Month-end accounts: September 2019 (1)

For the first time in 18 years I’m not doing a month (or week) end accounts wrap up. I started in October 2001 after I noticed I was spending too much of my student loan and needed to control my spending. Initially it was weekly but once I started to be paid on a monthly […]

Exit Strategy Update: Is it best to quit your job face to face?

Following on from posts like the one ways to quit, quitting etitquette and shit I quit, I thought I’d give you all an update on how things went… First of all, I’m a bit of a coward, so I waited until I had a job offer before quitting. But the offer came on the first Monday […]

The Importance of Being Earning

  There’s a lot of talk within the FIRE community that says that in general work is bad and how life would be so much better. But I think that that’s not the whole story. There’s something to be said about earning money through work. Save, Invest, Retire The 3 pillars of financial independence we […]

Gardening Leave: or the benefits of white collar privlege

Today is my first day back at work since I handed in my notice. I decided that coming into work would be a waste of my time and I’m “working from home” in the loosest sense. Lucky me or what?It’s been a common theme in stories I hear about work where after a restructuring or […]

Quitting my job to get back to my first love… Money

Aover 3 years doing something new, I’m back to doing something that I’ve done before. Good to be going back? I don’t know, but the money is a whole lot better. Money isn’t everything but this change has the added bonus of less travel, more career prospects and better money. I would have preferred 3-days […]

Modern Communications: or the paradox of how being interconnected makes us have little to say to one another

Years ago I went on holiday for 2 weeks and didn’t bring my phone. It was about 2011 or 12 but looking back – it didn’t seem that big a deal but it is nowadays. The reason I remember it is because when I came back home, my boss (whom I was not on good […]

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