Another month is over and I’ve had a few minutes on a Sunday morning to work out how things have gone for the month. Things are looking ok but could do better. Continue reading “Month End: October ’18 – assets and spending”
If it appears that Gentleman’s Family Finance has been a bit quiet recently, it’s because we are now around a week away from the due date of the latest arrival to the family, hopefully a healthy, happy baby Girl. Continue reading “One week to go!”
Just a quick update on our AirBnB antics – but first let me set the scene:
The Lady and Master (wife and kid) are upstairs and I’m using the toilet when suddenly the doorbell rings – DING DONG Continue reading “AirBnB part 3”
Here is a picture of the Gentleman’s Family straight from the family album – the boys are the ones with a scrotum for chins. You should take family planning seriously! Continue reading “Family (activity) Planning”
This weekend sees the opening of the V&A Design Museum in Dundee. It’s an exciting time for the city and it marks the transformation of the city from a post industrial wasteland to a modern hip city that is on the up! Continue reading “V&A Dundee: Urban Regeneration in action”
The government has today announced a roll out of a scheme called Help to Save. Only open to those lucky enough to be in working tax credit or universal credit. Continue reading “New Government Ideas: Help to Save”
Just a very quick update:
So far AirBnB is going well. We’ve had a number of requests and had to decline people who wanted to stay. A family wanted to stay for a week! Which is a bit much. We have a pair of French students staying here and another student coming next week as well. The AirBnB website is not perfect but it’s easy to get your money out and easy to use once you are used to it.
We are not taking the piss with our prices and we are listed at around £30 a night at the moment. I don’t intend to run a hotel, so I think that we can up prices a bit to reduce demand but keep the net profit high. It seems like easy money. 🙂
It’s a funny feeling to have paying guests. My wife and I have both hosted/surfed with couchsurfing but this is a different relationship and more of a commercial relationship.
So far so good.
How should you fund Early Retirement? Save after-tax money now or put it in a pension to be accessed when you are 58+ with tax advantages? It’s a tough choice and one that I’m struggling with. Continue reading “FIRE vs. Pension”