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Old Grump

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Name:
Working Class Hero - Part One
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Debt, General whining
Start Year:
2013

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Location:
Macon, Georgia, United States
Age:
60+
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Profession:
IT / Software
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Just recently, (a month ago), I retired.  This was probably a premature decision, but the rationale behind this madness was that, finally, I was going to be able to devote full time attention to my various websites, particularly the ones like Tea Universe where I was attempting to make a buck or two on Amazon affiliate sales.Ha!  Life had other plans.If you've read my prior posts, you know that I ...
Posted: Sep 12 2017 @ 8:49 PM
As you may know, Grump recently decided to quit his job, ("retire", in his overactive imagination).  Since he wasn't going to be stuck at work anymore, he figured he would finally have some time to work on his websites, particularly his Tea Universe site. Ha!On July 26th, his web hosting company, Bluehost, sent him an email informing him that his account had been "hacked", and that all domains associated with ...
Posted: Aug 08 2017 @ 7:13 PM
When we last posted our net worth about a year ago,  (http://owlsandcuckoos.blogspot.com/2016/07/our-net-worth-update.html), we had a cool half million, more or less.  Now that Grump recently got a bug up his butt and quit his job, (er, excuse me - "retired"), we figured it was a good time to update this figure.Between now and then lots has happened, mostly bad.The sole good news is that, until last week, Grump was still ...
Posted: Aug 07 2017 @ 5:07 PM
So I've been trying to make some extra money online now for a little over year, and I have to say ...... it's a mighty tough way to make a little extra dough! Now I have to admit I'm very, very bad at following instructions, and I've been trying to do this in my spare time, but still, for the amount of time and effort I've put into it, I'm not ...
Posted: Apr 07 2017 @ 11:19 PM
Duh .......... So I recently got a small affiliate marketing payment from Amazon, $12.89 to be exact.  This represents my affiliate income for the ENTIRE YEAR so far, and while incredibly tiny, is at least a start.  (Better than nothing, huh?)  But the really pathetic thing about all this is that I should have received payment at the end of September, only ...... I was such a dummy that I typed ...
Posted: Nov 26 2016 @ 8:06 AM
https://thinkprogress.org/ketchup-sandwiches-and-other-things-stupid-poor-people-eat-41617483b497#.vapn93dq5 You can tell a person's true motivations by their actions, rather than their speech.  Based on our actions, I am forced to conclude that we want to eventually wind up like the majority of Americans, namely almost broke, and dependent on government social programs for our survival.I say this because we have been doing a fine job this year of spending down the PRINCIPAL of our savings.  Which is exactly ...
Posted: Nov 14 2016 @ 7:30 PM
For years now I have had this dream, (fantasy? illusion?), of someday moving to another country, where the day-to-day expenses are lower, and my "estate" could support me and my family longer.  Added to this was my dream of "earning money on the internet", (to date this has been a bust!), which created an image of yours truly sitting under the coconut trees*, laptop on my lap, idly pecking away ...
Posted: Oct 28 2016 @ 7:35 AM
It's a good thing I don't count on online income to pay the bills, because for the last three months it has been a constant zero!  And this isn't for lack of effort!  (A lack of intelligence perhaps, but I have worked at it.)I sincerely hope I am the least successful internet affiliate in the world, because if other folks are doing as poorly as me, then there's a whole ...
Posted: Sep 01 2016 @ 10:27 AM
One of the main reasons we will never be rich is Old Grump's continual careless, immature, and just plain STUPID behavior. This idiocy has recently cost us nearly $500!!  Allow me to share with you the sorry details.1. A few months ago Grump wrote a check, admittedly under duress, (it was for a product being sold through Kuya's school by a company* he doesn't like much), using the credit union account ...
Posted: Jul 17 2016 @ 5:12 PM
About a year and a half ago we posted an entry about our "net worth", ( http://owlsandcuckoos.blogspot.com/2015/02/our-net-worth.html ).  Rather than write another blah post about our meager online "earnings", (earnings?  hah!!), for the month, I figured now would be a good time to update those old figures.1. Assets:  $640,000.00I wish we could take credit for socking away an additional $40,000 in 18 months, but the truth is that our increase here ...
Posted: Jul 02 2016 @ 2:56 PM

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