Maybe it’s a weird perversion, but I actually like thinking about retirement. I call it retirement but what I mean is not having to work the good ole 9-5 anymore. Whether this happens at 40, 55 or 70 depends on you. In this blog post let’s look at all the things to consider when planning when and how you want to retire. First things first … Continue reading Financial focus month week 4: Win at Retirement Planning
It’s been over a year since my first Revolut review – it was in a video format and you can still find it here. Revolut is a millennial bank and just like the millennials it serves, including me, it has come a long way in not much time. If you don’t know Revolut, I am assuming you don’t travel, don’t budget or just aren’t interested … Continue reading Revolut: What changed since my last review?
Welcome to the week 3 of the financial focus month. Today, we are starting a no-sped week. It’s easier than you think. Actually, if you have ever been broke you probably already know how to do this out of necessity. I am doing a no-spend week because: Christmas was expensive It’s nice to keep some money in the pocket Ain’t nobody got time for mindless … Continue reading Financial focus month week 3: No Spend Week
Well, the month of a December was a bit of a fail. Not a terrible, unplanned fail, but still a fail. The main things which pushed my budget over the line were: Travelcard. Instead of getting a monthly travelcard for the month of January, in the long run it was cheaper to get the annual one. The price raises on a yearly basis for London. … Continue reading Budget recap: December 2018
Welcome to the 2nd week in the financial focus month. This week will for some of you be really easy, for others not so. There is just one goal here: finish the week with an exact list of all the bank, building society, credit union etc accounts, cards, loans, pension pots, investment accounts, student loans, lines of credit, mortgages and alike, and how much money … Continue reading Financial focus month week 2: Money Audit
Guys and girls, I am revealing my 2019 budget. Given that it is 2019, it was about time! You can listen to me talking you through it over on YouTube, but in the meantime here are the key bullet points that govern my budget: 2019 is about saving more I don’t expect my income from main work to go up I have no idea how … Continue reading 2019 Budget with REAL NUMBERS
It’s the New Year. It’s a little bit chilly. It’s a little bit hungover, and the festivity has been replaced with the dread of the work week starting again tomorrow. But it’s not all bad. Actually, quite the opposite. January is a great month to forget about the mistakes and financial failures of the past year and to start afresh. Throughout the month of January I … Continue reading Financial focus month week 1: Shelf Cooking