A conversation I had with my girlfriend after she shared this good article with me. Two top quotes: I used to be embarrassed by my lack of drive, until I realised that the strange moral value we place on overwork is sapping our lives of joy. But those forced by socioeconomic circumstances aren’t the people … Continue reading Also, it’s ok not to want to work
A few months ago I was having one of my regular 'what am I doing with my life' internal debates. I realised that I enjoyed volunteering - both for political parties and for charities - more than I enjoyed my day job. That doesn't mean I hated my day job. Actually I found my work … Continue reading Why I want to be financially independent
I think there are basically two models of financial independence. Individual and Collective. In post number two I said the collective model was about diverting wealth investment into social uses, decreasing the number of hours you need to work to pay for an enjoyable life. A policy along these lines that has got really popular … Continue reading Should we just have a Universal Basic Income?
If you've already heard of Financial Independence/Retire Early (FIRE)/FI then you're probably aware that most definitions and discussions of it emphasise these points: maximising your savings rateaccumulate assets as much as possible, e.g. by investing in index funds, so that your passive income outweighs your expensesretire early so you don't have to work anymoresomething about … Continue reading What does financial independence mean?
Hey! Thanks for reading my blog. If you're new to FIRE and don't really get what it is, then it might be worth checking out the Mr Money Mustache blog first. It's a great introduction to the ideas and does all of that stuff better than I could 🙂 Ready? Let's go... I’ve been kind … Continue reading Is Financial Independence right wing?