I’m a Millionaire (but don’t look it) part 2

Following on from part 1, no how with an old final-salary pension I’m now a millionaire but don’t live the millionaire lifestyle. Continue reading “I’m a Millionaire (but don’t look it) part 2”

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Happy Financial Independence Awareness Day – 25th April

Ok, ok I’m a day late but I thought I would quickly share some thoughts on Financial Independence Awareness Day. The 25th of April  (or April the 25th – 425) represents the 4% SWR and 25 times annual income needed to become FI. Introduced by GetRichQuickish it’s an awareness day and here’s what FI means to me Continue reading “Happy Financial Independence Awareness Day – 25th April”

I’m a Millionaire (but don’t look it) part 1

I’ve just had a very rough quote for a transfer out of my defined benefit final salary pension and if I were to accept it, we’d be pushed into the ranks of millionaires!

The thing is that I just don’t look like a millionaire, spend like a millionaire and I definitely don’t look like a millionaire. So what’s that all about then?

Read part 2 here Continue reading “I’m a Millionaire (but don’t look it) part 1”

Cashback Alert: £3 extra this weekend on TopCashBack just spend £10

When it comes to spending money, we all have to do it at sometime and cashback websites like TopCashBack and Quidco can save you lots.

Right now there is a promotion on TCB for £3 extra cashback, all you need to do it spend £10. Here’s how I take advantage of these flash offers and how you can save money too! Continue reading “Cashback Alert: £3 extra this weekend on TopCashBack just spend £10”

What I learnt from my Dad’s early retirement (aged 60) Part 1

For many, FIRE is a bit of a strange concept- a theoretical crossing of one line (passive income) and another (living expenses) and then you just “retire early” – well, I have a case study to follow and that is my Dad’s.

See part 2 and part 3: Continue reading “What I learnt from my Dad’s early retirement (aged 60) Part 1”

Don’t count your beer barrels before they brews

If you are interested in investing in a successful beer company, the one that GFF has a few shares in is raising money right now.  What does this mean for our finances?  Well the selling price now at £25/share is £10 a share more than what you could have bought for at the recent (poorly participated) trading day.
Continue reading “Don’t count your beer barrels before they brews”