Getting Minted One Year On

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I’m a financially independent, 50-something, UK based, man who wants to share what I have learned. It’s one year on since I started this blog. I’ve been a bit quiet lately because of some distractions in the rest of my life, but I’m hoping to write more soon.

I’m pleased that I have kept it going for a year and have been able to express my point of view on certain topics. I’ve written 26 posts and garnered over 3,000 views. I’d like to think my writing has been of interest and has maybe been helpful to some readers.

On the theme of getting minted I’ve suggested vision, and commitment , and have discussed millionaires (twice ).

On personal finances I’ve discussed being minted , being a family, giving up work, owning a car , paying for utilities, and buying my first property.

On investing I’ve covered generating investment income, investing a lump sum, index tracking, the safe withdrawal rule (twice), stock market falls, manager risk , and where to invest.

I’ve reviewed my own investments at the end of June , August and December .

I’ve discussed my changing investment approach to Brexit, to the UK, to going global, and coming back to the UK.

I’ve struggled to write as much as I feel I should say, and as much as I feel I have to say. I feel I have been on the path to financial independence and beyond for over 35 years now so I have formed many views on these topics which I will try to put into words in future posts.

8 Replies to “Getting Minted One Year On”

  1. Congratulations on your first anniversary.
    IMO there is plenty room for writing like yours that is wholly based on real, lived experiences.

  2. Keep up with the testimony.

    Good to see you compared your portfolio returns to an index : did that myself this year, and found that I was not quite the master investor I had hoped myself to be, and more of an averagely lucky monkey.

    A query – you seemed to be comparing to the index, when you should have compared to the total return. Such as you can get from here: http://www.swanlowpark.co.uk/ftseannual
    Or, have I just misunderstood?

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