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Retiring In A Bear Market

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It’s not even a month into 2016 and the stock market is already in turmoil. The S&P 500 index was down by double digit percentage and who knows where we will go from here. A few major stock indexes around the world already entered a bear market (20% decline) and I suspect that 2016 will [...]

Should I Fix The Dent or Keep The Cash?

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Last month, we got into a little car accident when we were in California for Christmas. That was a drag because we haven’t been in an accident in years. We met up with a friend for a playdate and went to grab lunch afterward. Unfortunately, this parking lot was terrible. There were a bunch of [...]

Parental Influence on College Education

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The following article is by Kristi, our staff writer. She is a great freelance writer, blogger, wife, and stay at home mom of two. You know the old adage, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink”? That’s what parenting feels like 99.9% of the time. No matter how much time, [...]

2020 Challenge: Passive Income VS Expense

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This is the 2016 update for our 2020 Challenge: generate enough passive income to exceed our expenses. Mrs. RB40 plans to retire in 2020 and it would be really nice if we can accomplish this goal by then. We have passive income from different sources and for this challenge we’ll count all of them. Here [...]