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How to Avoid Overspending this Holiday Season

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The holiday season is a source of stress for many of us. Did you know the rate of deadly heart attacks increase during the holidays? That’s strange, but I guess it’s understandable. Spending time with parents and the in-laws are stressful. However, let’s try to keep calm and not to have a heart attack over […] 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 .

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This is part 2 of our trip to Cancun, but let’s recap part 1 first. In the first leg of our trip, we wanted to experience the local color so we stayed at a modest hotel in downtown for 3 nights. We walked around to see Mercado 28, play at Parque de la Palapas, and […] Read More

Cancun Trip Report Part 1 – Seeing The Local Color

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For our 2nd vacation this year, we visited beautiful Cancun, Mexico. This was an unusual choice for us because we already visited Hawaii in September. Why did we have a second beach vacation? Well, our Waikiki trip was actually a spur of the moment decision. Mrs. RB40's work sent her to Hawaii for 4 days […] Read More

{ 43 comments } Reader’s Question – Should I invest in dividend stock if I don’t make much money? thumbnail

Hey Everyone, Today we have a question from Grace. She doesn't make much money and she prefers conservative investments. Should she invest in dividend stock? I gave it my best shot, but I'm sure she would appreciate your opinion as well. Let us know what you think. (BTW, I'm on vacation in Cancun and I […] Read More

How We’re Generating Passive Income in 2017

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Late last year, I received a few requests to update our passive income more frequently. So here it is – a monthly series to keep track of our passive income. Actually, this will be very helpful for me as well. Previously, I reviewed our passive income once a year and it was too much information […] Read More

Do You Pay More in Taxes Than Housing, Food, and Clothing?

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This will be a short one because we’re on vacation in Mexico. It’s an exciting time in Washington DC. The House Republicans and our fearless leader are trying to push through a sweeping tax reform. I’ve been hearing a lot about this, but I don’t have time to dig into the details today. From what […] Read More

October 2017 Goals and Financial Update

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Happy Halloween! Do you have any big plans for Halloween this year? We’re skipping it entirely at the RB40 household. Well, I got a pumpkin and Mrs. RB40 carved it, but that’s about it. RB40Jr does not like dressing up and he’s too scared to go trick or treating. Even candy is not enticing enough […] 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