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10 Enjoyable Side Jobs After Early Retirement

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Retirement doesn’t mean you have to stop working completely. In fact, I think a little work is good for your soul. This is especially true for early retirement. I’m 43 years old and I don’t want to watch TV and play video games all day. That would be relaxing for a day or two, but […] Read More

Blog Income Wrap Up – 2016

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Alright, I am almost done with our 2016 taxes! I just need to double check everything and it’ll be ready to go. Good thing our taxes were relatively simple last year. The rentals were occupied the whole year and that made the rental portion very easy. I also sold a few stocks to take profit […] Read More

January 2017 Goals and Financial Updates

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January is over! Did you have a good start in 2017? It’s been tough to get going in real life this year because the weather was so bad in Portland. We had a bunch of snow days and the whole town slowed down to a crawl for quite a while. I couldn’t go to gym […] Read More

Dividend Income Update – Q3 2016

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It’s time to check up on our dividend income, my favorite form of passive income. Rental income is great too, but it takes more work. I started investing in the stock market when I began working full time in 1996. First, I contributed to my 401k. After a few years, I was able to fully […] Read More

Are You in Financial Denial?

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Last week, I was catching up on season 1 of the show Fear the Walking Dead. This TV series is a spinoff from the popular zombie apocalypse show – The Walking Dead. This prequel is set in Los Angeles during the initial zombie outbreak. The show was not bad, but most of the characters are […] Read More

How Early Retirement Impacts Social Security Benefits

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I originally wrote this post in 2012 to figure out how early retirement impacts Social Security benefits. It’s been 4 years so I thought I’d check my Social Security statement and update the post with some current numbers. Also, it was National Social Security week earlier this month, April 4-13th. The Social Security office wants […] Read More

Dividend Income Update – Q1 2016

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I started investing in the stock market when I began working full time in 1996. First, I contributed to my 401k. After a few years, I was able to fully max out my 401k contribution and kept that up until now. Currently, my retirement funds are all invested in low cost Vanguard funds. I also […] Read More