Taking the plunge? So, the announcement was made this week. I didn’t expect it so soon and held my breath as I read the email. They’re offering 10 months’ salary to those who’ve been there as long as I have to take voluntary redundancy (VR). While less attractive than previously (12 months’ salary during the… Continue reading Voluntary redundancy in the time of Corona
Do you need as much as you think to be financially independent?
Or another question I pose to myself this morning as I sit here with my coffee: If I had to live on what I have accumulated now, could I do so with some semblance of quality of life? Moments If you’re new to saving (or investing), then this may feel like a ludicrous question. But… Continue reading Do you need as much as you think to be financially independent?
The Four Burners Theory and the Why of FI
What's the secret to success in life whatever that means to you? Well, I recently came across the four burners theory*, which in short, purports that each symbolic burner represents a specific important area of your life (see my stove representation below), and in order to excel in one area, you must cut off one… Continue reading The Four Burners Theory and the Why of FI
The thought experiment post I never wrote: Last October’s prediction of a future pandemic!
Happy weekend, peeps! My last post was my first go at a Savings Ninja 'thought experiment' (the Covid-19 edition), but I've been following this series for a while, as I love entertaining possibilities - possibly a hallmark of the FI personality (hmm, perhaps the basis of a future post!). Anyway, a while back in late… Continue reading The thought experiment post I never wrote: Last October’s prediction of a future pandemic!
Discoveries in lockdown: Lessons to take away…
"Unprecedented events create new experiences. What fun, misadventure, or positive discoveries have you encountered while locked down?"-Savings Ninja thought experiment -The Covid-19 Edition If you're not familiar with Savings Ninja's thought experiments, these hypothetical propositions appear every second month on his blog, and this is my first go at joining in with the fun. This… Continue reading Discoveries in lockdown: Lessons to take away…
Financial update: Feb and Mar 2020
While it's been a good 2 months since my last update, it feels like the world has truly changed since. Around mid-Feb, the Pacific excluding Japan index had been falling reflecting the impact the Coronavirus was h, and I topped up this fund along with my US and UK index funds a total of £1k.… Continue reading Financial update: Feb and Mar 2020
Six months of blogging – reflections and goals
I started my blog at the end of July 2019 after a week of faffing about with my 'about me' page and opening my first index funds. What followed included glaring errors in my spreadsheet record keeping, some typical FI newbie questions (how to work out your savings rate? Are SIPPs for me?) and quite… Continue reading Six months of blogging – reflections and goals
Midlife schmidlife: An honest meditation
How do I feel about this gradually changing me? It's easy to forget that no life transition is easy. Teenhood, adulthood... Teething problems to say the least! But unlike those other times, 'midlife' conjures up much less little excitement for a life unwritten, especially from an agecentric young person's perspective. I must accept this reality,… Continue reading Midlife schmidlife: An honest meditation