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A Simple Life
FIRE, saving money, simple living
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1. widen your culinary repertoire Be flexible and be open to trying new ingredients. You may not get everything that you want when you go shopping. Use this as an opportunity to buy things that you haven’t tried before and look up ideas about how to use them. 2. Eat more beans and lentils Not … Continue reading "Ten Simple Living Ideas During Covid-19" The post Ten Simple Living Ideas During ...
Posted: Mar 21 2020 @ 6:45 PM
In this third post looking at the book ‘Deep Work’, by Cal Newport, I’m going to take you through his second rule, entitled ‘Embrace Boredom‘. In a nutshell, this is about learning to live without distractions. It also includes tips and ideas for learning to concentrate better and focus your mind on challenging problems. embracing … Continue reading "Embrace Boredom – the route to ‘Deep Work’" The post Embrace Boredom – ...
Posted: Mar 07 2020 @ 6:19 PM
My dearest friends, how was February for you? It’s been a fairly quiet month in the Simple household. decorating progress On the home front Mr Simple has made great strides with the master bedroom. There’s still a long way to go, but he’s demolished all of the old fitted wardrobes, rewired much of the room … Continue reading "February Review" The post February Review appeared first on A Simple Life. ...
Posted: Mar 04 2020 @ 3:37 AM
one of the big three The food budget is one of the big three spending categories that those of us who are aiming for FI/RE try to reduce. The challenge is to get a balance between still being able to eat meals that you enjoy whilst keeping your spending fairly modest. keeping track So that … Continue reading "The Food Budget" The post The Food Budget appeared first on A Simple ...
Posted: Mar 01 2020 @ 6:06 PM
I have finally finished making notes from ‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport. It has taken me much longer than I expected, probably because it contains so much useful information. I had planned to write just one more post looking at his four rules, but the first rule alone is going to take up all of … Continue reading "The First Rule of ‘Deep Work’" The post The First Rule of ‘Deep ...
Posted: Feb 14 2020 @ 5:38 PM
Introduction If you’re new here, this is my monthly spending review. I share my actual figures so you can compare it to your financial circumstances. Although I earn a fairly good wage I am saving about 20% of my income and putting another 20% towards overpaying our mortgage. I hope that by allowing you to … Continue reading "My January review with some ideas to cut your budget" The post My ...
Posted: Feb 04 2020 @ 3:34 AM
If you’re like me you’ve probably been reading lots of posts about setting goals. It’s that time of year when everyone in the personal development world seems to sit down and make long lists of all the great things they are going to do over the next year. So, have you made your list or … Continue reading "The Easier Way to Set Goals" The post The Easier Way to Set ...
Posted: Jan 12 2020 @ 5:53 PM
Well Christmas is finally over and life will soon be getting back to normal – hooray! I’m sorry to be a bit baa humbug, but I am not a lover of Christmas. I think that there are a lot of expectations placed on us about spending money, attending events and eating platefuls of stodge. Although … Continue reading "December Review" The post December Review appeared first on A Simple Life. ...
Posted: Jan 01 2020 @ 5:27 PM
Do you want more time with your family or to fit in that yoga class you keep promising yourself that you’ll join, but you’re always too tired by the end of the day? How does your average day go? Maybe you’re looking at your emails on your phone as soon as you wake – reaching … Continue reading "The Benefits of Discovering ‘Deep Work’" The post The Benefits of Discovering ‘Deep ...
Posted: Dec 18 2019 @ 6:19 PM
I am really excited to let you know that I have had the honour of writing a post for Latestarterfire in her series about people who find the FI/RE movement late in life. it tells you about how I discovered financial independence and started on this journey, along with the progress that I have made … Continue reading "Late Starter to FI" The post Late Starter to FI appeared first on ...
Posted: Dec 11 2019 @ 5:10 PM


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