Here’s how I saved over £100 on our car insurance. Think of it as a humble brag but it’s something that you can do too and start saving your own money! Continue reading “Cashback success: saving 30%/£100 on car insurance”
May 2019 might be remembered for a number of things; the end of Mother Thersea, the Brexit Party and LibDems triumphing but it’s been a good time for GFF overall. We’ve had some great adventures at home and some away and our spending has never been lower.
My main thoughts have been towards FIRE / career break. I’ve maybe slacked off in work a bit but I’m still mentally engaged – which means work consumes a lot of my mind. It’s hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace.
“April come she will” sang Simon and Garfunkel and now it’s gone. The tax year is over and time for another month-end accounts update and things are looking better. Headlines are that spending is down, assets are up and tax has been sorted.
One of the mainstays of any savers toolkit is (ab)using the generosity of American Express. They have offers that are there to encourage you to spend and if done right can mean you get a nice bonus. Here’s how I saved over £130 or 10%! Continue reading “Sweet Nectar – money saving with AMEX: Updated”
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”
One of the mainstays of any savers toolkit is (ab)using the generosity of American Express. They have offers that are there to encourage you to spend and if done right can mean you get a nice bonus. Here’s how I saved over £130 or 10%! Continue reading “Sweet Nectar – money saving with AMEX”
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”
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”