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Happy Independence Day weekend! I love 4th of July. It's my favorite holiday of the year. Yes, even better than Christmas. It's the peak of the summer in Portland and it's the best time to be in the Pacific Northwest. There are so many free concerts and activities to do that is no point going […] Read More

About the author: Joe left his engineering career behind to become a stay at home dad/blogger at 38. Read the whole story on the About Page .

How I Almost Got Scammed

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Whew! I barely avoided a scam earlier this week. I was calling my bank and this was what I heard on the phone. Hello, please listen carefully as our menu option may have changed. Calls are recorded for quality assurance. You have been selected to win a $100 Walmart gift card. Press 1 to claim […] Read More

Investing After the Brexit

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Were you surprised that the British voted to leave the European Union? I wasn’t following the development closely, but the Brexit vote surprised me. Most polls predicted the UK would remain with the EU so I didn’t pay much attention until the surprising result came out. I assumed that the Brits would remain because it’s […] Read More

The 3 Biggest Problems with Portland

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I’m going off topic today because life isn’t all about money, right? We live in Portland and long time readers would know that I love Portland. I moved to Portland in 1996 to work for the Megacorp. It was a rough transition at first because I went to college in sunny Santa Barbara, CA. The […] Read More

All You Need is Love… and Money?

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Today's post is from The Green Swan, who is planning to retire by 40. He is 30 years old so he has plenty of time to achieve financial independence. He is way ahead of me when I was 30 so I'm sure he will achieve his goal. Enjoy! Money is one of the leading reasons […] Read More