On an errand run across town to Wibby Brewing, a craft brewery within an old Butterball turkey plant. Wearing casual Colorado attire but full of energy.
He possesses the deductive discipline of Mr. Spock, the mathematical precision of MacGyver, and an entertainingly mock-bravado attitude a la his fictional counterpart MacGyver – qualities which explain why his teachings about frugal living and financial independence have gained such wide acclaim among his fans.
Peter Adeney is a prominent blogger known for writing about frugal living and the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement. With a vast audience following, Adeney has garnered much respect.
His penchant for thrift has earned him the moniker “Mr Money Mustache.” Known for his bold persona and frequent use of “badass,” his blog’s tagline reads: “Financial Freedom Through Badassity.” With this flair comes an audience that follows his thoughts on frugal living with great interest – often drawing an almost cultlike following!
He amassed enough wealth in his twenties to retire by age thirty through careful investing, limited spending habits, and no debt accumulation. Although there have been some mistakes along the way – such as buying his son a Rubik’s Cube that later broke – and another time purchasing a used car with a melted muffler, which later resulted in writing about it on his blog – these examples prove otherwise.
Son Simon Adeney
Peter Adeney, better known as Mr. Money Mustache, is a leader of the Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) movement. An expert at optimizing money, Mr. Money Mustache enjoys sharing this knowledge with others to achieve financial freedom sooner. Adeney advocates living a simple yet frugal lifestyle and believes financial independence is accessible for anyone willing to put forth the effort.
At age 30, he and Simi retired comfortably and debt-free by living a 50 percent less expensive lifestyle than their peers and investing their savings surpluses. They resided in Longmont, Colorado, where they only spent a small percentage of their yearly salaries.
On a snowy morning in Longmont, he donned his Mr. Money Mustache uniform: a plaid shirt worn over Granddad’s button-top thermal long underwear, old jeans, and day hikers. Although he had many errands to run, all were accomplished via walking or bicycling rather than spending fuel costs driving around town. He appeared healthy and content, with mild eyes and a ruddy complexion that made him seem soft-spoken. Still, his voice boasted ironic-mock bravado when used with ironic-mock bravado or dramatized lame conventional wisdom.
Wife Paula Adeney
Peter Adeny, commonly known by his moniker “Mr. Money Mustache,” left his job and started blogging and content business to share his philosophy of Financial Freedom through Badassity – quickly becoming an influencer within the Financial Independence Retire Early movement.
He opts out of traditional financial advice like maxing out your 401(k) contributions and paying down debt in favor of taking an unconventional approach: Save half your income and invest all of it; this has allowed him to retire in his 30s.
Adeney lives with his wife and son in Longmont, Colorado. He eats a vegetarian diet and spends much time walking or bicycling through blizzards, working in his woodshop, or brewing his beer. Adeney has a mild-mannered aura but can employ an ironic mock-bravado when deflating conventional wisdom, often speaking proudly about his lifestyle like MacGyver or Ignatius J. Reilly would.
Mother Tiffany Adeney
Tiffany Adeney adds her unique brand of humor and insight into her son’s articles on frugal living and financial independence while running an active Internet forum, Mustachios for followers – including retirement planning, frugal living, and international exchange of ideas.
She currently stands eight months pregnant with what is likely to be her first child, sparking renewed discussion around late motherhood and fertility treatments.
She enjoys an almost cultlike following; fans regularly form meet-up groups and road trips to visit their headquarters, housed in an old Butterball turkey plant. Additionally, she hosts events for local communities; many conversations with Mustachios are recorded as podcasts; his frugal lifestyle inspires her to live an enriching life while not fearing trying new experiences.