“What the hell would I do?” The thought that instantly entered my mind. I was lucky enough to escape out onto my bike at the weekend and enjoy some of the glorious weather we were afforded. The pockets on my cycle jersey were stuffed with a banana and my phone, and I set off to… Read More Taste of Freedom
My last post which included my Budget showed that my target savings figure is £978.62. This to me feels like a large sum of money. I was brought up having most things I wanted. Toys, computers, clothes and all that goes with being a child and young adult. I was spoilt. But whilst I never wanted for much, my… Read More The Long and Winding Road
Everyone knows that budgets are sexy. It’s not just J-Money over at www.budgetsaresexy.com that thinks so. Everyone in the Personal Finance community will attest to that. OK, so they might not use the exact term sexy, but we can all agree that they are one of the most useful tools in any personal financial planning. According… Read More Budgets Actually Are Sexy
“Do you have another card? This ones been declined” Words that cut through me. The assassin hurling these daggers was a young lady trying to serve me a take away pizza. I did have more cards. I had a different one to a joint bank account I shared with friends which I had taken to… Read More How I Started Dreaming
Seeing as Wikipedia helped me so much during my final year at University, it would be wrong to not go to them as a first port of call when asking ‘What is Financial Independence?’. So in their wise words; “Financial independence is the state of having sufficient personal wealth to live, without having to work actively… Read More What Am I Dreaming Of?
If you’ve ever been to a party full of strangers, you will have undoubtably had this, or a very similar, conversation; “Hi, I’m Sarah. Nice to meet you” “Hi Sarah, I’m Steve, nice to meet you too” “So, Steve…” Insert elongated, awkward pause. Perhaps look around the room and nervously fiddle with your buffet plate.… Read More The Trigger
After recently completing the arduous journey to becoming debt free, along the way I came across a similar movement of people who, after becoming debt free, set off on another journey to becoming Financially Independent. It was what I wanted. It felt like a far away dream, but one that certainly seemed achievable based on… Read More Welcome