Happy New Tax Year everyone!

Should auld taxes be forgot, and ne’er brought tae mind?
Should auld taxes be forgot, and auld lang syne?

So sang Rabbie Burns (with a name like that he’d be a big fan of FIRE for sure)

Many Happy Tax Returns everyone!
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6 Ways having money can save you loads of money

Life’s not fair, even more so when it comes to money.  If you are lucky to have money it means you can spend it but from a FIRE point of view, having money means you can make even more.  Here’s just a few ways that having money can save you even more.

Ask yourself, how much money could you save if you just had more of it? Continue reading “6 Ways having money can save you loads of money”

6 Family Friendly tax reduction ideas

Having a family can be a struggle – it means changes to all aspects of your life, and if you are like me then you realise that you just don’t have enough time to get everything done.

When it comes to family finances, it’s no different.

But with a little fore thought and planning you can make big gains.  Here are 6 family friendly ideas that combined can save you thousands in tax. Continue reading “6 Family Friendly tax reduction ideas”

Month-end Accounts: February 2019

In theory, February should have the lowest spending of the whole year since there is only 28 days (most of the time) but life’s not as simple as that and our frugalness went a bit backwards last month with higher spending but still saving money.

It was a good month for the family and we even got a bit of a working holiday on the cheap out of it!

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Overdraft Sad Face: the embarrassment of riches

I read this article on the BBC which is all about the how spending money you don’t own is a recipe for disaster or to put it another way “Overdraft woes: ‘We were one bill away from disaster'”.  Since the general consensus in the UK is that you are not responsible for your own financial decisions, the nasty banks are making money out of hard working debt slaves families.

GFF sees this as a symptom of a much greater problem and one that deserves a bit of discussion

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