The problem is all inside your head, HR said to me,
The answer is easy with a performance review annually,
“I’d just like some help in my struggle to be free,
There must be fifty ways to leave your employer”. Continue reading “50 ways to leave your employer”
Following on from Part 1 and before Part 3 we find my Dad retired from work and largely listless. After almost 40 years he had earned a little time for rest and relaxation. What else are you supposed to do when you retire? Continue reading “What I learnt from my Dad’s early retirement (aged 60) Part 2”
When it comes to spending money, we all have to do it at sometime and cashback websites like TopCashBack and Quidco can save you lots.
Right now there is a promotion on TCB for £3 extra cashback, all you need to do it spend £10. Here’s how I take advantage of these flash offers and how you can save money too! Continue reading “Cashback Alert: £3 extra this weekend on TopCashBack just spend £10”
I’m sat here in work today and I’ve been trying to call a few clients to catch-up on projects and opportunities but EVERYONE is off today. Who knew that Good Friday was so popular? Continue reading “GFF’s guide to Good Friday”
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!
Continue reading “Happy New Tax Year everyone!”
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”
After receiving our bonus in work – lots talked about what they’d spend the money on and nobody talked about saving it. I’m sure that many did save it but it made me think.
Spending is social and saving is solitary – the wise GFF
Continue reading “Spending is Social and Saving is Solitary”
There are two topics of conversation that gets (British) people talking and that’s the weather, house prices and Brexit. I’ll leave the former and the latter for another day.
So, we are mad obsessed with house prices, but are rising house prices a friend or foe? Continue reading “House Price Inflation: friend or foe?”
With a heavy heart, we served notice on our Nanny last week. She’ll leave us at the end of March after almost two years of service.
Justifying the Nanny is something that rubs against Financial Independence and frugalism but hopefully this is the right way forward. Continue reading “Ready, Aim, Fire: Bye bye Mary Poppins”
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”