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rthomas6  ·  1164 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What % of your take home pay do you invest?

6% + 9.24% employer match.

That's waaaay less than I would like, but I've long accepted that this is the way things are going to be for a while, because of supporting a family with one job, and because my wife is not Mustachian in the least. It is what it is.

flagamuffin  ·  1163 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    because my wife is not Mustachian in the least


rthomas6  ·  1163 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I love her anyway. She likes her gas station diet cokes, looking fancy, going to restaurants, and compulsively buying books to add to her huge backlog of books. All in all not too bad. She's totally worth it.

user-inactivated  ·  1164 days ago  ·  link  ·  


rthomas6  ·  1164 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Mr. Money Mustache is a guy who retired at 30 by, as he puts it, "living a slightly-less-ridiculous-than-average lifestyle." He says that modern white-collar salaries are actually quite a lot of money, and once you realize buying more things doesn't make you any more or less happy, you can save over half of your income without sacrificing any happiness. A Mustachian is an adherent or fan of this idea.