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Mr. Groovy

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Freedom Is Groovy
Early Retirement
Frugality/Saving, Freedom
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Hello, groovy freedomist! It’s been a long time since my last post and a lot has happened. So I’ll dispense with the flowery introduction and get right to business. Here we go. Stats on the Sale We sold Groovy Home on May 10 for our list price of $250K. We brought Groovy Home ten years ... [Read more...] The post Building Groovy Ranch: Update 17 (We’re Back!) appeared first on Freedom ...
Posted: May 25 2018 @ 7:30 AM
Hello Groovy Freedomists! Just one more week until Mrs. Groovy and I start getting our blogging mojo back after selling our home and moving. And do we have stories for you! In the meantime, we’ve got an awesome post for you from one of our favorite bloggers, Brent Truitt. Not only is Brent a fabulous ... [Read more...] The post The Mysterious Ways of Frugal Father Jamison appeared first on Freedom ...
Posted: May 18 2018 @ 7:30 AM
Imagine this scenario. You go into a pizzeria for a pepperoni slice and a coke. But there are no prices. When you ask the young lady at the counter what the pepperoni slice and coke will cost, she doesn’t know. In fact, no one who works there knows. The only way to tell is to ... [Read more...] The post Should Medical Tourism Be On Your Radar? appeared first on Freedom ...
Posted: Apr 20 2018 @ 7:30 AM
Cleaning up for Home Showings is Fun (Not!) Since we’re selling our home, we’ve got a daily routine for cleaning up for home showings. This routine takes about an hour and consists of the following: all garbage removed, windows opened, cushions and linens fluffed up and sprayed with Febreze, toilets cleaned, counter tops and all ... [Read more...] The post Building Groovy Ranch: Update 16 (BTW, Happy Anniversary) appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 18 2018 @ 7:30 AM
In 1961, the year I was born, our national debt was $289 billion. Today, it’s $21.1 trillion. We clearly have a problem living within our means. We also have a problem managing our public pensions and our premiere safety net program, Social Security. Consider the following: According to Bloomberg, only two states in the union ... [Read more...] The post Have You Stress-Tested Your Financial Situation Lately? appeared first on Freedom ...
Posted: Apr 13 2018 @ 7:30 AM
Eight showings. Good feedback. No offers. Those are the results of Groovy Home’s first week on the market. We’re a little disappointed, but far from panic mode. Should we fail to get any offers over the next two months, though, our realtor Hailey will have to talk us down from the ledge. Or, at the ... [Read more...] The post Building Groovy Ranch: Update 15 appeared first on Freedom Is Groovy. ...
Posted: Apr 11 2018 @ 7:30 AM
Mrs. Groovy here. Today we bring you a guest post from Bucket Babe, who blogs over at LeanFIREATL. Bucket Babe splashed onto the personal finance blogging scene just a few months ago in January of 2018. With her wit, honesty, and passion for life, she quickly became one of my favorite writers. She’s a true ... [Read more...] The post A Too Big Too Expensive House (Oops I Did it Again) ...
Posted: Apr 06 2018 @ 7:30 AM
Our major news this week is that our home went on the market on last Thursday. Since then we’ve had six showings. Not bad for six days, two of which were Good Friday and Easter. The weather here in Charlotte has finally shed its wintry countenance. Highs are in the mid-70s and lows are in ... [Read more...] The post Building Groovy Ranch: Update 14 appeared first on Freedom Is Groovy. ...
Posted: Apr 04 2018 @ 7:30 AM
One of my go-to bloggers these days is Tonya from Budget and the Beach. She recently posted a fantastic yarn about a “dumb-ass” purchase she had just gotten roped into by some clever advertising. Yes, even the great ones make a financial faux pas every now and then. And I encourage you to read it, ... [Read more...] The post How Saving for Retirement Is Like Removing Dingleberries from Your Ass ...
Posted: Mar 30 2018 @ 7:30 AM
We’re in our final countdown to listing our home for sale. We’re going live tomorrow! Last week, our realtor Hailey brought her photographer to our home to take the listing photos for our sale. Have you seen the magnificent photo montages along with the homes for sale on Multiple Listing Service (MLS)' I’ll bet our house ... [Read more...] The post Building Groovy Ranch: Update 13 appeared first on Freedom Is Groovy. ...
Posted: Mar 28 2018 @ 7:30 AM


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