Happy New Tax Year everyone!

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!
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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. Continue reading “FIRE the Fees: free share trading coming to the UK (Trading 212 & FreeTrade)”

Stories from London: Conspicuous Consumption

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”

6 Ways having money can save you loads of money

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”

6 Family Friendly tax reduction ideas

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”