How To Recession Proof Your Life & Your Finances
Reading Time: 4 minutes Well, 2020 has been something that is going to go down in History. The way we live our lives, the way we run our businesses, the way to travel is NEVER going to be the same again. It breaks my heart. I remember when I was at school and I was learning about the plague and the devastation it caused, Covid-19 has been our version of it. I never thought that the word social distancing would be part of my normal vocabulary and wearing a mask in public places would be mandatory. Do I Need To Panic? Since 2008 our economy has been rocky, to say…
May 2020 Budget & Investment Portfolio Update. Wow, what a month!
Reading Time: 3 minutes April Review After such a ‘bad’ month for our investments in April, I wasn’t particularly looking forward to reviewing our investments for May, that was until I checked out the crypto charts for my investments… It appears my investments have gone from -22.53% to 20.69%, wow what a gain! – The following article contains affiliate links. This doesn’t affect the price you pay but I may earn a commission if you decide to buy anything through my links. This goes towards maintaining the website and helping me continue to spread the Live Full Retire Early message| ad – So with regards to our budget we have…
10 Ways To Easily Save Money Using Your Current Paycheck
Reading Time: 3 minutes I wonder how many people have said, when I start earning more money I will start budgeting or start saving? I can imagine quite a few people to be honest. I’m going to share my 10 easy ways to save money using your current paycheck. – The following article contains affiliate links. This doesn’t affect the price you pay but I may earn a commission if you decide to buy anything through my links. This goes towards maintaining the website and helping me continue to spread the Live Full Retire Early message| ad – Remember even the janitor can leave the rat race and become financially…
April 2020 Budget & Investment Portfolio Update. Over 18% lost in just one month!
Reading Time: 4 minutes March Review Well, March ... what a month. Hands up who found March to be the shittest month (so far) 🙋 – The following article contains affiliate links. This doesn’t affect the price you pay but I may earn a commission if you decide to buy anything through my links. This goes towards maintaining the website and helping me continue to spread the Live Full Retire Early message| ad – I'm very fortunate that all I lost this March was a bit of money ... people have lost much more than me, so I am still very grateful for what I have.…
March 2020 Budget & Investment Portfolio Update. Stock Market Crash/Corona Virus Edition 📉
Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s always a good code of practice to check and review your budget and your investment portfolio. There have been a lot of changes in the stock market this month due to the Corona Virus … It went crazy high mid-month then dropped all of a sudden towards the end of the month … you will see exactly how it has affected my investments below. February Review What can I say about February? Well … financially it didn’t go as planned. Due to the bad weather we experienced in the UK my partner was weathered off at work so he ended up having the last 2…
February 2020 Investment Portfolio Update
Reading Time: 3 minutes Every month on Instagram I share my investment progress, however, I’ve decided to start writing a dedicated post every month to give you a more detailed overview of each investment along with my thoughts, feelings and feedback. As this is the first in-depth Investment Portfolio Update some of the information is missing as I didn’t do one last month as I was in the middle of sorting out the chaos after I moved house. Next month will be much more interesting and enlighting. You’ll notice that I don’t include the actual amounts and values of each investment. That’s because it’s just not necessary and not helpful…
9 Practical Tips To Survive and Thrive This Blue Monday
Reading Time: 4 minutes Blue Monday is just days away so I thought I would share some tips to help you survive and thrive. The third Monday of January is called the saddest day of the year, also known as Blue Monday. Christmas is over, we have packed up all over decorations, we are back to work and ‘back to reality’, and made and broken a few New Year’s resolutions. You are not alone. Millions of people will be feeling exactly how you are. However, all is not lost. Let’s use this feeling as an emotional springboard to set new realistic goals (not New Year’s Resolutions) that I know you…
Money Diary: Trips To The Pub, A Quiet Weekend In & Lots Of Keto Recipes
Reading Time: 5 minutes The first money diary from a 30 something woman living her best life on a budget ... by sticking to a budget!
How To Become Financially Free. LFRE’s 9 Rules of Money & Life
Reading Time: 4 minutes Hi and welcome to Live Full Retire Early (LFRE). Here we talk all things money & lifestyle and explore and share ways to live your best life on a budget. Here are our 9 Rules to help you do just that… Rule 1. You must always talk about Money. Money is a bit of a taboo subject, especially for us Brits. We feel talking about our levels of success is a bit of a narcissistic and ugly thing to do, like we are bragging. However, I don’t see it that way. If you talk about your struggles and listen to other people’s successes you might find…
9 Ways To Help Create An Emergency Fund With No Money
Reading Time: 4 minutes As highlighted in my previous blog post creating an emergency fund is a necessary part of life and budgeting. Your first goal for setting you an emergency fund is to aim for £500. This is a small achievable amount. Then gradually aim for 3-6 months living expenses. This should give you plenty of time to find another job, discover your true passions in life (and how you can make money from it), launch your business without the pressure and stress of instantly earning a profit or give you time to heal if the emergency fund is set aside for health reasons. 9 Ways To Help Create…