Category Archives: Work

The first rule of Financial Independence(F.I.) club isn’t this

Financial Independence, or F.I. , is very much like self-employment: short-term sacrifice in return for long-term gain. Those sacrifices can take many forms: perhaps working 80 hours a week, driving an £800 car, or even delaying starting a family. In return for those sacrifices you rightly receive the rewards. Sadly, there are those who would criticise or even… Read More »

Learn more to earn more

If you are looking to increase your earnings, then training is to be recommended. When I started my career I was learning in my spare time – this meant evenings and weekends on top of the normal working day. It’s something that should always continue, even if you are not in a professional area that requires annual CPD(Continuing… Read More »

Stop consuming & start creating for success

Some people complain that they would like to write a book themselves. Someday. When they have time. Others complain about low earnings. Yet if you don’t take the initiative with respect to taking on extra work or training… It’s a sad fact that on average people in the UK now watch 24 hours of TV a week. It… Read More »

21st Century ‘retirement’ thanks to FI

In the past, you worked for a number of years(40+) while saving a percentage of your income(say 15%) and then retired at a lower income level than when you were working. Traditional retirement might have then meant a number of years travelling or pursuing hobbies in your later years. Now we have the new retirement thanks to FI(Financial… Read More »

Why is commuting still a thing?

Over 15 years ago I worked for a firm that used video conferencing, remote working and flexible working. Back then these may have been ahead of their time, so by now I would have expected widespread adoption – particularly due to technology advances and cost reductions. Our videoconferencing machine cost £25,000 – now almost any smartphone, tablet or… Read More »