Category Money

Thrifty Holiday Spending

Holiday season is looming. There’s more European travels on the cards. Yippee! Now we’re retired there will be much more time for wandering far and wide. That was one of the aims of giving up work. But of course there’s…

A Spend Up

Over the last year I think I must have been having what Hot Stuff’s mum calls a spend up. Even so I’ve given quite a lot of thought to my consuming habits. But with retirement looming, I’m going to have…

Are Shares Too Risky?

A bear market is when stocks takes a hit over a prolonged period of time. Hence today’s picture as I like any excuse to feature a member of the Ursa family. This is an Inuit carving that I saw displayed…

Saving a Fiver

Today’s picture is a random coin from past travels. Interesting isn’t it? You never know when these snapshots are going to come in useful. But let’s get on track. My reflection for today is an update on my post about…

Back of An Envelope

Semi retirement is looming large. My pension is going to about one third of the salary I earn at the moment. Eeek! We’ll have to survive on gruel. Actually it’s not all that bad. I have a modicum of common…