Melanie Allen

Melanie launched Partners in Fire in 2017 to document her quest for financial independence with a mix of finance, fun, and solving the world's problems. She's self educated in personal finance and passionate about fighting systematic problems that prevent others from achieving their own financial goals. She also loves travel, anthropology, gaming and her cats.

discord communities

Discord Communities: What They Are and How to Find Them!

Discord is generally thought of as a gaming app. People use it to build their audiences on Twitch and collaborate in gaming communities. Although it started specifically for gamers, it’s grown in leaps and bounds. There are thousands of Discord communities in hundreds of niches. And with it becoming more well-known, more and more communities …

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10 Important Reasons to Build a Nest Egg – #2 May Surprise You!

It’s time to start building your nest egg if you haven’t started already. Having a nest egg to fall back on is important to your overall wellness and your financial security. What Does Nest Egg Mean? A nest egg is a financial term for a large amount of money intended for a specific purpose. That …

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7 Solid Reasons to Start Journaling and 10 Tips to Get Started!

Journaling is all the rage. There are stores dedicated to perfect journals and journaling supplies, websites designed to help you organize your thoughts into a neat journal, and thousands of resources and guides available to help you journal right. What is Journaling? Journaling is the act of writing down your thoughts, feelings, and ideas into …

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The 40 Best Things to Do in California – An Ultimate Guide to the Golden State!

California is an amazing state. There are so many things to see, ecosystems to explore, mountains to climb, and roads to travel that it’s hard to know where to even start. Well, I lived in the state for over 10 years, and I made the absolute best of my time there. Here are the best …

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Discord emotes

What’s the Deal with Discord Emotes? Everything You Ever Wanted to Know!

Discord is a fantastic messaging service, and one of the best things about it is how customizable it is. One amazing way to make your Discord server stand out and add a splash of personality (or branding!) is with customizable discord emotes. The standard emoticons available in Discord are similar to those available in text …

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Hustle culture

Hustle Culture: The Toxic Celebration of Working Ourselves to Death

Go to work, come home, and work on side hustles for the next three hours. Work all weekend building your side business. Never stop growing, improving, and hustling. It’s the only way to get ahead, and if you aren’t doing it, you’re wrong. This is hustle culture. And it’s destroying our lives. What is the …

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6 Tips to Help You Believe in Yourself – Achieve Your Dreams Today!

Believe in yourself, and you can achieve anything! The sky is the limit! I’m sure you’ve heard these platitudes often in your life. You’ve probably been told, as I have, that if you just believe, you can do anything. The message is prevalent in pop culture, in school, and in our homes. But what does …

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