How often do you check your bank balance?

I’ve probably checked my main current account balance everyday – more or less – for the last 15 years. I check my portfolio about once a month but the indices about daily. Is that too much / too often / too time consuming? Am I obsessed, is this OCD? And what would I do if […]

Month-End Accounts: May 2019

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 / […]

Month-End Accounts: April 2019

“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.

FIRE the Fees: free share trading coming to the UK (Trading 212 & FreeTrade)

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.

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