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Mr Grumpy Fund

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My Grumpy Fund
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Budgeting, Personal Finance, FIRE, Fun, Saving Conflict
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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Here we are again.  Nine months into 2017 and we’re pushing hard to close out the last quarter strong.  With the exception of the recent hurricane Irma paying a visit to our backyard and a moment of weakness here and there, our expenses have more or less stayed intact. Somehow I wish I could say it has been a struggle,… ...
Posted: Oct 29 2017 @ 9:02 AM
“Don’t die” she blurted with a hint of sarcasm, as I walked to my car at 5:30 am, the first tints of orange glazing the sky. Waitaminute!  I thought the standard farewell from customer service was have a nice day; have a good one; see ya; or a simple thank you, come again. But don’t die'  That was a new… ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 10:47 AM
When I think about my wife, I think of her unequivocal love, her endless patience, her sarcastic sense of humor and that smile of guilt after my ears perk up to catch a squeak from her butt cheeks, then inhale a whiff of gas that is akin to a bouquet of flowers.  Well, not really, but I should be nice… ...
Posted: Sep 02 2017 @ 10:10 PM
Ever since I nudged financial independence to the top of my priority queue, my brain has been swirling with ideas, thinking about how I can get to the promised land sooner.  Seriously, I think about it a lot.  Like waaaay too much of my time. My FI spreadsheet is permanently open at home where I nitpick my budget constantly.  … ...
Posted: Aug 23 2017 @ 8:08 AM
Do you ever feel like jumping on the FI bandwagon makes for a miserable existence' Sometimes it freakin sucks balls.  Ugh. In the grumpy fund household, we save as much as we can.  We make sacrifices to beef up our accounts to finally say, I will not do another annual personal assessment or attend another boring meeting or sit through… ...
Posted: Aug 16 2017 @ 4:00 AM
“You can’t afford something unless you can buy it twice.” The superstar said at an interview.  Those are some pretty poetic rhymes if you ask me. Who said that you ask, and why is it poetic' Well my friends, our poet is none other than the business savvy, hip-hop mogul, who at last count in 2017, was sitting on a… ...
Posted: Jul 16 2017 @ 12:46 AM
Outlook Meeting Request – Mid Year Review Discussion Ugh….it’s that time of the year again.   I’m sure many of you dread the annual personal reviews, where you write down all you did for the year and walk your manager through your many accomplishments.  Some like me, have a performance review every six months.  Am I on track, what can… ...
Posted: Jul 09 2017 @ 3:38 PM
Look, I get it.  You’re fresh out of school, navigating through your first job, surrounded by the many attractive colleagues in the workplace.  Who wants to be the weirdo, sitting by himself in the break room, chowing down on a lean cuisine glued to his iPhone' Certainly not me when I was that age. When you’re young and beautiful, dressed… ...
Posted: Jul 02 2017 @ 6:34 AM
Sometimes you just get lucky.  Lucky enough to get multiple picks in the first round of the draft.  Fortunate to have not one but two competing offers for the collectible 1965 Mustang on the table to salivate over.   Accidentally rubbing a lamp with your butt causing a genie to appear and grant you three wishes.   Don’t you feel… ...
Posted: Jun 25 2017 @ 3:44 AM
Everywhere you look, we’re surrounded by statistics, polls, tests, tournaments and/or assessments, all with the sole intention of letting us know where you and I stand in relation to everyone else.   You experience it in school, read up about it in sports and forced ranked at work during your annual review, it’s plain human nature. This however, is not a contest, at… ...
Posted: Jun 11 2017 @ 2:36 AM


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