Posts tagged 'Money'

All I Want for Christmas

We have now been asked by two seperate people what our youngest son wants for his birthday (later this month) and more widely, what everyone in the family wants for Christmas. In previous years, I have always had a fairly extensive ‘I want’ list. A list of things that I ...

Review: One Hour Investor

This post is a review of One Hour Investor by Vishal Reddy and published by TCK Publishing.

Disclosure: I was sent an electronic review copy of the book.

I was initially put off by the way the book was being markted. "Become an investment genius in just one hour!" - I ...

Halfway There

All my employer pensions make the assumption that I will retire at 65. I have realised that if I were to retire at 65, I have just passed the halfway point between my birth and my retirement date.

It is kind of scary when I think about how much the ...

New Ratesetter Returns

Ratesetter1 have recently come out with three new products, replacing their "rolling market" product. The new products will take effect from the 3rd of October.

The rolling market product has been renamed "Access" and effectively remains unchanged, though it looks like they are trying to stabilise the returns at ...

Advertising on a FIRE Blog

I have mentioned before that I have started to enjoy reading various FIRE1 blogs around the internet. One of the things that has amused me is the advertising on their blogs.

Generally you want to earn as much as possible, spend as little as possible, and invest the difference ...

Thoughts on FIRE

Last year I attended a pensions workshop at work. After this, I have spent more time reading up about pensions and other financial matters. You don't need to do much reading before you come across the FIRE movement.

FIRE

FIRE stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. Essentially, people live ...

Financial 'Advice'

Back in November my company offered everyone a half day pensions workshop to explain how pensions worked. It covered what limits you might hit in terms of various allowances and other tax implications. At the end of the session, we were invited to fill in some forms for one free ...

Post Pension Workshop Calculations

After yesterday's pension workshop, I spent some time at lunchtime collecting the various information about the different pension funds and calculating how much I might have at retirement.

It is an interesting exercise, but at the same time, inflation, investment returns, the government ruled and regulations will all change ...

Pension Workshop

I got to attend a pensions workshop provided by my work today. The presenter confirmed that for people my age, the state pension is probably a mirage. They may say that I can retire and collect the state pension at 68, that will definitely keep getting moved and possibly removed ...