Monthly Archives: April 2016

Why Should you Bother Saving

This will be the first in a mini series, the ‘Why?’ series.  The first is simply to try and answer the question “why should I save”?  Not “should I invest?”, “should I pay off my mortgage or save?”, “is it worth hedging my investments with options?” or anything else complicated and convoluted.  Let’s take it back the basics, people. Simply, why… Read more »

March 2016 – NetWorth and savings rate update – Here come the pain

NetWorth graph - March 2016

I set myself some goals at the start of the year, to entice myself towards the over-arching destination of Financial Independence.  Trying to aim for just a single goal, potentially a decade off, will have apparently painfully slow incremental progress.  Which will only be demotivating.  Our brains just aren’t wired to keep track of such distant things.  In the mean time,… Read more »

Withdrawal experiment – Month 15 – March 2016 – Keep on chugging!

I had to wrestle control back from The Queen, but I have it back. I got a bit over excited with this months update.  Let me explain.  I overamped and updated the numbers a day early, so everything is at 30th of March.  Please forgive me 🙁 Things have felt like they have calmed down since January and the financial… Read more »


Mr Zombie   April 1, 2016   4 Comments on Suckers

April Fools, suckers!  I’ve been writing this blog all along.  That’s right, me The Queen.  I’m 90 and I couldn’t give one shit or two about saving and investing.  I’ve been Financially Independent for aaaages, losers. Ta-Ra Her Majesty – The Queen