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.

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23 Iconic Things To Do in Georgia – Plan Your Visit to the Peach State!

Georgia, the southern land of the peaches, is not usually considered a top tourist destination. People pass over the state on their way to Florida or catch a connecting flight in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport without considering all the wonderful things to do in Georgia. The folks who just pass through are missing out. Georgia is …

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6 Awesome Benefits of Living in a Small Town (and 4 Pitfalls)

“Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world”                Journey, Don’t Stop Believing Journey makes living in a small town seem like a bad thing. Everyone dreams of escaping their provincial life and embarking on an adventure in the big city. No one tells you everyone has these dreams—suburbanites, city dwellers, and small-town …

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Gaming Community Cooperates to Raise Money for Mental Health

The professional gaming industry isn’t well known for philanthropy, but a streaming organization dedicated to improving mental health wellness is changing the game with its massive charity event. Streamers for Mental Health is organizing a special two-day charity event on July 16th and 17th to raise money and awareness for the JED Foundation, which supports …

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Barista Fire: Financial Freedom with a Part Time Twist

The original financial independence movement spawned a host of spin-offs. People pursue fat fire, lean fire, barista fire, coast fire,  passion fire, and unique variations on these types of fire.  Barista fire is one of the most common fire types and a stepping stone to true financial freedom. Here’s everything you need to know about …

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Los Angeles Art Museums: The 15 Best in and around the City

Los Angeles is a brilliant city with a wide array of activities for visitors. One of the best things about the city is its thriving art communities. Los Angeles art museums showcase contemporary works and pieces from grandmasters, so whatever preferred style, there’s an art museum in Los Angeles and the surrounding area that has …

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