My savings aren’t very interesting!

Since the beginning of the year I’ve started producing my own personal monthly financial report.  I’ve become a lot more money-aware as retirement beckons and the certainty of a regular monthly wage lessens. That means I need to stay a lot more focused on my savings and other investments.  I’ve occasionally thought of handing thisContinue reading “My savings aren’t very interesting!”

Here endeth mad March

I see month-ends as a good opportunity to review how my retirement transition journey is progressing.  When I started writing this blog I worked out each month represents one-third of one percent of the average remaining lifespan of a 60 year-old in the UK.  I find it motivating – not depressing – to know thatContinue reading “Here endeth mad March”

My eBay hustle is taking off

My side hustle eBay business has now surpassed the four figure mark, I’ve made in excess of £1,000.  Over the years my small marketing company acquired quite a lot of tech including a couple of iMacs, a MacBook, servers, printers, phone handsets and various storage devices. When I closed the office down about 18 monthsContinue reading “My eBay hustle is taking off”

Work absence is making my heart grow fonder

I’ve got a very busy full-day of work today and spent most of yesterday preparing.   I know that’s true of most people of working age but for me it’s out of the ordinary. And do you know what, I’m really quite looking forward to today’s firefighting and facilitation.  My meeting very first thing will involveContinue reading “Work absence is making my heart grow fonder”

More money off deals for the over-60s

Following on from yesterday’s blog about discounted travel for the over, here are some more money off deals for the over-60s starting with cinema: Odeon – Enjoy discounted weekly Silver Cinema screenings for over-55s on a Wednesday at Odeon Cinema. Tickets are £3 and come with a hot drink and biscuit! Showcase Cinema – If Wednesdays areContinue reading “More money off deals for the over-60s”

Discounted travel offers for the over-60s

Sixty used to be when your pension started if you were a woman, nowadays many of us will have to wait until we’re 67.  It made me wonder whether there’s anything these days you can get cheaper or free when you reach this lifetime landmark. In preparation I thought I’d do a bit of researchContinue reading “Discounted travel offers for the over-60s”

Reconciling our retirement dates and dreams

My wife dropped the bombshell last night that she was considering putting off her retirement to “somewhere between 60 and 65”. She turns 57 in a couple of weeks’ time and she’d previously talked about 60 as a likely date to, at least, cut back her hours. There’d been nothing hard and fast about that,Continue reading “Reconciling our retirement dates and dreams”

What is the point of Equity Release?

As part of my 60th year project to get my retirement finances sorted I thought I’d find out about Equity Release.  What with all the bad press it’s something I’d only ever consider as a last resort to help both kids get properly on the housing ladder or maybe to fund a retirement property abroad.Continue reading “What is the point of Equity Release?”

I am not happy with my Cex-life

A quiet Sunday looms as Storm Dennis wreaks havoc across the UK.  First thing today me and Mrs Jones made the most of a brief respite in the storm conditions to go for a quick 5k run.  We’ve gone and booked ourselves in for a 10k on March 8th and thought we really ought toContinue reading “I am not happy with my Cex-life”

January’s done, so is a third of a percent of my life

So there goes January, it dragged for the first few weeks then all of a sudden these last few days have flown by. That’s one-twelfth of 2020 and, by my calculation about one-third of one-percent of the rest of my life. If I’m lucky enough to live the average lifespan of someone in the UKContinue reading “January’s done, so is a third of a percent of my life”

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