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Grumpus Maximus shares his military background, his blog about understanding pensions, and his path to FI.

In this episode we cover:

  • Interview with Grumpus Maximus about pensions and the military
  • Where the name Grumpus Maximus comes from
  • The Golden Albatross
  • Grumpus Maximus’ backstory
  • How he discovered the FI movement
  • How he wanted to quit the military but would then lose all the benefits
  • His relationship with Mrs Grumpus about money
  • How to manage your finances as a couple
  • What FI looks like now
  • How Grumpus got through the mental breakdown
  • His top resources for learning about FI
  • How to understand the pension
  • How the retirement system is changing for the younger generation
  • Grumpus presented FI to his colleagues in the military
  • Hot Seat questions

Listen to Brad and Jonathan’s thoughts about this episode here.

The Golden Albatross

If your job offers a pension, then this book is a must-read. Easily learn how to calculate your pension’s objective value and weigh it against the subjective benefits of leaving for more fulfilling work.

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