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Mr. Groovy

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Freedom Is Groovy
Early Retirement
Frugality/Saving, Freedom
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Discipline equals freedom. —Jocko Willink Bill Gates has a lot more money than you do. Okay, duh. No earth-shattering revelation there. But in at least one respect, you and Bill are equals. You both get 24 hours every day to do something with your respective lives. Be More Productive Than Slothful If you want to ... [Read more...] The post Time Is a Level Playing Field appeared first on Freedom Is ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 8:50 AM
Soon after Mr. Groovy and I quit our jobs I wrote about retirement bliss. A few months later I shared the six horrifying truths no one tells you about retirement. I wasn’t sure what to expect after that. Now, nine months into horrifying bliss, I’m happy to divulge the five surprising perks of retirement I’ve ... [Read more...] The post Five Surprising Perks of Retirement appeared first on Freedom Is Groovy. ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 8:50 AM
Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. —John F. Kennedy In twenty-one years of government employment, I contributed less than $10,000 to my pension. Starting last October, I began collecting that pension. Twenty thousand smackeroonies a year until Mrs. Groovy dies (Mrs. G decided she’s exiting ... [Read more...] The post What Goody Are You Willing to Give Up? appeared first on ...
Posted: Jul 14 2017 @ 8:50 AM
“Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.” —Robert Kennedy I’m definitely not normal. As my late grandfather would have no doubt remarked, I was surely “kicked in the head by a butterfly.” And that’s why I can’t let go of my ... [Read more...] The post Second Wednesday of the Month Politics: Mr. Groovy Decides to Mix ...
Posted: Jul 12 2017 @ 8:50 AM
I’m into fitness—frugal fitness, that is. A while back I wrote a post about how I set up a home gym in my garage for under $100. I also added a $15 chin-up bar to my indoor regimen of free YouTube workouts, bear crawls and planks. To say I’m cheap about fitness is putting it ... [Read more...] The post Frugal Fitness for Everyone: From Busy Moms to Novice Obstacle Course ...
Posted: Jul 10 2017 @ 8:50 AM
Oh, crap! I went to Rockstar Finance the other day and saw a featured post called, “Man Saves Thousands of Dollars Just By Thinking.” The post was written by Jacob over at Early Retirement Extreme, and it’s a gem. Here, for example, is an excerpt from one of his post’s fledgling thinkers describing how transformative ... [Read more...] The post Crap! Jacob Over at Early Retirement Extreme Stole My Thunder appeared ...
Posted: Jul 07 2017 @ 8:50 AM
It’s not easy making new friends. Sure, you meet people if you’re outgoing and upbeat, but I’m talking about real friendships. And here in the personal finance community, I’ve found no shortage of friends—real friends. It’s easy to make friends in the personal finance community because we all share the same values—and not just about ... [Read more...] The post An Unexpected Consequence of Blogging: Friends appeared first on Freedom Is ...
Posted: Jul 05 2017 @ 8:55 AM
I’m not a minimalist, but I do appreciate the sentiment that your life should be as clutter-free as possible. So for sh%ts and giggles, I decided to perform a clutter audit on our house. For the purposes of my audit, I defined “clutter” as something that 1) Mrs. Groovy and I haven’t used in six ... [Read more...] The post How Much Crap Is Hiding Behind Your Walls? appeared first on ...
Posted: Jun 30 2017 @ 8:50 AM
“Some men want their hell before death.” That was my younger self’s wise-ass explanation for why men got married. Fortunately, I no longer possess such a dreary view of marriage. In fact, anyone familiar with this blog knows that I’m a big proponent of marriage. Marriage is the best tool you have to build wealth ... [Read more...] The post The Groovy Guide to Having a Great Marriage appeared first on ...
Posted: Jun 28 2017 @ 8:55 AM
One of my favorite financial bloggers is a Canadian named, Brent Truitt. Brent’s website is called Debt Files, and he has, shall we say, a very eclectic take on life and personal finances. On his About page, he describes himself as a former professional musician who had to quit “because he wasn’t very good.” If ... [Read more...] The post How Geoarbitrage Gave Us Our Financial Freedom (and Our Sanity) Back ...
Posted: Jun 26 2017 @ 8:50 AM


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