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April 2016 Goals and Financial Update

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Is it just me or did April just fly by? I was busy with our tax return the first half of the month and then Mrs. RB40 got very busy with work. Every week flew by and it’s already May. We didn’t even do anything memorable in April. It was just a quick blur. Anyway, [...]

How Early Retirement Impacts Social Security Benefits

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I originally wrote this post in 2012 to figure out how early retirement impacts Social Security benefits. It’s been 4 years so I thought I’d check my Social Security statement and update the post with some current numbers. Also, it was National Social Security week earlier this month, April 4-13th. The Social Security office wants [...]

March 2016 Goals and Financial Update

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Wow, Q1 2016 is already over. The year is flying by and it’s a good thing because the weather is finally better here in Portland. We had a whole week of beautiful sunny days and we’ve refilled our vitamin D reserve. I taught RB40 about how we get vitamin D from the sun and now [...]

How to Pay No Tax on Your Dividend Income

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April 15 is closing in fast. This is the tax filing deadline in the United States and it’s usually a painful time of the year for many people. Last year, it took me many agonizing weekends to sort out our tax return. 2014 was more complicated than usual because we sold our 4-plex and did [...]