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”
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”
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!”
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)”
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”
Something has been coming across my mind recently and it’s making me think more deeply about blogging – I blog to share my experiences and our journey towards Financial Independence. But more often now, I see the professional FIRE Lifestyle bloggers out in force and I’m afraid my humble bloggings just don’t compete.
Continue reading “Do as I say don’t do what I do”
“You’ve got to know when to hold’em, know when you fold’em” sang Kenny Rogers. Well, I’m thinking along those lines right now – what’s best for us and our future. But how do you construct a FIRE proof portfolio?
Fail to plan, you plan to fail!
GFF has a plan for the future and it’s all about managing cashflow now to build up a future FIRE income. Money comes and money goes – but you need to keep an eye to where it’s building up and what that means for the future. Continue reading “Steps in the Right Direction”
I didn’t have enough time to think write a truly great reply but my thoughts are already quite succinct in this area.
You need a balance in your life to live it well – a combination of many factors that are all drowned out by modern working life. Continue reading “Saving Ninja Thought Experient#5 from GFF”