If you started saving money as a teenager, you’re retiring in your 30’s, or if you have a 7-figure net worth already – you might not need to read this book.
If you preferred to discuss compound interest in college rather than the locations of the best happy hours – you might not need to read this book.
Never tried to keep up with the Joneses – you might not need to read this book.
If you don’t have to ask what VTSAX and VBTLX mean – you might not need to read this book.
If you’ve absolutely mastered money, no matter your age – you might not need to read this book either (but we think you’d still enjoy it!)
But if you’re like many people struggling with money or if you’re figuring out your finances but still need to learn more ways to pay down debt, save, and invest – this book is for you.
It’s also for you if you aren’t OK with the status quo and like a challenge!
If you live in a high cost-of-living area and see no way out or if you think you might need a nursing home before you could ever retire – this book is for you. And if you just want a fun read that’ll probably teach you a few things along the way – it’s for you too.
The Groovy Guide To Financial Independence
We might be biased because we know the Groovy’s and we’re sure they didn’t make any of this up. He was a financial moron and he admits it. But when he met Mrs. Groovy and they got married, they turned things around – in their 40’s. They retired early 14 years later.
They’re pretty normal people (OK – they go by the Groovy’s, so as normal as you think they might be!) They had normal jobs, normal debt, and they made lots of money mistakes – just like us, and like many of you.
What wasn’t normal was their response to their money problems. They quit blaming everyone else for being two adults with a bunch of debt who really hadn’t focused on their future that much. And they took charge of their situation and did something about it.
Now Mr. Groovy is challenging you to question your finances and think about your future.
He’ll make you think and he’ll make you laugh. He’ll tell you stories but back up his ideas with research and numbers. If you keep an open mind, he’ll show you how you can retire in 14 years too. And he’ll even answer your questions if you ask.
We could go through a bunch of the chapter titles but pulling out some of the sub-headings reveals more. The topics include:
- Don’t Wage War Against Your Body
- Strategic Ignorance
- Life is the Ultimate Group Project
- Go to College but Don’t Get Totally Scammed
- Be Half Normal
- Put Medical Tourism on Your Radar
- The “Arbitrages” – Geoarbitrage, Spatial Arbitrage, and Ego Arbitrage
- Get Rid of What Makes You Unhappy
Not your normal headings because this isn’t the “normal” way of looking at life. Sadly, “normal” will likely keep you deep in debt, working 40 or more hours a week until you’re in your late 60’s or 70’s, stressed, unhappy, and with few options.
That’s why stepping back and taking a look through a new lens (or set of groovy glasses) is important.
You’ll see some common topics in the book – with a Groovy twist. There are chapters titles including, Spend Less Than You Earn, Automate Saving and Investing, and Protect Yourself from the Unexpected. Mr. G’s advice is aligned with some advice you’ve likely heard before – but none of it is exactly the same.
When you’re getting your financial act together later than you wanted, “traditional” advice won’t always work. Unless you want to stay working for a long time. A really long time.
You can download this super groovy 220-page book on Amazon. And while you’re at it, what about picking one up for a family member or friend?
Are any of the people closest to you financial morons? We thought maybe. This book is a great way to get them to take a look at their finances in a new way. If they have a sense of humor, they’ll be hooked.
We’ve read a ton of personal finance books and blogs over the years. Mr. Groovy has an awesome “voice” in the personal finance community and a great story to share. And there’s a little something extra.
All chapters include a bonus section with the words from bloggers in the personal finance space, adding their thoughts on the particular chapter topics.
We were pretty happy about that and if you read the book, you’ll see why. We think you’ll enjoy the book as much as we did.
Grab your copy today! Peace out.