I have loved reading Indeedably’s Sovereign Quest challenge ‘Planning for Decumulation‘, including Weenie, FI UK Money and Gentlemen’s Family Finance. I may be a bit late to the party but thought I would put my two penneth in. It has been an interesting to contemplate and work out some of the detail. Until thinking about this challengeContinue reading “March Challenge: Planning for decumulation”
I had to get this in before the end of January as you can’t do a year in review once we are February. It’s the rules! 2020 was another good year financially. I remained fully employed working at home, with limited discretionary expenditure on going out and holidays allowing me to increase my savings rate.Continue reading “2020 Year in Review / 2021 Goals”
I am an avid Personal Finance and FI podcast listener and consume most of my content this way. On a recent Meaningful Money Community Facebook post someone asked what our favourite podcasts were. Loads of suggestions so I’ve pulled them into one list. I’ve also added in some of my own and others suggested byContinue reading “Our Favourite Personal Finance and FI Podcasts”
“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 Like Firelite this is my first Savings Ninja thought experiment and despite working from home and social isolating for 6 weeks am only just getting round to reflections on lockdown. Reducing myContinue reading “Savings Ninja thought experiment #10”
Have really enjoyed other blogger’s year in reviews and goal setting for 2020, am a bit late to this party and have changed my mind on goals for 2020, slimming them down and trying to be more focused. Here goes! 2019 was a good year financially, with significant, for me at least, improvements to myContinue reading “2019 Year in Review / 2020 Goals”
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.