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  • Stubble
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Mustachian achievements this year
« on: October 31, 2016, 02:13:50 PM »
I thought it would be a great idea to highlight some Mustachian achievements that we’ve done this year
(so far!!). Here are some of mine:
Replaced a pretty big slab of my concrete porch for less than half the quoted price of a contractor
(including buying some new tools). Was pretty intimidated as this was my biggest and most difficult
home repair project to date.
Purchased the majority of the tools I needed for some various home projects through yard
sales/craigslist, once again for a fraction of the price of buying new.
Spent less than $100 on baby gear for my twins due in a month. Gave an enthusiastic “YES PLEASE!!!” to
everyone who asked if we needed anything for the twins, and ended up with tons of awesome, lightly
used stuff!!
Started mowing my lawn and mulching my leaves using a reel lawn mower (purchased from Craigslist),
instead of paying a landscaping company the $15/cut.
Started more active maintenance of my lawn (cutting it taller, using organic fertilizer, not using chemical
weed killers, mulching leaves into the lawn, etc) in order to have better curbside appeal.
Started a new job paying $6k more in salary per year and about $9k more per year in bonus that is closer
to home.
Put away another 4% of my salary into the 401k.
Most importantly, paid off almost 10k in debt.
Next steps:
Get off my lazy ass and start my side hustle ideas!!!
Get off my lazy ass and start biking to work!!!
Sell my CD and comic collection.

Share some of yours too!


  • Bristles
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Re: Mustachian achievements this year
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2016, 02:33:07 PM »
Great Job and you still have 2 more months to go!

My big achievement for the year is paying off my student loans, with $38k being paid off in 2016. Now it is time to start focusing on all of the house projects...


  • Magnum Stache
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Re: Mustachian achievements this year
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2016, 04:41:17 PM »
1.Put up 6 large floating shelves and 3 little floating shelves.
2.Currently refinishing my floor which includes pulling up carpet, linoleum, sanding and polyurethane.
3. Made a lamp I can clamp out of spare parts
4. Doubled my liquid assets


  • Pencil Stache
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Re: Mustachian achievements this year
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2016, 07:39:45 AM »
1. Targeted a $35k spend for the year but, it looks like I'm going to come in under $30k which _includes_ a $4k one time expense for Lasik.

2. Replaced the brake rotors on my car and haven't died yet!