web
counter

Blogger Profile


Mr. Money Mustache

Blog Info

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

Blogger Bio

Location:
Longmont, Colorado, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
RETIRED
Fave $ Books:
Oops! We don't have this blogger's faves, yet. If this is your blog, fill out our poll here!
Fave $ Apps:
Oops! We don't have this blogger's faves, yet. If this is your blog, fill out our poll here!

(Is this your profile page? Update your info here. To update your icon, go to gravatar.com.)


Latest Blog Posts

Well, despite Mr. Money Mustache’s outrageous optimism, I think we all saw this coming. I opened up my premium renewal email from Kaiser and saw this: Figure 1: My new insane medical insurance premiums for the minimum available “Bronze” program, with a $6500 deductible. My family’s monthly health insurance premium, which had already more than doubled in the last few years to $674 per month, was going up a further 44% for ...
Posted: Nov 05 2017 @ 12:09 PM
MMM Note: The following is a lesson from our Canadian friend Mr. Frugal Toque, a long-time reader and contributor to this blog, and soon-to-be early retiree. “This above all: to thine own self be true.” – Commander Data, probably quoting some old English guy. I can’t say for certain that we Mustachians need perfect honesty: I’d be lying to you. But if we’re to proceed with the utmost efficiency, we’re going to ...
Posted: Oct 24 2017 @ 3:33 PM
Just a few days ago, I got a surprise in the mail. It was a very expensive registration renewal bill* from Boulder County, reminding me that my brand-new 2016 Nissan Leaf was already a whole year old. The car has now been through the full cycle of Colorado’s interesting driving conditions including blazing sunshine, blowing blizzards, rough roads and high mountain passes. More importantly, it has carried large loads of heavy ...
Posted: Oct 06 2017 @ 9:27 PM
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

Testimonials

"This is one of the best, most informative personal finance web sites I've ever seen"

-- Daffy Duck, DaffyIsSoTaffy.com

"This guy clearly knows his shit; with every post, I feel like he's got my back as one of those "savers", and his web site is pretty damn cool, too"

-- Scuba Steve, MyScubaGearIsSoWet.com

Leave a Comment

To leave a comment about this blog, fill out the following form.