Rising House Prices are Bad for Homeowners

Rising House Prices are Bad for Homeowners

Warning. This post is a bit of a rant. It really bugs me when we read about the households “enjoying house price rises”. Really who apart from landlords enjoy rising house prices? Well people like me who would like to buy a home at some point certainly don’t, everyone...
Funding Circle – Get a Higher Return

Funding Circle – Get a Higher Return

This article was written in 2014 and quite a lot has changed! A lot about this article is still relevant, but you may be more interested in my most recent post on peer-to-peer lending and why I am moving my money from Funding Circle to Ratesetter. Out of all the...
Adventures in Property – My First Time

Adventures in Property – My First Time

I have been in some pretty surreal situations over the years but this has got to be close to the strangest. I am sat with my old flat mate Toby in a cramped office on the top floor of an apartment block in the capital of Malta, a small island somewhere between Africa...
What is Financial Independence?

What is Financial Independence?

I wanted to be rich. When I was a teenager I would get resentful that my dad had used his degrees from both Oxford and Cambridge to dedicate his life to trying to cure spinal injury rather than make loads of money. “Why would he do that?” I thought, imagine how much...
5 Ways to Save Money Effortlessly

5 Ways to Save Money Effortlessly

The internet is full of ways to help you save money – some are good and some not so good. But one thing they seem to always have in common is that they require you to live in a different way, switch to worse products or suddenly change how you think. I know that...