Knowing the path is different from walking the path Knowing other people are planning on retiring early or have done so is different from knowing you can do it. There is a process of awareness raising, understanding the concept, internalising it, having a mental shift and then thinking that’s me that is, I can andContinue reading “The Light Bulb Moment”
Another lame month for net worth increase despite keeping up my 38% of gros income savings rate. We just have to keep reminding ourselves that we are in it for the long haul. this month my net worth increase is… basically 0! £62 Actions from last month Investigate the DC part of my pension and doContinue reading “October 2019 Net Worth Update”
I love Maven Money podcast though I know Andy Hart, the presenter can be a bit Marmite. I have been inspired by episode 123 ‘Top 10 Important Truths We Have Had To Unlearn with John Ndege‘. It has made me reflect and write about the received wisdom or unchallenged assumptions I have taken as ‘truths’Continue reading “Top 5 important truths I have to unlearn”
Let’s keep our momentum going and meet up again 29th November 2019 from 6pm to late. Change of venue from ‘The Bank’ to ‘The Salutation’, 12 Higher Chatham Street, Manchester, M15 6ED, just 10 mins walk from Oxford Road Station. All welcome at whatever stage in the journey!
One more month of squirreling, and what has it brought? Not as much as last month even though my savings rate is the same. My net work increased by… 0.43% £492 Nothing did very well this month, however one silver lining was I received my annual statement from my DB pension. I googled the transfer valueContinue reading “September 2019 Update”
My 1st and and Manchester’s 2nd! Venue 7/10 – J said it was too noisy Atmosphere and conversation = 10/10 Fire fans = around 15 Pints of cider = 2 A great night last Friday at Rain Bar Manchester for my first meet up with other FIRE chasers. Some venue issues, it was noisy, theyContinue reading “MCR FIRE meet up 27th September 2019”
Let’s talk numbers. This month I saved the usual 38% of my gross salary as usual with around 17% into cash and S&S ISA, and increased my net worth (exc DB pension) by 0.85% £1,259 My S&S ISA did OK with growth of 0.85% excluding my regular monthly investment. Am still hanging on to myContinue reading “August Update”
Hello my name is the squirreler and I love personal finance. I love that it provides me with tools, techniques and a mindset to achieve my goals – but I love reading about it, listening to podcasts and messing about with spreadsheets just for the fun of it! I think about it as like myContinue reading “My first ever blog post….argh”
Inspired by TEA meet ups and Quietly Saving let’s meet up 27th Sept 2019 from 6pm to late. Meet in the ‘Well Area’ of Rain Bar, 80 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5JG. All welcome at whatever stage in the journey! Sign up of for the event in Financial Independence UK Facebook page.