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Halloween Fun On The Cheap

Halloween Fun On The Cheap

Are you ready for Halloween? Americans are projected to spend $7.4 billion on costumes, candy, and decorations this Halloween according to the National Retail Federation. Wow, that sounds like a lot of money, but it’s tiny compared to the $600 billion we’ll spend this holiday season. Yowza! That’s too much money for me to wrap my mind around. Halloween was never a big part of my childhood. My family immigrated to the US when I was 12 and that’s a bit too old to go trick or treating. I went to a few Halloween parties in my 20’s, but it […]

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RB40’s Driving Style

driving style

This week, we’re down in San Jose, CA to visit family & friends, so I don’t have much time to write and research. Today, I want to share some observations during our road trip with you. First of all, Google maps estimated our drive time to be about 10 hours. However, it took us a grueling 14 hours to drive down from Portland. RB40 junior woke me up at 3 am the day we were driving down and I couldn’t go back to sleep. So I decided to just get going. We left our home at 5 am sharp. I was […]

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Kids Fun and Trouble

kids fun and trouble

Today I’m taking a break from personal finance to share some stay at home dad stories. Overall, I enjoy being a stay at home dad very much. I’m busy all the time, but I’m much less stressed than when I was working in a corporation. Today, I went to the doctor and my blood pressure reading was 132 over 76. That’s quite good for me. Of course, there are challenges too. Kids push their boundaries and it’s tough to keep a good humor 24/7. Storm Drain Incident A few days ago, we were walking to the playground and we came […]

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Towards Remarkability – A Weekend at the World Domination Summit 2014

Towards Remarkability - A Weekend at the World Domination Summit 2014

Today, we have a guest post from Mrs. RB40! She attended the World Domination Summit 2014 in Portland and had a great time. The price is a bit steep at around $500, but it’s local so she didn’t have to pay for travel and lodging. The WDS is a great event for anyone who’s thinking about changing their lives. The speakers and the attendees are all very inspirational. Here is Mrs. RB40. Mrs. RB40’s World Domination Summit Experience The trouble with the way I do things is that I often want everything to be perfect.  So perfect that I end up […]

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