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SAHD Update – First Grade Is Better Than Kindergarten

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Hey Readers, It has been a while since I gave an update on RB40Jr. Last year, I wrote more often about our son because we had a lot of problems at the beginning of Kindergarten. He had a difficult time adjusting to the new environment and he hit a few kids (and a teacher once...) […] Read More

Being a Stay-At-Home Dad After Our Kid Started School

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It’s spring break already! I can’t believe the school year is going by so quickly. Our kid started kindergarten last September and he had a very difficult time adjusting to the new environment at first. You can read more details from the link, but suffice to say that he was a repeat visitor to the […] Read More

How Much Money Should We Spend on Kid’s Birthday?

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RB40Jr is turning 6 very soon. Wow, time really flies when you have a kid. I still remember jumping out of bed and rushing Mrs. RB40 to the hospital at 6 in the morning and being nervous all day until he finally arrived at 3:45 in the afternoon.  I’ll skip the graphic details here, but […] Read More

Do I Feel Bad About Being a Stay-At-Home-Dad?

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A while back, I got an email asking – Do you feel bad being a stay-at-home-dad while your wife works? That’s a good question because there is still a lot of social stigma attached to being a stay-at-home-dad. SAHDs are pressured to feel bad because that’s how we were raised. Dads are supposed to work […] Read More

Why Should I Save for College If Loans Will Be Forgiven?

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One of my missions in life is to help our son graduate from college with as little debt as possible. My parents paid for my college education and I was able to start saving and investing right out of school. If I had a large student loan debt hanging over my head, I’m sure I wouldn’t […] Read More

Is Private School Worth It?

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Time really flies when you have a kid. It seems like yesterday that RB40jr was born and I was still working at Intel. It’s been a very busy four and a half years and I can’t believe how fast he has grown. This is his last year at his preschool so we need to figure […] Read More

Will my kid be a bum if I retire early?

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A few weeks ago, I was talking to Don, a successful young business owner and he really dislikes the idea of early retirement. He wants to provide a good example for his kids and he thinks early retirement is not the right way to do it. This was just a passing conversation, but he clearly […] Read More

Early Retirement Myths Busted

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Oh man, I am worn out. This summer has been hectic for the RB40 household. We traveled to Hawaii, camped at the beach, and took a road trip to Boise. We also kept getting sick for some reason. It seems like we’ve been sick for over a month now. We all had a cold and […] Read More

Save for Retirement First or Children’s Education?

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Last week, my brother forwarded me this article from the NY Times – Save for Retirement First, the Children’s Education Second. The financial planners advise that it is crucial to save for retirement before contributing to your children’s higher education. Your children have more options for education than you have for retirement. They can get […] Read More

Do we need a bigger home?

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I hope you enjoyed Cindy’s article about Living In The Sandwich Generation last time. Actually, I don’t think it is a necessarily a bad thing. We should strive help our parents and kids in whatever way we can. Helping each other builds a tighter family bond and shows the younger generation a good example. Through […] Read More