Well, i am not a fully mustachian yet, and will eventually not be for some years, BUT i got through my accounts today and was really suprised. I am still using way to much money to sustain that lifestyle with only assets and dividends off them. But i got to this conclusion: Today i am actually just 81000$ away from being out of debt. With out of debt i mean i have a big house which cost around 470000$, i have an rental apartment which costs around 300.000$ and pays around 1000$ net income a month after tax, and i also have one car, a tesla, which has a 5 year service deal and runs on almost free electricity. Off cource a real mustachian would have sold it right away as it is gonna loose its rest value of approx 53000$ in the next 8 years, but it runs pretty cheap, insuring for 714$ a year and electricity in norway are really cheap in addition to all the free superchargers. i really bought it because i think it pollutes less than a gasoline one. Me and my wife will be debt free in only 18months if we kept our self to using 6000$ of our income a month and saving 4200$ which will be the rest. If we cut down to 4700$ of spending monthly we will go debt free in 12 months instead, which would not be that difficult.
The thing is that i have kids 7 and 9 years old, and they really like their surroundings, school and house / big garden. I realize that if me and my wife were alone, we could have sold it all in two years and started to just go around the world living cheap places, but i will not take my kids out of their school with all their friends and so. I also enjoy my work very much as a rescue helicopter pilot, but it really have some backsides. i am away from family 120days a year, and it is increasing a little bit also. But if i quit, i will not get it back, so i am still staying in there. But all in all i feel good off, and that i could choose to go fully Mustachian in a really short time if i would like to. I use all the basic tricks and know how to do it, but its a balancing act beeing 4 people in the family and all and agree on how far we are gonna take it. Bicycling to work is my big contribution to stay with one care, cycling 60miles to work today ;-). Then i stay for a week and cycle back. Just feeling happy today, and in conroll. LOVE the website ;-)