≡ Menu

Best of Early Retirement

How We Generated Passive Income in 2017

{ 190 comments } How We Generated Passive Income in 2017 thumbnail

***I added a new Passive Income page. You can click to it from the menu on top of this site or follow this link - Passive Income. I will update that page monthly. Happy New Year! 2017 was a great year for investors and our passive income was great too. This was the first year […] Read More

2017 Best of Retire by 40

{ 30 comments } 2017 Best of Retire by 40 thumbnail

Happy Holidays! I hope you had a great Christmas with family and friends. This year, we had a low key holiday and just stayed home. I was planning to drive down to visit my brothers in California, but Mrs. RB40 didn't want to go. She has been out of town for work a bit too […] Read More

Can My Wife Early Retire Yet?

{ 43 comments } Can My Wife Early Retire Yet? thumbnail

Happy holidays! Only two weeks left in 2017! Can you believe it? It’s time to wrap up 2017 and get ready for another New Year. This is an easy time of the year for personal finance bloggers because there are so many topics to write about. I’m going to tally up my 2017 New Year […] Read More

Early Retirement Blogs for Everyone

{ 94 comments } Early Retirement Blogs for Everyone thumbnail

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’re enjoying the holiday with your friends and family. It’s dark and rainy here in Portland and we’re not planning to do much. We’ll just hang out at home, watch the new Spiderman movie, play some board games & video games, and just relax. Cooking isn’t a big issue for us […] Read More

Why Retiring at 65 is a Terrible Idea

{ 94 comments } Why Retiring  at 65 is a Terrible Idea thumbnail

Some people say 65 is the new 45. That is true in some aspects. In the not too distant past, a 45 year old man would be lucky to live 20 more years. Now, the average life expectancy is higher and many 65 year old Americans will live beyond 85. If you look at it […] Read More

10 Enjoyable Side Jobs After Early Retirement

{ 58 comments } 10 Enjoyable Side Jobs After Early Retirement thumbnail

Retirement doesn’t mean you have to stop working completely. In fact, I think a little work is good for your soul. This is especially true for early retirement. I’m 43 years old and I don’t want to watch TV and play video games all day. That would be relaxing for a day or two, but […] Read More

5 Years After Early Retirement Update

{ 79 comments } 5 Years After Early Retirement Update thumbnail

Woohoo! It’s been 5 years after I retired early and I still love it. In fact, this past 12 months has been the best year of early retirement yet. Ahhh… early retirement really is like fine wine, it gets better with time. Granted, I had a lot of help and everything came together very nicely. […] Read More

Are You Worth More Than You Earned?

{ 88 comments } Are You Worth More Than You Earned? thumbnail

Have you ever wondered how much money you've earned over the years?  I mean, it’s gotta be a sizeable sum if you’ve been in the workforce for a while. I was thinking about this and then came up with a natural follow up question. Is our net worth more than what we’ve earned? After all, […] Read More

{ 102 comments } Pop Quiz – How Serious Are You About Early Retirement? thumbnail

Let’s have a little fun today about a “serious” topic. I’ve got a pop quiz for you. A quiz is never fun when you’re in school, but this is an easy Cosmopolitan magazine type of quiz. Don’t worry, it will be easy to answer and you can finish in just a few minutes. Besides, wouldn’t […] Read More

My Secret to a Happy Early Retirement

{ 64 comments } My Secret to a Happy Early Retirement thumbnail

It’s been almost 5 years since I quit full time employment to become a stay at home dad/blogger. There were some rough spots, but all in all the last 5 years have been awesome. In fact, this last 5 years have been the best time of my life and I could think clearly again. My […] Read More