There’s no such think as an out of the blue bill

I overheard a colleague today talking about the repair bill for his car “I’ve just paid off the holiday and this comes out of the blue! I cannae believe it”.  Continue reading “There’s no such think as an out of the blue bill”

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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 / 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.

Continue reading “Month-End Accounts: May 2019”

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”