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Mr Crazy Kicks
Early Retirement
Frugality/Saving, Investing
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Connecticut, United States
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Boasting a Mediterranean climate, delicious tapas, afternoon siestas, and a cheap cost of living, Spain has long been on our list of destinations. After years of waiting, we found an opportunity to go to for free by travel hacking. After … Continue reading → The post Checking Out a Retirement Destination – Catalonia, Spain appeared first on Mr Crazy Kicks. ...
Posted: Jul 11 2017 @ 10:30 AM
In 2016, travel was one of our biggest expenses. Every few months, we get a hankering to see new things and taste different cultures. For us it’s worth it because we always return from our adventures with new perspectives, recipes, … Continue reading → The post How We Went to Europe for Free appeared first on Mr Crazy Kicks. ...
Posted: Jun 27 2017 @ 10:06 AM
Last year, after working 20 years in jobs ranging from cafeteria worker to engineer, I came to a new milestone. My wife and I had been saving for years, and with our net worth exceeding a million dollars, we were … Continue reading → The post What It’s Like One Year After Quitting My Job appeared first on Mr Crazy Kicks. ...
Posted: Jun 05 2017 @ 8:53 AM
Growing up, my parents had extended periods of unemployment. We could have been better off financially, but we always had a home in my grandfather’s house, and never went hungry. The worst I suffered was the embarrassment of wearing my … Continue reading → The post My Journey to Financial Independence appeared first on Mr Crazy Kicks. ...
Posted: May 16 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Traditional retirement calculators assume you suck at money, and the results they spit out are always depressing. But when you adopt an early retirement lifestyle and spend only a fraction of your income, it’s easy to retire much earlier than … Continue reading → The post How Much Do I Need to Retire Early? appeared first on Mr Crazy Kicks. ...
Posted: May 03 2017 @ 8:45 AM
If you’ve never had a fresh fig, then you’ve never really tasted fig. Trying to compare fig newtons to fresh figs is like trying to compare grapes to raisin bran. The processed version has nothing to do with the fresh … Continue reading → The post Cheap Hobbies: Growing Fig Trees appeared first on Mr Crazy Kicks. ...
Posted: Apr 25 2017 @ 9:02 AM
I don’t have many boring friends. With my closest friends, there are no topics off the table – finance, politics, and sometimes this blog. When I tell them that we spend less than $40k a year and still get to do … Continue reading → The post Reprogramming the Mind with Hedonic Adaptation appeared first on Mr Crazy Kicks. ...
Posted: Apr 11 2017 @ 9:14 AM
April showers bring May flowers. But every time one of us showers, we just create sewage. We allow all that fresh clean water to flow over us right into a drain where it becomes unholy wastewater. Each time we take … Continue reading → The post A Simple Trick that Benefits Your Wallet and Our Oceans appeared first on Mr Crazy Kicks. ...
Posted: Apr 01 2017 @ 9:38 AM
Every new year, hordes of new members flood our gym. New sneakers, yoga pants, and track suits adorning the tender bodies that have been shaped by fast food and ergonomic cubicle chairs. They wander aimlessly, resolute to make changes, and … Continue reading → The post Time to Supercharge Your New Year’s Resolution appeared first on Mr Crazy Kicks. ...
Posted: Mar 28 2017 @ 9:08 AM
If I ever was on an airplane that had lost both engines after ingesting some large birds, I’d want to go down in the warm blue waters of the Caribbean. Maybe I could get some snorkeling in while waiting for the … Continue reading → The post Our Free Adventures in Jamaica appeared first on Mr Crazy Kicks. ...
Posted: Mar 22 2017 @ 10:17 AM


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