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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How do YOU Define Success?

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What is success? I bet if you asked that question to a hundred different people, you’d get a hundred different answers. Success means something different to different people, so the real question is, how do YOU define success? What does being successful mean to you? Dictionary Definition of Success The dictionary definition of success is …

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John Lennon’s Influence On the Financial Independence Movement

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John Lennon’s music spoke to me before I was even old enough to understand it. So, in honor of what would have been his 80th birthday, I decided to write a special blog post honoring him and his influence on my life. John Lennon’s influence on music and the world in general is obvious. But …

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13 Money Conversations You Need to Have with Your Partner

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Money Conversations are hard. Just the thought of sitting down with a partner to discuss variations in spending habits can cause a sense of existential dread. What if it doesn’t go well? Can we still be together if we don’t have the same money goals? Are our differences insurmountable? The thing is – financial problems …

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