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.

The best journals and planners

The Best Journals and Planners for 2021

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A new planner or journal is one of the best gifts you can give yourself (and others!). These tools can help you increase your productivity, set goals, make lists, arrange your thoughts, and even just jot down ideas and stories for later. Journals and planners are must-haves for anyone trying to organize their life. Here …

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Illustrating the Horror of Service Industry Jobs

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“You chose to work in the consumer service profession and I’m a consumer. Service me” Customer service industry jobs can be brutal. We’ve all experienced the cheery synthetic fluorescent lighting, the coworkers who are so beat down that they’re almost robotic, the weirdly controlling manager who thinks people actually want to be there and all …

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Setting Intentions to Help You Live Your Dream Life

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Setting intentions is a great way to help you achieve your goals and improve your life. The emotional and mental act of setting intentions can help you clarify what you want out of life and get you in the right mindset to achieve it. Setting Intentions Vs Setting Goals People often confuse intention setting with …

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The Worst Financial Advice from (Past and Present) Presidential Candidates

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We recently had one of the worst, if not the worst, presidential debate in history. What is meant to be a chess-match discussion concerning past and future policy quickly deteriorated into name-calling, posturing shouting match more akin to a WWE special. While the childish nature of the first presidential debate was tough to watch, it …

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