But if you are a beginner who still wrangles with optional luxury purchases while still in debt, the kitchen wall is a good idea. I noticed the same on the wall waterproofing. I would agree that CPI has probably grow disproportionally to what *I* consume, but I cannot believe it simply will not be a factor. Well I like it, anyway, and I wanted to build something that would serve as a centerpiece to this future rental unit that would anchor it in the luxury market and thus allow it to earn higher rents forever. Yes to keeping a chart with your budget (or net worth) visable for everyone in the household to see! There’s always something new that I learn. It’s a very good book. My only modification was to use the existing drain – this meant it was flush with the plywood subfloor. I consider the rental income and gain from the sale as income, though all of it went into other investments and is today part of my net worth. Quartz is the way to go, anyway. Is there a reason you ignored this? jeff Ridzon I never read that Vicki and Joe ever married, but that they considered themselves partners until his death. Wow, right on Kerry! Currently there is a moldy shower that a previous owner dragged home from one of the big box stores. A few modern video games are dwelling into passive income options in game and in real life. I just gutted my 50 year old bathroom because I finally had enough of the tourquoise. December 19, 2012, 10:18 am. It is a very good and classic book that I read almost 15 years ago. It’s a book about freedom as much as it is about money. Then when that hardens, you Redguard all over everything, right over the edge of the lower part of the shower drain. September 2, 2013, 8:52 pm. It’s not that I don’t see the good that such activities can have, but that I, in my life, don’t need to do that. Complaints and insults generally won’t make the cut here, but by all means write them on your own blog! I understand they are virtually everywhere in the soil. I am in the same spot. So that’s where we are now – trying to get back to tracking. Considering where interest rates are, there is really no place to go but up. I am in the final days of competing my shower remodel and your method was the one of choice. GE Miller Poured the pan bed this morning. It helped me so much. The entire book is available in .pdf in multiple places on the Internet. Those are interesting.. I’ll 2nd the recommendation for John Bridge’s book. Mr. Money Mustache is a website that gets thousands of visitors every day. I have the older version of that saw and have easily laid 1000 sq. Maverick – you are Financially Independent. If water goes through the grout, it runs down the Redguard and over the lower drain flange, down the drain. I want the original version and I don’t want to pay more than one hour of wages for it. I’m not sure that being survived by no close relatives (just a partner and a whole lot of friends) is great evidence that a low-cost life leaves one unfulfilled. One of their housemates before FI had a shoe fetish and she straightened out when she was diagnosed with an incurable illness; I wish I could remember her name. It was the 2nd best tiling purchase. However, the authors define this as “Monthly Income = Capital x Current long-term interest rate/12 months”, since they like government bonds as their retirement income vehicle, which currently pay approximately zero after adjusting for inflation. Pop total nightmare. How long did it take Mrs. Money Mustache to cover her expenses with her new business? And it’s information that I truly appreciate. Justin@TheFrugalPath Good point! As simple as this is, I had never thought about it before reading the book. My personal disappointment is far overshadowed by the thrill that this book is so popular. Two questions — one, it sounds like you’re installing this over a slab (I’m assuming a slab floor in a former carport); what if any are the implications of the weight of the concrete in other contexts? My favorite mental strategy is to always earn money twice. All Rights Reserved |, High Cost of Living – it’s a State of Mind, How to Make a Relatively Sweet Shower – Cheap, Poisoned Just Enough: Why I’m so Optimistic About 2021, Two Years Without Health Insurance (and What I’m Doing Now), The Man Who Retired at 27: Why You Should Consider House-Hacking. December 19, 2012, 11:02 am. Once you go through the process, there are so many possibilities, and I agree with the earlier post that you are just one path. I look forward to another year of thought provoking and helpful posts on FI in 2013. Hell, how long do you let it cure before removing the form? The bad news is that we went through some pretty shitty decades since then, when measured by the spread of the very consumer disease the book was fighting against. I suggest your readers also consider reading two other classics “Millionaire Next Door” and “Random Walk Down Wall Street.”, Mr. A very inspirational tale, and it sounds like a great project. If you know welder yo can make from anticorosive tubing as the best. For me, their would be no substantial change in spending habits gained by doing so. This should be fine when combined with tile and grout (remember that water is not resting/pooling on walls) but there should be a moisture barrier placed between the hardibacker and the studs. I assume this is the case but just want to be sure. Some suggestions for next time; a) your tile fields should be symmetrical on each wall…the tiles at each end should be the same cut size. I had to have the thick vinyl liner to make the inspector happy, so I just did the whole thing the ‘old way’, David W It takes a minute or two after every shower (or only for the second shower of the morning), but you never have to clean or scrub or use cleaning products on your tile–and no water spots either. And while I know it is considered effective by many and I consider its authors to be god-like in their accomplishments, it was clunky reading at times and it took me over a month to get through it. December 19, 2012, 8:35 am. Cars turned into personal trucks, commutes grew, suburbs sprawled, and China joined the party, building a communist copy of the Great American Smokestack, flooding their own country with asphalt and ours with cheap manufactured goods. Frugality, and the smart use of money always wins in my book. I didn’t need to read the book, I did because I was vetting the material and then decided to give it to my friend, because he needs help. And, if you eliminate the middle bolted-on section, there will be no threads to screw on the top/grate (the threads are on/in the middle screwed/bolted section). Chained CPI accounts for that substitution and therefore results in a more conservative estimate of inflation. December 19, 2012, 12:56 pm. Or after you do a thorough cleaning and let it dry. I usually make these things 5″ tall and 4″ thick, so you simply cut two 5″ boards to length, screw them to the floor and walls as needed, and be sure there is a 4″ space between them. Ultros1234 If food goes up in price at a rate of, say, 15% per year, why would that not affect people’s cost of living? See more ideas about money mustache, finance, mustache. Definitely had an impact on my life. Take Care of What You Have Pretty much any purchase seems worth it when examined individually. For most people, this yields an unpleasant surprise.. but it’s okay, for there is no sense beating yourself up over past mistakes. Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018. One of the biggest reasons people overspend is that their money is some sort of imaginary thing. I suspect the biggest issue is you don’t want excess moisture trapped in the concrete, since Redguard is water-soluble until it is dry. Maybe I missed that info. Beyond grateful. I had been assuming that Mr. Money Mustache himself was at least partly motivated by a long-ago reading of that book as well, and I’ve been recommending it to people for years. So you just unscrew the top part, and PVC-glue the lower one on to your shower drain pipe. Here’s where one of the most significant differences pops up between YMOYL and MMM (and other modern takes on financial independence). I also read this book many years ago and recommend it to anyone who is mustachian or wishes to be. And the case studies demonstrate that people from all walks of life, ordinary and extraordinary, can make FI. No membrane to back you up. December 21, 2012, 5:58 am. Happy Christmas to Mr MMM and family. Ya not build water tank. The book explains everything very well. RELATED: 12 Money Tips From Mr. Money Mustache Photo: Courtesy of Mr. Money Mustache Update, Oct. 11, 2013: T his post has been updated to correct the definition of the "4% rule." I read it late but for someone just starting out it could be a revelation. Lots of bang for the buck. Spend your money on what makes you happy and conversely, don't spend money on what doesn't make you any happier. Mrs. If you think you are hardcore enough to handle Maximum Mustache, feel free to start at the first article and read your way up to the present using the links at the bottom of each article. Like dividends that are reinvested in the asset or like regular employment income from day job? Ye have 90 degrees vertcal walls which ain’t hold no water. I don’t have space left in this article to explain the entire art of tiling a shower, but perhaps I’ll have a chance to work with you in person on one of these things someday. Reader Case Study – Advice on best steps to FI after Student Loans Life Situation: Married (39M) filing jointly with wife (39F) in DC Metro area. How much time does everything cost. YMOYL should be considered the bible for every early retirement or financial independent striver. I think a reinforced wire mesh may be good to add in the concrete floor. An e-book is best IMHO. Before I do this I put extra pieces of 3×4 to bottom and top of 2x4s and screw them to bottom and side of 2×4.after I put sideway 2×4 I put extra crossmembers 2×4 or 2×6. Out of that surprise and frustration, Mr. Money Mustache was born in 2011. . But if apples get more expensive but pears do not, people will buy more pears and fewer apples. The Poured Showerpan may seem like an elusive and tricky task, but the whole thing is about 4 hours of work from start to finish once you work out the kinks (and still under 8 even the first time). Did someone else write that, or are you talking in the third-person? Is the curb mason’s mix as well or some other form of concrete? Im wondering what type drain you used here.. Im about to do a shower this way and from what I can tell about the drain I have, just a home depot drain, I wont be able to screw the drain down enough to meet the tile. Consumerism is so damaging for many in our society, however , those of us in the investor class depend on others spending their “life energy” in order to generate our rents, dividends and investment returns. Your Money or Your Life is a wise book, and the authors were clearly motivated by what they saw was a pointless death march of society. But instead, he retired early and then spent almost 30 years doing whatever he wanted, enjoying life, and in the process helping thousands of people. In the case of that back wall, it was just laziness since the last tile was almost full-size anyway :-). The latter seems easier and “safer” to me (I’d worry about failing to achieve even coverage with a liquid product), but maybe I’m just being a wussypants…, Schmidt For those that worry about using a liquid, it’s easy to do, and is very obvious if you don’t get a good coating anywhere. Pete was a software engineer from 1998 to 2005 before Financial Independence. He is using hardibacker on the latest one, which is water resistant but not waterproof. This will provide a nice 3/4″ slope to allow water to flow down into the drain. I didn’t enjoy their crossover chart when I had to use my own numbers (made up of practically parallel lines), but I did make other, more fun charts such as principal remaining on my house versus the principal that would be remaining if I’d made the minimum payment; IRA value versus what the value would have been with an 8% or 11% growth rate; and now how much longer I have to work before I can finance my wait until my pension using a) regular savings and b) regular savings + IRA contributions. 8: Watch for the Crossover Point But once you unlock its secrets, you are free to build shower pans in any shape and size, at a surprisingly low cost (about 60 bucks including the drain and the waterproofing*). Now I do and it feels great. I have a small compressor-mounted sandblaster unit and I’ve been shopping for that stuff for a while and can’t find any locally. I don’t know if this was mentioned in the other comments, but one point that Joe made (I think on the cassette) was on the argument of “not contributing to the economy” by living frugally. Y/N is the only thing). By going with the concrete board are there no worries behind the tile? Jeff Gibson The authors report that most people start to see their income grow even as their expenses shrink, since they are now learning to spend more consciously. I sat down and figured out how I could do it too. Lots of different strategies once the information is laid out clearly. Mr. My only regret is that I did not buy 30 year T-bills when they were paying 7% or more; however, life is goooood. no-one is going to reach FI on a diet of 100% gilts. I do try to wait as long as possible given the project schedule, and the curing happens in a decaying exponential pattern – fastest during the initial time, then trailing off over time. Also – you realize you’ve opened yourself to a grouting/tiling 101 article request now, MMM? Chapters 6 and 9 are both completely different. Also the existing floor is tiled with marble 12-inch tiles — could the concrete be applied directly onto this or would adhesion be a possible issue? I spent over $1.3 million (average over 27 years after graduating collage was about $46,000 per year). Yes, I borrowed YMOYL a couple weeks ago from the library and so far the idea of using “Life Units” to measure how much things cost has really helped me figure out which things are worth my time and which aren’t. Why is inflation nothing to worry about? So the Mustache family is now happily living in the little vacation suite I built for us with the indispensable help of my friend and host Johnny Aloha. @Anil @ Our new shower – for the duration of this trip. Funny – I read YMOYL years ago – it had a huge impact on me – it was the first time that it ever occurred to me that I had a choice other than ‘work til 65 then reture’…, But last week the hourly wage piece completely clarified a situation for me. Yes, do not even look at expensive stuff membranes as Schulter etc. Better late than never. You can save money … Assuming you are going with glass for the luxury feel? Then you screw in the drain top, tile and grout everything flush with the top of the upper section, and seal it. The best example is the credit card: my wife and I both use the same credit card to purchase everything that doesn’t require cash. I realize this is non sequitor but could you reintroduce the MMM challenges? December 23, 2012, 1:54 pm, We’ll be getting to work on the master bath this spring here at Chez Llama, if you need a subject for that Tiling 101 article! This stuff is basically liquid rubber in a bucket, and it overcomes the old shortcoming of rubber by combining full waterproofing with a surface to which you can stick tiles directly. kiwichick 9: Managing your Money Long time reader 1st comment, booyah! I look forward to reading it. With the new technology, you can skip one layer of concrete, and you end up with this: Easier new showerpan method: concrete, redguard, tile. The noted penny-pinching guru dubbed Mr. Money Mustache announced on New Year’s Eve that he and his wife have divorced, writing in a blog … After this dries, you’re back to a standard tile job: Do the floor and grout it first (for greatest waterproofing), then work your way up the walls the next day. 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