GFF’s guide to Good Friday

I’m sat here in work today and I’ve been trying to call a few clients to catch-up on projects and opportunities but EVERYONE is off today. Who knew that Good Friday was so popular? Continue reading “GFF’s guide to Good Friday”

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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”

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!

Continue reading “Month-end Accounts: February 2019”

6 Top Tips for Millennials to Solve the Property Puzzle

Everyone knows that a big house is the sign that you are a success in life and if you don’t have one by the time you hit 30, you are a loser!

Property is the best asset class and the ladder to the riches you deserve.

Millennials take note, it has never been easier to buy a property – and if you don’t, then you will remain renter scum forever!

Here are six tips to get you the housing ladder of riches.

Continue reading “6 Top Tips for Millennials to Solve the Property Puzzle”

Fire & Ice: the cost of family holidays

Last weekend, the Lady and I were sitting at home enjoying a quiet Saturday morning after the busy Christmas and New Year holidays.  It’s one of the favourite times for me, when there’s a bit of peace and quiet and no need to rush off somewhere.

I hear the postman drop off the mail and in the bundle of bills and letters was a lovely glossy brochure for family ski holidays for 2020.  And like a fool I opened it and proceeded to have a look with the Lady.  We can’t ski this year with the Little Lady being so young, but we can always go in 2020 and before that we can dream… Continue reading “Fire & Ice: the cost of family holidays”