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”
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”
GFF is not a fan of fad diets and overly healthy living but I was very worried by something that I read today that in Northern Ireland diabetes cases are up 70% in 12 years and now affects about 5% of the population there. It’s the same everywhere and there’s not much point in Financial Independence if you have Insulin Dependence! Continue reading “FIRE Health: the Diabetes epidemic”
reminder: for Lent, no phone at home between 5-9pm
There’s not much challenge in giving something up if it’s easy to do – and giving up your phone is pretty difficult! Continue reading “Lenten Pledge: Digital Detox – 2 weeks later”
After receiving our bonus in work – lots talked about what they’d spend the money on and nobody talked about saving it. I’m sure that many did save it but it made me think.
Spending is social and saving is solitary – the wise GFF
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”
This weekend three great things happened. First of all an old friend came to visit. Secondly, GFF and the Lady are back on the Sauce and finally, another couple (or two) staying with us announced that they are expecting another baby. Continue reading “4 Drinking and a Baby”
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”
Just a quick update on the whole digital detox thing that I’m doing for Lent.
Basically, no phone after 5pm on weeks days I’m not working and that sort of includes the weekend. Continue reading “Digital Detox update: Going Cold Turkey”