Mrs Smelling Freedom

Save Money by Outsmarting Your Supermarket!

Supermarkets are designed to appeal to all the senses. Their layout is engineered to make us walk around from staple to staple, tempted by special offers, taste tests, smells and music along the way. If you want to save money you should use a list or even better, shop online like Mrs Smelling Freedom to avoid all the temptation.

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Managing Money in Marriage: Merging Family Finances with Your Other Half

Managing money in marriage is critical for your family finances. Planning and agreeing on shared goals increases your chances of achieving financial success for your family. Mr and Mrs Smelling Freedom merged their finances in joint accounts, which works for them because they trust each other and have the same financial values.

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Retirement Investing Today Article

The Passive Investing vs Active Investing Debate

Retirement Investing Today does some research and finds that only circa 35% of active funds beat low cost passive UK equity funds while only circa 20% of active funds beat passive global equities funds. He decides to stay DIY plus passive and so continue to pay 0.22% in both wrapper (ISA, SIPP, Trading Accounts) plus fund expenses annually.

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I Retired Young Article

Early Retirement Costs – April 2018

David from I Retired Young believes that the simple act of recording and tracking expenditure can help most people spend less without compromising quality of life. In this interesting post he analyses their April expenses.

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Don’t Let Money Turn You into a Jerk

Smelling Freedom: Money changes us. It impacts our character and our personality. We think we are the ones in charge. That we own our wealth. However if we are not careful, it is our money that will end up owning us, not the other way round.

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Retirement Investing Today Article

It’s Starting to Get Interesting (Part 2)

Over at Retirement Investing Today, RIT writes about his feelings on reaching Financial Freedom and his current uncertainty as to whether to retire. This very honest post will definitely strike a chord with those who have saved enough to embark on early retirement but are unsure as to whether they should take the plunge.  

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