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Old Grump

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Working Class Hero - Part One
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Macon, Georgia, United States
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Late last year I posted about how trying to make a living online is too difficult given the unlikely odds of a reasonable success.When I wrote that, I was comfortably earning $50/hr on an easy contract at a nice company just two or three miles up the road.  (Lots of money and almost no commute; what a dream job!)  Well, all things must pass, and this past March that contract ...
Posted: Aug 01 2018 @ 5:00 PM
If you read my last post, you know that I recently decided to "invest" in Bitcoin to see if I could make some money online.  Actually "invest" is a bit of a misnomer; "gamble" would be a more accurate description.What this crazy old man did is buy some Bitcoin, (nothing necessarily wrong with that, and if I had just held on to my Bitcoin I'd have TWICE as much money ...
Posted: Dec 06 2017 @ 1:25 AM
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 13 2017 @ 5:49 AM
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 09 2017 @ 4:13 AM
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 08 2017 @ 8:19 AM
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 @ 7:06 PM
https://thinkprogress.org/ketchup-sandwiches-and-other-things-stupid-poor-people-eat-41617483b497#.vapn93dq5You 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 15 2016 @ 6:30 AM
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 @ 4:35 PM
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 @ 7:27 PM
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 18 2016 @ 2:12 AM


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