Can you remember where you were in life 20 years ago? What you were doing, and what life was like? Moreover, could you have imagined your life today? Has your life been predictable? As these ideas permeate through your mind – how do you feel? Do you wish for your youth? Or are you grateful for […]
I’ll start with two unrelated statements: One of the keys to reaching FI is keeping your spending in check. You are the average of the people you spend the most time with. Both of these statements above I agree with wholeheartedly. Therefore, me being me, I am drawn to the intersection of these two ideas. […]
Freedom – what is it? On this blog, I talk about financial freedom a lot. To me reaching financial freedom or financial independence is the goal, where I no longer have to trade my time for money. However, that such a first worldview of someone who has a safe and secure life. I live in a developed […]
As I write this week I am away exploring my passions for theatre and travelling. I’m enjoying spending time with friends at the Edinburgh Fringe. And spending money on what I love. Fringe theatre. Although I like to keep my spending low generally, I never skimp on things I love. Things that really bring me […]
Eclectic, quirky or just weird are the usual words used to describe my taste. And my taste in podcasts is no exception. I’ve written before about being a late adopter of podcasts – nowadays I think I am what you would call an addict. They fit so nicely into my life and allow me to multi-task when doing […]
As a self-confessed finance geek, I am happy to admit I religiously keep a net worth spreadsheet. This is an OpenOffice (cause I’m frugal) spreadsheet that I use to track my financial position each month. As I was preparing July’s net worth updates for you I realised there are many insights contained in the spreadsheet itself. I […]
We’ve all got our own set of autopilot routines, tasks we just do without thinking. As we don’t need to wake our conscious brain to make these decisions that valuable brain energy is saved for more important tasks. But how much of your life have you left to autopilot? Have you evaluated your autopilot settings recently?
Time is a great healer; all those injustices you felt in the past fade in importance in your life. But what happens when you see a bigger injustice as time passes? That future generations seem to have it even worse? Intergenerational unfairness is a hot topic. We discuss and debate regularly the concept regularly in the […]