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A Simple Life
FIRE, saving money, simple living
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For those who follow Marc at www.financeyourfire.com you will know that he has challenged FIRE bloggers to write a short story, of no more than 350 words and the first round of his microfiction as he calls it, has to be based on the word FIRE. Several people have taken up the challenge, including Quietly […] ...
Posted: May 10 2019 @ 5:55 PM
April felt like an expensive month, but actually when I sat down and looked at the figures, it wasn’t too bad at all. Food spending for me totalled £109.83. We were away for a few days and although we did take quite a lot with us the extra we bought whilst we were away came […] ...
Posted: May 04 2019 @ 1:47 PM
We have recently returned from a few days away in Dorset to celebrate my birthday. On the way we broke our journey by stopping for lunch in a lovely pub in Somerset. The waitress who served us was very friendly and we got chatting, talking to her about our holiday and our plans to go […] ...
Posted: May 01 2019 @ 4:55 PM
Are you aware of your daily habits? Are they the habits of a rich person or a poor person? In his book Rich Habits Poor Habits, Tom Corley describes how before you begin to develop good habits you need to assess the habits that you already have, good or bad. He recommends that for three […] ...
Posted: Apr 27 2019 @ 5:00 AM
Do you know everything that is available at your local library? We all know that you can get books, but do you know what else is available? Actually I’m not sure if everyone knows that you can get books, as I do seem to meet a lot of people who never go to the library, […] ...
Posted: Apr 20 2019 @ 4:44 PM
Life is good. You finally did it! You pulled the plug on your day job after reaching financial independence. You never have to work for money ever again. But, you’re bored. You need something to do… You need a project! You grab a piece of paper and a pen and start thinking. Now that you’re […] ...
Posted: Apr 14 2019 @ 9:00 PM
I have just finished ‘Financial Freedom’ by Grant Sabatier. Like many other financial independence bloggers he recommends ‘hacking your 9-5’. Often this involves asking your boss for a rise. If, like me, you work in the public sector, this is not an option. The only way of getting more money is to apply for another […] ...
Posted: Apr 13 2019 @ 5:20 PM
I will devote 30 minutes to exercise every day. I will eat healthy food every day. In the week that the Lancet published a study saying that in 2017 there were 11 million deaths attributable to dietary risk factors it seems pertinent to focus on this habit for my series on Tom Corley’s book ‘Rich … Continue reading Rich Habit Number Four → ...
Posted: Apr 07 2019 @ 3:00 PM
It feels as though we have made progress on both the mortgage front and the savings front this month. We made an overpayment of £850.00 on the mortgage and the balance now stands at £81,183. Like last month there was no council tax to pay, hence the large mortgage overpayment. It will go down next … Continue reading March Spending → ...
Posted: Apr 02 2019 @ 4:01 PM
You may remember that last month I had some money left over and I bought four books, with the promise that I may review some of them. One of the books was Rich Habits Poor Habits by Tom Corley and Michael Yardney. I first came across Tom Corley on the Afford Anything podcast. He undertook … Continue reading How Ten Minutes Quiet a Day Could Make You Richer → ...
Posted: Mar 30 2019 @ 1:48 PM


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