Case Studies

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Reader Case Study: Hair on Fire!

Today we bring back the ever-popular reader case study series with an interesting twist. First of all, our subject is a new reader, with sizable financial baggage from earlier decades, but plenty of potential for improvement. Equally notable is the fact that I have enlisted some outside help for the research and analysis. During a…
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Reader Case Study: Should This Man Claim his Freedom?

I’ve had the chance to go to lunch with quite a few visiting Mustachians of late, and a theme has been popping up in the conversations. Like my own family, many of these readers have been leading slightly-less-ridiculous-than-average lives for years, which has led to a considerable surplus of money. But amassing money is just…
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Reader Case Study: Pulling a Mustachian 180

The highest form of payment you get for writing a blog like this is happy stories from readers. Although all this Sensible Living stuff becomes obvious after a while, there are still new people showing up every day with all sorts of monetary problems.  The full-on crazy life with the double-financed-SUV-ultracommuting, insurmountable debt, and deteriorating…
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Reader Case Study: ‘Stashless in Seattle

It has been a while since we did a real case study, and many readers have been telling me they are itching for the voyeuristic yet enlightening fun of analyzing somebody else’s financial situation. But I try not to repeat studies that are too similar to previous ones, and we’ve now covered a pretty wide…
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Reader Case Study: Student Loans or Saving for a Home?

Hey! It’s time for a Reader Case Study! I almost forgot about this cherished category of posts, partly because my MMM contact email address stopped forwarding way back on January 10th. “Ahh, this is relaxing”, I thought, “I guess nobody has any questions for me these days!”. Mrs. Money Mustache laughed at my naivete. I fixed the…
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Reader Case Study: Is this 26-year-old Ready to Retire?

Mr. Money Mustache recently received a request from an up-and-coming Future Early Retiree. His name is Mike (and he has his own blog at www.mortgagefreeby30.com). Here’s what he had to say: “Basically, I hate my job. The company is great. The job isn’t.  I want to work for myself. After reading your blog, it has made…

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