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”
Wow – after a whistle-stop trip to London this week I’m safely back home in Scotland. London is a bit of an enigma to me – both foreign and homely, safe and edgy, busy but peaceful, it’s a young city and it’s old and it’s a poor, sad place with sometimes real glimpses of wealth. Continue reading “Stories from London: Conspicuous Consumption”
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”
After receiving our bonus in work – lots talked about what they’d spend the money on and nobody talked about saving it. I’m sure that many did save it but it made me think.
Spending is social and saving is solitary – the wise GFF
Continue reading “Spending is Social and Saving is Solitary”
“You’ve got to know when to hold’em, know when you fold’em” sang Kenny Rogers. Well, I’m thinking along those lines right now – what’s best for us and our future. But how do you construct a FIRE proof portfolio?
Continue reading “FIRE proofing the Portfolio”
Fail to plan, you plan to fail!
GFF has a plan for the future and it’s all about managing cashflow now to build up a future FIRE income. Money comes and money goes – but you need to keep an eye to where it’s building up and what that means for the future. Continue reading “Steps in the Right Direction”
Having a family can be a struggle – it means changes to all aspects of your life, and if you are like me then you realise that you just don’t have enough time to get everything done.
When it comes to family finances, it’s no different.
But with a little fore thought and planning you can make big gains. Here are 6 family friendly ideas that combined can save you thousands in tax. Continue reading “6 Family Friendly tax reduction ideas”
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”