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London FI February 2023 Online Meetup: FI 2023 crash course + 4K in 40 hours with Beermoney

We are very lucky to have guest speaker Alvar Damen, podcast creator and all round FI expert, to host this live event. We are also lucky to have a new venue! Alvar is from the Netherlands, 30 years young, and living in the UK. By day, he is working in IT but by night he dives into his passion for IT freelance work, podcasting and personal finance. He has run the FI Europe Podcast for 3 years, with 275K downloads,…

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London FI January 2023 Online Meetup: Looking back and planning ahead

For the third year running, we’re kicking off 2023 with a look back at the past year and setting out goals for the year ahead. We’ll give an update on our own FIRE journey, and also want to hear from you: What did you set out to achieve last year? How did it go? What impact did 2022 have on your overall FI journey? What were the highlights and lowlights of the year? What resolutions have you made for 2023? What’s the number 1 thing you’d like to achieve in the year…

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London FI December Meetup: Back to the pub

As Caroline abandons me to go see her family in Cape Town, I’m keeping it simple. After a two and half year break, we are going back to the pub! There is no agenda for this event, let’s meet up and network around the topic of Financial Independence. We do not have an allocated room but they will hold a few tables for us, so please do RSVP if you can make it, and I will hold as many tables…

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London FI November Meetup: Navigating your Mortgage – Q&A with a Broker

With mortgage rates rising sharply over the past few months, many homeowners are panicking. The average cost of fixed rate mortgages is above 6% for the first time since 2008, and the Bank of England has raised interest rates an incredible 7 times since last December. After enjoying low interest rates for so long, it’s hard to imagine – let along prepare for – such dramatic changes. Combined with massive increases in energy and fuel costs and double digit inflation,…

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London FI September Meetup: FIRE in the time of Inflation

Anders and Caroline are back from their summer hiatus and looking forward to catching up with everyone! We’ll start with a quick update: what’s everyone been doing since the last meetup? Then we’ll dive into the topic that’s been on our minds for months: the cost of living crisis. how is it affecting you personally? which cost categories are increasing the most? how will high inflation affect your FIRE goals? what short and long term actions can you take against cost…

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London FI April Meetup: A toolkit for DIY investing

One of the cornerstones of Financial Independence is effective investing. Yet many people find it intimidating and so they struggle to get started, missing out on valuable time in the market. In this month’s meetup, we’ll give you the tools to be a more effective DIY investor. We’ll start with a theoretical framework for investing and also cover some practical topics, like: * different approaches to investing * how to choose ETFs * understanding market cycles * tax reduction strategies…

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London FI December Meetup: Stories from a Financial Planner

We are very happy to invite you to another update on our FIRE journey, which has now become our standard way to kick off the year. Like this time last year, we will wrap up 2021 and look ahead to 2022: * What did we set out to achieve last year? * How did we do? * Highlights and lowlights of the year * What are our goals for 2022? We’ll be sharing our own experiences, and also want to…

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London FI December Meetup: Stories from a Financial Planner

In this event we’re very happy to welcome long-time member of the meetup Stephen James to share some of his experiences as a Financial Planner in the UK. Stephen will describe some common issues he encounters when he advises people on their personal finances. How does the average person manage their money? What do they struggle with the most? And what types of personal and financial goals do they set? We can all relate to these stories and take away…

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London FI October Meetup: Transforming yourself from employee to entrepreneur

For many on the FIRE journey, the prospect of quitting salaried work and shifting into some kind of self employment is an exciting but daunting transition. In this meetup, we are very excited to introduce you to Career Development and Personal Branding coach Karen Richards, who founded and runs Karen Natasha Coaching. For those of you who joined the picnic in August, Anders shared a little about his work with Karen, who has been nothing less than a revelation. Many…

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