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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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Several years ago I had a problem. I wanted to get into shape, but I didn’t want to spend a dime on a gym membership or drop some serious coin on a home gym. To solve this problem, I fired up Google and did a search on “building muscle without equipment,” or something to that ... [Read more...] The post Just Because Someone Has More Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Have Enough ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 8:50 AM
Today’s definitely not a manic Monday. Yesterday I got word that my interview on Choose FI will be available today. What’s Choose FI' Only the top-rated financial podcast in the world according to a recent poll of the Rockstar Finance community. I’m a big fan of Choose FI. The two hosts, Brad and Jonathan, are ... [Read more...] The post What a Great Way to Start the Week: Choose FI appeared ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 8:50 AM
During the 2008 primary season, MSNBC host Chris Matthews experienced something rapturous as he listened to a speech being delivered by then-candidate Barack Obama. He described the feeling as follows: “I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama’s ... [Read more...] The post The Chris Matthews Leg Tingle and Financial Independence appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 17 2017 @ 8:52 AM
When I was growing up, I was a sports fanatic. I literally had to be dragged from the street by my mom if I was in the middle of a baseball game and dinner was ready. And I lived and died by the fortunes of my teams. If my team won, all was right with ... [Read more...] The post Ten Reasons Not to Invest Time and Money into Professional Sports ...
Posted: Nov 15 2017 @ 8:50 AM
Nearly two years ago now, I wrote a post called, The Housing Downsize Challenge. The challenge is rather straight forward. Buy two to three acres of land in the Wake Forest area (where my family lives), build a modest home (1,200-1,400 square feet), and do it all for at least $25K less than the net ... [Read more...] The post Groovy Ranch Has Finally Been Found appeared first on Freedom Is ...
Posted: Nov 13 2017 @ 8:50 AM
Those familiar with this blog know that I’m not a fan of government. I worked for a municipality on Long Island for twenty-one years. The politicians and department heads I worked for, and the co-workers I worked with, were largely a disgrace. The biggest concern for the politicians was staying in power. For department heads? ... [Read more...] The post Second Wednesday of the Month Politics: We Suck appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 08 2017 @ 8:50 AM
Haha! I think I read the blog post of the year this week on Rockstar Finance. It was written by Crispy Doc, and it expertly explained how anyone can freeze his or her credit. Here’s Crispy’s exquisite how-to in its entirety: “Links below to freeze your credit report, can be done completely online:” Freakin’ beautiful. ... [Read more...] The post Ten Bloggers Who Inspired Me This Week appeared first on Freedom ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 8:50 AM
What inspires you to write? What makes your creative juices flow? Is it the aroma of fresh coffee at Starbucks—the low din of background voices, the cushy chairs and the soft music that rev you up? Or is it a fresh page in a new notebook or writing journal? How about sitting on a deck ... [Read more...] The post Don’t Tell Me You Can’t Get Inspired appeared first on Freedom ...
Posted: Nov 01 2017 @ 8:50 AM
Six years ago I went to Vegas with a bunch of family and friends to celebrate my 50th birthday. Since one of my nieces was going to East Carolina University at the time, I jokingly proposed that we all get t-shirts emblazoned with the words, “ECU Blackjack Team.” It’s a good thing we didn’t. No ... [Read more...] The post Counting Cards, Shiller PE Ratio, and Sequence of Returns Risk appeared ...
Posted: Oct 25 2017 @ 8:52 AM
A while back, I wrote a post that payed homage to Asian Americans. This homage was richly deserved. Just take a look at the statistics regarding median household income by race and ethnicity. Asian Americans are kicking ass. And they’re doing it the old-fashioned way. They’re working hard, both in school and out, procreating responsibly, ... [Read more...] The post Hail Asian American Financial Bloggers! appeared first on Freedom Is Groovy. ...
Posted: Oct 20 2017 @ 8:50 AM


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