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
This is a topic I’ve been rolling around in my head for a while. I work for a charity, so that’s one reason I’ve been thinking on it. The other is that I’m neck deep in the FIRE community, which is (a) somewhat obsessed with the best use of money and (b) often looks up … Continue reading Should you choose between charity and tax?
The start of a new mini series Do you find history interesting? I do. I love how alien it can feel, while still giving us clues about how we got to where we are. Most of all I love that history can inspire a bit of creativity about the future. It can be a utopian … Continue reading History on FIRE
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
There's a blogger called Saving Ninja who does thought experiments every two months and invites other FIRE bloggers to join in. (Original post with links to other participants too) This is the first one that's come up since I started blogging and I thought I'd give it a go. Here are the rules: At the … Continue reading My unpopular opinion: public is better
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
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?
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?