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How to Grow Readership for Your New Blog

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This post is for the budding bloggers who need help growing their readership. Last year, I posted – How to Start a Blog and Why You Should. It is a good guide and I’m proud of it. However, that’s not quite enough for new bloggers. A few people told me they needed more help. My […] 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 .

Losing Weight is Not Like Building Wealth

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It’s been a week since Thanksgiving and our fridge is still full of left over. Mrs. RB40 really went to town this year and cooked up a huge feast. Now, she’s gone on a business trip and it’s up to me to clean up the left over. RB40Jr and my mom eat so little that […] Read More

Money Moves to Make Before The Christmas Break

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and avoided overspending on the biggest shopping weekend of the year. We didn’t do much and put off the big Thanksgiving meal until Saturday. We were going to roast a chicken, but the downtown Safeway only stocked turkeys this week. I asked and the meat guy told me […] Read More

Early Retirement Blogs for Everyone

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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’re enjoying the holiday with your friends and family. It’s dark and rainy here in Portland and we’re not planning to do much. We’ll just hang out at home, watch the new Spiderman movie, play some board games & video games, and just relax. Cooking isn’t a big issue for us […] Read More

How to Avoid Overspending this Holiday Season

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The holiday season is a source of stress for many of us. Did you know the rate of deadly heart attacks increase during the holidays? That’s strange, but I guess it’s understandable. Spending time with parents and the in-laws are stressful. However, let’s try to keep calm and not to have a heart attack over […] Read More

{ 38 comments } Cancun Trip Report Part 2 – Luxurious Stay at The Hyatt Ziva thumbnail

This is part 2 of our trip to Cancun, but let’s recap part 1 first. In the first leg of our trip, we wanted to experience the local color so we stayed at a modest hotel in downtown for 3 nights. We walked around to see Mercado 28, play at Parque de la Palapas, and […] Read More

Cancun Trip Report Part 1 – Seeing The Local Color

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For our 2nd vacation this year, we visited beautiful Cancun, Mexico. This was an unusual choice for us because we already visited Hawaii in September. Why did we have a second beach vacation? Well, our Waikiki trip was actually a spur of the moment decision. Mrs. RB40's work sent her to Hawaii for 4 days […] Read More

{ 44 comments } Reader’s Question – Should I invest in dividend stock if I don’t make much money? thumbnail

Hey Everyone, Today we have a question from Grace. She doesn't make much money and she prefers conservative investments. Should she invest in dividend stock? I gave it my best shot, but I'm sure she would appreciate your opinion as well. Let us know what you think. (BTW, I'm on vacation in Cancun and I […] Read More