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« Reply #3900 on: March 23, 2019, 06:35:45 PM »
First post on this board. Welcome myself :-)

I'm Kartoshka, been living almost 4 years in Toronto, coming from Israel where i had seen sun light year round for almost 19 years before moving to Canada. I''m not Israeli though - i was born and grew up in Ukraine before moving out at my 16, all by myself.

Coming originally from one of the poorest countries in Europe, i feel like i have a somewhat different take on money than most people surrounding me in my North American daily life do.

Expect funny spelling and incorrect usage of words. It is what it is. English is my 3rd language!
Profession - wise, Im a self taught software engineer, doing server stuff at a game dev studio on a large scale.

Just starting out on my way to FI. Without realizing it, living frugal been subconsciously a part of my identity all along.
Nice to meet you all!


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« Reply #3901 on: March 26, 2019, 03:11:37 PM »
Hi I'm Buffalo Chip and I hail from the untamed urban wilds of Virginia.  I'm looking at FI and the possibility of ROT (Retire on Time) as I'm an older and cantankerous fella.  I'm developing my badassity although it's a work in progress.  Thanks for having me. 

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« Reply #3902 on: March 27, 2019, 01:13:34 AM »
Hi, This is Jeane. Single and part time cook. Managing my home crafting business. I love to read books in my spare times. Love Netflix 

Hi everyone,

I've started this thread to get some introductions going.  If you haven't posted anything on the board yet, this is a great place to say hi.  If you have posted, then say hi anyway.  :)

I'll go first.

Hi!  I'm Mrs. Money Mustache.  I'm married to this awesome guy that some of you may know and we have a great 6-year old kid.  We live in Colorado and life is good... very good.  :)

Who's next?

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« Reply #3903 on: March 30, 2019, 06:24:17 AM »
Hello All,

As my handle says, it appears I have AlotToLearn on my journey to financial freedom. I think I've done most (not everything haha) wrong, however I am excited to learn from and get support from those in this community as I tackle various areas of personal finance. 30 something single guy in sales who has tried to outspend my stupidity in my earlier years.

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« Reply #3904 on: March 30, 2019, 10:21:31 PM »
Hi, I'm Bruce. I got sucked down a vortex of the 'stache forums and realized I am wholeheartedly a 'stache and I have found my people!

I have no debt since I'm good at making a buck stretch, but I'm here to learn advanced ways to grow my money better since I'm not so good at that side of 'staching. I couldn't stop reading forum after forum since this collective is how I've always thought about resource management and wealth.

Glad to 'stache with you all!

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« Reply #3905 on: April 02, 2019, 08:41:23 PM »
Hi, I am Yash and live in New Zealand. I have been following Mr MM for quite some time, tried tested and approved that the things are working for me. Now, I am here to learn and give away (If I can) to all my fellow Mustashians.

Nice meeting you all.!

Be Frugal., Be free.

Cheers,

Yash

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« Reply #3906 on: April 03, 2019, 01:30:17 AM »
Hey all,

I've been a lurker here for a few months now and I finally decided to create an account. I am a 30 year old network engineer - married, no kids. I am also a dividend growth investor, plan to live on dividend income.

My goal is to be FI in about 15 years or less. I'm also looking forward to being debt free, the only debt that we have is our mortgage!

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« Reply #3907 on: April 03, 2019, 03:58:42 AM »
Hi board, I'm Andy.
I live in San Marcos, CA.
I have 2 sons (Markus and Dave)
I enjoy traveling and hiking

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« Reply #3908 on: April 04, 2019, 12:22:40 PM »
Hi, I'm 53, happily married with kids and new to the FIRE life and this forum. I am hoping to continue my journey to FIRE and have fun while getting there!

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« Reply #3909 on: April 06, 2019, 07:08:49 PM »
Hello Everyone

My name is Michael and I am the owner of a guitar school in Melbourne, Australia. I have goals of turning it into a 7 figure business and am well on my way. My partner works with me in the business and came across a video of MMM doing a ted talk about how much better things are when you don't need to worry about money. We watched it together a month ago and have been implementing moustachian ideas ever since.

in 2015 I began an online mentoring program for guitar teachers. The program is wonderful and helped me go from an average Joe with no money mindset earning $20k a year saying to myself "If I make enough to get by and I can do music in my spare time, I'll be happy type" into a multiple 6 figure earner hell bent on doing everything I needed to do in order to shape my own destiny.

This course was very useful and has made me much more successful in my musical & business ventures, but it also shaped me into caring way too much about money, having no time for myself or family and being a snobby elitist who has no friends and won't do anything outside of working.

I really value my financial independence and am working hardcore towards achieving my goals of early retirement and having a $100,000 in passive income generated by investments. This is a big number that I liked the sound of without every really considering what I actually needed. Since learning about the value of money (and reading millionaire next door) I became much more frugal and cut out a lot of unnecessary spending. Since reading a handful of MMM articles over the last month I've come to realise that I still have a lot of wastage that needs to be cut out as I work towards my goal.

I would also like to work on how selfish I am. If I reflect back to pre 2015 I was very giving and selfless (sometimes to the point of getting taken advantage of), post 2015 I have become very selfish and while I think this is a good thing, have taken on many negative aspects of selfishness almost as a reaction to my former self and situation. Also, If personality tests are also to be believed,  I register as an ENTJ, so I find myself very good at setting goals and taking action to achieve them while finding out that I often disregarding anyone but myself, have little emotional intelligence or regard for anyone that doesn't relate to my goals - all things I would like to improve.

I am very interested combining the frugality and simplistic living ideas of MMM with my own ambitions of earning big, being successful and wanting to retire early with financial freedom. I look forward to meeting many of you on here, hearing your stories and implementing the advice of MMM.

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« Reply #3910 on: April 07, 2019, 06:21:42 AM »
Hi Folks:
Jace here from Wisconsin, I'm in STEM / Engineer Manager.  FI/RE community and information surrounding it was very intriguing when I came across it just a year ago doing typical financial / budget searches like everyone else does.

I always excelled at financial and always looked toward being FI, while not impacting typical yearly living with the spouse, spending moderately. 

Reading all the posts (yes all) from MMM app, gained me enough insight to realize I was working toward a goal and have more knowledge & (CommonSense) then ever before. 

Simple things, like looking at your vehicles as a vehicle fleet needing to get you around, vs hey I can afford this large new truck, insurance & gas that goes along with it for 1 or 2 people to get around.

And tips like that were all over the place to simply make you think smarter, in terms of living life, many coming from the comments section from people like this community, so looking forward to reading & engaging more on this forum to see what else can be discovered and learned.
- Jace

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« Reply #3911 on: April 07, 2019, 10:01:24 PM »
Hi,
In the past year, I became debt free (yay!!!) and am now saving/investing as much as I can....but know I can still do more. Looking forward to reading everything on this site!

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« Reply #3912 on: April 09, 2019, 09:25:51 AM »
Howdy!

I'm Jeff. I've been lurking and reading this forum and site for a couple of years. I actually found out about it in a truck enthusiast forum! I brew beer for a living and only recently started getting serious about getting my finances back in order after years of poor choices.

Cheers!

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« Reply #3913 on: April 12, 2019, 05:28:02 PM »
Welcome everyone. Check out the stickies!

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« Reply #3914 on: April 14, 2019, 12:54:20 PM »
Early generation X poster here.  I've been reading and posting to various similar forums for years.  I've been reading from this forum from time to time over the last several years.  Finally, I've decided to register.

30+ year IT career and have been stashing / investing most of that time.  I had been pretty frugal all of my life with a high savings rate, so these blogs and forums haven't changed my life at all, but I still like to pick up a useful tidbit here and there.

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« Reply #3915 on: April 14, 2019, 07:19:23 PM »
Hi everyone I am new to the Forum and I would like to do what everyone is doing making money.

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« Reply #3916 on: April 15, 2019, 09:20:39 AM »
Hi All!

Own an industrial painting company here in the Midwest. Have worked a lot and studied all things financial since about 16 years old. Had my home paid for at 26, along with a wife and 3 kids.  Borrowed a little money a few years ago to put up a garage/shop. Looking forward to getting back to debt free and staching cash.

Thanks!

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« Reply #3917 on: April 16, 2019, 02:48:50 AM »
Greetings all,

Great forum, been lurking for some time now. Retiring from the military next year and looking for ways to not have to work for the man anymore.

JT

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« Reply #3918 on: April 16, 2019, 05:56:10 PM »
Finally joined the forum and want to say Hi.

I came across MMM website about 4 years ago. At that time all I had was $2000 credit card debt. The knowledge from this website was shocking to me and I have been following since then. Today I have had more than $400K sitting in index fund/saving account and half way to pay off my $500K home. Whenever I feel frustrated about saving, I start reading MMM's posts. They give me lots of encouragement. Thank you for bringing the wisdom, a sincere attitude to life, and all the changes to my life.

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« Reply #3919 on: April 17, 2019, 08:06:43 AM »

I came across MMM website about 4 years ago. At that time all I had was $2000 credit card debt. The knowledge from this website was shocking to me and I have been following since then. Today I have had more than $400K sitting in index fund/saving account and half way to pay off my $500K home.

Welcome, that is amazing progress in 4 years. You should share a bit more of your story in Share your Badassady.

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« Reply #3920 on: April 17, 2019, 03:57:32 PM »

I came across MMM website about 4 years ago. At that time all I had was $2000 credit card debt. The knowledge from this website was shocking to me and I have been following since then. Today I have had more than $400K sitting in index fund/saving account and half way to pay off my $500K home.

Welcome, that is amazing progress in 4 years. You should share a bit more of your story in Share your Badassady.

Thank you for the suggestion. I started writing my story and will post once I finish. :)

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« Reply #3921 on: April 18, 2019, 11:50:46 AM »
Hello all. I've been reading through the articles for the last week and figured this was the next step. Only debt is the house, not sure we'll do the FIRE maybe just FI for now. Looking forward to all the tips/advice this forum can bring!

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« Reply #3922 on: April 21, 2019, 03:03:56 AM »
Hi, I am Suzie. I currently work as a project manager, but in the past have been in communications, PR, retail, events management, and web design.

I would very much like to quit working so I can go hiking in a bunch of beautiful places and stop staring at computers all day.

I love reading, writing, walking, and relaxing in the sun.

My parents are quite unconventional, which left me with a bit of skepticism towards mainstream life. None the less, I got married and now I seem to be in a typical situation of working to afford a lifestyle. Boo.

I paid off all my debt last year sometime and am now working diligently towards basic financial security prior to moving to the States, at which point I will start working towards FI.


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« Reply #3923 on: April 23, 2019, 02:49:44 PM »
Hi, I'm Curt. I'm currently a programmer analyst, but I'm working to try and make an online business blogging.

Sounds stupid, but I've been working on it for like 5+ years and I'm finally getting some coaching now. So hopefully things start to improve. P.S. my boss drives me crazy.

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« Reply #3924 on: April 24, 2019, 07:48:22 AM »
Hi, my name is Luke. I'm new, I'm from London. I will be glad to receive new experience

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« Reply #3925 on: April 24, 2019, 05:01:45 PM »
Hi all

Long time lurker here -finally joining in!

I'm Megan, mid 30s, from Manchester (UK version not US!).  I'm in a process of re-aligning my mindset to an 'I have enough' one - end result is that I've stopped spending more than I earn, very nearly paid off my debt, started saving properly and am generally a much happier person than I was 3 years ago. Oh, and about to buy my first home - something I thought would never be possible. Hurrah for stepping off the consumer carousel!

Though a new bike would be nice hahaha... ;)

Looking forward to learning from all of you

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« Reply #3926 on: April 26, 2019, 02:17:53 PM »
Hi, I'm Andy. I bike, hike, climb, travel, and polish a lot of shoes. Entrepreneur in Bend, Oregon. Learning from the troves of knowledge and amazing community here at MMM.

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« Reply #3927 on: May 01, 2019, 09:14:32 AM »
Hello!  I've been on the path to FI for about 3 years, and I decided to finally stop lurking on the forum and join in on some conversations.  I'm in my mid-30s, married with 1 kid and another on the way.  We made some great progress in our first couple of years of tracking expenses and trying to align spending with our priorities.  Things have slowed down a bit since our kid arrived, but we are still working towards FI and seeing progress.  I have learned a lot - and been inspired - by others on the forum and look forward to interacting with you all!

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« Reply #3928 on: May 01, 2019, 02:42:06 PM »
Hi, my name is Luke. I'm new, I'm from London. I will be glad to receive new experience
Welcome Luke. Another Londoner is always a nice addition to this mad house.

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« Reply #3929 on: May 03, 2019, 12:02:57 AM »
I'm Mason, I live in Clifton.
I'm java developer.
I enjoy diving and swimming

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« Reply #3930 on: May 05, 2019, 12:28:17 PM »
I'm in my mid 50s, have a PhD in computer science and have been working for the last 28 years. I was completely unaware of FIRE until recently but, somehow, it appears that I have been following those principles almost exactly my entire working life. I think I'm definitely FI but need a little bit more time to get my thoughts in order before making the big leap into retirement.

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« Reply #3931 on: May 07, 2019, 06:30:26 AM »
MotherFier is here.
1. Found my tribe through MMM blog in fall 2018.
2. Paid off $148K in student loan debt a month ago.
3. Will get to FI in 7-10 years (lean to fat FI).

Super excited to find my people! :)

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« Reply #3932 on: May 07, 2019, 02:00:08 PM »
Hi there! I stumbled across this forum in my research towards financial wellness. I work in IT but my ultimate goal is to obtain self sustaining income and not necessarily be reliant on working for someone else. Awesome info in here thus far, cheers!

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« Reply #3933 on: May 10, 2019, 08:19:04 AM »
Hello I'm Johnny Cash.

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« Reply #3934 on: May 12, 2019, 02:36:13 PM »
Hi there... I am a Mexican FIRE Mustachian, living in Mexico. Just joined the forum today, though have been reading MMM blog for the past couple of years or so. I am FI for the best part of a year or so, though have been strugling with the one more year and a bit more cash syndrome. Was happy to find the blog, was already implementing a lot from there for a long time. I am 37 yo, 13 years ago I made my plan - I wanted to retire in 10 years, had a number in mind, budget, savings goals, estimates for increase in income, and investment returns - it included three scenarios with different numbers. It was not very detailed but was good enough to keep me motivated. Life continued, my wife and I had kids, and our montly budget/expenses increased. It took me 12 years to achieve FI, though in retrospect it could have happened way earlier had I not made some questionable choices with regards to spend and risky investments. So finally decided to cut the cord, despite my attitude towards work had been very relaxed the past year it was not fun anymore. Have a long list of projects and things I want to do with the free time that it is getting difficult to prioritize - from a long list of books pending to read (though have always managed to read a book, or two a month in the past), to re-taking old hobbies and new ones, teaching, and above all spend time with my family. I might even start a small blog, I would be happy if I have two readers. I have an engineering background, started out with very manual and technical work right after university and managed to progress to management roles, we moved/relocated cities about six times, seven if you count going back now to our home city were our families live. Our budget spend is just above 2k a month (excluding house as we own that) and is projected to increase  more as our kids get older (we rely on private schools). We have never bought new cars, have done multiple DIY projects (and look forwar to more of those and to increase compmexity), always looked for options to increase my income (salary increase mostly), invested in real estate (comercial and residential), maxed investments with employeer to get their matching contributions, and took as well some risky investments that failed (others are still strugling), and stayed frugal (with some excemptions such as traveling wich is not included on the budget above). My parents retired from their jobs in their mid 40s, I learned a lot from them, specially discipline and hard work - my dad had always side gigs that would often bring in more cash than his job. After their retirement my mother worked part time sporadiclly in a  non-profit organization (maybe a couple of years in the past 15yrs) and my dad would continue with side gigs from time to time to fill a day or two of his week. I am gratefull for this learning, I can only hope my three kids can achieve the same, maybe even a decade earlier than myself. The financial independence road is great.. requires hard work and a lot of discipline, but you already know that.















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« Reply #3935 on: May 13, 2019, 02:56:48 PM »
I heard people from Mexico are very hairy and grow stashes easily... is that true :-) ?

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« Reply #3936 on: May 14, 2019, 07:51:46 PM »
Very hairy indeed... though I am loosing my hair, i might have to grow a longer stash, go for a comb-over.

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« Reply #3937 on: May 15, 2019, 04:15:18 PM »
Very hairy indeed... though I am loosing my hair, i might have to grow a longer stash, go for a comb-over.
LoL
Welcome to the mad house, I think you will fit right in

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« Reply #3938 on: May 18, 2019, 02:20:53 AM »
Hi. I'm James,

I'm 27 and working as a software developer in Sydney Australia. The way I am (i.e. my personality etc.) puts me on the asperger side of the autism spectrum.

As I have grown up I have practiced the most important rules regarding money (i.e. almost all debt is bad), which when combined with upper-middle-class decently-frugal parents has meant that I never have had a credit card and have had a HISA for a while. University has meant I have a large HECS (student loan, inflation-rate + 0% interest, indexed/compounded yearly).

Up until a year ago I was a long-time welfare recipient. First an undergraduate degree, where I didn't really look for work until after graduation. Then a year of looking for work. Then I decided to go back to uni for increased chance at getting a job due to having more education on my CV. I then went back to job-searching.

Being on welfare I learnt ways to save money but the addition of a bit of supplemental income ($150-$200 a month) meant I treated myself to a coffee-shop coffee weekly. I had an amount in my savings account that I set as 'Paid' and regarded when I was over that as being able to buy something extra and when I was under that I was essentially borrowing from myself and so couldn't spend any as I had to pay off the 'debt'. Most of the savings I made went to maintaining a motorbike I bought with cash for $2k, so it actually meant that my savings never really got back to where it was.

The job I have had now for just over a year as a software developer is casual, but with mostly the ability to do full-time hours. It's nice because of the flexibility, but it has lead to some volatile income, exacerbated by personal issues. I also started buying take-away food more (including coffee).

I have never been hugely successful at budgeting. I did end up working out a system using a checking and savings account: Transfer all but what you estimate you can live on till next payment to the savings account and you only need to worry if you end up needing to transfer stuff back. This works well for regular costs but can hide the amount you are saving for infrequent costs (e.g. vehicle registration).

Having been employed for a few months, my self-imagined loan was paid off and I imagined that I could afford to purchase something. So I did, I bought a $2k IPad pro. However, I mis-estimated how much money I would earn in the next few months (i.e. over December and January) and the timing of my already planned additional spending (vehicle registration + a week-long conference totalling about $1k-$1.5k) and some not-so-expected spending (vehicle maintenance required for registration). So once again I was in 'debt' to myself.

As I have been saving to pay myself back, I found out about a $10k electric motorbike that I want to buy (Australian built, had estimated it saving about $1k a year of fuel/maintenance costs compared to my current bike + saving the cost of public transport) and worked out that it would take a year to save for. I decided to look at ways to cut costs and get better returns, including trying to find answers to things like 'Where did the rich put their money?' and 'What do super funds to to generate the returns they do and can I do what they are doing?'  That is what put me onto shares.

While I was still at Uni, I had done a little bit with bitcoin, bought low and sold lower (in hindsight I think I timed the bottom perfectly, just did the opposite of what I should have done) and so decided I was not the investing type (though now I know more about investing and speculating, I was speculating). My parents taught that the share market is just another form of gambling, where you are almost guarenteed to lose money. As I learnt more I realised that my parents' experience in shares was limited. Both mine and my parents' view of investors was to think of just the day-trade speculators and the high-frequency traders. I was taught that dividends were so irrelevant that nobody had shares just to get the dividends. I was taught that the share market had a massive cost of entry (in response to me questioning if I could buy a single share), where you would need to have at least $10k to even think about doing it. My first dip in was done mostly in ignorance when I started work deciding on an ethical fund with 2% fee (because 2% is low, right?). Made a similar decision with super (because everyone beat the market, they are all around the same. 2% seems to be a reasonable fee, right?).

So I was looking for ways to save money for a $10k bike. I started to look into shares again. I am not sure what I saw first, but it was related to returns of the share market. In the ensuing rabbit hole of research I landed on some info about FIRE (somewhere in coming across Bogle, Thornhill, ETFs including the indexed ones, and MMM) which has driven the rabbit hole even further. I discovered the implications of the maths behind saving $10-$30 a day (I think I have reduced my monthly spend down from $2k by a few hundred).

I also discovered that what I had known about shares was mostly wrong. I had never played the ASX stock market game, but I was curious about how to do well at it. As I now discovered, the game is only weeks long (plus other restrictions). The game was not rigged, it was just dumb. I now know that the proper way to play the stock market is not with waveform like daytrades, but with a much longer term view.

So, I now have a few thousand in shares, but still under $10k total. My self-imposed loan system is in an interesting state as the balance has been used to buy shares. I still want to buy the bike but the calculated savings compared to my current one have evaporated because: (a) I no longer have to appear at random places for interviews (b) my employer pays for my public transport costs and (c) Although I grew up riding a push-bike and have continued to do so, I was using my motorbike once a week and now has been reduced to less than once a week through increased pushbike riding.

I wasn't intending this to be that long, but it turned out that way.

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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3939 on: May 18, 2019, 03:34:34 PM »
Dear Denizens of MMM Forums:

I am newly arrived here today.

I have recently started reading and listening to podcasts about financial independence and retiring early. I heard about Mister Money Mustache from the ChooseFI podcasts.

In spite of our mistakes, God has blessed my spouse and I financially. We should be able to retire soon in our early 60s. 

I look forward to learning from you all and I hope I can share things you all find useful and/or interesting.

Yours Truly,

Ldm

BillyBob48

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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3940 on: May 20, 2019, 11:58:43 AM »
Hi Moustachians:

BillyBob here. I'm about 5 years away from retiring, one kid going to college this year, another one heading out in 3 years. This forum is too cool, a place I wish I had found earlier. I'm a cheapskate in general, and sticking it to the "man" is my favorite hobby. So, I couldn't believe it when I read how cheap y'all are, I thought it was just me. I keep my thermostat at 62 degrees F, 55 degrees at night. People are cold in my house (throw on a sweater you wuss).

Anyway, why do I have to verify each posting? I wanna be efficient, what do I have to do to stop verifying?

BB48

dutchhiker

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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3941 on: May 21, 2019, 01:46:25 PM »
Hi,

My name is Roel and I am living in the Netherlands. I am father of two girls and a software developer. Are there more people from NL here?

Roel

MrGrossGoatee

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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3942 on: May 22, 2019, 05:00:06 PM »
Hi!  I currently live in Portland, OR, but grew up in Colorado, in a town right by MMM!  I've definitely considered the FIRE path before, but only recently have I ventured down the MMM rabbit hole.  Right now, I'm trying to become more disciplined in my frugality, and find other ways to earn/save money so I can leave the corporate machine and live life! 

Mathieu

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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3943 on: May 24, 2019, 02:33:52 AM »
Hi all,

First of all thanks for all this wealth of information, it really helped me.

I'm 41 from France, married, 2 young kids.

I just submitted my resignation and will walk out of corporate life in 45 days.

We'll relocate to Canada and enjoy life one day at a time. Life is good.


RQSouthFire

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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3944 on: May 26, 2019, 12:44:28 AM »
Hello!  Former lurker for several years.  Mid-40ís living in the western US in an M/HCOL city.  Worked in IT/software for several decades.  Currently in software management for an AlmostMegaCorp.

Close to FIRE and decided to post for the first time!



Enough

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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3945 on: May 26, 2019, 05:05:05 AM »
Hello!  Former lurker for several years.  Mid-40ís living in the western US in an M/HCOL city.  Worked in IT/software for several decades.  Currently in software management for an AlmostMegaCorp.

Close to FIRE and decided to post for the first time!

Welcome and congrats on being close!

affable

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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3946 on: May 27, 2019, 03:14:07 PM »
Hi everybody! I found out about Mr. Money Mustache by research and then it was mentioned several times on ChooseFI podcast. I have recently started a blog, www.affablewellness.com. I am so excited! I am a millennial definitely seeking FI and I am so excited to be here!

tplg43

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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3947 on: May 29, 2019, 02:02:47 AM »
Hi all,

John here from US.
Was once quite close to FIRE, but some shitty investment choices came across..

I am now in my mid-40s looking to grow a business and use that cash flow to seek for FIRE in the future..

Anyways here is my brand selling bracelets & backpacks: https://topologie.com

Nice to meet you all :D

rkamon511

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Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3948 on: May 29, 2019, 03:01:45 PM »
Hey all!

My name is Renee, and DH introduced me to this. He stumbled across the FIRE movement, and we have started down the path.

We donít have a specific date for our retirement yet, but have been making changes to get to debt free!

We have two boxers, and live in the Pittsburgh area. Hoping to be in Florida by the end of the year.

For me, I have roughly $46k in debt right now. About $4k of that in a car loan (so close to payoff!!) and the rest in student loans. We are lucky to be mortgage free at this point.

I am looking forward to speaking with more of you and canít wait to see what all I learn from the forum.

Have a good one!


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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3949 on: June 01, 2019, 06:17:41 PM »
Hi, Richard here. My wife and I live in the NY metro area. We're been following this forum for a year now and made a lot of positive adjustments but first time posting. Thinking of joining the 2029 FIRE thread or thereabouts!