Ad Otium is a money and philosophy lifestyle blog, chartering a course towards otium liberale – a state of liberal leisure away from employment. The blog often runs counter to the typical FI/RE mindset of optimisation and cost cutting, instead focussing on balance, temperance and taking steps to increase income.
My blog is about helping people to feel more optimistic about personal finance. I use scientific research and my own personal experience to break down the barriers to saving money and investing. I originally created the blog to document my experience of trying to achieve ‘financial independence’ on an average UK salary. Then I came to realise the importance of having a positive relationship with money and how science and psychology of money can help with this.
Who doesn’t want more money? Who doesn’t want a higher paid job with fewer hours? Who doesn’t want to semi-retire tomorrow? Unless you are in the top 20% of earners, you’re becoming relatively poorer every day. The capitalist, consumerist draws on your frugal lifestyle make such dreams seem unrealistic. I am Money Mage and I’ll be writing on wealth, using money wisely, savings and investments, living frugally, frugality hacks, living well, looking after yourself, and having fun.
I’m Tony, a friendly Spanish guy living with his girlfriend in the UK. I am on a super ambitious journey towards achieving a one million Euro portfolio. I’m conscious that I don’t need that much to become FI, but possessing a million has been an obsession of mine for a long time. I use my blog as a personal tool to help me do that while I improve my writing and meet other like-minded people. My main investing vehicles are Stocks & Shares ISA and P2P lending. Come and say Hi!
Here you can join on a roadtrip to a higher passive income! Since savings accounts make no money at all I am eagerly looking for better sources of income and ways to make my money work for me. In this blog you can see how my passive income changes (hopefully in the right direction!) and my investments grow. Additionally, you can learn how you can save more and invest better by reading how I did it. Hopefully this will inspire people to go the same way.
I am an already retired (old’ish) FiRE Starter. My blog is targeted at helping new and “mid journey” FiRE Movement folks to find the right investments to retire early. Also targeted at offering alternative ideas for early retirement such as alternative living locations. Providing information on cost of living and funds needed to retire comfortably. Each month I publish my actual investment return numbers and investment ideas.
Revenue.Land is about making our life easier by knowing how to manage, save and invest our money wisely. Investing alone is not enough. It is crucial to understand what makes us happier and maximize our “ROI” so we have more quality free time. It’s not for lazy people. It is for smarter humans with higher targets than working and consuming. P2P lending is obviously in focus these days, but we always keep our eyes open for the next opportunities.
Don’t be fooled by the domain: I am as average in every sense of the word as it gets. Middle aged dude, married with a kid, boring office job. Started investing in stocks, real estate and P2P lending in 2014 when I turned 35. On this site I will document my journey towards financial independence and (hopefully) early retirement.