I lost my job 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 to the dent … Continue reading So, you lost your job – 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?
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 (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.