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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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When two of my favorite bloggers, Chris from Apathy Ends and Mr. BOAS from Budget on a Stick, decide to map their personal finances for the world, and artfully issue a clarion call for other bloggers to do likewise, I don’t ask questions. I simply obey my esteemed brothers-in-arms with all deliberate speed. Here, then, ... [Read more...] The post The Groovy Money Map appeared first on Freedom Is Groovy. ...
Posted: Sep 22 2017 @ 8:50 AM
Today we have a guest post from Mr. Xyz who blogs with his wife at Our Financial Path. They are both in their 20s and hail from Canada. They plan to retire at 35, after ten years of blogging about their journey. In their Open Book series, Mr. and Mrs. Xyz write about their various ... [Read more...] The post Live With Less appeared first on Freedom Is Groovy. ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 8:50 AM
Anyone familiar with this blog knows that I’m not a fan of public education. And here are a few headlines that explain why. NY spends more money per-student than any other US state Why Do So Many Teachers Work Second Jobs Number of teachers in NYC turning to crowdfunding on the rise New York City ... [Read more...] The post Second Wednesday of the Month Politics: Public Educators Heal Thyselves appeared ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 8:50 AM
Hey, groovy freedomists. Sorry about this. I usually write two posts a week. But this week life got in the way, and I couldn’t complete my Friday post. Damn! No one ever said blogging and retirement were going to be easy. I did, however, summon the energy to shoot another edition of Talking Trash this ... [Read more...] The post I Got Nothing appeared first on Freedom Is Groovy. ...
Posted: Sep 08 2017 @ 8:50 AM
I’m not a cultural relativist. I don’t believe all cultures are equal. Now before you pillory me and go all SJW on my ass, I’m talking about culture in a financial sense, not in a aesthetic sense. In other words, I’m not saying that jazz is better than Mongolian tribal music, Italian food is better ... [Read more...] The post All Financial Cultures Aren’t Equal appeared first on Freedom Is Groovy. ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 8:52 AM
I’ll never forget Denise. She was a fellow Highway Division employee who worked in the personnel office. And she was a classic bureaucrat—semi-competent, lazy, and way too complainy and gossipy. I liked Denise. She had a wry sense of humor and wore these very cool vintage cat eyeglasses. And because I liked her, I had ... [Read more...] The post Thank You Taxpayers appeared first on Freedom Is Groovy. ...
Posted: Sep 01 2017 @ 8:50 AM
Achieving financial independence is easy. Look at me. Prior to turning 45, I was a financial moron. I had nothing saved for retirement, was brimming with debt, and thought happiness came via the accumulation of unnecessary crap. And then I said enough. Started saving 50-60% of my gross income—and boom! In eleven short years, less ... [Read more...] The post Advice to Young People: Don’t Wait to Be Good appeared first ...
Posted: Aug 30 2017 @ 8:50 AM
Normal sucks. Normal means spending $100K for a college education that will be little remembered and little used. Normal means walking into a doctor’s office with an ailment and not asking the doctor what he or she will charge to treat that ailment. And normal means amassing debt, tolerating a pointless job, and living paycheck ... [Read more...] The post Motivation to Buck Normal Is in Your Pocket appeared first on ...
Posted: Aug 25 2017 @ 8:50 AM
The other day I neglected to enter my bathroom with either my smartphone or the Tools of Titans. So there I was, on the bowl, with nothing to occupy my fertile mind. In a desperate attempt to do something productive, I found myself looking at a part of my bathroom I rarely gazed upon—the bottom guide ... [Read more...] The post Are You Tending to the Nooks and Crannies of Your Financial ...
Posted: Aug 23 2017 @ 8:50 AM
Today we have a guest post from Erith, who blogs at Cracking Retirement. Erith retired at age 56 after spending more than 30 years working in IT in the financial industry. Erith and her husband lived and invested through several financial collapses but still managed their finances well enough to retire early, before their pensions ... [Read more...] The post Retirement UK Style appeared first on Freedom Is Groovy. ...
Posted: Aug 21 2017 @ 8:50 AM


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