TMBA332: A Conversation with Mr. Money Mustache

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There is some serious ‘badassity’ on this week’s show as Dan and Ian interview one of their all-time favorite bloggers, “Mr. Money Mustache” aka Pete Adeney.

Pete was recently the subject of a profile in The New Yorker, and you’ll hear him share his views on that experience. He also explains why he decided – and how he was able – to retire at thirty and why he believes we should all be optimizing for our own happiness. He also gives his thoughts on achieving freedom through frugality which, he says, enables him and his family to live with a “feeling of ridiculous abundance”.

You can read more about Dan’s thoughts about the ‘early retirement’ philosophy in this recent article.

And stick around after the credits for a little bit of a bonus conversation with Mr. Money Mustache on how the awesome Mustachian community organizes its events.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • The origins of the Mr. Money Mustache blog and Pete’s own frugal habits. (5:46)
  • What it means to be a “Mustachian” and how Pete optimizes in his daily life. (8:52)
  • How much money someone needs if they want to quit their job. (11:47)
  • Why Pete believes we should be looking for difficulty and challenge over convenience. (17:25)
  • Why a millionaire is made ten bucks at a time. (31:04)

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