As someone who wants to be financially independent, I have done many things throughout my life to help get me there (whether I knew it or not!). I am not from a wealthy family, so all that I have has been earned by yours truly. However, I want to share what could be the biggest life hack to getting you to FIRE. Working overseas! At the moment, working overseas is rather tricky affair with COVID 19. However, this is a time to think and reflect, and lets face it, moving overseas is a big deal that requires an element of … Continue reading Living and working abroad: can you get to FIRE sooner?
One of the most common cliches we hear in personal finance and FIRE is we can save money by skipping that morning coffee hit from your local coffee shop. I’m going to look at how much you can save and … Continue reading Did someone say Coffee? Could you save money with a Sage Bambino?
It’s that time again! The Playing with Fire monthly update that no one asked to see! I have some special news for you, so keep reading until the end! August has been a great month. Firstly, it was my birthday on the 4th, so that was good. Secondly, the same week, I got a job, my girlfriend got a job, and so did my sister. I’ve started my job and its great. Very different, but essentially I’m reviewing construction projects in dispute. The firm offered me the same money I was on before (£80k), but I have the opportunity for … Continue reading August update – some very good news!
In my article, I detail my decision process on investing a lump sum windfall payout from my redundancy. I was fortunate to get a new job shortly after getting the payout, so I didn’t technically need the money. With a … Continue reading Investing a Lump Sum Redundancy Payout
July update July was a month spent in suspense. The pubs opened on the 4th of July. I avoided attending on that day but did on Sunday. I also went several times as my confidence grew that I wouldn’t be … Continue reading July update – more boredom and a nice holiday
I feel moved to write this article about Covid-19 in the UK and the government’s response, even though it falls outside of my blog’s primary topic of FIRE, simply because I believe it is so important and if it saves … Continue reading COVID-19 in the UK – it’s still an emergency
You’ve heard about Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) perhaps in the US, and want to get started. But what about doing FIRE in the UK? You have come to the right place! Let me help you get started. We are … Continue reading FIRE 101 – Financial Independence Retire Early in the UK.
In 2008, I as a young lad, moved to live in the Middle East in Qatar. when I arrived, It was a small country of around 1million people. When I left, it was 1.8million. People from all around the region … Continue reading Lebanon is in crisis and it is a lesson to us all to appreciate what we have.
I’m delighted to present Ms Playingwithfire.uk. She is my girlfriend and has taken the time to guest post an article for you all! Enjoy! I moved to London from Australia in 2014, expecting to stay about 6 months (it’s been … Continue reading ‘Hi, I’m the new girl!’ Expat financial mistakes learnt the hard way.
If like me, you dream of buying a property but live in pricey London or another expensive city, your budget probably only extends to purchasing a flat. That means the property you will end up buying is more than likely … Continue reading Leasehold property explained – a guide.