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Mr. Groovy

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Name:
Freedom Is Groovy
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Frugality/Saving, Freedom
Start Year:
2015

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Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Age:
50s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
RETIRED
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Latest Blog Posts

When Mrs. Groovy and I lived on Long Island, we would have dinner at the Valley Stream White Castle on Valentine’s Day. At first, we did our frugal Valentine’s Day out of necessity. For the first couple of years of our relationship, we were very mediocre at earning and managing money. But as our incomes ... [Read more...] The post The Superpower of Appreciating Simple Joys appeared first on Freedom Is ...
Posted: Feb 19 2020 @ 11:00 AM
Let’s for a moment suppose that I’m a dirty, rotten scoundrel. I want a majority of my fellow Americans to be miserable and broke and incapable of managing their lives. How would I go about creating this epidemic of ineptitude? I would do the following three things. Financial Ignorance by Design The fundamentals of personal ... [Read more...] The post Manufactured Ineptitude appeared first on Freedom Is Groovy. ...
Posted: Feb 12 2020 @ 8:30 AM
My goal this week for the bison build was to complete the assembly of the bison silhouette, get that silhouette up on the bison cart, and then attach structural legs to that silhouette. Never again would my beloved bison be mistaken for a whale! But alas, Becky Sue, my advanced age, and my poorly functioning ... [Read more...] The post Becky Sue Beat Me Up this Week appeared first on Freedom ...
Posted: Feb 07 2020 @ 9:44 AM
It’s been cold in North Carolina lately. Not Minnesota or Wisconsin cold, but cold enough to make working in an unheated garage very disagreeable. (We’re talking about temperatures in the mid-30s.) So I looked at the start of this week with great joy. Temperatures were moving back to the mid-50s and this meant I could ... [Read more...] The post Moby Sue the Bison-Whale? appeared first on Freedom Is Groovy. ...
Posted: Jan 29 2020 @ 8:30 AM
Slaking my thirst for personal finance knowledge usually meant running to blogs and podcasts. But lately, that has changed. I now imbibe far more personal finance knowledge via YouTube videos than blogs and podcasts. And one of my favorite personal finance YouTubers is a guy named Jaspreet Singh. Check out his recent video on The ... [Read more...] The post If You Don’t Know Money, You Need to Watch this Guy ...
Posted: Jan 22 2020 @ 8:30 AM
There’s no Dave Ramsey of scrap-metal welding. In other words, I can’t fire up my Kindle and download The Seven Baby Steps to Building Your First Lifesize Bison out of Scrap Metal. Aside from the John Lopez video below, I’m basically on my own. Just me and whatever critical-thinking skills I have left from nine ... [Read more...] The post No One Ever Said Building a Bison Was Going to Be ...
Posted: Jan 17 2020 @ 8:30 AM
There’s no Dave Ramsey of scrap-metal welding. In other words, I can’t fire up my Kindle and download The Seven Baby Steps to Building Your First Lifesize Bison out of Scrap Metal. Aside from the John Lopez video below, I’m basically on my own. Just me and whatever critical-thinking skills I have left from nine ... [Read more...] The post No One Every Said Building a Bison Was Going to Be ...
Posted: Jan 17 2020 @ 8:30 AM
For what is a man, what has he got? If not himself, then he has naught To say the things he truly feels And not the words of one who kneels The record shows I took the blows And did it my way —Frank Sinatra I don’t think transgender women are women. I think they’re ... [Read more...] The post Why FIRE Is a Moral Imperative appeared first on Freedom Is ...
Posted: Jan 15 2020 @ 8:30 AM
What’s the point of this blog? When Mrs. G and I first began this blog over four years ago, it was a clear-cut personal finance blog. Mrs. G and I got our financial act together rather late in life (mid-40s), and we thought our quest for financial independence was an interesting story. But since that ... [Read more...] The post 2020 Statement of Purpose appeared first on Freedom Is Groovy. ...
Posted: Jan 08 2020 @ 8:30 AM
In my lifetime, the government footprint has grown tremendously. When I was born, for instance, way back in 1961, there was no such thing as Medicare, Medicaid, student loans, seatbelt laws, and background checks for handgun purchases. The national debt was only $289 billion (versus $23 trillion today), and the federal register only contained 12,792 ... [Read more...] The post Where Are the Constituents’ Yachts? appeared first on Freedom Is Groovy. ...
Posted: Dec 23 2019 @ 8:30 AM

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