How to Retire Early – Not!

How to Retire Early in the UK

I love to read FI and PF blogs and news articles extensively. Usually, I find them pretty good. Even if they’re just short snippets or trading updates, it’s still interesting to see other points of view and note which stocks are being bought by the FI community. However, one article on early retirement that I…

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The FIRE Glossary

The FIRE Glossary

Following on from Jim McG’s post, I decided to put this question to YOU: Would a FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) Glossary be useful? Terms like HP, PCP, EBITDA, PE, FCF, and the like can often get pretty confusing, even if you think you know most of them, there seems to be new ones cropping…

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Q3 2015 Update

There's Value Goals

I realised in the summer that I’d forgotten to do a Q2/H1 trading and general goals update… I guess there was just too much going on with summer and the quietness at work etc. before all the stock market volatility started kicking off in August. I’ve not really made any big changes to our portfolios,…

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Do I Need an Emergency Fund?

do i need an emergency fund

In a word, YES! Post over, we can all read something else now. Haha, only kidding. I just wanted to be a little light-hearted, because sometimes thinking about money and financial planning can get a bit dry (not for me, but for some people I guess it must). Do I need an emergency fund? Now…

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How to Divide Your Income

How to divide your salary - the li ka shing way

Way back in January 2015, I was reading Kapitalust’s latest blog post ‘Advice from Li Ka-Shing: One of the Richest Men in the World’.  Now, you may think: ‘so what?’ and yes, so what, I was reading a blog post, whoop-de-do. But this is not just any old blog post, and not just any old…

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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Bear versus Bull

You can’t have failed to notice the recent turmoil in the stock markets. Even if you’ve come to this blog looking for money-saving tips, or how to cut your grocery bill, you will have more than likely seen or heard about the plunge in the global markets over the last few days. One of the…

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Best Web Hosting Companies – NOT ZYMA

best web hosting - don't choose Zyma

The Best Web Hosting Companies Do Not Include Zyma… I recently wrote a long update which included a section about what happened when There’s Value went offline for a week. I am going to use this post today to explain in more detail about the best web hosting companies, and why Zyma is NOT one…

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Quarterly Review – Q1 2015

There's Value Goals

Well, I can hardly believe it, but we have already seen the first quarter of 2015 go by! Amazing isn’t it? We are on this journey to slowly increase our wealth in order to have more freedom and hopefully retire early, but time is just flying by at such a rate, that I wonder if…

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It’s An Exciting Time for Investors

man successfully plants a flag

It’s an exciting time for investors, when we have less tax, better savings and investment opportunities, and greater freedom over our pensions all being (potentially) given to us in the space of a few hours on a Wednesday afternoon. Yes, of course, I’m talking about the budget. I certainly felt pretty pleased with what George…

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What Will Investing Be Like in 100 Years?

I decided it’d be fun to imagine what the world of investing might be like in 100 years’ time. I’d really love if you left a comment with your own ideas on this. Read on and then leave me your thoughts below. Here are some of the scenarios I came up with: We will have…

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