My brother has just been made redundant and asked for a pension statement as he can legally take his pension now (albeit at a reduced rate). A basic 2 […]Read more
SIPP vs ISA
In the near future we may well have some free cash to re-invest. Been mulling over the two possibilities of putting into an ISA or into a SIPP, specifically, […]Read more
Lists …. Buckets of Thoughts
Earlier last year I took a first look at my thoughts on Bucket Lists. I kind of concluded that really Bucket Lists are part of a plan for life (or […]Read more
Cash Reserve – do we need a Thimble or Bucket ? Is it a Necessity or Comfort Blanket ?
In October I started the transition to drawing out of my pension funds. I am only taking the minimums to avoid taxation this financial year (to March 2020) and then […]Read more
A FiRE approach to a new Mobile Phone
In quite a lot of ‘FIRE’ blogs and articles there is a general theme, not of frugality, but of taking the time to actually consider the cost and value of […]Read more
Why the Cost of my car is now FiRe !
My car is only 6/7 years old but over in the UK anything diesel (boooohhhh) is deemed pointed at by Greta and the climate change lobby, so is essentially worthless. […]Read more
So I now feel retired .. or do I ?
So 26 months after I actually stopped work I finally pulled some money out of my pension fund …. so I reckon I am now a pensioner ! … wow […]Read more
Cost of a Coffee & Cookie
I was doodling in my mind on a boring train journey the other day and somehow wandered on the cost of my coffee. Now not talking about any bought in […]Read more
LeanFire, FatFire …. or just FIRE ?
In my recent article I drew a parallel between the development of the iPhone and FIRE in terms no one really saw, ie the depth and diversity, so I had […]Read more
UK Sequence Risk & Brexit
We have had one of the longest bull runs in a century and there is an innevitability of a correction. But how big. Well the Dow and FTSE have […]Read more