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”

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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. 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”

Funding Circle Income Fund to wind-down

I am a fan of P2P lending and I’ve been investing for over a decade – through the good times, the bad times and the ugly times.  It’s a good way to turbocharge your investments with high rates of return – but watch out you don’t ignore a golden rule of investing – where there’s returns there’s risk! Continue reading “Funding Circle Income Fund to wind-down”

FIRE the Fees: free share trading coming to the UK (Trading 212 & FreeTrade)

If you are like me, you’ve probably spent a fortune on trading fees over the years.  You don’t always see it but they are there.  Now some fee-free platforms are available to UK investors. Continue reading “FIRE the Fees: free share trading coming to the UK (Trading 212 & FreeTrade)”

FIRE Health: the Diabetes epidemic

GFF is not a fan of fad diets and overly healthy living but I was very worried by something that I read today that in Northern Ireland diabetes cases are up 70% in 12 years and now affects about 5% of the population there.  It’s the same everywhere and there’s not much point in Financial Independence if you have Insulin Dependence! Continue reading “FIRE Health: the Diabetes epidemic”