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Mr. Money Mustache

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Name:
Mr. Money Mustache
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
money, investing
Start Year:
2011

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Location:
Longmont, Colorado, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
RETIRED
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Latest Blog Posts

I was enjoying a walk downtown with my son recently, when I noticed something wasn’t quite right. A man was emerging from the background of other pedestrians, trying to make eye contact. We kept walking. “Excuse Me! Gentlemen! How much are you paying for your Cable TV right now?” I could now see that he was carrying handful of glossy flyers for one of the monthly television subscription outfits – Dish network or ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 12:38 PM
Zeona M. enjoys a recent day at the office. By this point you probably know all you ever wanted to know, and more, about Mr. Money Mustache’s long-ago path to early retirement. But my story is only one of an infinite number of possibilities, which means it is valuable to look around at how other people are doing it. Because of that, I’ve been sharing more reader success stories recently, and I’ve ...
Posted: Aug 16 2017 @ 10:57 AM
I’ve been using this picture of a similar space at “Shift” coworking in Los Angeles for inspiration in designing my main room because the size and window/door layout are similar. Almost exactly six years ago, I wrote a simple post about a pawn shop opening up in my town. It was during the very early days of this blog, and I figured it was an easy way to take some shots at ...
Posted: Aug 02 2017 @ 10:04 AM
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the US economy in recent years, you might notice that things are looking pretty darned rosy. Unemployment is at its lowest level in 40 years, wages are rising, and house prices have not only recovered from their the fiery crash of 2009 – they have had several years of record breaking prices in most regions, just like the stock market. A current snapshot of how ...
Posted: Jun 20 2017 @ 9:54 PM
Some of Houston’s cool and under-appreciated bike infrastructure. In this extremely wealthy country of ours, the chief barrier to wealth is often the information, or misinformation that gets stuck inside our own heads. People with the right knowledge can develop the right habits, and these habits lead them to accumulate wealth very quickly. Meanwhile, the majority of people pick up incorrect financial ideas and bad habits, leading to permanent debt. But they mingle ...
Posted: Jun 08 2017 @ 8:53 AM
Well, I might as well come clean on our spending for last year.  It either went up, or way up, depending on how you want to account for things. Every year, this annual report seems to come out a little bit later – mostly because I’m no longer all that interested in how much money we spend. And Mrs. Money Mustache, my faithful assistant in creating these reports in past years, has ...
Posted: May 19 2017 @ 2:44 PM
You know what I have come to realize is almost always ridiculous? Contracts. Contracts, paperwork, and bureaucracy. Guarantees, warranties, and excessive caution in an attempt to ensure a trouble-free future. Not all of it is bullshit, but the older I get, the more I realize that a surprising portion of it is. I mean sure, if I’m Tesla and you are Panasonic, and we’re partnering to build the world’s largest structure and produce ...
Posted: Apr 25 2017 @ 2:01 PM
Taking down the old sign at the future MMM HQ building last month. Much more has changed since then! In early April of 2011, I started a blog. Although I secretly hoped that lots of people would end up reading it, it was partly just a form of personal therapy – a place where I fight back against a world that had obviously lost its mind, by sharing some financial and ...
Posted: Apr 11 2017 @ 1:55 PM
For the past two years or so I’ve been keeping a secret from you, and I think today it is finally time to spill the beans. The secret is that my wife is no longer really retired, and in fact she started a business that is now big enough to fund our entire family’s lifestyle. Making this confession will subject both of us to the full fury of the Internet Retirement ...
Posted: Mar 06 2017 @ 1:56 PM
One of the joys and frustrations of being an engineer who is also a hopeless dreamer, is that you can see the beauty of what the world could be, while also feeling the burden of every single thing that is in the way of achieving that beauty. Envisioning this potential (and sometimes even having the […] ...
Posted: Feb 10 2017 @ 4:18 PM

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