RB40’s Driving Style

10.13.2014
driving style

This week, we’re down in San Jose, CA to visit family & friends, so I don’t have much time to write and research. Today, I want to share some observations during our road trip with you. First of all, Google maps estimated our drive time to be about 10 hours. However, it took us a grueling 14 hours to drive down from Portland. RB40 junior woke me up at 3 am the day we were driving down and I couldn’t go back to sleep. So I decided to just get going. We left our home at 5 am sharp. I was […]

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Bear Markets Will Make You Rich

10.10.2014
bear market will make you rich

Have you been following the stock market? Usually, I don’t pay much attention to the stock market and only check the price when I update my net worth spreadsheet. I do that a few times per month. Lately, I’ve been watching the local morning news to get the weather report. October is a weird month because one day we’d get sunny 80 degree weather and the next; we’d get a cold wet day. I need to see the morning weather update so I can dress RB40 Junior appropriately. He loves shorts so that’s his first choice, but shorts won’t work […]

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Can You Really Retire For 60 years?

10.08.2014
early retirement retire at 35 40

Yes, sometimes I wonder if retiring by 40 is sustainable. Can I really quit working full time at 38 and sustain a comfortable retirement for 30 to 50 years? Well, Mrs. RB40 is still working, but she plans to retire early at some point as well (maybe in 10-15 years). Finance is a big consideration, but I also want to keep active, have fun, and enjoy life. Luckily, our net worth has been steadily increasing over the last two years and we’re doing well financially. I’m also extremely busy being a stay at home dad/blogger that I haven’t had time […]

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Interview with an Urban Nomad

10.06.2014
interview urban nomad lifestyle

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. I’m very excited to interview one of my best friends, Brittany Hassell! I met her, along with Joe, at our local bloggers meet-up over a year ago.  We instantly bonded over our love of travel, languages, side hustling, frugality, and cats.  She quickly became one of my main inspirations, as she lives her life completely in her own way, often doing things a bit differently. In the past year, Brittany […]

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