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”
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.
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”
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”
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?”
If anyone has ever been in Oslo and take a taxi you’ll have probably been in a hundred thousand pound Telsa. Norway is expensive for just about anything bar walking in the countryside and eating Knekkebrød and cars are no exception. Continue reading “Why we’ll probably never own an electric car”
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”
“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.