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Overcoming Mental Barriers

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RB40 Jr. loves the playground. The weather has been drier than usual for Portland, so we have been going to the playgrounds pretty often. Anyway, he is one daring little guy. He jumps off the side of the circular slide, climbs all over the play structure, and can even do the monkey bars. Well, he [...]

January 2015 Goals and Financial Update

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Wow, that was a crazy ending to the Super Bowl last night. I was cheering for the Seahawks so I was elated when they made a lucky catch at the end of the 4th quarter. Then they threw an interception and it was game over. Oh well, we only watch one football game a year [...]

What are Your Intermediate Financial Goals?

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If you’re reading this, you are probably working toward financial independence. Or maybe you’re already there, then we’d like you to share your knowledge with us! Financial Independence means you can live on your investments for the rest of your life. Basically, you don’t have to work if you don’t want to. This is a [...]

Top 3 Money To-Dos in Your 20s


A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the financial plan for my 40s. It was good to get my plan written down, but we also have many readers in their 20s and 30s. That plan probably wasn’t very useful for them, so I thought I’d write 2 more articles to share my experience and [...]