In life, there is nothing better than giving help, support, assistance or gifts to others.
If you have kids, then put in place a mechanism to help them learn and manage their money from an early age. No one else will. The schools don’t teach it, and I am not sure they should, so it is down to you, dear parent.
Think of that money you will hand over at the next transaction when you buy something, as tiny bundles of time because it actually took your time to earn them.
These ideas come dripping into my inbox, all disguised as the latest and best way to become wealthy. It is all more blah, blah and about one-way money transference—mine to theirs.
When pushed into the conversation, I can elaborate, but I hold back until I build trust. For context, I have been down, skinto-flinto as they would say in Glasgow, and now I am building myself back up.
That was the catalyst for me to start a journey towards FIRE. I did not know at the time that this was the journey I was on. I just knew that I was never going back to that stressful situation.
I am frugal with money. I am careful with what I spend it on and look for value and understand the actual need of the things I purchase. It doesn’t mean I don’t buy something that I want or that I need.
I What was so important that it took over my top priority?
I would think it all very f*cking heavy; however, there was always niggling of common sense somewhere in there.
After all, if you are playing English Premier Football and you are not winning the league title, you don’t chuck it all in to go play American Football.
Time is healing my obsession with time.
The one that comes creeping out of the murky darkness to make you pay for it later.
I get f*cking scared is the honest truth.
This week has been an expensive week for me. I am good with that
There is something big coming. I have no idea what it is, but somebody has to pay the pandemic bill.
I awoke this morning to have less value in my investments than I had from the previous week.
All the other stuff, things you own, it has only a moment in your journey.
I wanted to buy back time by saving more money.
I choose to keep my eye on the prize.
It is very much a trading culture, money and commodities have always changed hands and it is a way of life here.