While I am aware that as an avid reader of my blog, you were probably pining for an update from me. I make no apology for being busy, then ill, then busy again. That means that my blog update didn’t happen. Notwithstanding that, I am trying to play catchup by giving an update now as I’m sitting on an LNER train for 6 hours. General passing of time Work during April/May was insanely busy. As we slowly crept towards reopening, I rejoiced when the pubs reopened, and then further rejoiced when we could drink inside a building with another human. … Continue reading Random 18/21 June 2021 update
Vanguard is amongst the best-known investment companies. They specialise in low-cost index funds and ETFs. I will look at two very similar funds but also different in one fundamental way. The funds are VWRL and VWRP. If you are interested in other ETF funds, I have a list here. What is VWRL? VWRL is a fund that tracks the FTSE All-World index. The fund aims to purchase securities (stocks) in companies listed in the index. The aim is to track the performance of the index. The FTSE All-World index is an index of companies compiled by the FTSE Russell which … Continue reading What is the difference between VWRL and VWRP? I explain the No. 1 important difference.
I’ve been meaning to post an update since the start of the month, but as you can see, it’s now the middle of the month. I did the numbers on the Bank Holiday so they are correct but life gets in the way. That is a good thing however, as it means I’ve regained some semblance of a social life again. Without further ado I will get on with it and make it brief. Networth update You can see a little dip in February 2021. This is because the UK property index for my London Borough took a dip. The … Continue reading May update – late, but that’s a good thing!
How do you get what you want from life? It’s a question that many of us ponder. Some people seem to be able to get what they want with ease. Others seem to struggle to move in the direction they … Continue reading Can you get what you want in life and achieve greatness by not doing things?
Like anything in life, change is often a challenge. Sometimes you start out with the best intentions, but later, those ideas seem naïve. I decided to update my portfolio and this article will give you an idea of my thinking … Continue reading Rebalancing my portfolio in a post-Brexit world
Hello and welcome back. In this month’s update, I will reflect on my two years as a blogger and tell you about some changes to my investment strategy and my monthly returns. Also, I celebrate a huge milestone. The UK has been steadily improving in terms of Covid. With our world-leading vaccination programme, we can smell the freedom returning. The weather is getting better, and we are all excited for our release on parole. Scotland beat France in a thrilling finale to the Six nations. Now let’s see if Warren Gatland can recognise the quality in our team for the … Continue reading March update – Major milestone reached
This week, I developed a new obsession with researching my family tree. It’s something that my grandmother was into, and, to be honest, I had no interest in it until lately. Even more surprisingly, it’s given me some hugely valuable … Continue reading Family tree research: What it has taught me about wealth.
This update is covering January and February as I missed my January update. Oops. I hope you weren’t worried about me. I can barely remember what happened in January now as everything is blurring into one day. Living and working … Continue reading February 2021 update – another lockdown month.
FIRE is all about obtaining enough funds so that one does not have to work any longer. The journey is often long and depends on a high savings rate (the proportion of your income you save) to get there. The … Continue reading The best place to save in the UK: where had the best average household income?
It’s that time of year where we stop, take a breather and assess what was good and bad about the year. As I’m sure everyone on the planet is aware, 2020 was an exceptional year for many reasons. 2020 saw … Continue reading 2020 review