April 30, 2017 Jason I’ve been meaning to get this blog going for a few months, and was finally spurred into action by an article I read the other day, which made me rather mad. In this article, a motorhome dealer suggested that a family of four buying a motorhome was a sound … Read moreMotorhomes: Investment Disasters…
January 6, 2017 By: Jason I’m 44, live in the UK, and I never need to work again for money. I have income from various investments which, with a good degree of certainty, will pay me to live, travel, volunteer, whatever I choose, for the rest of my life. If I’m lucky, I might have … Read moreWhat is Financial Freedom?
March 7, 2018 Jason We’re into our third year of financial freedom now, aged 45, and I’m finding my thoughts increasingly drawn towards returning back to full time work. Why is this, I wonder? Our lives are, by most standards, pretty amazing. We don’t need to work for money. We can head off in our … Read moreI’m financially free in my mid-40s, but I’m missing work, why?
Asset class diversification’s usually recommended for retirement but sometimes ignored by those who are very early to hit financial independence. Our own assets are a jumble of rental houses, a shop, various pensions, several different ETFs, a couple of solar panel arrays and even a travel blog.
September 4, 2017 By: Jason So, I’m back in, albeit temporarily. I’m back inside The Matrix. I’m alone in a hotel in Dusseldorf, a few minutes walk from the Rhine, although I’m closer to the huge corporate offices (impressive in a ‘did you really have to make it this oppulent’ sort of way) of the client … Read moreStepping Back into The Matrix, a Letter from Dusseldorf
August 10, 2017 By: Jason Even since hitting financial independence almost two years ago, we still track every penny we spend. This post explains why, and how we do it. Who This Post is For This post is or everyone, where ever you are on your journey to financial freedom. Trying to gain financial freedom … Read moreSeeking the Cash Leaks: How We Track Our Spending
2017August 27, 2017 By: Jason When Ju and I made the call to get ourselves financially independent, in other words to remove the need to HAVE to exchange our time for money, we agreed we WOULD still work again, but on our terms. By this I mean, we’d not be forced to do jobs which … Read moreWhy am I ‘Retired at 43’ But Back at Work at 45?
August 28, 2017 Jason Following a few beers with friends a week or two back, I sent this email to them the following morning, after the conversation had briefly turned to investing. They have some spare money coming in from their jobs, having made a decision not to move to a larger house (their current … Read moreEmail to a Never-Before Self-Investor
August 26, 2017 Jason Ju and I have been ‘retired’, or better ‘financially independent’ for almost two years, since we were 43, which means we no longer HAVE to work for money, although we sometimes do. In that time, and in the years building up to that point, we’ve come across various reasons not to … Read moreEarly Retirement Ethical Arguments
The UK’s Channel 4 recently aired a TV programme called ‘How to Retire at 40’. Ju and I were on the show, for a very brief moment.