Green Money: Greencoat UK Wind: Share offer – update

Following on from this post, I’m still awaiting news of if I’ve been successful or not in the share issuance programme. Continue reading “Green Money: Greencoat UK Wind: Share offer – update”

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What’s Woodford Good for?

Oh how the mighty have fallen. Superstar Neil Woodford (CBE) has been in the news a lot recently and things are not so good for him. Shares in his fund have been suspended as nervous savers tried to pull their money out. Continue reading “What’s Woodford Good for?”

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”

Green Money: Greencoat UK Wind: Share offer – May 2019

When you think about where to invest your money, you should consider carefully where you money is going and what it is doing. One company that I invest in is Greencoat UK Wind (UKW) the £1.6+ billion investment trust which holds a range of wind assets in the UK and abroad. If you share my concerns about the climate emergency then you should consider Greencoat as an investment. Continue reading “Green Money: Greencoat UK Wind: Share offer – May 2019”

Jet-setting childhood expectations: are parents setting their kids up for disappointment?

I was at the airport a few weeks ago and got to see hoards of school kids jetting off for their Easter holidays. Some were with full school club regalia. What happened to uncomfortable coach trips to local educational history parks? Nowadays school trips tend to be to anywhere. I saw one school group with matching hoodies going on a water polo trip to Norway, a Danish school trip to play hockey in Scotland and of course, lots of ski trips from the UK to the Alps.

Come on kids – it’s not like there’s skiing in Scotland? Continue reading “Jet-setting childhood expectations: are parents setting their kids up for disappointment?”