They heard me talk about being frugal and sensible with money and how any purchase was paid for by money, but money was time. Continue reading Buy the nice car.
It was a straight-up, in-your-face question tossed my direction from a close friend, and I started my answer with three simple words. I paused first, for effect, thought about how to land my point and then I said… Continue reading Three words to guide happiness.
I could identify what I would happily not have purchased and what I would spend that money on now if I had it. But, this in itself poses a question. Why don’t I buy this stuff now, and if I did, would I be able to justify the purchase by referring to the first question posed? Continue reading What do you own and why?
I recommend seven books on personal finance and if you read them in this order you will get it! All of it. Continue reading Love financial freedom within 3 months.
It is going to squeeze hard. He will learn from the experience because so many people are in the position of having a financial SPOF, which will cause so much pain. He will see it and experience it the same way I experienced the negative equity trap when I was younger. Continue reading Avoiding a critical SPOF!
After all, a bike with five gears is very much the same as a bike with six gears, so ask yourself, do you need that extra gear, or can you pump that out with your own effort? Continue reading The Upgrade Cycle.
Some great people out here in China are from all over the world doing this already. I will share some of the links to them in the description below. I will join their discussions and echo them as we discuss more of what China is actually like. Continue reading In Production: Why China?
Write yourself in as the hero and scribble in a healthy, wealthy lifestyle and do it with a compassionate core as your character lives a life of servitude to others. Continue reading Pay (Play) yourself first…
The last piece of advice I would give is to get comfortable with talking about money because so many people avoid it and end up in the wrong place – that is never a good thing. Continue reading Budget, Pension, Save, Protect, Invest.
You have great experiences, you learn stuff, and learn how not to do things in some cases. You meet people and you steadfastly grow up. Continue reading Who wants to be an entrepreneur?
This is why I always urge people to get closer to their money and their relationship with it because it can help so much with the other relationships you have in your life. Continue reading Work on your relationship with Money.
A straightforward day meant that I did the things that I wanted to do, and I was not involved in many birthday celebrations that, maybe, was not for me today. I was not in that mood. Continue reading Money is worth it…
I am sharing my own journey to a productive retirement. To inspire others to think early about retirement and to take the steps now in preparation for the life that they want Continue reading Know what problem you are trying to solve!
“Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.” Continue reading There are always lovely things…
The upshot was that they did not make the purchase. They parked up the £200 and Continue reading Why spend the money?
That way, your children will engage with the idea of investing because they will understand how it works at the top end. Continue reading Start them saving young…
In life, there is nothing better than giving help, support, assistance or gifts to others. Continue reading A ‘magical’ big spending day!
If you have kids, then put in place a mechanism to help them learn and manage their money from an early age. No one else will. The schools don’t teach it, and I am not sure they should, so it is down to you, dear parent. Continue reading Digital Currency… WTF?
Think of that money you will hand over at the next transaction when you buy something, as tiny bundles of time because it actually took your time to earn them. Continue reading 3. Money is time in physical form.
These ideas come dripping into my inbox, all disguised as the latest and best way to become wealthy. It is all more blah, blah and about one-way money transference—mine to theirs. Continue reading Passive income streams on the journey to FIRE?