Graphs I like: Income vs. Outgoings

One thing that the Gentleman loves and always has is a good graph!  
If a picture says a thousand words, then a graph says a thousand data points!  A good graph can summarise a lot of thought and allow you to understand something that is truly complex with just a few lines. Continue reading “Graphs I like: Income vs. Outgoings”

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Calm

 

stressed GFFAfter a cold, wet, windy and frustrating business trip to London last week, I got to come back home to my loving family.  And who doesn’t want to give a stinking, stressed and near psychotic Gentleman a great big hug? Continue reading “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Calm”

What the hell is “Black Friday” and why you should avoid it?

Despite it not having been around only a few years ago, “Black Friday” is everywhere I look online and my email has been bombed by countless emails – you can’t help but notice it and if the pundits are correct, we’ll collectively be getting into more debt than ever to buy stuff we don’t need for people we don’t like.

Continue reading “What the hell is “Black Friday” and why you should avoid it?”

If you don’t work, what would get you up in the morning?

In my 4 weeks off work, I began to realise that by having a “normal” 9-5 job, I was forcing myself to get up much earlier than I would naturally want to and go spend the best hours of the day in the office, before coming home exhausted and going to bed early to make the process the next day less miserable!

But for 4 weeks, I had the freedom to (more or less) wake up when I liked and to go to bed when I liked.  And it’s clear that I am a night owl!

My question is this: If you didn’t have to get up for work tomorrow, what would you do with the time? Continue reading “If you don’t work, what would get you up in the morning?”

Month End: October ’18 – assets and spending

What a difference a month makes!!!

Whilst I was enjoying family bliss away from the world, the world was going to pot!  Stock markets were crashing and all sorts of scares were about.  I didn’t pay much attention to it, although  I did see it as a buying opportunity.  But mostly my focus was on family – but since you wouldn’t put a price on your kids, I’ll leave them out of the equation.  So, here’s how the month went for us: Continue reading “Month End: October ’18 – assets and spending”