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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 – This Guy Doesn’t Need My Help

It has been a while since we did a reader case study here on Mr. Money Mustache, although that is not for lack of submissions. The email inbox is more vibrant than ever, there are problems to be solved and 108 draft articles waiting to be finished and published. But I’ve got a really fun […]

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Reader Case Study: Portland Man Thinks He’s Doing Well

All right, here’s a neat case study for you. A guy from Portland emailed me way back in May. He sent in a nice proposal for a case study, but I didn’t get around to writing it up until now. Now, the time has finally come. And when I got back in touch with him, […]

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Reader Case Study: I’m Rich and Life is Perfect – Now What?

These reader case studies sure are fun. First you get to engage in a little voyeurism as you peek in on another person’s life. Then you can actually compliment them, offer advice, or throw out a few Mustachian Face Punches as you see fit. All to a real person, and all from the comfort of […]

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Reader Case Study: Working a Crappy Job – for Nothing

Dear Mr. M., My wife and I have been reading your blog, and slowly feeling some of the free-spending ways of our past slipping away from us. But it’s a slow process, and while my wife takes after her frugal immigrant parents, I am not sure if I am quite ready to step up to […]

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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: Minimum Wage with a Baby on the Way

I originally started this blog to both Ridicule and Educate the rich and privileged group of people known as the American Middle Class. Being a newly minted member of this group myself, I feel that we are all living large, and the vast majority of our financial problems are of our own making. Thus the […]

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Reader Case Study – How can I Climb out of the Gutter?

A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Money Mustache received a request for help that threw him off balance a little: Dear MMM, I just found your site from lifehacker. Your articles are very good. But I did notice that they are all written from the perspective of someone with assets. I would like some advice. […]

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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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Case Study: Growing a Money Mustache at Sea

I just got an interesting request for a Mustachian Makeover*. Here is our reader’s story: Dear MMM, I was wondering if you might want to do an analysis of some reformed spenders working hard on their stash but dealing with the repercussions of previous and lasting life choices (like a mortgage) in their newly reformed […]

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MMM Reader Case Study: The Man who didn’t Realize he was already Rich

This week, Mr. Money Mustache was honored to answer more calls for help from his readers. There was one in particular who had an interesting situation, and was generous enough to let me share it with you (anonymously of course) after we were finished the email discussion. We’ll call the reader SAM – short for […]

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Instant Wealth Boost by Tidying up your Bank Accounts

Being Mr. Money Mustache comes with certain privileges and responsibilities. One of those is helping individuals with their problems, as with this funny situation that happened at MMM headquarters last week. A reader who happens to live in Colorado set up an appointment to meet with me to review her own finances in detail and […]

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