With the end of month, comes the end of the summer – it seems. It’s been a great month in terms of weather and also a good month in terms of finances. Despite higher than normal spending due to a new wood burning stove being put in (and paid for), the Gentleman’s Family Finances are […]
I just read that now older mortgage holders will be able to continually rent their home until around the time they move into an old folk’s home (or die). Accordingly, Leeds’ Building Society has new INTEREST ONLY mortgages offered to borrowers aged 55 to 80. Well – when your house could have earned more money […]
Link I read this yesterday and I was very surprised. Apparently, the LISA might be scrapped because the Treasury Committee says they are ‘complex and offer perverse incentives”.
After almost 8 years in the UK and with over £10,000 spent on visa and residency fees, the Lady finally had her British Citizen Ceremony yesterday. Congratulations to her!
I was driving through the countryside this weekend and through the catchment area for one of my pet investments. Rumbling bridge hydro. I have had a soft spot for cooperative finance and I’ve been investing in Peer to Peer investments for over 10 years but a couple of years ago I came across this type […]
Brexit is a mess and a mistake and a muddle – it’s not been a good thing by any measure to anyone (anyone good that it).
One of the biggest reasons people put off having children is the perceived cost of raising them. Let’s face it – kids ain’t cheap, (especially if you aren’t able to access tax credits!)
After a bit of thought, I have decided to start writing my own blog. The main reason for doing so is that Mr RIT the excellent FI blogger that I’ve been reading (on and off) for over 10 years is at the next stage in his journey to FIRE and I thought there might be […]
Hello and welcome, this is a very brief introduction. This blog is called Gentleman’s Family Finances and it’s all about how I manage my families finances with an eye to retire early at some point in the near future. I am 36 years old and with a loving wife and wonderful son with a daughter […]
Thanks for joining us! I can’t really say that this blog which I started in July 2018 on my 36th birthday is the start of our journey towards Financial Independence, but it’s a start in sharing with the world. our journey. I’ve been long impressed with other FIRE blogs and I wondered if I could […]