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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3950 on: June 03, 2019, 04:04:19 AM »
I'm William, and I am here to get advices to get retired earlier. I would like to live in SEA. Cheers

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« Reply #3951 on: June 03, 2019, 06:45:38 PM »
Hi Mr. and Mrs. MM,

My name's Mike. I'm new to MMM as of today. I'm a fellow Canadian like Peter. Hoping to find tips and inspiration from fellow readers about ways to save and invest smarter and build wealth.

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« Reply #3952 on: June 04, 2019, 11:08:09 AM »
Hi all,

Iím ctuser1. New to mr money mustache. Joined a few weeks ago, and already got into some tiffs :-)..

I am a code-monkey, as is DW. So we got the earning side covered despite being in a VHCOL area of the US. I think Iím also good with investments.

I used to think we are good savers. But boy, was I wrong!!

The biggest eye opener for me has been the APowers grocery thread. I donít expect to ever reach that level of frugality, but knowing what is possible gives me a lot of hope.

I also got to show that thread to my wife (who thinks she is very frugal) and tease her  about our $800/mo grocery bill for 4 people. Of course, she blamed me back saying I am the root cause of that because I demand to eat a lot of pricey seafood and stuff - blowing up her budget!!

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« Reply #3953 on: June 05, 2019, 11:51:53 AM »
Hi all!

I'm Peach.  The username is short and sweet, but it is also an anagram.  I stopped working at age 40, which was more than a few years ago.

I've always been frugal, and it has served me well.  Husband and I spend next to nothing on stuff but will spend a little more if required on healthy food -- very little more because we buy on sale, of course. 

We'll never be rich, but we have more than enough to live very good lives and to have the things that are important to us.

Nice to meet everyone!


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« Reply #3954 on: June 06, 2019, 01:36:48 PM »
Hi All,

My friends call me Johnny Bongo. I've been interested in living frugally and mindfully for a long time. Been a reader for a couple of years, but I finally felt I should put some skin in the game, so to speak, and start on the forum. I've spent the last couple years working part time as a bicycle mechanic, so throw your bike questions my way.

Best,

JB

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« Reply #3955 on: June 06, 2019, 04:05:14 PM »
Hi all!

I'm Peach.  The username is short and sweet, but it is also an anagram.  I stopped working at age 40, which was more than a few years ago.

I've always been frugal, and it has served me well.  Husband and I spend next to nothing on stuff but will spend a little more if required on healthy food -- very little more because we buy on sale, of course. 

We'll never be rich, but we have more than enough to live very good lives and to have the things that are important to us.

Nice to meet everyone!

Welcome to the forum.  My guess on the anagram is "cheap"  ,but I prefer the term you used "frugal". 

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« Reply #3956 on: June 07, 2019, 02:52:37 PM »
Hi all!

I'm Peach.  The username is short and sweet, but it is also an anagram.  I stopped working at age 40, which was more than a few years ago.

I've always been frugal, and it has served me well.  Husband and I spend next to nothing on stuff but will spend a little more if required on healthy food -- very little more because we buy on sale, of course. 

We'll never be rich, but we have more than enough to live very good lives and to have the things that are important to us.

Nice to meet everyone!

Welcome to the forum.  My guess on the anagram is "cheap"  ,but I prefer the term you used "frugal".

Thanks for the welcome, techwiz.  You are correct, the anagram is "cheap".  I also prefer the term "frugal" to "cheap".  At least "cheap" doesn't sound bad when it's rearranged as "peach".


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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3957 on: June 08, 2019, 08:01:31 AM »
Hi, I'm from France, hoping to find other people living here who are interested in FIRE.  It's not the dominant mindset here for sure.  I became a partner in my firm, well, today, and fortunately my (law) partner and I have the same timeline to retirement (aggressively shooting for five years), the same balance on our mortgages, and pretty much the same "number."  Now we just have to come up with a strategy. 

I don't know the first thing about investing in France except that "assurance vie" is not life insurance and because nobody here seems to seriously save, asking for guidance or a signpost from friends and family and even bankers has not been a fruitful approach.  What I want to do is find an index fund for the Bourse, if such a thing exists. What I'm getting frustrated enough to do is just say forget it and open the standard Charles Schwab account for furr'ners that would let me invest in an American index fund.

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« Reply #3958 on: June 09, 2019, 12:53:50 AM »
Hi, I'm from France, hoping to find other people living here who are interested in FIRE.  It's not the dominant mindset here for sure.  I became a partner in my firm, well, today, and fortunately my (law) partner and I have the same timeline to retirement (aggressively shooting for five years), the same balance on our mortgages, and pretty much the same "number."  Now we just have to come up with a strategy. 

I don't know the first thing about investing in France except that "assurance vie" is not life insurance and because nobody here seems to seriously save, asking for guidance or a signpost from friends and family and even bankers has not been a fruitful approach.  What I want to do is find an index fund for the Bourse, if such a thing exists. What I'm getting frustrated enough to do is just say forget it and open the standard Charles Schwab account for furr'ners that would let me invest in an American index fund.
Bienvenue sur le forum.
I am French too and currently living in London. I am expecting to be FI in 3 years (2/22/2022) and likely to retire then. My plan as it stands is to retire in France (at least for now). The investment community there clearly isnít as developed as it is in the UK/US, thatís for sure, but I am starting to do my research in preparation for that. Send me a private message to talk further if you want, hopefully we can share resources in finding out the best way to manage our assets in a tax efficient way and to protect it from the proverbial French tax system.

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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3959 on: June 10, 2019, 12:31:45 AM »
hi! love this website.
due to my work, i travel between USA and asia quite a lot.
as u can guess, i gave in to temptations early in my life and spend quite a lot, given that i travel so much.

now i am trying to reduce my expenses, save up more, get more passive income channels and slowly FIRE. :D

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« Reply #3960 on: June 10, 2019, 07:17:42 AM »
I've been reading the MMM blog for years but somehow only just discovered the forum! I've been posting on Bogleheads forum for years and feel like this is a lot more relevant, so thanks for having me!

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« Reply #3961 on: June 10, 2019, 02:30:11 PM »
Hello everyone.

I feel a little late to the part as I'm about to turn 50 and other than my State retirement and Roth IRA (that I just started) I have no investments and still pay a mortgage.  I'm hoping to find out whether to pay off my house or just start investing now.

My goal at this point, being all old and stuff, is to try and only work part time by the time I'm 60.

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« Reply #3962 on: June 12, 2019, 03:45:16 PM »
Definitely late to the party here. Mostly just overwhelmed at this point -- we don't spend much (could cut a little, but no TV, no vacations, cheap groceries, cheap old car, etc) but don't make enough either to pay off our crushing debt, not to mention starting to save in our late 30s. We've just realized how bad things are too late. I know we're supposed to be outrageously optimistic here, but if anyone can point me to Worst Case Scenario coping to-do lists, that'd be grand.

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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3963 on: June 12, 2019, 04:33:40 PM »
Hi guys! Glad to be here, my name is Rob. Your verif questions is quite difficult. 20 mins for registration :))))

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« Reply #3964 on: June 15, 2019, 04:55:55 PM »
Hello everyone!

My name here is Treedream, 27, F, and I'm from The Netherlands. I was raised by very common sense people who gave me quite a saver's mentality. It's really cool to see other people with big dreams and tight fists :)

I save and pay of debt at a rate of 40% of my median take-home income at the moment. I look forward to buying a house and am curious to start this mysterious thing called investing.

Cheerio!

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« Reply #3965 on: June 16, 2019, 09:12:10 PM »
Been lurking on the forums for a few years now, so maybe it's time to introduce myself?  36, F, Pacific NW, married with two kids. Working on my 'stache with hopes of RE'ing in 5-10 years. YNAB 4EVA.

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« Reply #3966 on: June 17, 2019, 12:59:20 PM »
Hi.

Varun here from India.

I haven't really gotten out from behind my mother's apron yet. I'm just about to start my coursework for my Bachelor's.

I found this place through Reddit's r/financialindependence.

Nice to meet you; please take care of me.

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« Reply #3967 on: June 19, 2019, 09:03:09 AM »
Hi Everyone!

Im 32, M, and recently moved to Austin from North Carolina for a new job (thus the name). I started with Dave Ramsey and just got rid of all my debt and am now aiming higher for FIRE.  Joining the forum for some newbie investing advice and community in general.  We (my wife and I) don't lead a lavish lifestyle but there is room for optimization for sure!

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« Reply #3968 on: June 19, 2019, 03:35:23 PM »
Hi,

My name is Anand, newbie here, following MMM for sometime now.

Best blog post I have read - Getting rich: from zero to hero in one blog post

Want to know more about the mustachian way of life.

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« Reply #3969 on: June 24, 2019, 04:58:48 PM »
Hi I'm Crommm and I live under a mountain and laugh at Subatai's four winds.

Age 44.  Former US military, DoD contractor, now state civil servant in one of the flyover states.  No debt other than mortgage, which is pretty high at $268k and $2130/mo.  Property taxes in this town are a bummer.  9 year old Ford F150 that I'm still not ready to trade in for a Prius (can you imagine Crommm driving around in a...Prius?).  I'll just have to start riding the (totally manly) bike to work.

Just getting around to opening up my Vanguard accounts and dropping my savings in there.  In the process of setting up regular paycheck transfers.  Also have a Thrift Savings Plan account and an IRA that I can't touch till retirement age.  Ditto the pension I invest in each month.  My goal is just to keep cutting costs and shoveling the savings into my Vanguard 60/40 spread.

Looking for a good side hustle that makes financial sense and isn't a lot of bullcrap minimum-wage gig-economy stuff.  I do cybersecurity for a living so could maybe consult on the side...


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« Reply #3970 on: June 29, 2019, 07:22:00 AM »
Hey all! Copywriter age 24 here, married to a video editor/colorist age 27. Already posted a case study with our detailed situation, but wanted to do a formal introduction here as well :) Been casually browsing MMM for a few months now. Weíre newly married and really want to go FIRE asap so we can parent our future kids well! Itís slow going right now but weíve already made some great spending and living changes. Especially happy to chat with any other youngins or slightly lower earnersówe gotta stick together 💪

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« Reply #3971 on: June 29, 2019, 07:42:38 PM »
Hi, I'm sitting at my computer at work right now, with a "Retirement  Countdown" clock displayed on my screen.  Right now it reads "5 days, 05 hours, 21 minutes" with a picture of a hammock on a tiny island with two palm trees.  So, I have 5 days left and I'm out of the working world!
My name is Shon, living in Seattle, but "living" to be outdoors and go backpacking.  In a few weeks I'll be hiking the Gallatin Crest Trail in Montana.  Life is grand.

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« Reply #3972 on: June 29, 2019, 08:25:41 PM »
Hi I'm Amanda,

I have been following MMM off and on for the last couple of years with no way to act on it. My shit is complicated lol.

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« Reply #3973 on: July 02, 2019, 07:04:21 AM »
Hi all,

I'm new to this community, and wishing to join the FIRE'd someday. Currently I'm not able to see how it's possible for me, but I'm inspired by all the folks here.

I'm a 35 year old unmarried physician who just finished "training" (fellowship after residency) to become a pediatric oncologist. I graduated 2 days ago. I almost broke several times during training and realized along the way that all of the stress and pressure is not worth it, but am doing the same job for at least another year (but by a different name, "Instructorship" it's called, with a 40% increase in salary) for complicated reasons, while trying to work my way out of 6-figure student loan debt, and looking forward to a discharge from bankruptcy within a few months (long story). Would love to hear stories from former crash-and-burners for more inspiration!

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« Reply #3974 on: July 02, 2019, 07:13:08 AM »
(posted on FIRE 2020 before introduction....apologies :) )

Hi All,

First post on webpage so here goes...

Not sure if I will RE in 2020, but sure am going to be financially independent. I am an accountant in Financial Services, but have also run small enterprises outside of work for many years. I am currently 35, and have intended to retire at 40 for most of my life, but am making moves to bring this forward should I wish.

I worked 60 hours in McDonalds while doing my university degree and have always been considerate with my money. I have never been a big spender (grew up on a council estate and got used to be thrifty due to a poor upbringing), and as such I save around 70% of my salary putting into Pension/Share ISA/Property/Crypto/Antiques/Art etc while still never thinking "I would like something" but can't have it.

Some of my biggest savings are not buying clothes from a retail store, but everything comes from second hand/vintage stores, as well as driving a 96 Volkswagen that I own and would not spend on a car due to loss of depreciation and Tax instantly.

Anyway, enough of an intro, here is to FI in 2020 and RE whenever my boss annoys me too much to continue :)

Any questions give me a shout :)



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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3975 on: July 03, 2019, 05:52:57 AM »
Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forums, logging in from Adelaide South Australia. I'm fairly new to Mustachianism having only encountered it late last year but naturally frugal so this has been more about focusing on a tantalising goal for me. A fairly large mortgage (in my eyes) is pushing out my FIRE date for now so I'm getting creative with savings strategies to make the most of things.

Looking forward to interacting with you all on the forums!

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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3976 on: July 04, 2019, 03:30:16 PM »
Hello everyone!

I am Sathera, and I am new to FIRE. I have been going along for about 2 months now. I used to work in sales and got a bit burned out. So looking for an out I started studying economics. I have always been a spender at heart so the change is proving somewhat of a challenge for me.

However, I am slowly improving and stopped a few categories already. It has not been all bad spending as checking my 10 year income stream it has not been a high income. I have averaged out 320.000 NOK (32.000 USD) per year for the last 10 years. I am 30 years old so it was a bit higher the last 2 years.

My biggest spending outside of nessesities are eating out. By a solid margin. Other than that I actually don`t spend as much as I probably should on clothing and other stuff. (Mostly clothing.) I use a buss for transportation, and do not own a car.

So my monthly budget should look something like this. (In Norwegian kroners)

Rent:       5.000,-
Phone:       450,- (There us a interest free contract on a financed phone in there at 200,-)
Gym:       279,-
Food:       3.500,-
Entertainment: 1000,-
Other:       1000,-
Total:      11.229,-

Hoever, I have been way overspending on entertainment So my real spending is closer to 16.000,- per month. The two categories that kill my budget are eating out and food. I am a foodie and tend to buy some expensive ingredients from time to time. Nothing excessive like truffles. But a fine steak and the like.

As a way to combat my foodie eating out and overspending at home, I wanna try and do a 0 food waste month. Also I want to learn to prepare some cheaper foods that are still amazing. Therefore I have taker up a lot of Italian food lately. I also want to explore Indian and Asian foods more.
I am also currently a student and my total income fluctuates a bit but is averaged out 17.000,- (NOK) I am taking out a student loan, but in Norway where I live the government refunds 40% of it after a finished education. So it is actually a pretty good deal. I will finish in little over a year with 300.000,- in debt from my education. My hope is to have saved enough to be able to kill that loan in a year after finishing.
My goals:
1: Get an emergency fund of 50.000,-
2: Reach restaurant FI. (I made this term up, but it is where my investments can cover entertainment.)
3: Reach barista FI
4: FIRE!
I am hoping to get to all of them in 10 years, I think once I get to work I can leverage a greater income to save a lot more money. 

Anyways, I am looking forward to getting to know you all, and best wishes.

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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3977 on: July 07, 2019, 06:54:24 PM »
Hello, I'm new to this Fire strategy. Looking forward to this new forum. I am almost forty and started following this movement this year. I've been around the block using other strategies on finance.  I enjoy reading what other people are saying. 

I'm a big follower on boglehead and dave ramsey. 
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« Reply #3978 on: July 08, 2019, 04:10:16 PM »
Hello all,

I am nini. 30 years old. Married with one child. We have a car loan and besides the usual phone, cable, etc no other debt. We have been saving to buy a home.
We live in the bay area in CA so that has become a bit harder in the last few years, but we are still saving.

I have a very small 401k from old job and would like to start saving more for college, home, and retirement just not sure which steps to take first.

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« Reply #3979 on: July 10, 2019, 07:53:53 AM »
Hello,

My family and I are finally FI after 13 years of investing and living low.  We ended up renting out our house (which we built ourselves) and selling everything before setting off on an 8 year trip around the world.  Sounds expensive but it is much cheaper than staying home in the US.  We are able to rent apartments or houses for 1/3 the cost of the US.  Food is more like 1/5 of the cost.  Healthcare is good and ridiculously cheap.  We are meeting so many people who retired down in Mexico.  None of them even remotely consider going back. It is nothing like we were told in the US. You could live comfortably on Social Security as long as you avoid the tourist spots.  Our next step is selling the house and moving into different investments, releasing the final anchor.

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« Reply #3980 on: July 13, 2019, 08:28:08 PM »
hey guys,

I'm a newbie here. I would like to say hello to all. Please accept me guys.

Thank you so much!

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« Reply #3981 on: July 15, 2019, 08:20:58 AM »
Hello!

Taking my life in a whole new direction with my FI goals. I grabbed the freedom part and left corporate america to pursue my small business. Unfortunately, the last two years of being full-time self-employed have come with a LOT of financial stress and going back to living paycheck to paycheck, despite conservative and organized accounting systems. Just not enough coming IN.

I jumped onto some calculators last night and OH BOY am I excited to ride this ride! I had been very sad about going back to a salaried position and losing my lifestyle of freedom and flexibility, but after seeing how close I potentially am with a high savings rate, I'm now excited (?) about going back. I'm viewing the job as a tool to get me to where I want to be. And that's a place with no money worry.

Then I can go back to doing work that I love and living a simple life, but without financial stress.

I currently have a net worth of 46k. I've been living on 2k/month and can potentially save even more. I'll be going to a job that pays 80k and does a 401k match. So the giant increase in available money to put away is very encouraging. I'll also keep my two businesses as side hustles and will conservatively bring in an additional 20k/year.

The questions I'm currently looking for answers to are around maxing out tax advantaged savings accounts. Doing research on the various FIRE blogs right now. I have a solo 401k that I just opened for my business.

Looking for camaraderie, understanding, community, and support from people who "get it."

Danielle
Minnesota
age 30

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« Reply #3982 on: July 17, 2019, 07:13:05 AM »
Howdy folks! Impatient Saver here. Late-30s. Married with 4 young-uns. Single income family. Currently executing the plan...the maths tell me I'll have waaay more than I need once I shed the golden handcuffs that keep all us mid-career feds in line, but man it's tough sticking it out sometimes.

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« Reply #3983 on: July 18, 2019, 03:51:20 PM »
Hi everyone. Thought it would be fun to bury my first post in this Introduce Yourself thread.

Shout out to myself fifteen years older and FIREing. I'm so proud of you future Custom Concern!
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« Reply #3984 on: July 19, 2019, 01:15:23 PM »
Hi everyone,

I am Logan, I retired in 2005 seven months before turning 30yo.  The same year I moved from California to Vancouver - Canada, a place I love.  In 2017 I inherited a house with a ľ acre of land in Italy so I decided to move there and enjoy the big garden.

These days I am having fun learning how to grow my fruits and vegetables and preserving them. At the moment I am living off 1% of the income generated from my investments, which are mainly in real estates.  I am saving the remaining 3% to increase my real estate portfolio. I donít own a car, the garden is cutting in half my grocery bill and it also provides the perfect daily workout. I like to create my own clothes so at the moment my expenses are really low.

Here where I live I donít know anyone of my age who is retired so I was extremely happy to find a community of like-minded people.

If you have any questions on frugal healthy eating or life in Italy, send them my way I will be happy to answer.

Nice to meet you all!

- Logan

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« Reply #3985 on: July 20, 2019, 11:09:38 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm 49 and my spouse 59, we will be retiring early 2020 or early 2021.  We have been debt free for some time now and own our home. We are presently soaking up as much knowledge from the FI community as possible in preparation for the transition.  We will likely kick-off retirement with a road trip across America and then figure out from there how we want to structure our lives.

B&M

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« Reply #3986 on: July 20, 2019, 10:59:28 PM »
Hi everyone!

I'm Jessie, my husband is Casey. I'm 25, he's 30. We live in Texas with our cat and our 3yo daughter.

We suck at finances and are trying to turn that around. We both made mistakes before and during our relationship, but don't have a ton of debt compared to others. Our credit could definitely be improved, and most of all, we need to stick to a budget that involves saving, and get out of the paycheck to paycheck cycle we're in due to poor planning.

I have recently jumped into a business idea I've had for a few years, after being a SAHM and realizing that doesn't work for me, in the spiritual counseling/holistic healing field.

My ultimate goal is to help my husband retire early (in the next 10 years if possible) because he has been amazing taking care of me in so many ways while I haven't been working, and he's much better at homemaking than I am. If he chooses not to, that's fine too, of course, but I'd like the option to be there because he deserves it, plus all the mental stress that is gone if you don't have to worry about money.

I look forward to learning more from this forum, and gaining (and hopefully giving!) inspiration along the way!

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« Reply #3987 on: July 21, 2019, 02:58:53 AM »
Dear Moustachians,

After reading the blog and peeking at the forum for years, I finally took the step to register.

I aim to live frugally not only to gain financial independence but also to share the limited resources of our only livable planet the best way possible, avoiding unnecessary consumption. I live in Finland where I've been provided with Master's level education without ending up in huge debts (except the ecological we all share), work remotely most of the time, own a house with a mortgage with a current <1% interest rate, don't own a car, etc. It seems that without FI specifically as a goal, the money-conscious lifestyle is little-by-little "buying" me more and more freedom to pursue things that are meaningful without needing to just "have a job". Well, even currently I feel blessed working in a position where I can contribute to something that I find meaningful.

Thank you for everyone keeping the community so alive!

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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3988 on: July 22, 2019, 04:08:26 PM »
I'm excited to formally join the community here after lurking on and off for about a year. I've learned a lot about personal finance, and am still figuring out what my priorities are. MMM provides some regular much-needed perspective in my life.

I come from YNAB, if you've never tried it, it's excellent.

I look forward to a future where regularly discussing personal finance with friends and family is completely normal and expected!

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« Reply #3989 on: July 22, 2019, 08:22:06 PM »
Hi everyone!

I am excited to start participating in this community! I'm generally a lurker, but I've become so determined and excited about the concept of financial independence that I can't sit on the sidelines any longer :)

I'm a pretty high earner (~$150k/yr) in a super demanding field (I'm an aerospace engineer) and while I haven't made any egregious financial mistakes, I'm also definitely not where I could be with this salary and that makes me feel frustrated at my younger self (I'm sure many people here can relate to that sentiment). I'm looking forward to finding some new accountability partners on the journey to break free of the cycle of consumerism!

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« Reply #3990 on: July 25, 2019, 08:47:19 AM »
Hello,glad to be a part of this community

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« Reply #3991 on: July 26, 2019, 07:27:58 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm Jess, I live in NJ and I work in an office in Philly and would like to get out of debt and be FI. I love the Grateful Dead and DMB and would love to one day visit every state!

I currently use YNAB and I'm learning my MMM style after being introduced to the site about a week ago.

I hope to get some guidance and hopefully one day be in a position to help others!

Cheers!

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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3992 on: July 26, 2019, 11:27:00 AM »
Hi,

I have been a member here for a while but i dont think i ever posted here. I am a musician and work in an office and am hoping to retire early and focus more on music.
34M colorado

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« Reply #3993 on: July 27, 2019, 12:26:23 PM »
Hi Everyone,
My name is Solomon, 24 starting out on a software engineering career. since coming across the FIRE movement on reddit i have been greatly motivated and i hope to fire in 15 to 20years. I'm happy to connect and interact with as many already gone FIREd or about to. thanks guys

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« Reply #3994 on: July 30, 2019, 05:38:15 AM »
Hi everyone,

26-year-old software engineer here. Recently relocated to Boulder, Colorado from metro-Detroit, Michigan, and am in a whole heap of debt from living a typical ultra-consumer lifestyle. I've been reading MMM for 6 months or so, and am totally inspired to stop buying stuff and start buying our freedom. Bonus: I've got my girlfriend excited about early retirement as well!

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« Reply #3995 on: July 31, 2019, 02:18:29 PM »
Hi

My name is Antoine and I've just joined the forum although I've followed the blog for a little while now.
I'm looking to drastically increase my % of savings in the coming months and looking to this forum for guidance.

I'm 33 and currently living in LA, although that could change soon.

Cheers

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« Reply #3996 on: August 01, 2019, 06:20:40 AM »
Hello Everyone,

I've been learning so much from all the time I've spent reading topics of interest in this forum. At 59 I'm a little outside the age range of what most of you would consider early for retirement, but I'm happy to be where I am today. My plan is to take terminal leave sometime in December 2020 with my last official day as Dec 31st. If I get anxious then I might take my leave as a celebration of my 60th birthday in the spring of 2020.
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Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3997 on: August 01, 2019, 09:01:08 PM »
Hello!
I'm CloudGirl. I'm almost 28 and am a new comer to this blog, but have obsessively read 70% of all the posts in less than a week. I appreciate all the advice and insight I've gained from MMM and the mustachian lifestyle. I have zero debt and have needed a wake up call on what to do with my savings and mutual funds that total to $31k. Thankful for all that I've learnt and continue to learn from this community!

Cheers!

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« Reply #3998 on: August 02, 2019, 06:35:28 AM »
Hello everyone!

I've been a member for years and even started a journal but never really introduced myself.

I live in London, UK and I'm 30 years old. I work in finance, live with my lovely flatmate and have close family living in 2 other continents.

Money wise all is good, trying to get the right balance between money and value, and also, defining my priorities so the money works to support that.


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« Reply #3999 on: August 02, 2019, 02:55:33 PM »
Hello.  Currently 33 and $17000 in credit card debt.  Finally realized the exponentially increasing emergency I've been in for the last 10 years.