I’m going to write something a bit critical, having just finished reading “your money or your life” and “a year of less.” It’s not critical from the perspective of the idea of the books or even the 9 steps or the wicked ability to transform oneself that the authors talk about. I think there is … Continue reading Your Money or Your Life
So remember when I told you before that we are looking up and down the Greater Anglia line in search of the perfect abode? This morning, we are going to travel to the picturesque town of Dedham in an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty (yes the British do declare parts of the Island particularly outstanding) … Continue reading Upgrading and downsizing at the same time?
We’re on a “workcation” and part of that stay involved going to the Arabah/Aravah desert. The desert has this wonderful way of entertaining you with its harshness. We were lucky that on day two of our stay, we managed to see both a sand storm and a rain storm in an area that gets less … Continue reading Vacation location extreme
So the last few weeks, I have been in said semi-undisclosed country for work and now, I am back in the U.K. Funny thing that happened, I forgot my PIN number for my debit card in said country, so I wasn’t able to take out any cash other than on my UK credit card, which … Continue reading Can not using cash mean smarter savings?
One of the things that I find particularly difficult about financial advice in the blogosphere is that most of it relates to people that live in one particular country and don’t move across countries. For example, some common advice is to max out on your 401K (or something equivalent) and take advantage of your employer’s … Continue reading Retirement planning when you’re global
The very first month I tried to increase our savings, I failed. Only one week in, I freaked out about the growing overdraft in one of our bank accounts and the pending cash I would have to transfer out of it for business expenses. As a result, I took the 20% of our monthly income … Continue reading The first-month savings failure
Yesterday I saved 2500 pounds by making a phone call to a department store that also runs a bank. It’s the place known in the U.K. for its affordable underwear and “covetable cashmere.” I re-read this sentence a number of times after I wrote it thinking it might be the first sentence of a dystopian … Continue reading Refinancing on the High Street