Did you ever hear about someone who joined a company in its infancy who then, some years later, received a windfall when that company got bought or IPO’ed?
I wanted to share an update on my investments to follow my previous post about the few shares and funds I bought back in January.
“Debt” is a word that can spark many different emotions in us. A basic rate taxpayer in debt by anything over £1,000 is likely to feel anything ranging from anxiety and shame, right through to apathy derived from a “well, what can I do?” conclusion on the matter.
Recently, the news that reality TV star Mike Thalassitis committed suicide partly due to his mounting debts has been a stark reminder that debt can sadly take some people to the darkest of places, and destroy lives.
What follows is my own personal experience of debt which I preface by saying has been managed very carefully…
If the digital nomad lifestyle appeals to you, once you’ve taken a long hard look at yourself for including the phrase “digital nomad” as part of your vernacular, you need to start putting a plan together for how you’re going to realise this ambition.
Don’t! Get into cash instead. Many, including the likes of hedge fund manager Ray Dalio, are forecasting a market crash, possibly alongside a global recession, in the second half of 2019 / 2020.
Research shows we derive more happiness from experiences than tangible goods. This fact, combined with European airfare often being cheaper than train travel, is why I’m a big fan of long weekends away on the continent.
Here’s how, without any experience of selling houses and during a difficult time for the property market, I sold my home within 4 months, from initial listing to completion, and paid just £350 in estate agent fees!
If you’re a First Time Buyer, here’s how to get £2,000 absolutely FREE from the government to put towards your house purchase, in just over a year.