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Old 07-13-2015, 04:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mr. Money Mustache: Are you a Mustachian?

By a show of responses to this thread, Have you heard of Mr. Money Mustache?

This blog introduced me to this sight. Just curious how many Mustachians are out there.


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Old 07-13-2015, 04:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, I think he has a lot of great ideas. I spent a few months reading about half of his blog posts.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've read a lot of his stuff and taken a lot of advise from the site to reduce my cost of living.
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have not been there for a while, but I read many posts.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Never heard of the guy. Maybe I'll look him up one day...
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Haven't heard of him, and views vs responses to the thread make me think this is a not a valid unit of measure. 4/138 prior to my response
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Old 07-14-2015, 03:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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A really nice website, and full of good advice. Sadly a great deal of said advice is only applicable to Middle Class income, and the fat that he recommends trimming has pretty much already beentrimmed from my budget. The investment advice is great if you can find the spare cash to follow it...
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Hey everyone, is there a difference between frugal and poor?
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Frugal, to me, means having enough money to live decently on...and then trimming the fat here and there in order to continue thriving, even unto death. You have what you need, you can handle sudden emergencies, you have enough to eat, you can splurge once in a while but you don't very often...you have enough.

Poor means that you don't have enough. You struggle daily, unforseen expenses can devastate you and you have no cash buffer.

You can be Frugal and still be Poor, or Poor but not Frugal (in which case Tighten Up!) or Frugal and not Poor at all. Sam Walton of Wal-mart fame (infamy?) was both Wealthy and Frugal-he kept vehicles until they were worn out, wore his clothes out and overall lived a life without much luxury, yet he was worth Billions. I traded my three bedroom two bath house for cash and an RV (which cut my power use in the bargain) sold my TV and use an inexpensive laptop and basic Internet for News, entertainment and research, kept my 9 year-old Motorola and basic phone plan and hold on to my 1993 Ford Festiva with a death grip. I also work a part-time job because no one wants to pay mandatory Health Insurance, and can't work an extra job because all employers are selfish and won't coordinate with other employers, and i'm paying off a Student Loan that has done NOTHING AT ALL but waste my money and Overqualify me for most jobs (at least in a potential Employer's eyes-i'll work what I can get). In other words, I both Frugal and Poor....but without my Frugal side I would not have survived being this Poor for this long.

Just my Two Cents-and it's just a loan.

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(Link for the lazy Mr. Money Mustache — Early Retirement through Badassity )

I've been following him for the last couple years. I believe it was through this site that I first found his blog. Still a work in progress when it comes to following his advice.

He does admit that most of his advice is directed towards the middle class, but there's plenty that most anyone could still learn from.

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