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Cancun Trip Report Part 2 – Luxurious Stay at The Hyatt Ziva

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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

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 .

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

Is Blogging Income Really Passive Income?

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Hey, readers. I need your help today. Please vote on the poll at the end of this post. My question is this – should I consider blogging income as passive income? In 2017, we are very close to being able to cover 100% of our expenses with our passive income, but we're not quite there […] Read More

Why I’m Not Joining Amazon Prime

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I have nothing against Amazon. I love Amazon. It’s awesome to order stuff from home and avoid going shopping IRL. Every guy hates shopping so we love Amazon by default. Amazon saves time and usually it’s a pretty good bargain. However, I’m not joining Amazon Prime. Amazon is already a great service and I don’t […] Read More

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Earlier this year, I started investing in real estate crowdfunding with RealtyShares. My experience has been positive so far and now I’m ready to write about it. I’ve been a real estate investor for over 10 years, but that’s just in the local market. The Portland real estate market has been great and our investment […] Read More

August 2017 Goals and Financial Update

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I hope you’re having a relaxing Labor Day weekend. It’s unusually HOT here in Portland. I was thinking about heading to the beach to escape the heat, but we were too lazy. We’ve already been to the beach 3 times this year and we have 2 more beach trips scheduled. Summer has been really busy […] Read More

10 Enjoyable Side Jobs After Early Retirement

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Retirement doesn’t mean you have to stop working completely. In fact, I think a little work is good for your soul. This is especially true for early retirement. I’m 43 years old and I don’t want to watch TV and play video games all day. That would be relaxing for a day or two, but […] Read More

Is Your Risk Tolerance Too High?

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Is your risk tolerance too high? This is a very important question for anyone investing in the stock market. Risk tolerance tells you how much market volatility you can stand before the stress affects your life. Some investors can handle a 30% drop in their net worth without losing sleep. However, many investors will panic […] Read More