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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What’s a Junk Journal? Creating One, Getting Started, Tips and Ideas!

One of the best parts about journaling is how unique it can be. Everyone’s reason for journaling is a little different. Some need a bullet journal to help them with productivity, while others prefer an art journal to take their artwork on the go. A truly unique form of a journal, especially for those who …

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31 Honeymoon Budget Tips from Financial Experts and Online Educators

Are there wedding bells in your near future? If you’re engaged and reading this article, you likely have a lot of questions on your mind.  How can I plan an unforgettable wedding? Should we go on a honeymoon right away? Where will we live once we’re married? Should we combine our finances? Thinking about all …

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Da Vinci, Picasso Lead Race of Most Famous Artists, But Will They Hold the Title?

Fame in the fine art world has stagnated over the past century. When asked to name a famous artist, the public often chooses a painter from decades, even centuries ago, rather than currently working artists. A new survey conducted by Partners in Fire highlights this phenomenon. The survey suggests that Leonardo Da Vinci, the prolific …

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Famous Painters: Survey Highlights Top 5 Most Famous Artists + Others You Need to Know

There’s no doubt that art is, and has been through the ages, one of the most critical aspects of human culture. Famous painters throughout the ages have used their work to inspire, influence, and even criticize their current environments. Art is a means of communicating a visual message from one era to the next and …

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Learn How To Love Yourself with these 15 Tips for Self Love

In this world of Instagram filters, photoshopped celebrities, and Facebook highlight reels, it’s hard not to feel like we are lacking. We’re constantly bombarded with images of perfect humans living perfect lives while we’re struggling to feel good enough. Learning how to love yourself can help you overcome the feelings of inadequacy caused by social …

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Twitch Alternatives: The 13 Best Streaming Platforms in 2022

When you think of streaming platforms, you generally think of Twitch. Twitch. Owned by Amazon, Twitch is one of the leading live-streaming platforms for streamers in the United States. It’s also a top choice for viewers looking to make new friends and check out games before purchasing.  However, it has many limitations, and with the …

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