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How one New Yorker ditched his workaholic life for a two-day week
« on: September 22, 2015, 05:39:19 PM »
I haven't read his book, but this fellow looks thoroughly Mustachian to me:

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/real-estate/new-yorker-ditched-workaholic-ways-2-day-week-article-1.2369663

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Shortly after marrying in 2013, Bill and his wife Melissa downsized to a tiny, 350-square-foot studio in Greenwich Village from their 1,900-square-foot townhouse in Queens.

 They also ditched 80% of their possessions, including most of Melissa’s art works and a huge number of appliances, clothes and personal mementos.

Bill then called it quits on his five days a week gig and budgeted just 20 hours a week for work. Melissa stayed in her job, but Bill vowed to contribute 60% of what he had been earning, making up for the shortfall by by living more cheaply.

It gives me hope to see someone doing this in Manhattan! I'd always wondered if a realistic FIRE plan meant moving out of NYC.