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Grumpus Maximus

Blog Info

Name:
Grumpus Maximus
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
FI, Pensions, Financial Planning, Financial Resources, Life and Money, Golden Albatross, Golden Handcuffs
Start Year:
2017

Blogger Bio

Location:
Hawaii, United States
Age:
Unspecified
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Profession:
Military

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Latest Blog Posts

Grumpus Maximus returns to blogging with his annual Thanksgiving message all about Olympic medalists, ceremonies, speeches, and being thankful. The post Thankful For My Bronze Medal appeared first on grumpusmaximus.com. ...
Posted: Nov 20 2019 @ 1:23 AM
This is a substantive revision to the original Pension Series Part 11 article I published on 18 JAN 2018. I updated this article because I have a new method for calculating the Total Dollar Value (TDV) of pensions that do not possess a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). The new method is far more accurate than the old method, so I am updating all articles in which I used the ...
Posted: Nov 14 2019 @ 2:00 AM
This is a substantive revision to the original Pension Series Part 13 article I published on 04 FEB 2018. I updated this article because I have a new method for calculating the Total Dollar Value (TDV) of pensions that do not possess a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). The post The Pension Series (Part 13): The Master Pension Value Calculator appeared first on grumpusmaximus.com. ...
Posted: Nov 12 2019 @ 6:00 AM
It's in your best interest to know how to calculate your pension's Total Dollar Value (TDV). This article explains why and shows you how. The post The Pension Series (Part 4): Total Dollar Value (TDV) of Your Pension (Updated) appeared first on grumpusmaximus.com. ...
Posted: Nov 09 2019 @ 5:00 AM
When should a participant in a pension plan pay attention to market volatility? The post The Pension Series (Part 20): Pensions, Volatility, and Risk appeared first on grumpusmaximus.com. ...
Posted: Aug 17 2019 @ 6:00 PM
This Never Gets Old I’m not feeling particularly creative or productive this weekend. The last two weeks flew by in a blur due to work, which means no work on retirement paperwork. Strangely, though, I found both the time and mental clarity to help a reader analyze his pension lump sum choices. It was a … Continue reading The Pension Series (Part 19): Pension Annuity vs. Lump Sum Analysis (Again) The ...
Posted: Jun 24 2019 @ 4:08 AM
Frequent guest writer, Chris Pascale, explains value purchasing, and some of the purchases he's made over the years that he considers "worth it". The post Guest Post: Worth vs. “Worth It” Meets Value Purchasing appeared first on grumpusmaximus.com. ...
Posted: Jun 14 2019 @ 6:49 AM
Everyone Take Note May is Mental Health Awareness month in the United States. I make no secret on this blog that I struggle with depression and anxiety linked to Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Just the opposite, I shine a light on those issues and their interplay with my pensionable career whenever practical. Furthermore, I try hard … Continue reading Pre-Retirement and Mental Health The post Pre-Retirement and Mental Health appeared first on ...
Posted: May 07 2019 @ 5:02 AM
For the Military Members in the Audience When I first announced that I was officially retiring in 2019 via the blog and my Facebook group, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Amidst all those positive responses, Timika Downes, a fellow Financial Independence (FI) blogger, reservist, and FB group member asked me to share lessons I learned throughout … Continue reading The Military Retirement Process: Lessons Learned (Part 1) The post The Military Retirement ...
Posted: Apr 28 2019 @ 7:36 AM
Our children need the tools to be self-sufficient in this world. To get them started, this means clothing, feeding, and teaching them. It also means letting them go.  The post Cut the Cord, Drop the Albatross  appeared first on grumpusmaximus.com. ...
Posted: Mar 25 2019 @ 6:05 AM

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