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The Easiest Road to $1 Million Nest Egg

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Hey everyone, we're on vacation this week and Tim is covering for us today. Check out his post and let us know what you think. I'll be back from Hawaii next week. Tim's Bio I’m a self-made millionaire immigrant and a VP at a mid-size company based out of Orange County, California. I moonlight as […] Read More

About the author: Joe left his engineering career behind to become a stay at home dad/blogger at 38. Read how and why he did it on the About Page .

So Long 2017 Summer Break!

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The 2017 summer break is almost over. The Portland public school starts next week and we need to get ready for it. Mrs. RB40 has been picking up school supplies, but we still need to get a new lunch box and a few new long pants. I also need to meet with RB40Jr’s teacher to […] Read More

Why I Hate Auto Loans

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This one is a follow up to last week’s – Should You Invest or Pay Off Debt? The comments on that post are very interesting; you should check them out if you haven’t seen them yet. Some people prefer to pay off debt and others want to optimize by investing. If we purely go by […] Read More

If Money Was No Object…

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Hey, financially responsible readers. The Powerball lottery jackpot is $430 $510 million this week. Did you get a ticket yet? I used to pick up a Powerball ticket whenever the jackpot is huge, but I haven’t purchased one since they doubled the price to $2 five years ago. If the jackpot reaches a billion dollars, maybe […] Read More

Should You Invest or Pay Off Debt?

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One of the great things about being a blogger is that I learn something new almost every day. I was doing some research for this post and found that the U.S. total household debt just reached a new peak in the first quarter of 2017. We collectively owe $12.73 trillion and that amount just surpassed […] Read More

How Much Does the Tooth Fairy Pay Today?

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Check out RB40Jr’s shark teeth! Wow, that’s pretty gnarly. I thought the baby tooth is supposed to come out first before the permanent tooth shows up. His baby teeth in front are wiggling and we hope they fall out in a few days. Luckily, we had a dentist appointment scheduled and she assured us that […] Read More

What Are Your Favorite Fallback Meals?

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Cooking at home is one of the best frugal moves anyone can make. It’s more affordable AND much healthier than eating out. A nice dinner out for our family of 4 usually costs about the same as a week of groceries. (My mom is staying with us until November.) We get much better value out […] Read More

July 2017 Goals and Financial Update

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Whew, what a busy month July was. We went to visit Mrs. RB40’s family in California, went hiking in a lava tube at Mt. St. Helen, and generally enjoyed the summer. I love summer in the Pacific Northwest. The weather is hot, but it is still much better than many other parts of the US. […] Read More