Tag: Life Story

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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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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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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Commitment

If you want to achieve financial freedom or financial independence, and you have a vision of achieving that, then you need to have a commitment to getting there. It can’t just be a wish. This commitment will involve time and money and will be reflected in your actions in working, saving and investing. You will…

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