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shelivesthedream

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Post your UK journal link here.
« on: December 09, 2017, 04:09:48 PM »
So people can find UK journals to follow. One link (no spam) to Mustachian-related UK blog also acceptable. Please just post the link and your age and location and general situation (if you would like) so people can easily find journals relevant to them - let's keep things simple.

I'm 27, married, an artsy freelancer, pregnant with our first baby, and currently living in London.

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/young-uk-little-money-lots-of-dreams/

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Re: Post your UK journal link here.
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 02:51:05 AM »
Good idea sltd. I like supporting UK journals and need to read more of them.

Mine is in my signature below. I try to cover my FI pursuits as well as more general life calamities to provide some light relief.

Iím 40, male, single, live in the south east, work for megacorp, am generally quite useless in so many ways and am finding the more I learn the more I realise I donít know.

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Re: Post your UK journal link here.
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 04:35:08 AM »
I don't have a journal but I do have a blog charting my journey and tools/techniques used here http://www.retirementinvestingtoday.com/

I'm currently 45 years of age, currently live in the South East of England and became Financially Independent (FI) in July of 2016.  From no hope we achieved FI in 8.7 years.  Current net worth is £1.2M or more importantly EUR1.4M.  I say more importantly as after I finish my one more year we are moving to the Mediterranean (Spain or Cyprus still to be confirmed).  We expect that will be early summer 2018.
45 years of age, UK based (for now) and FI.  Will FIRE in mid-2018.  A lot more detail on my blog http://www.retirementinvestingtoday.com/

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Re: Post your UK journal link here.
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 04:43:35 AM »
What a great idea!

I'm 28, Software Developer living in Newcastle. Married to an American who hasn't found his career yet in the UK. No kids, two cats. Blog is a lot of discussion about the fact we spend a lot of money on food and booze, wavering about whether we should be in the UK or US, and learning to track expenditure.

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/abstemious-energentic-we-shall-be-(uk)/

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 04:57:53 AM »
I follow some of the journals but what's clear is that we are definitely short of UK FIRE bloggers.  I have a list of the good ones (for me) on my blog but any new ones would be gratefully received.
45 years of age, UK based (for now) and FI.  Will FIRE in mid-2018.  A lot more detail on my blog http://www.retirementinvestingtoday.com/

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Re: Post your UK journal link here.
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 06:59:47 AM »
I follow some of the journals but what's clear is that we are definitely short of UK FIRE bloggers.  I have a list of the good ones (for me) on my blog but any new ones would be gratefully received.

Itís such a shame that people are embarrassed to talk about money, itís almost like we are more comfortable about talking about debt than investment / saving. Iíd be tempted to start a blog as a way to record what Iím doing and hold myself to account, but Iíd probably prefer start either a podcast or YouTube channel, I think thatís whatís missing most in the U.K., unless someone can recommend a good source of U.K. based advice and comment via those media?

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Re: Post your UK journal link here.
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 01:52:15 AM »
https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/playing-with-fire-is-getting-burned/

I post sporadically about my relationship with my in-laws and my entanglement with their car-crash finances. I'm ex-forces, an engineer, maybe four or five years away from FIRE. I lean towards the cheaper, rantier, pro-DIY ends of the spectra.

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Re: Post your UK journal link here.
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2017, 06:17:03 AM »
Mine's here: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/balancing-two-mortgages-two-jobs-living-for-today-and-saving-for-tomorrow-(uk)/

I'm 31, female, and have recently bought a flat in Oxford, a city that is very HCOL in terms of housing, but cheap in terms of other expenses. With help from my parents I bought a 2 bed place, and I'm sharing it, the income from which (plus a bit more) is going back to my parents. My stash is nil (poured it all into the house purchase) and FI seems like a distant dream, but project Grow Stash #2 starts THIS MONTH.

I work doing database stuff but in the non profit sector so not mega well paid. I'm aiming for FI in order to be more flexible/picky with work, rather than necessarily ER. I'm also in the artsy geeky category. Also, gay.

I haven't yet worked out how to write an interesting journal so I've been checking in occasionally and writing whatever is on my mind!

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Re: Post your UK journal link here.
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 10:30:06 AM »
Just started this one today, I'm 28 with a net worth of 64p, and on target to FIR at 70. Hopefully those numbers will shift somewhat.

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/journals/new-year-new-career/