What caught my eye this week. Unlike every other personal finance blogger around, I’ve started 2020 wondering whether it’s time I spent more money. Definitely not going bananas – financial independence is too precious a salve for that! But making little effort to further grow my wealth. This is a novel thing for me to […]

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What caught my eye this week. Besides a brilliant comment thread, our early retirement Christmas debate concluded with a poll. That’s now closed and the votes are in. And you, The People – as we must say these days – expressed your FIRE plans as follows: 1,199 readers voted. Wish I’d waited for one more […]

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Last year felt leaden with dread and anxiety, yet as investors we were walking on sunshine. Our Slow & Steady passive portfolio rocketed up 16.3% in 2019. That’s its second-best year ever! Perhaps the global markets don’t know that we’re sleepwalking towards disaster, or maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem? Our Developed World equities […]

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What caught my eye this week. I hope you all had a great Christmas and a suitably anti-climactic New Year. But there is something firmly transitional about that strange two weeks, isn’t there? A friend sent me Private Eye’s video recap of 2019, and it already seems incredibly out-of-date. Jokes about Boris Johnson and Jennifer […]

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