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Is The Disability Program The Ticket To Early Retirement?

05.10.2013
Is The Disability Program The Ticket To Early Retirement?

A few weeks ago, I heard a story – Unfit For Work on This American Life and it’s quite startling. Do you know there are 14 million people currently on the disability program?  People on disability are not counted in the unemployment rate because they are not part of the workforce. You can read more and listen to the story by following the link above. Here is a just a short recap. People on disability receive about $13,000 and healthcare coverage via Medicare. Medical conditions like back pain is a lot more disabling for laborers than office workers. Ethel Thomas would […]

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Should you help your aging parents financially?

04.24.2013
should you help your aging parent financially?

This is a tough question that will affect more and more of us every day. Pensions are becoming rarer and most people retiring today have very little retirement savings. Luckily, social security is still paying out, but that might change in the future. People are also living longer these days and it’s easy to see that more and older retirees will need help financially. Some background Of course, you should help your parents out if they need it. For me, the question really is how much I should help my parents. I come from an Asian background and our culture […]

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Stay At Home Dad’s Bodyweight Playground Workout

03.18.2013
stay at home dad bodyweight workout playground

Can you believe that March is almost over? That mean Q1 is almost done and it’s time to dust off the 2013 New Year’s resolutions and get a few things ticked off. One of my goals for 2013 is to come up with a sustainable exercise program and do it. I used to go to the company’s gym at lunch 4-5 times a week when I was working and it was great. Since I became a stay at home dad, I haven’t been able to exercise much, so here is my attempt to rectify that with a bodyweight playground workout. The weather […]

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The Peril of Midnight Blogging

08.24.2012
midnight snack munchies taco burrito

To non bloggers, this is a glimpse into a blogger’s work day. To other bloggers, this is actually a cry for help. Now that I’m a full time stay at home dad, it’s quite difficult to get anything, especially writing, done. As parents everywhere know, kids don’t like it when you don’t pay attention to them. Baby RB40 will let me respond to emails, catch up on other blogs, reply to comments, and do a few administrative tasks for about 30 minutes. We do this by splitting the laptop screen. He watches the Muppets sing while I work on the […]

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