Author: GM

Getting Minted is written by a financially independent, 50-something, UK based, man who would like to share what he has learned on the road to financial independence and beyond.

Beginning to go global

Last month I wrote about reviewing the situation. I was reviewing my 58% exposure to the UK against some possible alternatives. I was doing this because of the unstable political and economic situation arising from the Brexit impasse and the prospect of a general election. I wanted to have a plan ready in case I…

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The house of Woodford

I invest in funds and therefore I invest my hopes in fund managers and their investment performance. I am therefore glad to not be invested with the well-known fund manager Neil Woodford as his well won investment reputation has turned to ruin. Despite being a fund investor for around the same time as Neil Woodford…

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Reviewing the situation

Just over six months ago I wrote about the Brexit blues and how UK equities were relatively cheap compared to global and especially US equities. Since then UK equities have become even cheaper. This could be a value opportunity or a value trap. I’m now reviewing my 58% exposure to the UK against some possible…

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Our friends electric and gas

One significant cost that households have that they can take action to reduce is electricity and gas utility costs. According to energy market regulator Ofgem, the average dual fuel variable tariff as of April 2019 was £104.50 per month, or £1,254 a year, but the cheapest tariff available was around £880 a year, or just…

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Financial review at 31 August 2019

Eight months Summary A total return in the year to date of 9.92%, slightly behind the index, results after drawdown expenditure in a capital uplift of 7.24%. Drawdown As I am not earning any income from employment any more, I am in drawdown in that I am drawing down some of my financial assets each…

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