I’ve been mulling over the Freetrade app for a couple of months now and finally took the plunge and opened a general trading account with them. I’m going to document my stock picking journey on a month by month basis, so follow along for the possible highs and inevitable lows of my portfolio.Continue reading “Freetrade: My stock picking journey begins”
I’ve found that people tend to have a marmite approach to credit cards: they seemingly love them, or they hate them. I’d like to consider the ups and downs of credit cards and hopefully sway some of the skeptics.Continue reading “Curing the fear of credit cards”
In the world of personal finance no theme knocks louder than that of the coveted emergency fund. Heck, it even features in my own rhetoric on this very blog.
Yet, I’m still not convinced it is the best way to do things for long. It is, at best, a temporary fix and a better solution exists.Continue reading “Who needs an “Emergency Fund” anyways?”
We are pleased to announce that we have been asked to host a talk on minimalism and frugality! This was a surprise to us but comes as a big opportunity for us to get our voices heard and engage with others in a new way.
Talking Lifestyles: The Frugal Foxes is the title and link to the host’s site and ticket portal. If you’re in Leeds on the 29th of May and would like to put a face to our names, listen to what we have to say or just say hi then come check us out!
We’ll be hanging around after the talk to answer questions and chat to everyone, so see you there!
If there could be one general quote to summarise the reaction most people in the UK have to the domestic and global stock market, it’s probably this one. Why do people think this and are they correct?Continue reading ““If I invest in the stock market, I think I will lose all my money!””
One of the more interesting things we can evaluate in regards to investing are our approaches and reasonings. This will be a highly subjective piece (backed by logic and reasoning, but subjective nonetheless) and may or may not mesh with you. You and I are very likely to have different risk tolerances, time horizons and general investment philosophies.
Without further ado, let the breakdown commence.Continue reading “Our Stocks and Shares ISA portfolio explained: What do we invest in and why?”