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Being a Stay-At-Home Dad After Our Kid Started School

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It’s spring break already! I can’t believe the school year is going by so quickly. Our kid started kindergarten last September and he had a very difficult time adjusting to the new environment at first. You can read more details from the link, but suffice to say that he was a repeat visitor to the […] 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 .

Create Systems to Accomplish Your Goals

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This week, I’m reading Tim Ferriss’ new book – Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. Tim Ferriss basically compiled the best bits from his podcasts and put them in a huge tome. Luckily, you don’t have to read every line of the 660 page book. It’s best […] Read More

Blog Income Wrap Up – 2016

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Alright, I am almost done with our 2016 taxes! I just need to double check everything and it’ll be ready to go. Good thing our taxes were relatively simple last year. The rentals were occupied the whole year and that made the rental portion very easy. I also sold a few stocks to take profit […] Read More

How Much Would You Pay to Get Your Pet Back?

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This will be a short and fun post today because I’m doing our taxes this week. Ugh, groan… It shouldn’t be that bad because we didn’t have a lot of complications last year. However, I still need to go over the blog accounting. It seems like some advertisers either didn’t send me a 1099 form […] 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 per year and it was too much […] Read More

Is Your Suburb Dying?

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Have you seen the death of suburbia series from Business Insider? The sensationalist headline is a bit overblown, but they do make a compelling case. We’ve lived in downtown Portland since 2007, so we’re a bit out of touch with how suburban life is these days. The whole Portland metro is doing pretty well, though. […] Read More

February 2017 Goals and Financial Updates

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Well, February came and went in a hurry. Did you have a good month? How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? February is a particularly tough month for resolutions because 80% of them will fail by this time. Don’t give up yet, though. Once you make it through February, it should become a […] Read More

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The following is a post from our partner. There is no perfect solution for retirement just as there is no single answer to most of life’s challenges. You goal is a stable financial situation in your golden years and you’re looking for the best way to earn enough money to last you through your retirement. […] Read More