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Do You Need to Be an Entrepreneur to Retire Early?

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The FIRE (financial independence, retire early) movement is getting more mainstream and there are more early retirement advocates than ever before. The funny thing is that many of us are not retired in the traditional sense. I spend 20-30 hours per week on Retire by 40 and I have some income from blogging. Most early […] Read More

It’s Good to Be a Little Obsessed with Early Retirement

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A little obsession is good because it drives us to accomplish something. I was obsessed with getting my engineering degree when I was in college because my parents worked hard to send me there. Many kids were there to have fun, but I just wanted to get through it. Fun was secondary. Mrs. RB40 was […] Read More

FIRE Is Better Than Sex!

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Whoa whoa whoa! What’s this FIRE thing and why is it better than sex? Welcome new readers. Yes, this title is clickbaity, but don’t leave yet. This post is going to be good. First, we’ll quickly go over FIRE. Then, I’ll summarize my FIRE journey and see why it is so great. We’ll circle back […] Read More

How We Generated Passive Income in 2017

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***I added a new Passive Income page. You can click to it from the menu on top of this site or follow this link – Passive Income. I will update that page monthly. Happy New Year! 2017 was a great year for investors and our passive income was great too. This was the first year […] Read More

2017 Best of Retire by 40

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Happy Holidays! I hope you had a great Christmas with family and friends. This year, we had a low key holiday and just stayed home. I was planning to drive down to visit my brothers in California, but Mrs. RB40 didn’t want to go. She has been out of town for work a bit too […] Read More

Can My Wife Early Retire Yet?

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Happy holidays! Only two weeks left in 2017! Can you believe it? It’s time to wrap up 2017 and get ready for another New Year. This is an easy time of the year for personal finance bloggers because there are so many topics to write about. I’m going to tally up my 2017 New Year […] 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

Why Retiring at 65 is a Terrible Idea

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Some people say 65 is the new 45. That is true in some aspects. In the not too distant past, a 45 year old man would be lucky to live 20 more years. Now, the average life expectancy is higher and many 65 year old Americans will live beyond 85. If you look at it […] 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

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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