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Will there be much fewer jobs in the future?

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Earlier this week, I ran into a neighbor and I asked her how long she has left in school. She replied “just 7 days!” She has a data analyst job lined up and she’s ready to get on with life. That’s really awesome to see someone get started off on the right foot. There will [...]

Early Retirement Bloggers I Admire

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I hope everyone is enjoying their long Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer in the United States and I’m looking forward to warmer weather. We had a very busy weekend here at the RB40 household. Friday - All three of us went to the zoo with RB40 junior’s class. Here [...]

10 Frugal Hobbies That are A Lot of Fun

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Everyone needs a hobby, right? We can’t be serious all the time. Life wouldn’t be worth living if you don’t have fun. I have some hobbies too, but I tend to gravitate toward frugal hobbies for some reason. I guess it’s because we weren’t well-off while I was growing up. We didn’t spend much money [...]

The New Nature Based Playground is a lot of Fun

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Last month, we read about the new “nature based” playground at Westmoreland Park in Portland. The idea is to replace metal and plastic play structurs with logs, rocks, sands, and other natural material. That sounds good to me. The park is only about 10 minutes drive from our home so it's conveniently located. RB40 Junior [...]