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Name:
The FIRE Shrink
Category:
Early Retirement
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Start Year:
2018

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United Kingdom
Age:
30s
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Unspecified
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Male
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

The goals for December were: Continue to exercise 4x a week Keep a record of all dietary intake Sell 5 items Fix my car Checking the assets and liabilities: These are taken, as always, from my Beast Budget spreadsheet. This month my net worth grew by only 0.83%, though my savings rate was 25.16%. This … Continue reading The Financial Dashboard – January 2020 → ...
Posted: Feb 11 2020 @ 6:16 PM
Following on from the reasons to be cheerful or fearful post rather than offer one solution, I’m going to offer four five thought experiments; ways in which world events might hit your finances. How would you feel if each played out, and how confident are you that it will or won’t? Scenario 1: Deep Doom … Continue reading Thought Experiment – Your best or worst decade? → ...
Posted: Feb 06 2020 @ 2:02 PM
So a new year, a new decade, has arrived. What could lie ahead, and how could it impact your goals? In general I try to avoid the news and speculation on this blog. For ease of digestion I’ve condensed down my thoughts on current risks and boons on the financial horizon into this one post. … Continue reading Reasons to be fearful and cheerful in 2020 → ...
Posted: Feb 03 2020 @ 10:52 AM
Quarterly return posts supplement my monthly Financial Dashboard, covering investments in detail and looking at my yearly targets. Here I track purchases and sales, document progress against my (in progress) investment strategy, and discuss re-balancing and changes over time. Year two of tracking down, time for another review. After the tumult of 2018, 2019 has been … Continue reading Quarterly Returns – Q4 and 2019 in Review → ...
Posted: Jan 19 2020 @ 11:08 AM
I preach, but do not devoutly practice, Bangernomics; do as I say not as I do being a common mantra among the medical profession as they down their sixth pint surrounded by a cloud of cigarette smoke. For the past five years I’ve kept spreadsheets tracking every cost from my motley parade of shonky motors. … Continue reading Bangernomics 2019 → ...
Posted: Jan 13 2020 @ 1:25 PM
Here lies a list of blogs now deceased, moved on to fairer lands… On life support (>3 months since last post) The Finance Zombie – Last post in February 2019, infrequent prior Early Retirement Guy – First post 2014, most recent June 2019, and that was a six month update Make Save Invest Money – Leon was … Continue reading The FIRE Cemetery (January 2020 Edition) → ...
Posted: Jan 05 2020 @ 4:53 AM
The goals for December were: Continue to exercise 4x a week Keep a record of all dietary intake (what gets measured gets managed) Sell 5 items (need to get back on my de-clutter) Save 30% of my salary Checking the assets and liabilities: These are taken, as always, from my Beast Budget spreadsheet. This month my … Continue reading The Financial Dashboard – December 2019 → ...
Posted: Jan 01 2020 @ 7:14 PM
The goals for November were: Exercise at least 4x a week Automate investments Repair pushbike Look at new emergency fund accounts Checking the assets and liabilities: These are taken, as always, from my Beast Budget spreadsheet. This month my net worth grew by 3.46%, as my good run came to an end. My savings rate … Continue reading The Financial Dashboard – November 2019 → ...
Posted: Dec 01 2019 @ 10:02 AM
The goals for October were: Adopt a weekly meal plan Exercise 4x a week Get six blogposts out across the month Repair pushbike De-clutter spare room for the charity shop Checking the assets and liabilities: These are taken, as always, from my Beast Budget spreadsheet. This month my net worth grew by 4.35%, continuing a … Continue reading The Financial Dashboard – October 2019 → ...
Posted: Nov 10 2019 @ 2:06 PM
I’ve whinged about the NHS Pension situation before, so this week I’ve been following Dr Kate Lovett’s threads on Twitter with interest. The Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, this year she was the recipient of an incremental increase in salary due to experience and an excellence in practice award. This has resulted in a … Continue reading The Full English Accompaniment – Pensions problems show societal flaws → ...
Posted: Oct 27 2019 @ 8:33 AM

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