This week I was down in London for work, my first business trip since a the start of September. It was an action packed two days and it really put me in a position to reflect on what life is about, what I’m doing and how important a good night sleep can be when you have a 6 week old at home who cries all night.
I also met Alvar from Financial Independence Europe which was a hoot!
Continue reading “Putting things in Perspective”
In my 4 weeks off work, I began to realise that by having a “normal” 9-5 job, I was forcing myself to get up much earlier than I would naturally want to and go spend the best hours of the day in the office, before coming home exhausted and going to bed early to make the process the next day less miserable!
But for 4 weeks, I had the freedom to (more or less) wake up when I liked and to go to bed when I liked. And it’s clear that I am a night owl!
My question is this: If you didn’t have to get up for work tomorrow, what would you do with the time? Continue reading “If you don’t work, what would get you up in the morning?”
What a difference a month makes!!!
Whilst I was enjoying family bliss away from the world, the world was going to pot! Stock markets were crashing and all sorts of scares were about. I didn’t pay much attention to it, although I did see it as a buying opportunity. But mostly my focus was on family – but since you wouldn’t put a price on your kids, I’ll leave them out of the equation. So, here’s how the month went for us: Continue reading “Month End: October ’18 – assets and spending”
So after 4 weeks off on paternity leave and annual leave, I’m back in work!!! WOO HOO! Continue reading “Back to work”
This is a post about RateSetter and how I see it as useful for planning for FIRE. GFF is still on paternity leave and hopefully everything is fine with the family and new baby. Continue reading “Places I hide my money: RateSetter”
I’ve recently had a look at our family finances and I’ve become increasingly concerned with the high level of family spending and high levels of retirement saving – including workplace pensions & the LISA. Continue reading “Pay less into your pension to retire early!”
By the time that you read this with any hope, I will have become a father to a happy, healthy baby girl. Continue reading “Fatherhood (Part II)”