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”
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.
As part of my READY, AIM, FIRE thinking towards FIRE, I’ve now cut my excess pension payments as part of my salary Continue reading “Ready, Aim, Fire: double my take-home pay”
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”
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”