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  • The True Cost of Commuting

    The True Cost of Commuting

     It was a beautiful evening in my neighborhood, and I was enjoying one of my giant homebrews on a deck chair I had placed in the middle of the street, as part of a nearby block's Annual Street Party. I was... Continue Reading

  • What if Everyone Became Frugal?

    What if Everyone Became Frugal?

    In the ongoing debate over early retirement, frugality, investing, and simple living, one point is often brought up by our detractors. It usually goes something like this: Well, maybe spending less and investing more works for you, but if everybody did... Continue Reading

  • Muscle Over Motor

    Muscle Over Motor

    It's definitely late fall here in Colorado, and the trees have dumped most of their leaves onto the ground. In my neighborhood, this invariably triggers a flurry of lawn contractor activity. A pickup truck pulling a long trailer full of equipment... Continue Reading

  • Killing your $1000 Grocery Bill

    Killing your $1000 Grocery Bill

    A few years ago, I was at a party eating some amazing food at the potluck buffet. In my area, there seems to be a friendly competition among the 25-40 crowd of trying to out-chef each other. It's a contest I... Continue Reading

  • The 4% Rule: The Easy Answer to "How Much Do I Need for Retirement?"

    The 4% Rule: The Easy Answer to "How Much Do I Need for Retirement?"

    In the Financial Independence Club, we've got a little shortcut that goes by names like "The 4% rule", or "The 4% Safe Withdrawal Rate".. or simply "The SWR". As with all things financial, it's the subject of plenty of controversy, and... Continue Reading

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If You Think This is About Extreme Frugality, You’re Missing The Point

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A few months back, I joined in for an episode of a podcast called the Disciplined Investor. The host Andrew Horowitz and I were chatting about money, raising children, stock market crashes and so on, and then this question popped out of the void and really surprised me:     For some reason, the question…
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