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.
As adults, we are conditioned to accept being in debt. From an early age, we are encouraged to enter into debt to improve our lives. The legal age that you can own property in the UK is 18 years old. … Continue reading How to pay off your debts 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
Thank you all for bearing with me. I’ve been having some trouble with my website the past week or so and it has been a struggle to get it fixed. Something was wrong with the SSL certificate and I could … Continue reading Website rage and skiing fun
To say that I am relieved January is over is an understatement. I can’t recall a more miserable month in recent times. I spent the first half sick with a very bad cold and then chest infection requiring me to take time off work. Not something I felt good doing during my probation period, but it was all fine as I passed. Not only did I have to make my salary stretch from 19th December to the 31st January, I had to pay all sorts of annual subscriptions and bills from Christmas. Combine that with money spent on some home … Continue reading January 2020 update
Every year we hear the media’s views on what is likely to happen in the upcoming year, and every year they are almost certainly wrong. Whether they predict what will happen in politics, the world or in finance it will inevitably be so far from what actually happens there is little point in bothering. Who would have predicted that Notre Dame would burn down, Boris Johnson would win a landslide election and Britain would still not have left the EU? With it being such great clickbait for news outlets to have stories that foretell of the devastation of … Continue reading Why I’m not stressing about the next big crash.
It occurred to me that before Mr Money Mustache there was a man. ‘Sometimes, there’s a man, well, he’s the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that’s the Dude, in Los Angeles.’ Not only is the Big Lebowski my favourite film of all time, but it is also a cult classic. I must have seen the film over 20 times and I enjoy it every time. For those of you not familiar with the film, it was released in 1998 and follows Jeffery Lebowski aka “The Dude” as he and his hapless … Continue reading Want to FIRE? Be like the Dude…
This decade has been the first decade where I have been a fully-fledged adult for the entire time. There have been many ups and down, as I’m sure anyone will have experienced, through out. For me the following landmarks occurred: Ups: Moved to London for the second time – 2010; Obtained my status as a Chartered Civil Engineer – 2012; Bought my flat in London – 2012; Started studying Law – 2015 Met my girlfriend – 2017; Took a gap year to study for the Bar – 2017; Called to the Bar – 2018; Discovering FIRE – 2018; Travelled … Continue reading My decade and the most important thing to achieve a healthy financial life.