The Golden Albatross

Why Does The Stock Market Go Up?: Everything You Should Have Been Taught About Investing In School, But Weren’t breaks down the most common questions everyday people have about the stock market and investing in easy-to-understand terms. So many of us hear headlines like “The Dow was down 300 points today” and we think, “oh, that must be bad.” But what does that even mean and what impact does it have on your life? This book will make investing and the stock market clear in plain English.


I don't love this job anymore, but should I stay for the pension?

Since 2017, Grumpus Maximus has researched and written about this critical decision point, which he calls The Golden Albatross. Having served 20 years in the U.S. Military, he too struggled with the same questions, and now he helps others learn from his mistakes. 

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. When done, you will agree, it was worth it.

Extra Content Alert!

Did you know that when you get the audiobook, you get an extra chapter from the author?


About The Author

Grumpus Maximus is a retired U.S. Military Officer, husband, and father. Since 2017 he has blogged at about his experience with the decision to “gut it out” for his military pension. He has shared his insights about pension and financial independence planning with military, first responders, and many others who have a pension available to them. Since retiring in 2019 he has moved to New Zealand with his family.

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