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Can You Really Retire For 60 years?

10.08.2014
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Yes, sometimes I wonder if retiring by 40 is sustainable. Can I really quit working full time at 38 and sustain a comfortable retirement for 30 to 50 years? Well, Mrs. RB40 is still working, but she plans to retire early at some point as well (maybe in 10-15 years). Finance is a big consideration, but I also want to keep active, have fun, and enjoy life. Luckily, our net worth has been steadily increasing over the last two years and we’re doing well financially. I’m also extremely busy being a stay at home dad/blogger that I haven’t had time […]

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Can Mrs. RB40 Retire Now?

09.26.2014
Can wife Retire Now? - Retire By 40

Last time, we talked about how to get your significant other on your side before quitting a job. This time, we’re making it personal. You see, Mrs. RB40 has been complaining about her job more than usual. She is in a 6 month long leadership training program and it’s adding a lot of stress to her work. Quite a few of her coworkers retired earlier this year and they haven’t been able to hire any replacements yet. There is a lot more work for the people still working and things aren’t going to change anytime soon. This summer has also […]

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How to Quit Your Job With The Support of Your Spouse

09.24.2014
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A couple of weeks ago, I had coffee with Alice who is thinking about quitting her corporate job. She works more and more with people 10-14 years younger than her and pretty soon, they will have learned everything that she knows. She is stressed out at work and she wants to start her own business. Alice read my story about being a senior engineer and it resonated with her because there are many parallels. At this point in her life, she’d rather find a more flexible job, take a pay cut, and build her own business. Quitting a stable job […]

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Is it easier to Retire Early if you’re married?

08.27.2014
Is it easier to Retire Early if you’re married? or single?

Last week, I got one of those emails arguing that I can’t be retired if Mrs. RB40 is still working. Well, I’m not fully retired, but it’s not because my wife is working. The blog takes a lot of work, so I consider myself semi-retired, which I think is the best way to retire. Most people like to work a little bit so they feel productive. Not working at all is just too idle time. From what I read, many retirees have a hard time transitioning to a completely unstructured schedule and this can lead to depression. Anyway, I’d like […]

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