Fuel shortages, an energy crisis, the Winter of Discontent reboot… There’s been so many callbacks to the 1970s lately I’m dusting off my flares. By which I mean the absurdest trouser style in history – not my emergency distress fireworks. Still, it’s hard not to FREAKOUT when the Slow & Steady portfolio got SLAUGHTERED 0.36% […]

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What caught my eye this week. I am down in Cornwall at the moment, living the outdoorsy middle-class Londoner’s cliché dream. Earlier this evening Paul Ainsworth wowed with a rib. Yesterday a Rick Stein spot did wonders with a negroni. The Camel Estuary of course outshines them all. So technically I’m on my holidays. But […]

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I’ve recently been judging my investing track record against hindsight – always a losing proposition – yet fun if you have a masochistic streak Looking up the ten-year performance of my chosen index trackers, I can easily see what I coulda, shoulda, woulda done instead. Here’s three decisions that haunt me like some ghost of […]

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What caught my eye this week. I had to dodge through a queue of cars snaking out of a petrol station forecourt and onto the road on my way home this evening. There are also gaps in the supermarkets and High Street stores – albeit definitely more missing teeth than gummy and barren. Oh, and […]

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This is about a day in my post-FIRE1 life and how achieving financial independence changed everything. So it begins Pre-FIRE The summer holidays are over. It’s nose to the grindstone now from late August until late October. Day in, day out. Post-FIRE A friend wonders if I’m around for a bike ride next week? I […]

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