moves me to the next salary bracket and I will start to earn bonuses in addition to my base pay.  Chris and I are both super excited (I’ve worked really hard for this promotion) and we do plan to celebrate next weekend, but what we aren’t going to do is drastically change our spending…

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Social Isolation of FIRE

Social Isolation of FIRE

I was driving to work one day, listening to the radio, when it occurred to me the double standards that exist in our society around people that have a lot money and flaunt it, and those that choose not to spend it lavishly.  Why is it socially acceptable to broadcast your wealth (or illusion of wealth), and why is it so difficult for those of us who choose to save, to talk about it? First, the social isolation of FIRE…

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