How to delay your book purchasing decisions in a way that is frugal & only mildly unhealthy.
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
I thought I'd do a bit of introspection to keep the ball rolling and because everyone loves transparency nowadays. Three reasons there's been less blogging lately The first reason is that I'm a bit lazy, which actually fits the theme of this blog quite well. I know that for some FIRE people this isn't a … Continue reading A personal update: laziness and money
I thought I'd do a more personal take on financial independence. I want to show that you don't need to be on £100k+, or have any inheritance (quite the opposite), or live with your parents to get there. This guide will focus on practical tips and clear description of some of the products you can … Continue reading How I started saving
I wanted to write a short personal post about my experience with money and family, and try to think through why this can be tricky and what can be done about it. In a lot of what I read about financial independence the only role a family ever seems to play is in providing wealth … Continue reading What to do when parents ask you for money
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