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.

Financial review at 31 December 2019

Twelve months Summary This is an update on my previous reviews of four and six months ago. A total return for the year of 20.24% growth, slightly above the FTSE All Share total return index growth of 19.17%, results after draw down expenditure in a capital uplift of 15.87%. Six years of drawdown results As…

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Back in the UK

Last month I wrote about beginning to go global as I increased my non-UK exposure in response to the unstable political and economic situation. The impending general election could have resulted in a change of government to one much less supportive of business and of investors. In early November therefore I reduced my UK exposure…

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Sleepless night

I had moved to London to start my first proper job in my early 20’s. At first, I moved into a hostel and shared a room and ate in a communal dining room and watched TV in a communal lounge. It was a more downmarket version of my student hall of residence from an earlier…

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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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