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Is Early Retirement Easier than Traditional Retirement?

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One of my tips for new bloggers is to set a schedule for your blog posts and always stick to it. Sometimes you have to publish shorter or less than perfect posts, but sticking to a schedule is paramount to getting through the early years. Well, today is one of those short post days for […] 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 .

How to Start a Blog and Why You Should

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A few weeks ago, I went to drop RB40Jr off at school and met one of his friends’ mom. We hit it off because she's from Thailand and we had a short conversation while we waited for the kids to go inside. She asked what I do, and I told her I’m a blogger. She must […] Read More

Budgeting for Healthcare When You Retire Early

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For someone considering early retirement, healthcare is a huge question mark. If you retire before you’re eligible for Medicare, you’ll need to make sure to budget for health insurance. Healthcare is very expensive in the US at about 5% of most American’s annual income and we all need health insurance to help cover our medical […] Read More

5 Common Money Mistakes Young Couples Make

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Do you and your partner bicker about money? According to a survey from Money magazine, arguments about financial matters are the leading cause of friction between spouses. Of the couples surveyed, 70% argue about money - that’s a lot of arguments. Fortunately, things get better as you age because older couples tend to argue about […] Read More

See How We’ll Generate Passive Income in 2017

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Recently, I’ve 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 review our passive income once per year and it is too much to do […] Read More

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Today, Michelle from Making Sense of Cents tells us why she and her husband decided to live in an RV full time. That lifestyle sounds very liberating and I'm very jealous. I'd love to travel in an RV for a while, but we probably can't do it until our kid goes off to college. Someday... A […] Read More

2017 New Year Goals and Resolutions

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Happy New Year! Did you have a good 2016? We had a great year and now we’re ready to face 2017. Last year, I achieved 9 out of 11 goals and that was awesome. I was able to finish most of these goals because I had moderate expectations. That works better for me than “shooting […] Read More

Wrapping Up 2016 Goals and Financial Updates

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Woohoo! It’s time to wrap up 2016 and usher in 2017. Happy New Year! Are you excited about 2017? Personally, I’m a bit nervous because the economy is doing too well. How long can this euphoria last? I really think the stock market will be quite volatile over the next few years. We’re staying invested […] Read More