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Moving Our Oregon College Savings Plan (529) to Vanguard

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Let’s talk about our kid’s college saving fund today. I’ve been planning to transfer our college savings from Oregon to Vanguard and I finally got it done this month. Why transfer? Basically, because we will pay lower fees and there aren’t any drawbacks. This post probably will be most interesting for Oregonians, but it might […] Read More

About the author: Joe left his engineering career behind to become a stay at home dad/blogger at 38. Read how and why he did it on the About Page .

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Let’s have a little fun today about a “serious” topic. I’ve got a pop quiz for you. A quiz is never fun when you’re in school, but this is an easy Cosmopolitan magazine type of quiz. Don’t worry, it will be easy to answer and you can finish in just a few minutes. Besides, wouldn’t […] Read More

Get Your Free Stock From Robinhood

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Who loves free stuff? Me and everyone I know! You’re in luck today because here is your chance to get a free stock. Robinhood, an online brokerage, is giving away one stock when you sign up for a new account. Once you have an account, you can refer friends and you’ll receive one stock when […] Read More

Why I Pay Money to Go to the Gym

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Ugh… I am sick this week. RB40Jr got a cold from school first and passed it along to me. That’s the thing about daycare and school, kids are always sick. Actually, this year has been pretty good. This is only the second time we got sick and it’s almost the end of the flu season. […] Read More

How We’re Generating Passive Income in 2017

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Late last year, I received a few requests to update our passive income more frequently. So here it is – a new monthly series to keep track of our passive income. Actually, this will be very helpful for me as well. Previously, I reviewed our passive income once a year and it was too much […] Read More

My Secret to a Happy Early Retirement

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It’s been almost 5 years since I quit full time employment to become a stay at home dad/blogger. There were some rough spots, but all in all the last 5 years have been awesome. In fact, this last 5 years have been the best time of my life and I could think clearly again. My […] Read More

April 2017 Goals and Financial Update

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Happy May Day! Can you believe 2017 is 1/3 over already? Is it strange that I think of everything in terms of percentages and fractions? It makes time goes by quicker for some reason. Pretty soon the year will be half over, then ¾, then 2017 will be gone. There is so much left to […] Read More

3 Books I Wish I Read in My 20s

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A while back, I did an interview and one of the questions was - what 3 books do you recommend. This question came up a few times now so I thought I’d write up a good answer here so I can refer to it at anytime. BTW, this is a good tip for new bloggers. […] Read More