Kiplinger

A Visit With Mr. Money Mustache

On a sunny September morning in downtown Longmont, Colo., 80 or so people are packed into the Mr. Money Mustache headquarters. Pete Adeney, the man behind the blog that helped ignite the FIRE movement, owns the venue, and today, students are cramming in for the "PopUp Business School," a free, 10-day course on how to start a business with minimal costs and develop the skills necessary for success. The vibe is Colorado casual--T-shirts, shorts and sneakers--but energy crackles among the attendees, many of them FIRE devotees with dreams of launching their own ventures.

Adeney makes introductory remarks. He has full-coverage stubble rather than a mustache, although he sported a handlebar in the blog's earlier days. But true to the bold persona he's developed for Mr. Money Mustache, he uses the word badass a couple of times. (The blog's logo bears the slogan "Financial

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Kiplinger

Kiplinger25 min read
29 Great Places to Retire Near the Beach
The lapping waves. The majestic views. The vitamin D. Who can resist the siren song of life at the beach--and why would you want to? A growing body of research is confirming that waterfront living is good for you. For example, a recent study from Hon
Kiplinger7 min read
Best and Worst States at Minting Millionaires Since the Financial Crisis
The 10-year bull market in stocks and longest economic expansion in U.S. history have minted many a millionaire since the darkest days of the Great Recession. A decade ago, less than 1 in 20, or 4.9%, of all U.S. households were considered to be mill
Kiplinger3 min read
Winning the Breadwinner-vs.-Homemaker Battle
Earlier this summer, I wrote about "The Hidden Struggle for Men Who Marry into Money" -- which led me to think deeper about the intricacies that go into marriages where one partner earns more than the other. There are certain relationship dynamics t