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Why I Love Having Diverse Streams of Income

08.25.2014
Why I Love Having Diverse Streams of Income

The following article is from Melanie, our staff writer. Melanie is in the beginning phase of her journey to Financial Freedom and she’ll offer a refreshing point of view for us. She recently quit her day job to freelance full-time. Melanie is a great writer so I think it will work out just fine for her.  Why I Love Having Diverse Streams of Income For many people, the idea of working in the same place for 30 or 40 years is no longer relevant. Long gone are the days of sticking with one company from graduation to retirement. People, especially Millennials, are job-hopping more than ever. In […]

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Do You Judge People by How Much Money They Make?

08.11.2014
Do You Judge People by How Much Money They Make?

The following article is from Melanie, our staff writer. Melanie is in the beginning phase of her journey to Financial Freedom and she’ll offer a refreshing point of view for us. She just quit her job to freelance full-time. Melanie is a great writer so I think it will work out just fine for her.  Do You Judge People by How Much Money They Make? Money can change things. That much is obvious in tales from rags to riches, where people forget where they came from, start acting differently and forget any common sense they might have had when they were broke. Knowing how much […]

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Dividend Stock Portfolio Midyear Checkup

07.11.2014
Dividend Stock Portfolio Midyear Checkup income retirement

Sadly, I have been neglecting our dividend portfolio this year. We have been so busy with our rentals that I haven’t paid attention to our other “passive income” streams. Fortunately, the sales of our rentals are now completed so I can give our dividend portfolio a thorough midyear checkup. I have got to say the dividend portfolio is my favorite passive income stream at the moment. It doesn’t require a lot of maintenance and I know the dividends will keep rolling in. These companies are pretty solid and even if the price drops a bit, I’m pretty sure they will […]

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Planning Your Retirement? Think Income, Not Assets

04.25.2014

The following article is from Mike, our staff writer. How will you know when you’re financially ready to retire? Most people don’t give that question much thought at all, but as readers of RB40 I’m going to assume you’re a little more financially savvy than the average Joe on the street.  Perhaps you’ve already sat down and come up with an estimated amount you need to save in order to retire safely using the four percent rule. If so, that’s great!  You’re already way ahead of most people and you’re at least beginning to map out your plans for retirement. But […]

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