Don’t count your beer barrels before they brews

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.
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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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Funding Circle Income Fund to wind-down

I am a fan of P2P lending and I’ve been investing for over a decade – through the good times, the bad times and the ugly times.  It’s a good way to turbocharge your investments with high rates of return – but watch out you don’t ignore a golden rule of investing – where there’s returns there’s risk! Continue reading “Funding Circle Income Fund to wind-down”

FIRE the Fees: free share trading coming to the UK (Trading 212 & FreeTrade)

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)”

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”