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Mr Crazy Kicks

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Mr Crazy Kicks
Early Retirement
Frugality/Saving, Investing
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The longer I’ve been retired, the more I’m convinced that everyone should pursue financial independence. I felt trapped while working, and that feeling kept growing as everyday started to look the same. Now, I don’t necessarily know what I’ll be … Continue reading → The post You Owe It to Yourself to Pursue Financial Independence appeared first on Mr Crazy Kicks. ...
Posted: Sep 19 2017 @ 9:17 AM
One of the things I love about traveling is the chance to enjoy mountains, rivers, forests, and cities that other people call home. In seeing how other people live, I also come to appreciate our own little backyard on this … Continue reading → The post Loving the Local Life in Vermont appeared first on Mr Crazy Kicks. ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 8:57 AM
I’ve been trying to convince my friend Lorenzo to pursue financial independence, and I think he’s starting to see the benefits. Recently married, he’s started saving aggressively, paying down debt, and tracking their net worth which he shared with me. … Continue reading → The post You Don’t Have Too Much in Your 401k, Here’s How to Withdraw Penalty-free in Early Retirement appeared first on Mr Crazy Kicks. ...
Posted: Aug 22 2017 @ 9:18 AM
I used to think I needed over an acre of land to have a decent farm, and our retirement ideas included starting a homestead. In the meantime, I began with a small garden on our 1/4 acre plot. A few years later, we also … Continue reading → The post Grow a Ton of Food Urban Farming in Your Neighborhood appeared first on Mr Crazy Kicks. ...
Posted: Aug 08 2017 @ 9:20 AM
We just bought a “new” used Prius for $3,250. It has high miles, but is in mint condition. We grabbed the car the day it popped up on Craigslist. Sometimes it’s hard to remember everything to check in the heat of a … Continue reading → The post The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Reliable Car for Less Than $5k appeared first on Mr Crazy Kicks. ...
Posted: Jul 25 2017 @ 10:47 AM
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


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