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September 2014 Goals and Financial Update

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Whoa, it’s Q4. Where did the year go? It’s time to buckle down and finish 2014 strong. I hope you’re still keeping track of your 2014 goals and resolutions. I’m doing pretty well on the financial goals, but the fitness goal is going by the wayside. Let’s get started. 2014 New Year Goals Invest $50,000 in tax advantaged accounts We added $3,498 in September. For 2014, we saved $47,900 so far and we are about 96% toward our goal. Alright! It looks like we can finish up in October and surpass our saving goal this year. RB40 401k: $18,249. Great […]

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August 2014 Goals and Financial Update

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Summer is over. Some people love the fall, but summer is my favorite season. I love the sunshine and warm weather, and there are just so many fun things to do. It’s a bit sad, but I guess that’s life. Maybe someday we’ll move to Hawaii and I’ll get my fill of sunny days, heh heh. Mrs. RB40 likes the seasons, though, so we’ll probably stick to Portland for a while. We did okay overall in August. Our expense is lower than usual because we just stayed in town. We were all sick, too, so we took it a bit […]

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July 2014 Goals and Financial Update


July is over, really? Why is summer flying by so quickly? We have been enjoying the beautiful summer in the Pacific Northwest and July was full of activities. We went camping at the beach, drove to Boise, and Mrs. RB40 attended WDS. July was a really busy month and we’re all worn out. We’re done with traveling, though, and we’ll just enjoy the rest of the summer in Portland. This is the best time of the year to be here. There are free shows and concerts almost every day and the weather is nearly perfect. On the downside, the vacations […]

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June 2014 Goals and Financial Update

June 2014 Goals and Financial Update

Whew, another zany month is over at the RB40 household. We closed on our rental home and that kept us very busy. I found out we had to replace all the smoke and CO alarms the day before it closed. Of course, I didn’t have a ladder that would reach the 20 ft tall vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom because we sold all our stuff when we moved 7 years ago. Luckily, our sweetheart of a realtor went beyond the call of duty to purchase a ladder and let us borrow it. If anyone is looking for a realtor in […]

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