My happiness – thought experiment #7

The Saving Ninja, who is a fellow UK FI blogger, does these thought experiments every two months where he invites other blog writers to join in. His last one was about 'your unpopular opinion' and I wrote about how public enterprise is better than private. Today's is on the subject of happiness: “Most people’s lives … Continue reading My happiness – thought experiment #7

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My £10,000 a year life plan

The Monevator blog post last weekend had an offhand comment that caught my attention: “Even the leanest pursuer of financial freedom wouldn’t consider £10,000 to be a sustainable income these days. I’m not sure it impressed me much as a kid, either, although I’d now respect it as suggesting Darcy boasted a pot of at … Continue reading My £10,000 a year life plan

Why I’m delaying but not discounting social impact investing

When I started getting interested in investing I felt pretty certain I’d be doing the right thing and choosing the most ethical option I could find. I was browsing options online and the choice seemed to be narrowing down to a few funds that sit in the Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) bracket. But in the … Continue reading Why I’m delaying but not discounting social impact investing

A quick guide to Financial Independence / Retire Early (FIRE)

This is a two part series. The first post gives you an overview. Part two goes into more detail about how to understand your personal finances better and start saving. As I said in an earlier post, financial independence is the amount of freedom you have to spend your time doing what is right by … Continue reading A quick guide to Financial Independence / Retire Early (FIRE)