Welcome FIRE fam. I’m Ari. I created this blog as a way for me to document my family’s path to FIRE (financial independence, retire early).

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Established in February 2021, Black Fire Blog started as a way for me to combine my passion for serving the Black/ African American community with my newfound passion for learning about personal finance, investing, and building generational Black wealth. As of 2021, the BlackFIRE family is on track to retire in 2031, before I turn 40 years old. Follow me as I learn, grow, reflect, and learn some more.

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We Travel Hacked our Way to a FREE Trip to Costa Rica (Flights + Luxury Resort)

We paid $195.90 for a $6,343.00 trip! My husband and I just booked a trip to Costa Rica for a week during spring break next year. For our resort, he paid $0. The same accommodations would cost us $1,603 out of pocket. How’d we accomplish such a feat? POINTS!  He used some of the pointsContinue reading “We Travel Hacked our Way to a FREE Trip to Costa Rica (Flights + Luxury Resort)”


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