Monthly Archives: May 2018

Come the Revolution

Most financial blogs are not political. That’s not what they are there for, but certain parts of political philosophy and policy will naturally become entangled with the way any FIRE oriented person might think.

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The Hidden Cost of Leisure

Our daughter is 15, so she is at an age when music and friends are the two of the most important things in her life. There is a big concert in town in over a years time (!) so she … Continue reading

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Stability and Long Term Planning are the Keys to Success

Just like in sports, to be successful in the journey to financial independence you need stability and a long term plan in place. In celebration of the end of the English football season on Sunday here are some comparisons between … Continue reading

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Spending Nothing – The Rush

As we work through our budget there are some days when we spend nothing all day, these are the great days. It was something we try and plan for during the week; if we’ve had an expensive day say with … Continue reading

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Our Most Useful Appliance

Over the last hundred years we have obviously come a long way in terms of labor saving devices from microwaves to washing machines to fridges. We have come to take these things for granted and they have freed up a … Continue reading

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April Financial Update

April seemed like an odd month with the markets veering up 1% one day and down 1% the next. In the end everything stayed fairly level.

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The Great Escape

I found out that a friend from the same company we used to work at was laid off yesterday. Next week will be two years since I was laid off so the specter of unemployment has been hanging over my … Continue reading

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