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debt, financial independence, family, budgeting
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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I continue to be a light-weight blogger at the moment, but there have been some HUGE changes in our family recently which means some of the blogging and financial planning have had to take a back seat temporarily. This does not mean I have forgotten our debt pay-off plans but it does mean that the … Continue reading Net worth update: August 2017 → ...
Posted: Sep 01 2017 @ 11:55 AM
I am officially a light-weight blogger! I have been so overwhelmed with life ‘stuff’ this month that I have not posted a single other blog post than my net worth update. I am disappointed, but blog posting was at the bottom of my to-do list behind MBA studying, summer holidays, medical appointments (more on this … Continue reading Net worth update: July 2017 → ...
Posted: Aug 04 2017 @ 11:29 AM
It’s my favourite time of the month, where I get to update on the progress towards our goals! After having a negative result at last month’s net worth update, I am pleased to say we are very much back on track. Our net worth increased by £4,962 (or 7.8%) from the previous month and we … Continue reading Net worth update: June 2017 → ...
Posted: Jul 06 2017 @ 12:22 AM
I thought it would be a good idea to start providing a regular update on how we are doing with regards to side income. Side income is not a priority for us in our debt pay-off plan. As a dual-income, one-kid family we make substantial income from our full-time jobs, so our main focus since … Continue reading Mid-month update: side income → ...
Posted: Jun 23 2017 @ 1:02 AM
I went to a very interesting finance seminar today. I work in public sector finance and the seminar was focused on defined benefit pensions the public sector and I tell you…the discussion left me perplexed. For those that are not aware, a defined benefit (DB) pension is a workplace pension very common in the public … Continue reading The curse of the defined benefit pension → ...
Posted: Jun 14 2017 @ 12:51 AM
After writing my savings strategy post and thinking about long-term goals, I was starting to feel very excited about eventually becoming debt free. I kept imagining what financial independence will feel like and was feeling super motivated to get us to debt-free status. But when I put together my net worth update for this month, … Continue reading Net worth update: May 2017 → ...
Posted: Jun 05 2017 @ 1:39 AM
I have today just returned from a quick and tiring but fulfilling trip to New York. I know New York well. My father is from New York and I lived there for two years after university. A lot of my friends and family are there, so it was a mainly a trip back to see … Continue reading Visiting New York → ...
Posted: Jun 04 2017 @ 1:17 AM
A previous boss of mine once told me that an MBA stands for ‘Masters of Bugger All’, which is a very British way of saying the degree is pointless, generic and essentially useless. I still find it odd that he said that to me, considering he had an MBA himself and was enjoying his life … Continue reading Why am I doing an MBA' → ...
Posted: May 25 2017 @ 12:40 AM
I loved posting about my five frugal victories last week and I think the #5frugalthings meme that Cass, Emma and Becky have set up is fantastic. However, I have had one of those weeks this week, where the victories were in short supply and the fails kept coming. And I think it is just as … Continue reading Five frugal fails → ...
Posted: May 20 2017 @ 2:56 PM
I stumbled across matched betting six months ago after reading about it on a few personal finance blogs. Matched betting is a lucrative and tax-free side-hustle available in the UK that uses gambling bonuses and a system of buying and selling (or laying) bets online to lock-in guaranteed profits. After researching the opportunity I decided … Continue reading Matched betting: playing the short-game' → ...
Posted: May 19 2017 @ 2:01 AM


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