Month-End accounts: July 2019

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.

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Happy Financial Independence Awareness Day – 25th April

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”

Funding Circle Income Fund to wind-down

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”

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)”

Early Redundancy: lessons from life’s veterans

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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”