June was great! I had a great time and as a family we had some great adventures together!Our finances are looking good too!
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.
“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.
Q1 is been and gone. GFF is looking firmly footed and things are falling into place.
In theory, February should have the lowest spending of the whole year since there is only 28 days (most of the time) but life’s not as simple as that and our frugalness went a bit backwards last month with higher spending but still saving money.
It was a good month for the family and we even got a bit of a working holiday on the cheap out of it!
I’ve just uncovered a mistake in my Expenses Spreadsheet. It tracks all of my Income, Outgoings, Assets, Liabilities and Transfers. I’ve been keeping it in some form for 17 years and if I spent as much time as I have working on it, learning the piano, I’d be a maestro! Continue reading “The Dangers of Double Counting”
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”
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”