Introduction In the UK, we are brought up on the concept of the property ladder. The idea that you buy a property and then in a few years time, buy a larger property, has been spoon fed to almost all … Continue reading The property ladder is dead – so skip the first rung.
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
I just had Covid 19 and thought I’d tell you how it went. I felt pretty ill for a while and, I felt after reading various comments on various sites that people still regard this illness as a “little flu”. … Continue reading COVID 19 – It’s not very nice.
Have you got, or are you considering getting the Platinum Card? Here I give you my American Express Platinum Card review looking at the benefits it gives for the fee, and whether, overall, it’s worth getting the card. American Express … Continue reading American Express Platinum card review: is it a cut above?
November was always going to be a quiet month in the UK after the second nationwide lockdown was announced. We’d been there before, but this time it felt less intimidating. I felt a bit low after the second week, but otherwise perked up and got on with working. I learned how to solve a Rubix cube, brushed up on my French, and worked very hard. We also had a new bathroom installed, during the lockdown. That was quite tricky as it required us to have no available toilet for long periods. We were able to book a hotel nearby when … Continue reading November 2020 – the month of lockdown and financial progress.