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June 2014 Goals and Financial Update

07.02.2014
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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2014 Goals and Financial Update – May

06.04.2014
2014 Goals and Financial Update - May

In 2012, I left my engineering career to become a stay at home dad/blogger. Before I quit, we saved all my paychecks and lived on our other income streams for 12 months. The dry run showed us that I should be able to quit work without sending our family into a financial tailspin. Tracking our cash flow was so useful that I kept it up. So far we are doing fine and we should have plenty of warning if our finance starts to run into some trouble. May was actually a very unusual month for us. We spent part of it […]

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How to feed a family on a frugal budget

05.09.2014
How to feed a family on a frugal budget

Every month, I track all our income and expenses and publish them on our monthly cash report. I find it really helpful because tracking our cash flow enables me to see how we are doing financially every month. We occasionally have a negative month, but most of the time we have positive cash flow which is the first step to building wealth. This is especially valuable if your cash flow is tight like when you’re first starting out or when you’re newly retired. Seeing where your money goes will enable you to tweak your expenses and keep your cash flow […]

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April 2014 Goals and Financial Update

05.07.2014
April 2014 cash flow

Sorry! The cash flow report is a bit late this month. We just got back from the Hawai’i on Monday and we have been recovering from the vacation. Our flight left Sunday at 10:40 pm and had a stopover in Seattle. We finally got home Monday around 11 am so that was a long travel day. The Big Island was great, though. I didn’t want to come back at all. It’s definitely on my list of retirement destinations after RB40 Jr. is out of the house. April was a bit crazy for us financially. Our rental home was vacant and […]

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