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Breaking Free from Your Social Programming

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Did you catch the finale of season 1 of Westworld last Sunday? Wow, that was an action packed episode with some heart racing reveals. I love science fiction and I occasionally indulge in a western movie so Westworld was a great show for me. HBO ran the full 10 episodes on Sunday, which was perfect because […] Read More

About the author: Joe left his engineering career behind to become a stay at home dad/blogger at 38. Read the whole story on the About Page .

Exploring Bangkok 2016

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We made it to Bangkok! See our full program in the previous post - 3 weeks in Thailand. Whew, that was a long and exhausting travel day. These long travel days feel longer and longer as I get older. My bad knee was all stiff by the time we touched down at Bangkok (snowboarding incident when […] Read More

3 Weeks in Thailand – 2016

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When we didn’t have a kid, we usually traveled internationally once per year. We decided to put off traveling after RB40Jr was born because traveling with a baby is very inconvenient. There are plenty of things to see and do locally so we didn’t feel the need to drag our kid across the globe. We […] Read More

October 2016 Goals and Financial Updates

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Did you have fun on Halloween? This year we did not do anything. Mrs. RB40 was stressed out at work and RB40Jr did not want to dress up. He never liked Halloween and he loathes Trick or Treating. I guess he was a bit scared of the strange costumes when he was smaller and it […] Read More

Early Retirement Considerations

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The following is a post from our partner. Many people fantasize about retiring early, and they believe that it means a life of luxury and leisure. Even if you don’t expect to take several cruises a year or spend your days lounging on a beach in Tahiti, early retirement can be a luxury in the […] Read More

How to Fund Your Early Retirement

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Early retirement sounds awesome, but how do you pay the bills? Many financial planners recommend saving 10% to 15% of your income for retirement. That standard plan should enable you to comfortably retire in your 60s, but it will be practically impossible to retire early. You will have to think outside of the box if […] Read More

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Yes, I know that watching TV is the great scourge of productivity. There are a lot better things you could be doing rather than watching TV. You could start a blog, do some chores, exercise, or learn something new on the internet. Well, the internet is also a huge productivity trap, but at least it’s […] Read More

Is Your Workplace a Super Chickens Experiment?

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Last week, I heard a fascinating TED talk by Margaret Heffernan: Forget the pecking order at work. The talk was chilling because it reminded me of my old workplace. Every year, like most workplaces, we had an annual review to give us feedback on how we’re doing. Based on the reviews, about 10% of the […] Read More