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Mrs. Grumby

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Grumbys on the Move
Early Retirement
Frugality/Saving, Minimalism
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Business Manager
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Latest Blog Posts

As we are shifting our primary tribal alliance from Personal Finance to Cycle Touring, most of our blog appearances starting in June 2018 will be over at CycleBlaze. Don’t worry! We are not abandoning Grumbys on the Move. We just want to be sure that what we say here is true to the GotM brand.   What is the Grumbys… Read more → The post Where Are The Grumbys? appeared first ...
Posted: May 15 2018 @ 11:11 AM
Wow. This is it. May 4, 2018. Grumby Financial Independence Day! Our access badges have been turned in to our employers and we’ve deleted all work-related apps from our phones. It will take some time to experience and process the many emotions of this humongous transition. What’s most clear right now is how grateful we are to all of the… Read more → The post May 4 2018: Financial Independence Day ...
Posted: May 04 2018 @ 9:00 PM
In just six and a half weeks we’ll be living out of 8 panniers and a handlebar bag. We’ve been getting a lot of questions about what we’ll wear, how we’ll keep ourselves clean and presentable, and how we’ll prepare food. And what about if we or our bikes get bumped or bruised? Here, in living color, are a few… Read more → The post A Peek Inside Our Panniers appeared ...
Posted: Apr 24 2018 @ 11:11 AM
For the Grumby’s next downsize, what could be more cozy and intimate than our over-sized studio apartment? Smaller apartment? Yurt? Modest RV? Tiny House? A Tent? And what’s the advantage of going from small to smaller, anyway?   Wait – What’s a Hubba Hubba? A Hubba Hubba is not a type of yurt, or a tiny house, or the smaller… Read more → The post Next Downsize: Hubba Hubba! appeared first ...
Posted: Apr 11 2018 @ 11:11 AM
What will our address be when we’re on the road? How will we maintain our driver’s licenses, vote, and apply for health insurance when we’re living in a tent? If my mom wants to send us peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, where will she send them? What if we want to change our “residence” while we’re still traveling full-time?  … Read more → The post March 2018: Domicile-schmomicile! appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 03 2018 @ 11:11 AM
In about 64 days, Mr. Grumby and I are going to start a 2,800-mile bike ride called Undaunted Porridge. You may ask yourself, “How on Earth can you be comfortable sitting on a bicycle for thousands of miles?” As you might imagine, the saddle is a non-negotiable component in the anatomy of a comfy bike. There are also a few… Read more → The post Anatomy of a Comfy Bike appeared ...
Posted: Mar 22 2018 @ 11:11 AM
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 → The post Time to Get Our Burn On! ...
Posted: Mar 13 2018 @ 11:11 AM
Some of our most prized possessions are photos and hand-written letters and cards. They are also heavy, take up a lot of space, and aren’t useful when they’re just sitting in boxes. During the month of February Mr. G. and I used our mobile phones to scan hundreds of photos, letters, and cards. We instantly upgraded our access to decades… Read more → The post February 2018 Scan-a-palooza: Improving Memories appeared ...
Posted: Mar 02 2018 @ 12:11 PM
Inevitable market corrections mean that we may take pay cuts here and there over the next few years. But that’s OK. Why? Because when it comes to my remaining Free Time on Earth, I just got a 30% raise!   Assumptions The one sweeping assumption I made for this free time promotion was that I’m going to live until I’m… Read more → The post My 30% Raise appeared first on ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 12:11 PM
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 → The post May the Fourth be With You ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 11:43 PM


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