Money comes second to an addiction, most things do, apart from autonomic biological functions of the human body. Physical or psychological addictions can make a person justify anything to themselves and often act out of character as the stimulus is often secret. A quick note about addiction versus dependence. They are different. Addictions mean the … Continue reading Addictions and money.
What does it mean to you? When will you have enough money? Do you have a figure for it? A certain way of life? This post will talk about that thing that affects everyone, yet no one talks about it. The reason you earn more than ever before, yet still feel financial worry niggling at … Continue reading Enough.
What does money mean to you?
Hello, Alex here. I wanted to note my thoughts about what money means to me. I am quite sure Tom’s experience would be different to my own even though we share the financial independence mindset. Money means different things to everyone, we learn about it from a young age, from how we see others manage … Continue reading What does money mean to you?
Ruthless efficiency of recruitment.
Hi, I’m Tom, the other co-host of our podcast that focuses on personal finance in the UK. I graduated with a maths degree and I am currently working as a data analyst, so I like numbers and stuff. The pandemic has brought with it a large number of changes. Some of which are welcome, others … Continue reading Ruthless efficiency of recruitment.
Perfectionism and the variables of life.
Life is unpredictable, we can only predict that this will always remain the case. So we need to manage our emotions when life doesn’t go according to plan. The planning stage of financial independence can make it seem like a simple course, choose your path, execute your plan and enjoy the journey. Except life doesn’t … Continue reading Perfectionism and the variables of life.
Looking after your mental health.
Mental health is a huge topic, everyone’s experiences are different and individual, so let’s begin with some common ground. Everyone has mental health, it’s a bug bear of mine when mental health is only considered when it deteriorates. People have it, whether it is good or poor at the point of reference. I feel it … Continue reading Looking after your mental health.
Let’s get the basics right.
The basics of personal finance and getting them right. There is a minefield of information out there, lets start with simplicity. Spend less than you earn (keep some of what you earn)Protect against disaster (make sure you can keep earning)Invest (pay future you) Getting the basics of personal finance down is difficult. It might sound … Continue reading Let’s get the basics right.
This is entry one of my financial health blog. A collection of notes and articles that start as thoughts. Hello! I am Alex, a co-host of the FI UK podcast. I’m a mental health nurse currently working in substance misuse and addictions. All publications are my thoughts only, they are intended to be interesting and … Continue reading Financial anxiety.