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Why We Are Using The 529 Plan to Save For College

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Yes! The first week of school is going well for our son. He still says he hates school, but he hasn’t cried or hit anyone yet this year. I know that’s a low bar. We just need to have low expectations because RB40Jr usually has a rough time adjusting to a new school year. Oh […] Read More

Summer is Over & School is On!!!

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Woohoo!!! School is back in session. This is the best day of the year for stay-at-home parents everywhere. Christmas, New Year, or even Halloween can’t compete with the first day of school for us. I love RB40Jr dearly and we had an awesome summer together, but I’m ecstatic to have some personal time back. As […] Read More

School’s Out – First Grade is Over!

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Actually, it’s the last week of school here in Portland so school isn’t quite over yet. I’m writing this one a bit early because we’ll be in Iceland next week. The kids are so wild this week, though. They are giddy with excitement when they get off the bus. Summer break is all they’re thinking […] Read More

Being a Stay-At-Home Dad Is Easy

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I’m going to catch hell for this one, but being a stay-at-home dad is easy peasy lemon squeezy. Some people say I’m not really retired because being a stay at home parent is hard. Other stay at home parents don’t call themselves retired, right? Well, I gotta say, being a stay at home dad is […] Read More

My Unglamorous Early Retirement Lifestyle

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Are you suffering from FIRE envy? Do you follow early retirement bloggers and are jealous of their glorious no job lifestyle? You don’t have to worry about that at Retire by 40. It is spring break here, but we’re just staying in town for a relaxing staycation. No exotic trip for us this week. Today, […] Read More

SAHD Random Musings and a Soup Recipe

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We’re having a rough week here at the RB40 household. Junior and I are sick again. We kept getting sick this winter and it sucks. Whenever I started to feel better, we’d get sick again a few days later. :x I guess this flu season really is worse than usual. To top it off, Mrs. […] Read More

SAHD Update – First Grade Is Better Than Kindergarten

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Hey Readers, It has been a while since I gave an update on RB40Jr. Last year, I wrote more often about our son because we had a lot of problems at the beginning of Kindergarten. He had a difficult time adjusting to the new environment and he hit a few kids (and a teacher once…) […] Read More

What Are Your Favorite Fallback Meals?

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Cooking at home is one of the best frugal moves anyone can make. It’s more affordable AND much healthier than eating out. A nice dinner out for our family of 4 usually costs about the same as a week of groceries. (My mom is staying with us until November.) We get much better value out […] 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

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