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:), Mrs. Money Mustache If you think you are hardcore enough to handle Maximum Mustache, feel free to start at the first article and read your way up to the present using the links at the bottom of each article. I should mention I also plan to buy a small house within the next year and rent out any extra rooms to pay my mortgage or even profit from it. It is impressive and heartening, however, to hear that a family of 3 can live on 30 to 40K. Money Myths Dispelled By Mr. Money Mustache and JL Collins ‍ → You don’t need to work until you’re 65 At some point during college, I came across Mr. Money Mustache. Mr. Money Mustache: Optimierung sollte sich nie auf Geld, sondern immer auf Glück beziehen. I think I’ve read this post about 10 times already. Year 5: We were still hard-working Career Beaks at this point, so we both scored raises. 1. To these people, I can only say, “You’ll see”. It’s inspiring to see someone who’s actually done it. Can you go into a bit more detail on Year 4? They saved 65% of it for seven years, then retired at 30 so they could raise a family. It seems like you inadvertently made a great play by putting most of your net worth (at the time) into a house before the dot-com bubble burst, and then reaped the capital gains rewards in the following years. September 18, 2011, 4:57 pm. Wife but no kids so my savings were a bit more than the MMM’s. But my most pressing question is, do you and should I include real estate equity, 401k, Roth in my ‘stash count? I’m currently traveling for what will be 1.5 years prior to relocating to New Zealand. I’m finding it hard though to figure out how to make your lifestyle work for me though b/c I’ll be in Northern California, where housing prices are so insanely expensive! Although I COULD live in an RV and subsist primarily on rice and beans, I simply am not willing to take my quest for frugality quite to that extreme at this point in my life. I figure keeping as much of my money in a vanguard account until I’m ready to purchase would benefit me the most. Year 2: Through both of these first two years, I lived with roommates by sharing a series of nice houses, which we called Nuthouse 1, 2, and 3. Mrs. Money Mustache This is a very interesting look into how people who make things work with a more than medium income… I like having something to look forward for. My first step was to pull out all my credit cards and bank statements, then go line by line and cancel them or switch to something cheaper. This is really inspiring! September 17, 2011, 8:52 am. My friends have $500k houses, shiny cars, around the world vacations and are less happy than I am. Menu. He had a post where he covered some of his travel tips. Can’t wait to make some changes and get my wife even more on board-I hope. If some of this stuff happens to earn you money, so be it. I’ve since switched jobs and moved cities, and I’m considering proposing a part-time position once I build a few more months of reputation. :D. Btw MMM, i just tipped u using TipTheWeb.Org. But will spend more to travel with parents. Spend 12K for living with 8K for travel (with parents, as a single) in business class (by buying airmiles and hotel points). Pete, welcome to the show. People are supposed to enjoy living. December 16, 2015, 7:00 am. August 13, 2019, 3:45 pm, Hi MMM, Not sure if you comment on such old posts, but doesn’t hurt to ask…. So I will be more careful to include reference links and repeat key points more often. – if you have a primary residence with a mortgage, you may be able to deduct mortgage interest $7500 in repairs for three years. There are some nice thoughts behind that speech, but I get a mixed and confused message from it overall. But the danger of bold investing – as opposed to the MMM formula of buy and hold index funds – is that while you may indeed make a fortune in good years, you can easily lose it in bad ones. If you have a shortage, you can always spend less for a while. Pete, his wife, and their now eleven-year-old son live near Boulder, Colorado, and have not had real jobs since 2005. Brave and MMM meet for the first time! Even if you live with a bunch of friends in a good value share house, earn an above average wage and have an extremely frugal lifestyle you will be lucky to be able to save more than $35k per year. More normal salaries, of course, would require some adjustment to this plan. But, if your income is $125,000 and hers is $90,000… how do you save this? Yr 1-2: pay off school debt. We’re all equal partners ’round here. Age: 22 Starting Salary: $41,000. I genuinely appreciate your perspective and find your blog to be highly relate-able! If the US or Canadian governments default then I’d imagine all of us would have big problems. How many times did you switch jobs? If you answer wrong here, I may never promote your blog again. My friend, I just graduated college and I work an hourly for just a hair above min. New; Used; Collectible; Availability. Age: 22 Most of it was just plain old dollar-cost-averaging and dividends. But I admit I am Mr. Money Mustache and can get a little extreme at times :-). Which I will do. As a boy, I learned frugality by growing up in a family where my parents didn’t buy much stuff. Publication date 2016-03-14. Thank you very much.. it is a great honor to have my work in any area of life considered “Porn” !! Take a look around. Since then, she has served as the Chancellor of Fun in the MMM organization, which is an informal and haphazard group of entirely volunteer planners who sometimes create interesting events. Now to ND’s question; wife and I also travel 2 – 3 months a year but spend very little. Thanks for sharing your story. She found one for $44,000. Your early retirement can only be commended to your inspiring ability to discern your wants from your needs. September 15, 2011, 12:07 pm. US-Finanzblogger "Mr. Money Mustache" Mit 30 in Rente und glücklich werden Pete aus Colorado war Software-Ingenieur, arbeitete bei Cisco und hatte eine Karriere wie viele andere vor sich. Yes, and I would add regarding the “two teachers making $60k each per year” part, that my hubby and I are both teachers–he’s been in the field full-time for about 15 years and makes $54,000, I make less than that. A person earning 15k will find it tough to save anything. It really was fortuitous timing, as I started researching Tesla seriously after the John Broder NYTimes review incident. So, if you have a $600k house right now, but plan to later live in a $300k place, you can mentally add $300k to your ‘stash. Mr. Money Mustache (MMM) is the pen name for retired software engineer Peter Adeney. I was wondering where you got that house your renting. I stopped sharing houses and never learned to cook. MMM is known within the Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) community for his cornerstone article The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement. I will be starting work again with a very high salary, so I am using your principles to practice frugality before working again so I won’t blow through all the money once I have it. My work schedule is weird, so I still eat out more than I should, but I’m getting better at planning. On the other hand, I was NOT born in the USA, the ultimate Early Retirement country. Mr. Money Mustache In the showroom was an old Rabbit GTI from the mid seventies, in mint condition, very much like the 1976 Rabbit that served as my very first car as a teenager in the early eighties. If you want to know more about us, or how we did that, or see lots of pictures, this Business Insider profile tells our story pretty well. I’d love to think that if I cut my grocery budget and bike more I can actually save thousands of dollars over and above my traditional retirement accounts. I’m looking to buy a house in Longmont and the cheapest one I can find is 250k. He graduated with a degree in computer engineering in the 1990s and worked in various tech companies before retiring at age 30. Mr. Money Mustache teaches that to find lasting happiness, one should invest more in health, relationships, and embracing hardship. But I don’t want to do sales or customer service again. Any major tips for university students entering the workplace? :-D (Husband was asking questions about investments and early retirement tonight, so I went looking for some “best of MMM” posts to have him read, and saw this, and nearly posted an identical comment before I saw Gerard’s. I first met Pete at a meet-up in Ecuador called the Chautauqua. April 27, 2013, 9:59 pm. I was pretty frugal when I graduated from college with $11,000 debt (mostly room and board, I was on ROTC scholarship in college). Among your glaring oversights: Smart from the beginning makes a huge difference. Mr. Money Mustache's Story He and his wife graduated from college and were making a decent amount of money. I ask this because these are savings that are not easily accessible, and the return they generate can not be used for daily expenses. I’m no exception. For example, when you’re making $30,000/year, you can’t be out buying $7 martinis on the weekends and financing a $20,000 new car. You are really stretching the ‘stash there, with a combination of higher rent, kids, AND debt left over from the past. Lee Lau Built a large position just under $40/share on the assumption that it was heavily shorted, and if it got over $40 it would not look back. Year 3 ‘Stash: 67k ($47k home equity, $10k retirement, $10k cash). To protect against anomalies, you allow a safety margin in this factor as well. He majored in Geography and does GIS work (computerized mapping.) When I started making more, I was ready to up the lifestyle a bit.. but not a huge amount. Year 7 ‘Stash: $490k. I think Mave-Stache or Stache-Mave is an awesome name, silly AND accurate. As someone with both high income and savings, a relative rarity, it’s great to see details and numbers from someone who’s taken a similar path. MMM: “How about I work 4 days per week and you pay me 20% less? I was an IT guy thru the glory days of the 90s and these were infact the glory days. Sorry I bit on that one. I don’t think Mr. MM was overpaid for the engineering work he did (although I am concerned that his wife was underpaid). Why? I’m just wondering about cashflow, since I’m wondering how one lives off 401K gains given we can’t touch them until 59.5? I live on well under 40k and still have enough to pay off a hypothetical debt of 70k.. but I’d like to understand where my own situation does not apply to others because it could help with future posts on the blog. © Mr. Money Mustache. It’s a product of the Great Recession, which was the product of a spectacular credit and housing bubble, multiplied by unregulated credit default swaps. Or try the neighborhood of Louisville that is right at the top of S.Boulder road (i.e., the closest possible commute to Boulder). September 17, 2013, 8:26 pm, I have good news for you Jian – you can indeed access your 401(k) and Roth penalty-free: see this post for a start at the details: I started with no debt and about $2000 in savings. It means that travel costs are highly defrayed. I don’t know what kind of answer to expect, but I figured I’d just comment about my situation. People have high-interest student loans yet still finance a new car. Mate, about what percentage of after tax income were you saving? I think it’s important for your young just out of college readers to note that a minimum of two years of continuous salaried work is required to qualify for a mortgage. He and his wife studied engineering and computer science in Canada, then worked in standard tech-industry cubicle jobs in various locations throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s. In other posts, we cover how to do the same thing with lower incomes.. it just takes more time and badassity to achieve. Sincerely – Jack. Yes, you would want a 20% deposit on a house, only if you want to avoid paying lenders mortgage insurance. Nice write up. You’re already on a great track, reading Early Retirement Extreme and Mr. Money Mustache so early.. Aside from the pre-tax $27K accumulated in your 401Ks, where did the other $60K in post-tax savings come from? I have been asked many times to provide some more gritty details on how I became Mr. Money Mustache at such an early age. Think about the poor souls who wanted to retire in ’08-’10. This is not a byproduct of investment or early retirees either. Mr. Money Mustache They still do some work, both for free and for pay, but are not financially required to do so. So we have many differences, but one similarity. Not possible. You might also be overestimating taxes – remember the mortgage interest deduction, as well as a maximum 401k/IRA deduction for each income earner. So if you wanted to get a $200k loan, even with a $100k deposit, to buy land in a co-op and build your own eco-dome house it would be next to impossible to get it. I get the sense the reason you are able to do this without touching principal is because of the rental house? You will also get dividends and/or rental income, which are taxable, but that will still boost your income and savings. Any advice for a young mustachian? They still do some work, both for free and for pay, but are not financially required to do so. I’ve been out of college for 3 years, and I make $65k a year (and I’m happy with it). I know for damn sure I won’t be making $100k two years from now. Foreword from Mr. Money Mustache : Marla is a long-time friend who I met on one the very first of the Ecuador Chautauqua trips. Thanks for posting this! I think the biggest tell will be when and where I choose to buy a house or a condo, because otherwise I will continue accumulating boatloads of cash with the intention of buying a house at some point, rather than equity in a house, when I’m paying over $1,000 each month in rent. I think she needs her own name, or better, yet they need to go by a hyphenated or hybrid name together and give their child that name. April 29, 2017, 11:02 am. Had I been smarter with where I saved my money I could have easily expanded my traveling to 4 or 5 years. Sometime during Year 9, we declared ourselves as “Retired!”, as we quit full-time work to care for the baby. As for percentage of income to save, that can go up as income goes up. (I’ve been averaging closer to 3000). The most useful comments are those written with the goal of learning from or helping out other readers – after reading the whole article and all the earlier comments. I think she was writing from a very male-biased perspective.”, For the record, we do have separate last names in real life. We (rarely) blog at I would normally advise people to travel back in time and be sure to get their debts completely paid off BEFORE starting a family, since it’s much harder to do so afterwards. Mr. Money Mustache Also, it’s embarrassing to walk around in your monetary underwear in front of thousands of people. Dr. John I’m here (vs Longmont) to cut my commute to work to a 26 min bike ride, so it was worth the extra money in money saved commuting (ie, see MMM’s “The Real Cost of Commuting”). And I am also curious how a family of 3 is able to travel 2-3 months per year but only spend 30-40K per year? September 15, 2011, 11:46 am. October 17, 2011, 3:59 am. Have 900K in saving. -Food: Now with food, I rarely spend money on food, so I’ll leave it blank. It appears you just saved like a Mustachian for Year 3, and then combined them for Year 4. This is for a 3 bed, 2 story house with dual living, huge yard and nice shed. March 12, 2013, 2:16 am. At this point in the accounting, we will add in the appreciation of this house – which is about $100,000 after subtracting for the cost of the materials I used to renovate it. “For the middle-class 1-2 kid family who wants to keep the best parts of the full rich-world lifestyle (as I do), I am trying to make a case for living off of about 40-50k and saving the rest.”. My husband is 65 and I’m 61 and we got the money thing all wrong in our earlier life. I drove the ol’ Probe GT down to Boulder, Colorado, and used the local newspaper to find another nice roommate situation, so my rent was only $400/month. MMM, TravelingThenSavingforRetirement So I am not sure of the exact difference right now. Or did he have a bad streak of investing – and now he’s working a second job to build the ‘stash back up? Include Out of Stock; Sponsored The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life. I think you are convincing yourself that it isn’t possible, so that you don’t feel bad for not trying. If I throw all available funds at it, it will pay off in 6 years. Let’s hope they weren’t holding too much in stocks in order the lessen the pain. Interest rates for home loans are around 6-8% depending on the length and type of loan. You don’t have to choose between FIRE and skiing. It is complicated to remember what portion of income was taxable salary, and what was non-taxable gains inside of retirement accounts and such. The money itself earns more. Sounds like real estate and renting out first house made a huge difference. Mrs. Money Mustache suits me just fine, thanks. We over-saved. Both him and his wife studied engineering and computer science. Your main question seems to be on how to get a nice stable cashflow on a large chunk of savings. Crazy. First of all, earning money from investment does not have a causal relationship with decreasing someone else’s wages. Technically, my earning potential will increase every year, but it is going to be rough and slow going these first years out of school paying off student loans, not to mention saving for retirement :(. I can’t believe almost a year has gone by. A harder-working version of Mr. Money Mustache! He gets right to work in early May, skipping even the University graduation ceremony because he does’t want to miss any work (he had already moved to a new city 300 miles away from the university). September 26, 2013, 12:27 pm. Instead of having stuff given to me, I had to get a paper route, trudging 6 days every week in the bleak Ontario, Canada weather for thirty bucks. Wanted to say I would be interested in reading your story MiniMMM. From my experience, this is Effing Amazing. Mr. Poor Player is about to mount his soapbox, so stand back if you must. AlexK That kind of stuff, even to a conservative economist, is what you need FINANCIAL REGULATION for. I agree with Financial Samuai. Im actually in a situation now where I just moved and need to work another two years to buy a house as you mentioned. I ran into your blog and so glad that I have. I’ve been wondering “how you did it” lately myself. It’s easy to take care of that scenario by limiting your deposits to whatever is covered by FDIC or CIPF – if US or Canada. Mr. Money Mustache richtet sich übrigens nicht nur an Gutverdienende. Your thoughtful and informed analysis from a feminist perspective will get you nowhere here! What about (a) the cost of your child’s higher ed and (b) the cost of any additional child (apparently you’re not going to do this, but some people might want two children) (c) health risks (on or more of you could end up with a chronic health condition or disability that is expensive to treat and that may add other costs to your living expenses) and (c) problems with inflation and taxes (I gather you are diversified in real estate and stocks, but at some point you will need to buy bonds to avoid the volatility of stocks and the rates of return on bonds may not be high enough to provide you with any income above inflation + taxes). I love Louisville. When people do this shift, the problems show up in conscious and subconscious issues in the children, which often get further passed on to additional generations of children or to society in general in the form of need for social services, prisons, etc. Right now I’m saving about half of my income, but a lot of that goes into retirement accounts I won’t be able to access for a long time. And keep in mind that given how young I am I have a high tolerance for risk, have usually invested about 1.5x Long. I have said that too – when I build things these days, I feel very similar to the way I did during really focused days of software development. Even after paying for grad school, my girlfriend managed to save $4000 of her income last year. With the unnecessarily expensive car paid off and the higher salary, I was able to save more: $5000 into the retirement account, $3000 into an employee stock purchase plan, and $10000 in cash. As for early retirement, my cousin retired at 35. Why did your wife make less than you even with similar education? I’ve been saying anyone can retire at 40 in the USA, but now it’s 30. I’ll always have money, as long as this world stays the way it is. I’ve read everything on your blog and look forward to more. Her husband doesn’t have to work, but chooses to. Since then, she has served as the Chancellor of Fun in the MMM organization, which is an informal and haphazard group of entirely volunteer planners who sometimes create interesting events. Chris Year 0 (1997): The Full-time working career begins. So the 800K includes the 401K balance. He worked as an engineer and saved a large amount of money … It has changed my life and my outlook on how to spend my income and what I should spend it on. Janet, if only you had the time to share your story too! An attempt at humour that further emphasizes the oppression of women to assume that she did not freely and proudly choose to be known as the wife to her husband. Yes, you definitely include price appreciation as part of your investment return calculations. I guess in this environment, 7% is nice….I need to catch up on your blog, but isn’t a safer rate of return more like 6% if you are withdrawing…anyway, if you have a post with more concrete number examples I think that would be extremely helpful! He worked as a software engineer and … Adeney retired from his job as a software engineer in 2005 at age 30 by spending only a small percentage of his annual salary and consistently investing the remainder, primarily in stock market index funds. Mine average 14% in dividend that doesn’t include actual stock price change. One reason I ask is because I actually have about twice what you do in savings (more years of work and investing – I am a few years older), but I do not get enough return on my investments yet to stop work (even if I wanted to – I actually enjoy working). Thanks for the recommendations. -Insurance: 220 One of the biggest things I see with indebted friends is that they don’t view the debts as enough of an emergency. Stash Total 775K. As well as making my dividend income tax negative by 3%. Another front-ranger here (Boulder). It has been a while since we ran an MMM challenge here at Mr. Money Mustache. Foreword from Mr. Money Mustache : Marla is a long-time friend who I met on one the very first of the Ecuador Chautauqua trips. A isn’t gonna happen because schools are awesome here, but b) might given time (we are in early 30’s) if economy doesn’t totally collapse soon. I’m 37, average salary, and I have enough passive income from rental properties to cover my expenses and then some. Take a look around. Fortunately, I did enroll in my employer’s retirement savings plan. They always have their eye on some shinier car or fancier private school for the youngins. The median wage is just over $60K, which is what my husband earns, while I am at home with our three children. I think the biggest thing we learned is how to be frugal and NOT be consumers. And would they continue buying it once they saw that their credit card balance was starting to grow? MiniMMM I guess we aren’t too bad off after all (we also have flexible jobs we enjoy), but I’d just like to save even more and really be smart about it. It sounds like for now the rental income on the extra house is covering your living expense, but you are not contributing to the principal you will need to form the base for your income later on? For more casual sampling, have a look at this complete list of all posts since the beginning of time or download the mobile app. Going from $490,000 to $600,000 is a nice $110,000 in savings in one year… needing some $170,000 or so in gross income to save. 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