Can You Really Retire For 60 years?

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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

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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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Kids Fun and Trouble

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Today I’m taking a break from personal finance to share some stay at home dad stories. Overall, I enjoy being a stay at home dad very much. I’m busy all the time, but I’m much less stressed than when I was working in a corporation. Today, I went to the doctor and my blood pressure reading was 132 over 76. That’s quite good for me. Of course, there are challenges too. Kids push their boundaries and it’s tough to keep a good humor 24/7. Storm Drain Incident A few days ago, we were walking to the playground and we came […]

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September 2014 Goals and Financial Update

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Whoa, it’s Q4. Where did the year go? It’s time to buckle down and finish 2014 strong. I hope you’re still keeping track of your 2014 goals and resolutions. I’m doing pretty well on the financial goals, but the fitness goal is going by the wayside. Let’s get started. 2014 New Year Goals Invest $50,000 in tax advantaged accounts We added $3,498 in September. For 2014, we saved $47,900 so far and we are about 96% toward our goal. Alright! It looks like we can finish up in October and surpass our saving goal this year. RB40 401k: $18,249. Great […]

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