I’ve just uncovered a mistake in my Expenses Spreadsheet. It tracks all of my Income, Outgoings, Assets, Liabilities and Transfers. I’ve been keeping it in some form for 17 years and if I spent as much time as I have working on it, learning the piano, I’d be a maestro! Continue reading “The Dangers of Double Counting”
One thing that the Gentleman loves and always has is a good graph!
If a picture says a thousand words, then a graph says a thousand data points! A good graph can summarise a lot of thought and allow you to understand something that is truly complex with just a few lines. Continue reading “Graphs I like: Income vs. Outgoings”
This week has seen some pretty volatile movements in the stock markets. I’ve not been paying much attention to the news but I’m sure it’s a combination of US sanctions, problems in the Middle East, blood letting FAANGs and new next financial crisis beginning. It almost makes you take you eye off the Brexit shenanigans!Continue reading “Stocks and Shares – more like Shocks and Scares?”
After a cold, wet, windy and frustrating business trip to London last week, I got to come back home to my loving family. And who doesn’t want to give a stinking, stressed and near psychotic Gentleman a great big hug? Continue reading “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Calm”
Where has the year gone??? It’s almost bloody Christmas and there’s nothing but Christmas tunes in the shops – I’ve not seen the sun in week and it’s getting very very cold!!!
Well, at the end of the month it’s time to set some time aside and go over the Gentleman’s Family Finances and this November has been quite good, and after October it’s a welcome relief!
Continue reading “Month End: November ’18 – assets and spending”
I’m sitting here in Edinburgh airport waiting for my delayed flight to London City. Due to depart at 06:35, it’s been postponed and will now has an “Est. departure 09:35” – so much for my 09:30 meeting in the City.
This is a post about one place where I put my money – Abundance Investment – it’s a good combination of renewable energy projects which means investing in a more ethical manner, good returns on your investment and a hedge away from the ups and downs of the equity markets. As Abundance put it “That’s people who want to invest for a rainy day, and would like to build a better world at the same time.” Continue reading “Places I hide my money: Abundance Investment”
Despite it not having been around only a few years ago, “Black Friday” is everywhere I look online and my email has been bombed by countless emails – you can’t help but notice it and if the pundits are correct, we’ll collectively be getting into more debt than ever to buy stuff we don’t need for people we don’t like.
As part of my READY, AIM, FIRE thinking towards FIRE, I’ve now cut my excess pension payments as part of my salary Continue reading “Ready, Aim, Fire: double my take-home pay”
This week I was down in London for work, my first business trip since a the start of September. It was an action packed two days and it really put me in a position to reflect on what life is about, what I’m doing and how important a good night sleep can be when you have a 6 week old at home who cries all night.
I also met Alvar from Financial Independence Europe which was a hoot!