Tag Archives: Retirement

My Son is Ready for Early Retirement

I suppose I can’t blame him, because this IS pretty nice. It’s Monday morning, and I just dropped him off at school, rode the mountain bike and trailer back home through the deep and fluffy remnants of the latest snowstorm, and settled in with this laptop and my sunny, empty house to compose my thoughts […]

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Early Retirement Can’t Work, Or I’d Have Heard Of It Before!

Today we’ve got a guest post from the esteemed Mustachian known as Arebelspy, who is also a Moderator over on the Money Mustache Forum. Since we’re both passionate about this particular idea, the article became a bit of a collaboration between Arebelspy and MMM. Mustachianism Can’t Work, Or I’d Have Heard Of It Before! There’s a […]

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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 talking to a couple I had just met, and the topic turned to the […]

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How much is that bitch costin’ ya?

Wow, how about that title. I can almost smell the politically correct outrage! But let’s explain right away, lest Mr. Money Mustache lose his rep as a caring family man who spends most of his time making sand castles and Lego ships with a 5-year-old boy. The alternate title was “Fix Impulse spending with The […]

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The next Stage of Retirement begins: Kindergarten

Today is a memorable day in the MMM family, as the Mrs. and I took our precious Junior ‘Stash to start his first day of Kindergarten this morning. It was a wonderful experience, biking through the early morning’s leafy shade on our streets, and feeling the excitement and fear of the assembled crowd of young […]

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A Millionaire is Made Ten Bucks at a Time

I was at a party recently and someone walked up and started a conversation. It turned out this person had secretly started reading this blog, and now he had a few questions for me. “I understand now that even a family can retire on well under a million dollars*, but that is still a lot […]

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A Simple Retirement Calculator – UK version

Back on June 14th, I shared a reader’s neat spreadsheet called the Canadian Retirement Calculator. It was fun to see young Mustachians sharing with one another, and that event has triggered more sharing. Another reader has completely rewritten the spreadsheet to reflect UK tax and savings laws. I realize that UK readers are only a […]

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Living better than your neighbors on 75% less

In one of the earliest articles on this blog called “If you Try Sometimes…“, I briefly described my goal of living life at a cost of 75% less than “normal”. Since then I have received many questions: What is Normal anyway? Where did I get this 75% number? Is it ridiculous or is it easy? […]

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Why I Really retired from Corporate Work

I’ve been reading some incredibly thoughtful and zoom-out-and-look-at-the-entire-human-race-from-the-perspective-of-an-alien articles on other blogs recently, and they forced me to re-think some of the reasons I quit my job as a computer engineer back in 2005. Two of the articles, which I wouldn’t recommend digging into while at your own work unless you are a very advanced […]

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Equally Shared Parenting

Did you know that the MMM family was actually somewhat famous, in an anonymous and obscure way, before Mr. Money Mustache even started typing this blog? It all started back in 2008, when Mrs. M. was surfing around on her computer and came across this website about Equally Shared Parenting (ESP for short). If you’ve […]

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A Retirement Calculator for Canadians, and You too

One of our Canadian Mr. Money Mustache readers with alias Herbert Salisbury sent me a rather fancy spreadsheet the other day, which he created to plan his own early retirement. Mr. Salisbury in real life is a somewhat incognito software designer currently making video games in Vancouver, but known worldwide on the hacker scene for […]

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The Joy of Self Employment

When I retired from real work about five years ago, I inadvertently crossed a very interesting divide in our society. It was the canyon that separates the People with Real Jobs from the Self-Employed. As it turns out, I was entering a sparsely-populated area. Only about 1 in 9 workers in the US is self-employed, […]

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Weekend Edition: The Magic of Thinking Big

It’s the weekend, so that means we get to step back for a little bit of Philosophy instead of hard number-crunching. Today, I’ve prepared a little Story for you. One dark February night in 1992, the skinny teenaged version of Mr. Money Mustache was sitting alone on the La-Z boy chair in his parents’ living […]

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The Coffee Machine that can Pay for a University Education

Now that readers are starting to fantasize about getting a little bit of this early retirement action for themselves, Mr. Money Mustache is getting many questions about the typical expenses people imagine in their future. One of these is “How will I pay for the University* education of my children”? I must admit, even as […]

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Mrs. Money Mustache: The Secret Life of Frugality

—- Introduction: Welcome to the first post by Mrs. Money Mustache herself. Long a lurker on this blog, she finally has some things to say to balance Mr. Money Mustache’s manly voice. —- There are many people that dream of retiring early.  I was never one of those people.  The idea of retirement in my […]

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Weekend Edition: Retire in your Mind even if you Love your Job

Happy Weekend to all! The Weekend Edition feature of Mr. Money Mustache is designed to be read while wearing pajamas and/or slippers, and sipping casual weekend drinks. It will feature a selection of lifestyle and philosophical articles, since the weekend is a place where we take a break from the intense hammering of our day […]

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