All tagged Personal Finance
If you have had an ‘ah ha’ moment, or maybe an ‘oh crap’ moment, then this blog post is definitely for you! This is for all of the people who have contacted me over the last month who have just had their own “moment” with money but are struggling with where to go from here. I’m going to help you find YOUR starting point so read on...
I might be unusual in the fact that I couldn’t wait for this book to arrive. Who else do you know that is excited about reading a book that would fall into the ‘personal finance’ section of the bookstore? But this book had been touted as a best seller, before it even went on sale, offering an inside view into the way “ordinary people built extraordinary wealth” and how I could do it too. And I wanted to know how to do that!
I had a catch up with Martin Hawes recently and I could not have been more delighted. Having the opportunity to talk about money related topics is my kind of way to spend a Friday morning…
Tracking every cent makes me calculate each and every time whether we made a good decision with our money. Money is hard to earn and easy to spend so I want to know that I use it as wisely as possible and not look at my bank account and wonder where the hell it all went.
I am constantly debating the question of “should we sell our perfectly suitable house that we really enjoy living in?” The reason for doing this would be to free up cash that I could invest that would then generate an income. I keep referring back to the numbers and talking it through with Jonny. I thought you might be interested in the numbers too.
Finding those who are “receptive to your message” is a very delicate task so over Easter maybe put yourself out on a limb and drop a few words like “index fund, net worth, spending less than I earn” into the conversation and watch closely for the response.
Because I threw off the shackles of debt some time ago I have become a little out of touch with mortgages. I’ve had enough emails about “Offset Mortgages” to make me think that this is something I need to look into because there are obviously a few of you out there who either use this system of banking or want to know what it is all about. This blog post may ruffle a few feathers...
For me an emergency fund is a lump of cash that sits in my bank account at the ready, poised for action, poised to save my butt from impending failure and doom, that can be readily accessed at a moments notice.
Being better with your dosh is all about education. You can sit down with your bank and they will educate you, that’s a surety, but is it the type of education you should be seeking out? So, this week I wanted to share with you a book I’ve been reading from a writer I have followed for a while.