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FI Progress Update

July 2020 FI Progress

July 2020 continues to remain an interesting time to pursue financial independence with COVID19 related US economy with high unemployment and a still fairly strong stock mark I always enjoy seeing everyone’s financial independence “FI” progress updates. I am a nurse and now nurse practitioner on a journey towards financial independence, and I’m always inspired …

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FI Progress Update

June 2020 FI Progress

I always enjoy seeing everyone’s financial independence “FI” progress updates. I am a nurse and now nurse practitioner on a journey towards financial independence, and I’m always inspired when others face similar challenges while reaching their financial goals. COVID19 has wreaked havoc on our nation’s health and economy. Real estate prices and the stock market …

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FI Update – May 2020

Student Loans Our last student loan was paid off in November 2019. We paid $46.9k in 2019 to eliminate all our student loan debt. It was exhilarating and freeing yet anticlimactic at the same time. Sometimes I wonder if we should’ve refinanced and invested the difference or saved more for a down payment. But in …

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7 Steps to Help Nurses Start Investing

Can you imagine a generation of nurses who graduate financially savvy and investment smart? My undergraduate nursing program and my recent graduate nurse practitioner program had ZERO information about personal finance much less investing the money we’d be soon making. We just learned how much student loan we would get with the promise of TONS of good-paying jobs for nurses. Reality is I graduated with too much student debt and no financial advice from my nursing programs.

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Scary Savings Survey

Often people end up living this way because they don’t know anything different, and this is how their parents and family have always lived. There are no current surveys that I’m aware of that examine nurses and their money habits. I would guess that nurses save pretty similar to the average American. And that’s SCARY!