We’ve just booked our ski holiday for 2020 at a cost of £2,600. How does this stack up as far as frugality goes? Continue reading “Ski holiday 2020 booked! FIRE & Snow”
Here is a review of my 12 year experiment with Zopa; the good, the bad an the ugly. Continue reading “A 12 year review of Zopa”
Here’s how I saved over £100 on our car insurance. Think of it as a humble brag but it’s something that you can do too and start saving your own money! Continue reading “Cashback success: saving 30%/£100 on car insurance”
June was great! I had a great time and as a family we had some great adventures together!Our finances are looking good too!
May 2019 might be remembered for a number of things; the end of Mother Thersea, the Brexit Party and LibDems triumphing but it’s been a good time for GFF overall. We’ve had some great adventures at home and some away and our spending has never been lower.
My main thoughts have been towards FIRE / career break. I’ve maybe slacked off in work a bit but I’m still mentally engaged – which means work consumes a lot of my mind. It’s hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace.
I was at the airport a few weeks ago and got to see hoards of school kids jetting off for their Easter holidays. Some were with full school club regalia. What happened to uncomfortable coach trips to local educational history parks? Nowadays school trips tend to be to anywhere. I saw one school group with matching hoodies going on a water polo trip to Norway, a Danish school trip to play hockey in Scotland and of course, lots of ski trips from the UK to the Alps.
Come on kids – it’s not like there’s skiing in Scotland? Continue reading “Jet-setting childhood expectations: are parents setting their kids up for disappointment?”
“April come she will” sang Simon and Garfunkel and now it’s gone. The tax year is over and time for another month-end accounts update and things are looking better. Headlines are that spending is down, assets are up and tax has been sorted.
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!
Continue reading “Happy New Tax Year everyone!”
Q1 is been and gone. GFF is looking firmly footed and things are falling into place.
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”