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.
Continue reading “Month-End Accounts: March 2019”
The LISA or Lifetime ISA is a curiosity. It can either be used for fund a first time house purchase or as a defacto-pension. Pay up to £4,000 until you are up to 50 and you can acccess it from the age of 60.
Is it any good for FIREes? Here’s my case for.
Continue reading “A FIRE argument for the LISA”
If any of you haven’t already heard of the MadFientist, then you should go and check him out. He has a wealth of podcasts available and the latest one with Cal Newport really got me thinking Continue reading “Lenten Pledge: Digital Detox”
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”
Where has the year gone??? It’s almost bloody Christmas and there’s nothing but Christmas tunes in the shops – I’ve not seen the sun in week and it’s getting very very cold!!!
Well, at the end of the month it’s time to set some time aside and go over the Gentleman’s Family Finances and this November has been quite good, and after October it’s a welcome relief!
Continue reading “Month End: November ’18 – assets and spending”
I’ve recently had a look at our family finances and I’ve become increasingly concerned with the high level of family spending and high levels of retirement saving – including workplace pensions & the LISA. Continue reading “Pay less into your pension to retire early!”
Another month is over and I’ve had a few minutes on a Sunday morning to work out how things have gone for the month. Things are looking ok but could do better. Continue reading “Month End: October ’18 – assets and spending”
The government has today announced a roll out of a scheme called Help to Save. Only open to those lucky enough to be in working tax credit or universal credit. Continue reading “New Government Ideas: Help to Save”