May 1, 2013

Regarding the April 28 Business article “Meet Mr. Money Mustache, the man who retired at 30”:

I agree with almost all of Mr. Money Mustache’s ideas for retiring young. Following his basic premise of living beneath your means (e.g., paying cash for used cars, paying off the mortgage early, eating at home instead of in restaurants), I have saved a sizable nest egg. However, Mr. Money Mustache does not mention having health insurance for his family. Is this included in his $25,000 annual expenditures? In this country, a nest egg isn’t enough to forgo health insurance and still sleep at night. This is why I must keep my daytime job.

Carol Fuchs, Bethesda

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