And here’s why, in the form of a short poem…. I changed my mind on RatesetterTo store my emergency fundsI think I’ve found something betterTo ensure my funds stay rotund I put a note out on redditto ask if my plan was stupidand people to their creditagreed I was stupid. So I’ve switched to saving… Read More #8 “I Changed My Mind on Ratesetter”
Life has gotten in the way recently, but after listening to one of my favourite FIRE bloggers (Mad Fientist) podcasts and specifically his chat with Ramit Sethi, I decided to buy his book to delve more into it. He was very good on the podcast, he came at it from an angle I’ve not seen… Read More #6 Book Review: I Will Teach You To Be Rich – by Ramit Sethi – 7/10
I’ve done a lot of reading on the subject of FIRE and consider myself literate enough to write this blog and be aware of how to maximise my savings, invest, be frugal (to a point) etc. I’m having real issues with my wife. Not generally, but in a financial way. She is very much on-board… Read More #5 Advice required
All of the books I’ve read on the subject matter of FIRE have mentioned the importance of having a Rainy Day Fund to cover life’s ups and downs, and to be honest, that completely depleted to zero with the purchase of our new house as we put pretty much everything we had in to reduce… Read More #4 RateSetter as my Rainy Day Fund
OK, so the first foray into reporting on my finances for all 2 of you following me currently. I’m using a spreadsheet provided to me to track my net worth, and “Liquid Freedom”. Gotta love that phrase. First things first, the number I pay most attention to is Excluding House. When this hits 700k-800k, I’m… Read More #3 – March 2019 – State of play
OK, lets get some stats out the way. This is a journal, so I’ll share my financial situation with you. I’m 40 in 1 month, I’m married, have 1 child aged nearly 2, and 1 due in August. We recently moved into a house paying 695k, with a mortgage of 335k over 25 years. My… Read More #2 Who Am I? Where Am I?
https://fudgingfinancialfreedom.finance.blog ^^^^^^^This was my first attempt at blogging on this subject, starting at the very beginning of my journey to Financial Independence in August last year (2018). My writing came to a natural close as I ran out of ideas for content. After a paltry 9 posts…useless I know. But I have a new idea,… Read More #1 Blog 2.0