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How Much Money Do You Need To Feel Wealthy?

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Last time, I asked – Can YOU become a millionaire? Incredibly, 95% of voters picked yes. That’s awesome, I love it! It really isn’t that hard to become a millionaire in the U.S. if you make at least a median household income of $60,000/year. You just have to commit to saving and you’ll get there. […] Read More

About the author: Joe started Retire by 40 in 2010 to figure out how to retire early. He spent 16 years working in computer design and enjoyed the technical work immensely. However, he hated the corporate BS. He left his engineering career behind to become a stay-at-home dad/blogger at 38. At Retire by 40, Joe focuses on financial independence, early retirement, investing, saving, and passive income.

For 2018, Joe plans to diversify his passive income by investing in US heartland real estate through RealtyShares. He has 3 rental units in Portland and he believes the local market is getting overpriced.

Joe highly recommends Personal Capital for DIY investors. He logs on to Personal Capital almost daily to check his cash flow and net worth. They have many useful tools that will help every investor analyze their portfolio and plan for retirement.

Should You Focus on Making More or Spending Less?

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What’s the secret to wealth? It really isn’t much of a secret. You just need to save and invest as much as you can. Your investment will compound and your net worth will grow over the long haul. Last year, our net worth grew nearly $350,000. That’s incredible because we made much less than that […] Read More

10 Goals to Hit If You Want to Retire Early in 10 Years

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So you want to retire in 10 years (or less). That’s a terrific goal, no matter how old you are. I’m going to assume most readers are in their 40s and 50s because that’s the age you start to consider early retirement. However, I’ll also keep younger readers in mind because this is Retire by […] Read More

July 2018 Goals and Financial Update

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Hey, everyone! Summer break is almost over. Did you do everything you wanted? There are only a few weeks left before school starts. It’s already time for back to school shopping! Summer will be gone before you know it. We’ve had a great summer so far, but we’ll have to take it easy in August. […] Read More

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Not everyone loves budgeting like my buddy J. at Budgets are Sexy.  If you loathe budgeting like most of us, then today is your lucky day. I’m going to share my simple AND easy budget plan with you. Check it out and let me know what you think. Joe’s Simple & Easy Budgeting System Here […] Read More

Recommended Travel Destinations by Age

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Hey everyone, we are back from our 2 week road trip to California. I drove down with RB40Jr and Mrs. RB40 flew down to join us for the drive back. This trip was great. I caught up with my college friends and met my 8 month old nephew. It was nice to see old friends […] Read More

Declare Your Financial Independence Day

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Independence Day (U.S.) is my favorite holiday of the year. It is even better than Christmas for me. This year, the weather was perfect and we stayed in town to BBQ, relax, and enjoy the fireworks. I guess I just don’t have the same attachment to Christmas like most people. Christmas feels so commercialized to […] Read More


Hey everyone, I’m on vacation this week and we have a guest post from Amy Kirsch, RealtyShares Vice President of Investor Sales and Client Success. Today, she’ll share her experience with being a landlord and a passive real estate investor. See which one she likes better. I’ll be back next week. Thanks! Amy has over 10 years […] Read More