03 - Are College Degrees Really Needed for your Career? Arguments of a Teacher and Engineer.

March 19, 2018

This is a continuation of a talk we had with friends at the dinner table. The question was, do you think college is needed to do your job? I won't give our answers here, you'll have to listen to find out! I'll give you some hints though.

We go through our personal backgrounds with Charles having a bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Bethany with her Masters in Art and Teaching. With a large difference in our degrees we naturally have differing opinions on the topic. We go deeper still and talk about the cost of student loans and the effect it can have on college graduates.

Mentioning student loans, we both had different financing for college and different levels of financial aid. With such a heavy cost to education these days it's even more important to look at what your future might look like and potential income ability. This is hard enough for grown adults to figure out let alone students getting ready to graduate high school.

Even with the potential hurdles of going to college in this day and age, we are both proponents of lifelong learning. Learning and school might look different in the near future but get a fresh take from two people who recently graduated in the last 2-3 years.

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02 - Adopting a Life of Minimalism and Simple Living. The Perfect Partner to Financial Independence?

March 19, 2018

Is minimalism the ultimate side-kick to financial independence and retiring early? In our case it was the catalyst that helped Bethany get on this path to FI. This thought helped us evaluate what "things" actually brought us happiness. This meant for Charles having to overcome his impulse spending habits and for Bethany to tame her one-click Amazon shopping trigger finger.

We explore how value can be perceived differently between Men and Women. What we saw each other buying didn't always correlate to our own sense of value. We even go into how advertising of products is different based on gender and there is more of a pressure on women to buy certain products at a highly marked up price.

Differences also come up between Charles wanting to be frugal and buy those on sale Costco bulk items in large quantity to Bethany's minimalism and buying something only after it was gone. These differences in opinion require some give and take in our relationship and an acceptance that difference in thinking is okay and what balances us out.

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01 - Our 3 Roadblocks to Pursuing Financial Independence

March 19, 2018

We are starting off the season with our beginning. This is a look into how we discovered FI for Her and Him. What started as a way to try and save money by learning about travel hacking morphed into this complete lifestyle change into a pursuit to FI.

We had a rough start on this path as we had to overcome relationship hurdles first. We never really talked about finances together and my first attempt to bring it up didn't go so well.

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00 - One Couples Journey to Financial Independence

March 14, 2018

Welcome to HisandHerFI, a podcast by Charles and Bethany. We are two Pacific Northwest natives who live life a little bit differently. What started with a discovery of financial independence and FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) lead to a complete lifestyle change. We get into deep conversations ranging from is college still worth the cost to can money really bring you happiness. Our talks are sometimes hard and most importantly real, we aren't afraid to share our struggles and fights as we don't always agree. Grab your seats by subscribing now and join us March 20th for our official release of the HisandHerFI podcast. 

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