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Time to Get Our Burn On!

The Grumbys will begin the great Undaunted Porridge tour in 71 days. What are we doing to get our burn on in the midst of the Portland Snowpocalypse? Will we be physically ready to tackle this little bike ride?   Portland Snowpocalypse For those of you who haven’t been in Portland during the winter, it’s treacherous! We had almost an… Read more →

May the Fourth be With You (Us)- Retirement Date Announcement

After several years of planning, shifting priorities and saving our nickels, it’s official. The cat’s out of the bag. The Grumbys’ retirement date, in case you missed the very conspicuous feature graphic to the right, is May 4, 2018.  I (Mr. G) told my bosses and teams in late November and Mrs Grumby notified her boss last week. One of… Read more →

November 2017: Preparing for the Worst!

During the month of November, Mr. Grumby and I took some time to consider a few worst case scenarios and how to best prepare for them. Our top three were loss of physical health, loss of life, and mental incapacity. And our measures of preparation included open enrollment, HSA contributions, and a review of our wills and advanced directives. You… Read more →

7 Meditation Benefits for FIRE

Making the decision to to spend less and save more requires a long-term commitment to changing habits and shifting perspective. One technique I like is practicing meditation to train my attention. This exercise can be particularly beneficial when pursuing financial independence (FI) and/or planning to retire early (RE). Here are 7 ways that meditation can be beneficial to the FIRE… Read more →

Healthcare in Early Retirement – What Will the Grumbys Do?

One of the major challenges for anyone considering early retirement is healthcare. When I prattle on and on about our FIRE plans to our friends and family, the most frequent question is, “What are you going to do about health care if you’re not working, Mr. Smarty Pants? Huh??” Well, we have thought about that. Mrs. G and I will… Read more →

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