May 2020 will, as the other months of lockdown, remain a scar on my psyche. I lost my job, and have been on furlough for 3 weeks. On the positive side, I have applied for dozens of jobs, set up … Continue reading May 2020 – savings and spending update
If like me, you dreamed of buying a property but live in pricey London or another expensive city, your budget probably only extends to purchasing a flat. That means what you will end up buying is more than likely to … Continue reading Leasehold property explained
Losing your job can be a very traumatic and challenging time. From the blow to your finances to the dent in your self-confidence, its impact is felt in every facet of your life. This event occurring now, in the midst … Continue reading What to do if you lose your job – 6 steps from a recently unemployed FIRE enthusiast.
I have always been a fan of the phrase “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results”. The quote is frequently misattributed to Albert Einstein, but it is more likely its source is an Alcoholics … Continue reading I lost my job… what now?
April has been one the strangest months of my life. As with everybody, I have been confined to my flat. I’ve found it to be both exhausting and stressful. To top it off, I’ve been made redundant despite working harder … Continue reading April 2020 savings update
I’ve been expecting this letter for a while now. The big day of release for my company was today. I have been notified of my redundancy. I’ve been busting my balls to get a big project off the ground and … Continue reading Well, it finally happened
Everyone likes cars, or at least I do. They provide freedom, convenience, and for some, status. The Fire community advocates driving a car that is both cheap to buy and run and was bought outright in cash. How realistic is … Continue reading Car Finance: Why it is stopping you from reaching your financial goals.
You’re out walking on your allocated once a day stroll and you spot a person about your age closing the door of their BMW 5 series. They stroll up their nice house (broken into flats), fumble in their leather briefcase … Continue reading Wealth in the UK and where you stand
It’s a gloriously sunny day out there. The kind of day that is rare in the UK and the kind of day that makes most Brits want to sit outside. Sadly, not to be. I don’t want Coronavirus and therefore … Continue reading Easter in lockdown and a rise in value.
So now for the part that feels like finding a document on the printer at work that you weren’t meant to see…my March spending and savings update! Spending Here are my numbers: So as you can see I track my expenses and to do that I am using the Emma finance app which links all my accounts and categorises expenses automatically. It’s great and I don’t need to spend much time to make this chart (Excel). I just copy the figures out the app. The problem areas I always find are eating out (which I include going to the pub, … Continue reading March savings update