The King Moves Abroad

Burger King Tim Horton's merger

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.  Burger King Moves Abroad Recently fast food giant Burger King announced it is merging with much-loved Canadian mainstay Tim Hortons.  The seemingly unlikely pair is making the rounds in the news for their somewhat controversial relationship, which includes key financial players like supporter Warren Buffet. Burger King, which per its namesake serves mainly burgers, is merging with Tim Hortons, essentially a coffee and donut shop, which is ubiquitous in Canada. […]

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Are you a Minimalist or a Pack Rat?

Are you a Minimalist or a Pack Rat?

You know, I think collecting things is very instinctual. That’s why we buy so much useless stuff and clutter up our homes. It’s so difficult to throw things out and many people would rather rent a storage unit to store the stuff they don’t even use anymore. It’s just human nature to collect things. Here is our subject today – RB40 Jr. He has been collecting sticks and rocks for a while now and they’re his pride and joy. Whenever we go out, he’d pick up some sticks and swing them around. By the time we get home, he’d be […]

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August 2014 Goals and Financial Update

August 2014 Goals and Financial Update cash flow

Summer is over. Some people love the fall, but summer is my favorite season. I love the sunshine and warm weather, and there are just so many fun things to do. It’s a bit sad, but I guess that’s life. Maybe someday we’ll move to Hawaii and I’ll get my fill of sunny days, heh heh. Mrs. RB40 likes the seasons, though, so we’ll probably stick to Portland for a while. We did okay overall in August. Our expense is lower than usual because we just stayed in town. We were all sick, too, so we took it a bit […]

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Avoid Becoming Institutionalized By Your Job

Avoid Becoming Institutionalized By Your Job

Ah, Labor Day. Can you believe summer is almost over? The chill is already in the air and school will be starting soon. We had a fun summer, but it was too hectic. The beginning of autumn will still be busy for us with a new school, FinCon (financial blogger conference), visiting family, and job training (Mrs. RB40). After October, everything should slow down, though. We’re really looking forward to hunkering down and taking it easy for a while. Anyway, I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day holiday. Labor Day celebrates workers who have made our country prosperous. Workers […]

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