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Gentleman's Family Finances
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Family, finances, fire,
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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This week I was in London and met up with the SavingNinja – and we had a nice chat and coffee around the Barbican.  Sometimes it takes you a few days and a bit of thinking to process what you hear from someone else.  What I was thinking about was how can you use a bit … Continue reading Geoarbitrage: how to survive in London with less than a million ...
Posted: Jan 18 2019 @ 9:24 AM
is £4,000 for a week's ski holiday worth it? That's for 2020, so we'd better start saving now or come up with better ideas... ...
Posted: Jan 11 2019 @ 11:34 AM
So December is been and gone and it’s now 2019. The market gods looked unfavourably on us all this December with stock markets hitting lows.  My net worth was down about 1.3% which might not sound like a lot but it feels like a lot to me, it is over £10,000 after all! Maybe we … Continue reading Month-End accounts: December 2018 (2) → ...
Posted: Jan 04 2019 @ 8:27 AM
I decided to wait until the full end of the month before doing my month-end accounts.  I honestly couldn’t be bothered and it takes me maybe too long to do a good job and the analyse the results.  I’ll wait until the new year and then post. Instead, GFF will be basking in the warm … Continue reading Month-End accounts: December 2018 → ...
Posted: Dec 24 2018 @ 5:21 AM
The cold winds of Autumn have put an end to our Summer of booming optimism.  Now, it’s coming to Winter and you should be on the look out for Bear Markets!  Instead of hibernating this year and letting us enjoy a Santa Rally, global warming has meant that they are awake, cranky and desperately hungry … Continue reading How to Survive a Bear Market Attack! → ...
Posted: Dec 21 2018 @ 9:04 AM
Just thinking about what I wrote yesterday and I think that I’ve been a bit unfair.  One of the things about time and money is that it’s nobody else’s business what you do with it – in some cases even if what you are doing is illegal, dangerous or just plain stupid; it’s your time … Continue reading Overdraft sad face: why spendthrifts are good for the economy and good ...
Posted: Dec 19 2018 @ 5:50 AM
I read this article on the BBC which is all about the how spending money you don’t own is a recipe for disaster or to put it another way “Overdraft woes: ‘We were one bill away from disaster'”.  Since the general consensus in the UK is that you are not responsible for your own financial decisions, … Continue reading Overdraft Sad Face: the embarrassment of riches → ...
Posted: Dec 18 2018 @ 9:06 AM
I’ve just uncovered a mistake in my Expenses Spreadsheet.  It tracks all of my Income, Outgoings, Assets, Liabilities and Transfers.  I’ve been keeping it in some form for 17 years and if I spent as much time as I have working on it, learning the piano, I’d be a maestro! Anyway, this mistake goes to … Continue reading The Dangers of Double Counting → ...
Posted: Dec 13 2018 @ 11:04 AM
One thing that the Gentleman loves and always has is a good graph!  If a picture says a thousand words, then a graph says a thousand data points!  A good graph can summarise a lot of thought and allow you to understand something that is truly complex with just a few lines. One of the things … Continue reading Graphs I like: Income vs. Outgoings → ...
Posted: Dec 11 2018 @ 1:57 PM
This week has seen some pretty volatile movements in the stock markets.  I’ve not been paying much attention to the news but I’m sure it’s a combination of US sanctions, problems in the Middle East, blood letting FAANGs and new next financial crisis beginning.  It almost makes you take you eye off the Brexit shenanigans! … Continue reading Stocks and Shares – more like Shocks and Scares? → ...
Posted: Dec 07 2018 @ 11:44 AM


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