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    The Quality Wardrobe

    I’ve read a lot about the minimalist wardrobe, and it’s a really great idea. One thing that’s always bothered me about this idea of a minimalist wardrobe, is that simplicity (whether in style or design) is advocated over quality. The emphasis is usually on plain, unfussy, or ‘basic’ clothes. Mixing them together to create different outfits because they are all interchangeable is a great idea, but what happens when inevitably one of those pieces wears out? What happens when one of those ‘basic’ sweaters you bought at Target pills to kingdom come? You may have paid $29.99 for it, but the true cost is much higher when you factor in…

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    Welcome to Femme FIRE!

    Hi everyone – welcome to Femme FIRE! For those who are new to the Financial Independence (FI) community, FIRE is an acronym for Financial Independence, Retire Early. We’ve started this blog to document both our own journey to Financial Independence, as well as to try and provide tips, stories, resources, and guidance while you’re on your own journey. We are a team of thirty-somethings (and two cats) who have real-life experience with the ups and downs of becoming not only financially secure, but working on becoming financially free. I wanted to take a few minutes to provide some immediate resources to anyone who happens to stumble upon our page. Here…