Monthly Archives: July 2015

Rush, rush, rush

After reading about Financial Independence for a while and then pondering it some (whilst meditating on a snow capped mountain) it becomes clear that it is all about time. Having the choice to use your time as you see fit is part of what FI is about, admittedly this choice is propped up by a substantial wedge of savings. The… Read more »

Keep on swimming

Investing for the long term is as much about staying motivated as it is about the strategy itself. Keeping your expenses low and savings rate high consistently are sure to be a big challenge of your dedication, perhaps more of a challenge than holding to your strategy during turbulent times for some. If you were after a lesson in dedication… Read more »

SWR 4%: An Investigation. 6 months in

Recap Back to the beginning.  It’s now a whole five months into the experiment where Mr Z in Parallel Universe Number 1 pulled the trigger on early retirement.  This is a completely fictitious portfolio and just a little experiment, hopefully giving some insight on what it would actually be like through the ups and downs of living off an investment portfolio. Each month I… Read more »