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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 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 information […] 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 .

Travel Hacking Success!

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I must admit, I wasn’t always a big fan of travel hacking. I’m not very good at it because there is too much overhead. Life is already busy enough without having to track all these credit card sign-up bonuses. Oh, let’s back up a bit for those of you who don’t know about travel hacking. […] Read More

November 2017 Goals and Financial Update

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Whoa, there is less than a month left in 2017. Where did the time go? If you’ve let some New Year resolutions slide until December (like me), then it’s probably too late. Well, there are a few goals that are WIP and those should be fine. However, it’s too late to start anything new. There […] Read More

Losing Weight is Not Like Building Wealth

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It’s been a week since Thanksgiving and our fridge is still full of left over. Mrs. RB40 really went to town this year and cooked up a huge feast. Now, she’s gone on a business trip and it’s up to me to clean up the left over. RB40Jr and my mom eat so little that […] Read More

Money Moves to Make Before The Christmas Break

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and avoided overspending on the biggest shopping weekend of the year. We didn’t do much and put off the big Thanksgiving meal until Saturday. We were going to roast a chicken, but the downtown Safeway only stocked turkeys this week. I asked and the meat guy told me […] Read More

Early Retirement Blogs for Everyone

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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’re enjoying the holiday with your friends and family. It’s dark and rainy here in Portland and we’re not planning to do much. We’ll just hang out at home, watch the new Spiderman movie, play some board games & video games, and just relax. Cooking isn’t a big issue for us […] Read More

How to Avoid Overspending this Holiday Season

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The holiday season is a source of stress for many of us. Did you know the rate of deadly heart attacks increase during the holidays? That’s strange, but I guess it’s understandable. Spending time with parents and the in-laws are stressful. However, let’s try to keep calm and not to have a heart attack over […] Read More

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This is part 2 of our trip to Cancun, but let’s recap part 1 first. In the first leg of our trip, we wanted to experience the local color so we stayed at a modest hotel in downtown for 3 nights. We walked around to see Mercado 28, play at Parque de la Palapas, and […] Read More