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Why Should I Save for College If Loans Will Be Forgiven?

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One of my missions in life is to help our son graduate from college with as little debt as possible. My parents paid for my college education and I was able to start saving and investing right out of school. If I had a large student loan debt hanging over my head, I’m sure I wouldn’t […] Read More

Is Private School Worth It?

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Time really flies when you have a kid. It seems like yesterday that RB40jr was born and I was still working at Intel. It’s been a very busy four and a half years and I can’t believe how fast he has grown. This is his last year at his preschool so we need to figure […] Read More

Will my kid be a bum if I retire early?

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A few weeks ago, I was talking to Don, a successful young business owner and he really dislikes the idea of early retirement. He wants to provide a good example for his kids and he thinks early retirement is not the right way to do it. This was just a passing conversation, but he clearly […] Read More

Early Retirement Myths Busted

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Oh man, I am worn out. This summer has been hectic for the RB40 household. We traveled to Hawaii, camped at the beach, and took a road trip to Boise. We also kept getting sick for some reason. It seems like we’ve been sick for over a month now. We all had a cold and […] Read More

Save for Retirement First or Children’s Education?

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Last week, my brother forwarded me this article from the NY Times – Save for Retirement First, the Children’s Education Second. The financial planners advise that it is crucial to save for retirement before contributing to your children’s higher education. Your children have more options for education than you have for retirement. They can get […] Read More

Do we need a bigger home?

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I hope you enjoyed Cindy’s article about Living In The Sandwich Generation last time. Actually, I don’t think it is a necessarily a bad thing. We should strive help our parents and kids in whatever way we can. Helping each other builds a tighter family bond and shows the younger generation a good example. Through […] Read More

Is Early Retirement a Good Example for Your Kids?

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Last week, I got an email from a new reader asking a thought-provoking question about leaving Corporate America. “What sort of signal does it send to my kids?  Will I still be a good role model?” It’s a conundrum. We all want our kids to work hard, right? I don’t want my kid to grow […] Read More

We Can Travel Again!

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Wow, time really flies when you have a kid. RB40 Jr. is almost 3 years old now and he is growing so much every day. Long time readers will remember when he was just a 6 lb 4 oz ass kicking machine. Now he is running around and getting into all kinds of trouble. He […] Read More

Stay-At-Home-Parents Need a Little Break Too

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I just realized that I haven’t given an update on my stay at home dad situation in a while so here goes. In September, we tried to send RB40 Jr. to preschool, but it didn’t work out so well. Basically, he cried until he fell asleep every day. After 4 days, the preschool said they […] Read More

Education options for the kid if we move overseas

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Our current plan is to reside in the US until Mini RB40 starts college, then we will live part time overseas. I would like to live in Thailand and then South America for a few years each. RB40 Jr. will start college in about 16 years and we will be 56. We won’t qualify for […] Read More