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 (Financial Independence, Retire Early) community advocates driving a car that is cheap to run and to buy in cash. How realistic is … Continue reading Car Finance: Why it is stopping you from reaching your financial goals.
One topic that has fascinated me since a young age is people’s wealth. Where did they get it? How do I compare? I take a look at the wealth and networth in the UK and where you stand in relation … Continue reading Wealth in the UK and where you stand; compare your net worth.
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
After my first full week working from home and despite the feeling that the days have blurred into one, several events have occurred. Firstly, my girlfriend’s parents were able to get on one of the last flights to Australia. They … Continue reading Weekend, or weekday? Week 2 in lockdown.
As many of you are aware, the stock markets are in freefall. The FIRE mantra is hold on tight and don’t sell. I must admit I’m struggling with this advice at this time. I have not blinked yet but there … Continue reading What to do with my investments? And other Corona induced panics.
Being in debt is very common in the Western world. Often it can seem suffocating and people wonder how they can ever escape. I have good news, it is possible. I paid off £38k of debt in 7 months so … Continue reading How to pay off your debt in five easy steps.
This week has been one of the most strange we’ve seen in the UK, which considering the fiasco surrounding Brexit is saying something! I was in a pub after a meeting on Thursday and the TV was on BBC news … Continue reading Strange times
It has finally hit. The stock market big one that we’ve all been telling ourselves (as wise FIRE individuals) about. It’s also the big one for pandemics with Coronavirus seemingly spreading uncontrolled around the planet. The correct response The … Continue reading Stock market and having (a) Corona