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Being a Stay-At-Home Dad After Our Kid Started School

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It’s spring break already! I can’t believe the school year is going by so quickly. Our kid started kindergarten last September and he had a very difficult time adjusting to the new environment at first. You can read more details from the link, but suffice to say that he was a repeat visitor to the […] 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 .

Should You Invest in the Stock Market Now?

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Should you invest in the stock market now? The stock market is at an all time high and most stocks seem too expensive. This is a conundrum to new and experienced investors alike. Nobody wants to buy stock if it’s going to crash 30% in 6 months, right? On the other hand, the stock market […] Read More

How to Start Investing in Rental Property

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Investing in rental property is one of the few proven ways to build wealth. Many small investors have been able to retire early with their rental income. I love our dividend income because it is a lot less work than being a landlord, but owning rental properties has been a boon for us as well. […] Read More

How Much Money Should We Spend on Kid’s Birthday?

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RB40Jr is turning 6 very soon. Wow, time really flies when you have a kid. I still remember jumping out of bed and rushing Mrs. RB40 to the hospital at 6 in the morning and being nervous all day until he finally arrived at 3:45 in the afternoon.  I’ll skip the graphic details here, but […] Read More

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The following article is from our partner.  There are generally two categories of income sources that you can choose to adopt in your retirement. You can choose to either pursue the active income sources or follow the preferred path by most retirees of passive income sources. Many retirees tend to shy away from the active […] Read More

How to Start Investing in Dividend Stocks

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I love our dividend stock portfolio! Our dividend income is my favorite form of passive income because it is very passive. I don’t have to do much and the dividends will keep rolling in. I like having rental properties, too, but they are just more work. 2016 was another great year on the stock market and […] Read More

Is Early Retirement Easier than Traditional Retirement?

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One of my tips for new bloggers is to set a schedule for your blog posts and always stick to it. Sometimes you have to publish shorter or less than perfect posts, but sticking to a schedule is paramount to getting through the early years. Well, today is one of those short post days for […] Read More

How to Start a Blog and Why You Should

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A few weeks ago, I went to drop RB40Jr off at school and met one of his friends’ mom. We hit it off because she's from Thailand and we had a short conversation while we waited for the kids to go inside. She asked what I do, and I told her I’m a blogger. She must […] Read More