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Can Money Buy More Happiness?

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Last week, I wrote the 3 Ways to Avoid Downgrading Your Lifestyle After Retirement. We did this mainly through saving a big portion of our income when I was working. We put an artificial cap on our monthly expenditures and that made it easy to maintain the same lifestyle when I stopped making a 6 [...]

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Last week, I got an interesting comment on my July cash flow update. “I like how you don’t seem to compromise quality of life for over-frugality!” This comment is interesting because quality of life is so subjective. We spend about $4,500 per month and that’s a very comfortable level for us. However, this level of [...]

Do You Have a Financially Fit Marriage?

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The following article is by Kristi Muse, our staff writer. She is a freelance writer, blogger, police officer’s wife, and stay at home mom of two. To read more about how she tries to live a balanced life visit her website at Moderate Muse. No one gets married thinking that their marriage will end. Everyone wants to believe [...]

5 Fantastic Benefits of Early Retirement

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I haven’t been keeping up with Intel lately so I didn’t realize they were going through a round of layoffs (roughly 2%) until Mrs. RB40 forwarded me an article in the Oregonian - Intel layoffs. Revenue is below projection this year due to the shrinking PC market so the layoffs weren’t unexpected. Every time Intel [...]