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The English Investor
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Growing Net Worth, Investing, Savings, Real Estate, London, UK, Lifehack, Tax, Legal
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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Intuitively, I’m not the biggest fan of New Year resolutions. If you need to make important changes in your life, why wait January 1? And yet, I do also believe that, if you don’t write down your goals, it’s easy to lose track of them. Measuring progress every now and then is critical in achieving […] The post The English Investor Top Resolutions for 2019 appeared first on The English Investor. ...
Posted: Jan 02 2019 @ 2:24 PM
My fiancee and close family members sometimes tell me I can be difficult to satisfy. It might be an unintended consequence of being a lawyer: I am trained to spot issues, no matter how small the issue. Bearing this in mind, I’m happy to report that 2018 was overall a good year. I’ve never been […] The post The English Investor end of year review – 2018 edition appeared first on ...
Posted: Dec 27 2018 @ 9:54 PM
You know when you hear those horror stories about passengers stranded at the airport because their flight got canceled? Well, that was me this week. We were literally about to take off on Friday when Gatwick Airport closed the airspace following a new drone sighting. I personally fail to understand how a drone can shut […] The post Flight canceled? what to do when things go wrong appeared first on The ...
Posted: Dec 23 2018 @ 7:43 PM
Earlier this year, I made a small investment in a company called Graphene Composite through the crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. Graphene Composite (GC) is a nano-materials technology company that combines graphene, aerogels and other materials to produce a range of composites that are extremely light, and yet extremely resistant. There are many applications for this technology. […] The post How to claim EIS and SEIS tax relief appeared first on The English ...
Posted: Dec 21 2018 @ 12:45 PM
A friend of mine went on a sabbatical last year and returned to work a few months ago. We were having a long day and decided to step out to grab coffee.  My friend joked that, at the current pace, he might quit again and go on a new backpacking adventure. He then went on […] The post The dangers of lifestyle inflation appeared first on The English Investor. ...
Posted: Dec 13 2018 @ 9:52 AM
This question came from someone on Quora. I respond to a few questions on Quora every month. You can follow me here. There are two critical assumptions that are not clarified here.  The first issue relates to geography: are we talking about London or any other town in the United Kingdom? London is significantly more […] The post How do you budget for a £500 weekly income in the U.K.? appeared ...
Posted: Dec 09 2018 @ 2:13 PM
I was randomly checking the Google Search Console and noticed that the following was the most searched query in the past few days: “When will the stock market recover” And no, there was no question mark or at least Google did not indicate that there was one. The first question is what are we recovering […] The post When will the stock market recover? appeared first on The English Investor. ...
Posted: Nov 28 2018 @ 3:12 PM
My view is that London house prices will continue to fall in real terms within the next 12 months. If the Brexit transition is not as smooth as anticipated, prices could significantly fall in nominal terms. As a first-time buyer, I continually monitor the housing market in London because this is where I am located. […] The post The London housing market will continue to fall – buyers beware! appeared first ...
Posted: Nov 26 2018 @ 12:48 PM
With the S&P 500 down 10% from closing highs and the Nasdaq erasing all of this year’s gains, we are now well into correction territory. A correction is a 10% decline from recent highs. Actually, if you bought FANG+ stocks, you are now in bear territory. The NYSE FANG+ Index closed down at 2377, which […] The post How to survive a sudden stock market correction? appeared first on The English ...
Posted: Nov 22 2018 @ 2:31 PM
There are plenty of examples of people out there with a side-hustle. Everybody thinks it’s great to have one and it seems that most people do not regret starting one (or at least so they claim). The stories are also enticing. If you listen to everybody, a side hustle can bring you in hundreds of […] The post What are the benefits of starting a side hustle? appeared first on The ...
Posted: Nov 11 2018 @ 2:04 PM


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