In my article, I detail my decision process on investing a lump sum redundancy payout. I was fortunate to get a new job shortly after getting the payout, so I didn’t technically need the money. With a full emergency fund … Continue reading Investing a Lump Sum Redundancy Payout. Make the best of a bad lot.
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 – Achieve FIRE 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 – your essential guide.
I lost my job due to Covid and it sucks! Losing your job can be a very traumatic and challenging time. I know, because I lost my job recently I’m wondering what to do. From the blow to your finances … Continue reading I lost my job due to Covid 19 – 6 key steps you should take.
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?
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.