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Grumpus Maximus
Early Retirement
FI, Pensions, Financial Planning, Financial Resources, Life and Money, Golden Albatross, Golden Handcuffs
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Hawaii, United States
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In the latest installment of the Pension Series, Grumpus Maximus answers a reader's question about pensions and the U.S. Federal tax code. The post The Pension Series (Part 9): Pensions and U.S. Federal Taxes appeared first on grumpusmaximus.com. ...
Posted: Dec 15 2017 @ 6:09 AM
Am I only one I know, waging my wars behind my face and above my throat' — Twenty-One Pilots, Migraine How Was Your Week' Last Friday wasn’t the best day for me mentally. I don’t know if the stress of a few hectic work weeks which included a lot of travel finally caught up, or … Continue reading "Work and Mental Health: Slaying the Dragon" The post Work and Mental Health: ...
Posted: Dec 03 2017 @ 8:03 PM
Confused on the difference between sunk costs and the Sunk Cost Fallacy' So was I until I reticently purchased my second e-bike. The post Sunk Costs: The Charlie Brown E-Bike Blues appeared first on grumpusmaximus.com. ...
Posted: Nov 29 2017 @ 5:53 AM
A Happy Thanksgiving day message from Grumpus Maximus with reflections on thankfulness and bounty. The post Thankfulness and Bounty appeared first on grumpusmaximus.com. ...
Posted: Nov 23 2017 @ 8:29 PM
A Team Grumpus Victory Lap This past week was a big one in the short history of the Grumpus Maximus blog. My first guest post on a much bigger website drove a record amount of traffic to mine. The guest post was a result of collaboration between myself and Darrow Kirkpatrick of www.caniretireyet.com. I am … Continue reading "Post-Retirement Planning (Part 1): Teamwork" The post Post-Retirement Planning (Part 1): Teamwork appeared ...
Posted: Nov 17 2017 @ 7:54 PM
We Interrupt Your Previously Scheduled Program … Great news! You don’t have to read me waffling on about analyzing your pension lump sum offer this week at GrumpusMaximus.com. I published Part 8 of the Pension Series as a guest post for Darrow Kirkpatrick’s blog, CanIRetireYet.com, so you can read my waffling there instead.  Check it … Continue reading "The Pension Series (Part 8): Deciding to Take a Pension Lump Sum" The ...
Posted: Nov 13 2017 @ 4:44 PM
Grumpus Maximus's 2017 Veteran's Day message about service, thanks, and remuneration is meant as a starting point for a larger conversation about civil-military relations and money. The post Service, Thanks, and Remuneration appeared first on grumpusmaximus.com. ...
Posted: Nov 05 2017 @ 2:03 AM
St. George’s Thesis How was your week? Productive I hope.  I spent most of my spare time drafting my pièce de résistance for the Pension Series as a guest post for one of my favorite blogs and bloggers. I’m excited, so stay tuned for the announcement as to when and where you can find it. … Continue reading "The Pension Series (Part 7) — How to Create Your Own COLA" The ...
Posted: Oct 30 2017 @ 4:28 AM
Grumpus the Second Confessor I have another confession to make to my dear readers (that makes two for those keeping track). When I covered how to calculate the Total Dollar Value (TDV) of your pension in Part Four of this series, I purposely restricted the calculations to retirement income owed to a retiree through a … Continue reading "The Pension Series (Part 6) — Valuing Pension Subsidized Healthcare" The post The ...
Posted: Oct 21 2017 @ 8:17 PM
“Exactly What Do You Think Is Happening Here Captain?” Raise your hands if it’s hard to determine where I come down on some of the issues I address in this blog.  You’re not alone.  I do it on purpose.  The way I see it, for some topics, all I can do is describe the problem … Continue reading "Golden Albatross Pension and FI Decision Trees (1st Draft)" The post Golden Albatross ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 1:43 AM


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