Tag Archives: Retirement

Why Hardcore Saving is much more Powerful than Masterful Investing

I was recently enjoying a conversation with a new friend. Despite my best efforts to sound normal and busy, this person eventually figured out that my wife and I don’t actually do enough paid work to sustain the normal middle-class life we seem to lead. From here he pried out the fact that I am […]

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Having “The Talk” with a Current or Potential Mate

My wife actually invented this post and I think it’s a great concept to write about. You see, Mrs. Money Mustache* is an indispensable part of our shared empire of frugality. Believe it or not, she was generally just as excited as I was about making an extra payment on the mortgage. Or buying and […]

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Silly and Misleading Retirement Calculators

I think the main reason people seem amazed at the idea of retiring at age 30, 40, or even 50 is the lack of real information on early retirement in general. If you type “retirement calculator” into a search engine these days, and enter some basic stats about yourself, you will find some very strange […]

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Yeah, Mr. Money Mustache, Good for You, but What About Real People?

First a quick editorial update: Mr. Money Mustache and the Realist got into an epic battle last night, similar to the one where Good Superman and Bad Superman smashed each other around in the auto wrecking yard in Superman III. However, unlike Superman, we ended up in a death grip of mutual strangulation where our […]

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What Does “Early Retirement” Mean Anyway?

By Mr. Money Mustache I love the topic of “Early Retirement”, because that alone is the subject of so many books. But as a reader of this blog, you get full discussion of that topic for free. For previous generations, perhaps our parents or grandparents living stereotypical middle-class lives, retirement used to mean reaching age […]

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Getting Started #1 – What am I Supposed to Do With All This Money?

Hi, It’s me the Realist again. I think I’ve noticed a pattern with Mr. Money Mustache. He is part of what I like to call, “The Religiously Frugal”. For him, the avoidance of spending is not just a way of reaching a goal… the frugality itself is the goal.┬áHe actually likes this shit! If you […]

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Meet the Realist

Whoa, did you read that opinionated garbage yesterday? Who is this Mr. Money Mustache? The guy thinks he’s got it all figured out. And is he trying to offer financial advice, or just financial scorn to those less fortunate than himself? Sure, maybe you can retire early if you are born to a frugal family, […]

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Meet Mr. Money Mustache

“What do you mean you retired at 30?” This is a blog about money. We’re going to cover a lot of ground and make plenty of amusing side trips into lifestyle and culture issues, but when it boils down to it, we are talking about money, and the freedom it can give you. Freedom from […]

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