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Foxy Monkey

How to Tell if the Property Market is on Sale

A very interesting post from Foxy Monkey about how to assess a property environment. Interest rates, average house price to wages, and metrics like the above apply across cities and why not, countries.This means that you can look abroad if the current environment doesn’t suit you, although there are good opportunities if you look north of London right now. What is your take? Are you buying, selling or still thinking about it?

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fatFIRE vs leanFIRE: Which way will you FIRE?

Smelling Freedom: The FIRE movement is split into two tribes. The majority pursue leanFIRE, aiming to reduce costs to the bare minimum and save 25 times their annual expenses. The minority aim for fatFIRE, where the goal is to increase income in order to be able to live a more affluent life in retirement. Which way will you FIRE?

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The Right Work Life Balance once you are 40

Smelling Freedom: Work life balance is important at every stage of your life. However once you reach your forties it takes on a new importance. Research has shown that working more than 30 hours a week is bad for your cognitive functioning. That’s a strong argument for FIRE or at least partial retirement once one reaches middle age!

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I Retired Young Article

Early Retirement Costs – March 2018

Over at I Retired Early, David and Sally kept their expenses on track in March, even though they had guests, visited their daughter in Switzerland, and racked up 51 coffee shop trips between the two of them 🙂

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Break Bad Habits and Create Good Habits Instead

Mrs Smelling Freedom is improving her life and health by kicking bad habits to the kerb! 6 months down the line she looks back at how far she has come and what she has achieved.

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Retirement Investing Today Article

It’s starting to get Interesting

Retirement Investing Today is about to hang up his hat to retire BUT his employer is trying to entice him to stay on for one more year, offering a sweet deal. What should RIT do?

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