Author Topic: Man Lives on a Sailboat in the Carribbean; Mustachian view of money and living  (Read 1292 times)

MustachianAccountant

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Cool, short (8 min) documentary on a guy who lives on a sailboat.

I know that sort of life isn't for everyone, but he has some great things to say about money.

https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/374880/living-alone-on-a-sailboat/
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Agreed, great video!  After a friend of mine started giving me sailing lessons on lake Michigan, it was actually the idea of the total freedom in a live aboard situation that initially drew me to the idea of FIRE.  Turned out it's not for me, but in a way, I owe my financial security to that old dream.

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I liked that video, touches on some good points.

If you want a longer form mustachian sailing documentary checkout:

Chasing Bubbles

Young commodities trader living in his van decides to toss in the towel and sail around the world.
Mustachians are not the sort of people who sit around moaning about how the government is keeping them down.  We’re the people who look at what we got, figure out what we don’t like, and fix it.
~Mr. Frugal Toque

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Extremely positive video, hooked me from the first minute, which is surprising for a non-professional recording.

ixtap

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This one is more ERE, but still a fun watch.

Hold Fast

Cromacster

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This one is more ERE, but still a fun watch.

Hold Fast

I've watched that one before and I enjoyed the sailing parts of it, but I found the guys Marxist ideology off putting.
Mustachians are not the sort of people who sit around moaning about how the government is keeping them down.  We’re the people who look at what we got, figure out what we don’t like, and fix it.
~Mr. Frugal Toque

ixtap

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This one is more ERE, but still a fun watch.

Hold Fast

I've watched that one before and I enjoyed the sailing parts of it, but I found the guys Marxist ideology off putting.

It has been a long time since I have seen it, but I don't remember any Marxism, as these folks tend to be self sufficient anarchists. They don't think anyone owes them anything, they just don't really recognize private property if the owner isn't currently using it...


Cromacster

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This one is more ERE, but still a fun watch.

Hold Fast

I've watched that one before and I enjoyed the sailing parts of it, but I found the guys Marxist ideology off putting.

It has been a long time since I have seen it, but I don't remember any Marxism, as these folks tend to be self sufficient anarchists. They don't think anyone owes them anything, they just don't really recognize private property if the owner isn't currently using it...

Anarchist might be a better term than marxist.  He does go on an anticapitalist rant about the cruise ship, which is why I got the  marxist vibe.  But whatever his ideology was...he seemed way to bothered by how other people lived their lives.
Mustachians are not the sort of people who sit around moaning about how the government is keeping them down.  We’re the people who look at what we got, figure out what we don’t like, and fix it.
~Mr. Frugal Toque

Capyy

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I liked that video, touches on some good points.

If you want a longer form mustachian sailing documentary checkout:

Chasing Bubbles

Young commodities trader living in his van decides to toss in the towel and sail around the world.

This is one of the best documentaries I've seen. Great. Thanks for posting.