Some Financial Articles of Interest

Just thought I’d say hi to my readers after being AWOL again. Life is rather busy, but I saw a few articles recently that I thought you might like to read too: The savings protection is going back up to £85k soon; Plenty to like in 2017 (mentions Sainsbury’s); Shares that Buffet might pick. I’ve recently…

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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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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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How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

cheap groceries

Recently, we have been spending quite  a lot on groceries. I feel like we’re going well over budget on a recurrent basis. This obviously will not do when we’re trying to be sensible with money, generally frugal, and as wise as possible with all spending, and investing the savings we make out of that process….

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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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How Will the Budget Affect Investors?

How will the budget affect investors

How will the budget affect investors, like you and I? Today, George Osborne announced his latest budget, and there are some welcome changes that will affect us those who make investments. The new budget will affect those in work – who pay tax, as well as those who are already, or are about to, draw upon…

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Understanding Money – How to Invest

how to invest - it's a bit like fishing

Welcome to our series on understanding money. We hope this will help you make some headway into understanding, and getting a hold of your financial matters. So far, we’ve looked understanding money in everyday life, how to budget, how to start saving, and how to plan for retirement (or alternatively early financial independence). Now it’s time to…

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Understanding Money – Retirement Planning

saving whilst working is like pennies flying into your piggy bank automatically

Welcome to our series on understanding money. We hope this will help you make some headway into understanding, and getting a hold of your financial matters. So far, we’ve looked understanding money in everyday life, how to budget, and how to start saving. These basics are important to understand, as they are the core of…

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