Tag: retirement

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 →

The Monthly Downsizer: November 2016

In July of 2015 we moved from a 1,400 square foot house with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an oversize double garage to an 880 sq. ft. apartment.  Four months later, we downsized again and moved to a 670 sq. ft. apartment.  With the goals of shortening our retirement horizon and simplifying our lives, we jettisoned most of our belongings and took the plunge into… Read more →

Deconstructing the American Dream

We are the Grumbys.  This is the story of how we began re-mapping our route to the American Dream by questioning commonly held beliefs about home ownership, possessions and priorities.   Owning a home is supposed to be the main route to the American Dream. Anything less, renting a house or apartment, for instance, is an indication of failure, malfeasance, communism… Read more →

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