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Preparing For Our Around The World Trip

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It’s been 5 years since I retired early and it’s time to plan for my next big project. That’s to take a year off to travel around the world. This trip is a few years away so we’re not in a huge rush. However, I’ve been thinking about it quite often so I might 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 .

Early Retirement Blogs for Everyone

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It’s Memorial Day in the United States, the unofficial start of the summer, and the weather is gorgeous in Portland! Actually, it’s a bit hot this weekend at 83 degrees Fahrenheit. We had such a wet and cold winter so the change is pretty jarring. I was thinking that the ideal retirement location should be […] Read More

How Will You Invest with Low Stock Market Return?

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Nobody knows how the stock market is going to perform in the short term so we shouldn’t worry about it. On the other hand, long term profit is more predictable. Historically, stocks return about 7% per year after adjusting for inflation. Passive investors (index funds) who are in it for the long haul can count […] Read More

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Let’s talk about our kid’s college saving fund today. I’ve been planning to transfer our college savings from Oregon to Vanguard and I finally got it done this month. Why transfer? Basically, because we will pay lower fees and there aren’t any drawbacks. This post probably will be most interesting for Oregonians, but it might […] Read More

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Let’s have a little fun today about a “serious” topic. I’ve got a pop quiz for you. A quiz is never fun when you’re in school, but this is an easy Cosmopolitan magazine type of quiz. Don’t worry, it will be easy to answer and you can finish in just a few minutes. Besides, wouldn’t […] Read More

Get Your Free Stock From Robinhood

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Who loves free stuff? Me and everyone I know! You’re in luck today because here is your chance to get a free stock. Robinhood, an online brokerage, is giving away one stock when you sign up for a new account. Once you have an account, you can refer friends and you’ll receive one stock when […] Read More

Why I Pay Money to Go to the Gym

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Ugh… I am sick this week. RB40Jr got a cold from school first and passed it along to me. That’s the thing about daycare and school, kids are always sick. Actually, this year has been pretty good. This is only the second time we got sick and it’s almost the end of the flu season. […] Read More

My Secret to a Happy Early Retirement

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It’s been almost 5 years since I quit full time employment to become a stay at home dad/blogger. There were some rough spots, but all in all the last 5 years have been awesome. In fact, this last 5 years have been the best time of my life and I could think clearly again. My […] Read More