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 »

A day trip to Portsmouth

Portsmouth, on the south coast of the UK, is a favourite destination of mine. With a bit of imagination, it is somewhat similar to Hong Kong. Take Portsmouth as Hong Kong Island and Gosport as Kowloon, and the ferry between them could be the Star Ferry in Hong Kong. Could be. Getting there Portsmouth is easily reached –… 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 »