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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2015, 10:48:09 AM »
HaHa, I think Pete is smart enough to know that stirring up a shitstorm is a great way to market his property and possibly drive up the price.

Does knowing who the man behind the mask is diminish his power? In the movies, perhaps, but not so much in real life, particularly when the man is the genuine article. If he wanted to hide, I'm sure he's smart enough to figure out how. Who knows, perhaps selling this rental is part of a larger plan... We never did see the "after" pictures of his new house.

Side note - I've always wondered if Pete was located in or around Prospect New Town. I had a friend who lived there in the mid-Oughts. I visited and fell in love with the neighborhood. What a cool concept! Being from a freaking high COLA, I was duly impressed and experienced more than a twinge of envy. Very cool project and execution and dirt cheap compared to NorCal prices.
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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #51 on: June 27, 2015, 06:00:48 PM »
Looks like Mrs MM has decided to let her name to get out there too now. I guess she changed her mind in the last week. Both the MMs tweeted out the interview.

http://podcast.farnoosh.tv/2015/06/mrs-money-mustache/

All the best to the MM family.

The tweet had my full name and contact info. I wasn't cool with that. This is just my first name and it was an on the spot decision right before we started talking. I hope you enjoyed the podcast!!

My favorite part is that Mrs. MM just has "bristles" in the forum.  Keep working on it!  :)

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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #52 on: June 27, 2015, 07:37:14 PM »
Looks like Mrs MM has decided to let her name to get out there too now. I guess she changed her mind in the last week. Both the MMs tweeted out the interview.

http://podcast.farnoosh.tv/2015/06/mrs-money-mustache/

All the best to the MM family.

The tweet had my full name and contact info. I wasn't cool with that. This is just my first name and it was an on the spot decision right before we started talking. I hope you enjoyed the podcast!!

My favorite part is that Mrs. MM just has "bristles" in the forum.  Keep working on it!  :)

MMM only has stubble! :)

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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2015, 09:12:25 PM »
Looks like Mrs MM has decided to let her name to get out there too now. I guess she changed her mind in the last week. Both the MMs tweeted out the interview.

http://podcast.farnoosh.tv/2015/06/mrs-money-mustache/

All the best to the MM family.

The tweet had my full name and contact info. I wasn't cool with that. This is just my first name and it was an on the spot decision right before we started talking. I hope you enjoyed the podcast!!

My favorite part is that Mrs. MM just has "bristles" in the forum.  Keep working on it!  :)

MMM only has stubble! :)

I'm starting to wonder about that. At first I was slightly embarrassed at my low posting count but now I have to wonder if is posting on the forums is actually NOT the most mustachian thing we could/should be doing.....
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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #54 on: June 27, 2015, 09:30:33 PM »
Looks like Mrs MM has decided to let her name to get out there too now. I guess she changed her mind in the last week. Both the MMs tweeted out the interview.

http://podcast.farnoosh.tv/2015/06/mrs-money-mustache/

All the best to the MM family.

The tweet had my full name and contact info. I wasn't cool with that. This is just my first name and it was an on the spot decision right before we started talking. I hope you enjoyed the podcast!!

My favorite part is that Mrs. MM just has "bristles" in the forum.  Keep working on it!  :)

MMM only has stubble! :)

The MMMs are fucking noobs!

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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #55 on: June 27, 2015, 10:03:23 PM »
I'm starting to wonder about that. At first I was slightly embarrassed at my low posting count but now I have to wonder if is posting on the forums is actually NOT the most mustachian thing we could/should be doing.....

Absolutely. The forum is great to learn. But it has rapidly diminishing returns once you understand the aspects around ER and move to auto-pilot.
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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #56 on: June 27, 2015, 10:17:26 PM »
I'm starting to wonder about that. At first I was slightly embarrassed at my low posting count but now I have to wonder if is posting on the forums is actually NOT the most mustachian thing we could/should be doing.....

Absolutely. The forum is great to learn. But it has rapidly diminishing returns once you understand the aspects around ER and move to auto-pilot.

Disagree with bolded bit. Even once you have the basics on auto-pilot, the support of people on a similar journey / with a similar mindset can really help with the psychological aspects of being a cultural outlier.

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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #57 on: June 28, 2015, 06:10:55 AM »
I'm starting to wonder about that. At first I was slightly embarrassed at my low posting count but now I have to wonder if is posting on the forums is actually NOT the most mustachian thing we could/should be doing.....

Absolutely. The forum is great to learn. But it has rapidly diminishing returns once you understand the aspects around ER and move to auto-pilot.

Disagree with bolded bit. Even once you have the basics on auto-pilot, the support of people on a similar journey / with a similar mindset can really help with the psychological aspects of being a cultural outlier.

Agree with diminishing returns. But I am still learning. Although the non-financial learning is probably more than the financial learning.

And someone has to help out those who are less far on their journey.

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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #58 on: June 28, 2015, 07:42:27 AM »
I'm starting to wonder about that. At first I was slightly embarrassed at my low posting count but now I have to wonder if is posting on the forums is actually NOT the most mustachian thing we could/should be doing.....

Absolutely. The forum is great to learn. But it has rapidly diminishing returns once you understand the aspects around ER and move to auto-pilot.


Disagree with bolded bit. Even once you have the basics on auto-pilot, the support of people on a similar journey / with a similar mindset can really help with the psychological aspects of being a cultural outlier.

Oh certainly. And it's just a good group of people; fun to discuss things with.

But you don't get the same return (bang for your buck) on time invested as when you first discover FI and are learning all about it (what SWR is, tax info, how to get money from 401ks early, etc.). The mind blowing ratio goes down over time. That's what I meant by diminishing returns.
We are two former teachers who accumulated a bunch of real estate, retired at 29, and now travel the world full time with a kid.
If you want to know more about me, or how we did that, or see lots of pictures, this Business Insider profile tells our story pretty well.
We (occasionally) blog at AdventuringAlong.com.
You can also read my forum "Journal."

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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #59 on: June 28, 2015, 09:48:46 AM »
I'm starting to wonder about that. At first I was slightly embarrassed at my low posting count but now I have to wonder if is posting on the forums is actually NOT the most mustachian thing we could/should be doing.....

Absolutely. The forum is great to learn. But it has rapidly diminishing returns once you understand the aspects around ER and move to auto-pilot.


Disagree with bolded bit. Even once you have the basics on auto-pilot, the support of people on a similar journey / with a similar mindset can really help with the psychological aspects of being a cultural outlier.

Oh certainly. And it's just a good group of people; fun to discuss things with.

But you don't get the same return (bang for your buck) on time invested as when you first discover FI and are learning all about it (what SWR is, tax info, how to get money from 401ks early, etc.). The mind blowing ratio goes down over time. That's what I meant by diminishing returns.
Yeah, I know what you are saying. But I honestly think the big financial wins come from reading probably a select dozen of MMMs posts and then implementing on them. So if the goal is a hefty dose of shakabuku that will get you outda' Matrix, no forum required at all.

However, I also think it's a rare, stoic breed who can position their life so far outside of societal messaging norms without support. We are social creatures - even pathological introverts like me - so if the goal is to keep going without reverting back to old habits, despite the fact that pretty much everything in society aligns to tells you your happiness is something you purchase, then I think having the forum "tribe" around is almost the most valuable thing. No slight intended to Pete at all, but I don't even read the main site any more unless there's some "Continue The Blog Conversation" thread that points me to a specific post. Having swallowed the cool-aid, I now get more from the cult than the cult leader. ;)

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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #60 on: June 28, 2015, 09:54:48 AM »
And here I kept coming back for the community, not just the learning ;)

I mean how many other places can you get a set of fishy puns off an innocent comment.

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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #61 on: June 28, 2015, 10:12:40 AM »
And here I kept coming back for the community, not just the learning ;)

I mean how many other places can you get a set of fishy puns off an innocent comment.

<tip of the top hat>

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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #62 on: June 28, 2015, 12:13:47 PM »
Having swallowed the cool-aid, I now get more from the cult than the cult leader.

Extremely well said.  Of course, as in most things, moderation in devotion to the cult (or at least the forum) is healthy too, and many of us would probably be well served by following our cult leader's low post count example (case in point:  I'm writing this while on vacation and while my smart phone should be shut away in my pocket (or, better yet, my hotel room)).

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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #63 on: June 28, 2015, 06:28:00 PM »
<tip of the top hat>
How many of your posts do you think are tips o' the hat?

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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #64 on: June 28, 2015, 06:44:40 PM »
Man, like, who cares about their real identity? Unless you just want to verify their claims and all, it's just for curiosity.
I have to admit, when I saw the first post, I searched property records until I saw the real names because I wanted to see if I could.  Once I did, I felt like I invaded their privacy and I felt sleazy for doing it -- as if I was snooping in a friend's medicine cabinet, or dresser drawers!  I have purposefully NOT returned to this thread since that day and have been surprised every time it comes to the top of the list when I push the "show unread posts since last visit" (meaning that people are still commenting).  I finally looked again today to see what on earth there is to talk about.
I'm pretty sure I was just curious to see how easy it was to find out the info, but I still felt like a peeping Tom.  Ick.
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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #65 on: June 28, 2015, 07:49:03 PM »
<tip of the top hat>
How many of your posts do you think are tips o' the hat?

10. Maybe 15.

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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #66 on: June 29, 2015, 12:40:58 AM »
I'm starting to wonder about that. At first I was slightly embarrassed at my low posting count but now I have to wonder if is posting on the forums is actually NOT the most mustachian thing we could/should be doing.....

Absolutely. The forum is great to learn. But it has rapidly diminishing returns once you understand the aspects around ER and move to auto-pilot.
Unless you care about helping others get there too... Hard to believe you aren't on total auto-pilot by now, ARS, but here you are day after day, being a mensch and helping others achieve their goals even as you reach your own. I, for one, am going to miss your regular postings.
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Re: Pete removes the MMM mask
« Reply #67 on: October 21, 2015, 03:21:47 PM »
His full name is right here on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Money_Mustache

  The wiki needs to be expanded.