July was an expensive month! A great month for what we did together but some long time coming spending came to bite us. It was also the 1 year blog anniversary – I hope you’ve enjoyed reading.
This weekend we had our first guests from AirBnB in a year. How did it go and will we stick with it? Continue reading “Back to AirBnB”
Today during my lunch break I went into a Gregg’s and tried one of their vegan sausage roll. It’s been on the news and in the press; so how was this meat-free pastry? Continue reading “Food Review: Gregg’s Vegan Sausage Roll”
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”
Many in the FI community detest DEBT and I do see its uses but I don’t like how we actually use it. The worst situation to be in is to have someone wanting to borrow money from you – what should you do? Continue reading “Why lending to people who need to borrow is a bad idea”
Ok, ok I’m a day late but I thought I would quickly share some thoughts on Financial Independence Awareness Day. The 25th of April (or April the 25th – 425) represents the 4% SWR and 25 times annual income needed to become FI. Introduced by GetRichQuickish it’s an awareness day and here’s what FI means to me Continue reading “Happy Financial Independence Awareness Day – 25th April”
I am a fan of P2P lending and I’ve been investing for over a decade – through the good times, the bad times and the ugly times. It’s a good way to turbocharge your investments with high rates of return – but watch out you don’t ignore a golden rule of investing – where there’s returns there’s risk! Continue reading “Funding Circle Income Fund to wind-down”
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)”
I didn’t have enough time to think write a truly great reply but my thoughts are already quite succinct in this area.
You need a balance in your life to live it well – a combination of many factors that are all drowned out by modern working life. Continue reading “Saving Ninja Thought Experient#5 from GFF”
I was at an industry conference/exhibition this week and it was the usual mix of BD/Sales, time-wasters and giveaway hunting students. But I had a good chat with one guy who really made me think about work and life. He was made redundant in 2015 and despite not needing the money, was bored out of his mind and desperate to work again. Continue reading “Early Redundancy: lessons from life’s veterans”