State of the FIRE – Feb 2020


Investing, Strategy

Coronavirus – The Undoing of the Stock Markets After hearing talk of impending doom for the last year or so, it’s finally here! Let history be witness to the fact that it was Feb 2020 when the stock markets finally sat up and recognised the threat of the Novel Coronavirus (named COVID-19). Shit finally hit […]

March 23, 2020

State of the FIRE – Jan 2020


Investing, Strategy

Portfolio Performance Review As cheesy as that sounds and as obvious as it is that this has been inspired by the State of the Union that happens in the US, I do think that State of the FIRE is the perfect name for what we are trying to do. We will conduct a portfolio performance […]

February 25, 2020

The FIRE Starting Point – Investment Plan


Investing

Decisions, Decisions! The decision to invest is a fairly simple one, of course we all want our money to grow! But actually starting out, well that’s a different story altogether. At every step we were accosted with so many daunting questions and choices, that we (read I, because let’s face it, I’m the lazy one) […]

December 31, 2019

All FIRE’d Up and Ready to Go


Strategy

Mr. Fireball & I are in our mid-thirties, living the typical city lives, with the typical daily grind. But there’s something atypical that we want to do, we want to be able to exit the rat race and gain Financial Independence. Pronto! Fire & Ice – Origins Mr. Fireball & I have been married for […]

December 30, 2019