Mrs YFG: on going deeper not wider

One of my favourite articles of all time is by Raptitude (one of my favourite bloggers). It explains the importance to “go deeper, not wider“. I love this concept and apply it to my life. What it means is to truly engage yourself in what you are doing or have now and deeply involve yourself…

Brexit and Finance

What follows is not a political discussion on Brexit. Neither is it a debate on the merits of Brexit. If you get triggered reading the following, my best advice is to calmly breathe and close the browser window. Be forewarned, I will not approve any comments talking about ‘remainers’, ‘leavers’ or politics, so don’t waste…

Financial Independence and Dieting

Last week I read a very interesting article about obesity: “Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong” (clearly the writers also thought, hey that Young FI Guy thinks he has big titles on his webpages, hold my beer). The gist of the article is that society and the medical profession have got into a dangerous…

Mr and Mrs YFG are on a podcast!

Ever wondered what Mr and Mrs YFG sound like? No? OK, well you can find out anyway! as we were interviewed for Ms Zi You’s UK Financial Independence podcast, UK FI Pod. Here’s the link. You’ll hear about such interesting things as: Our world-famous pets How Mrs YFG puts up with Mr YFG being a…

Random thoughts – don’t quote

I read a dumb thing today: With the stock market, what does up must come down. The stock market doesn’t obey the laws of physics. It’s not a bouncy ball. It’s not some bloke in a room typing numbers into a computer. It’s a haphazard aggregation of the thoughts, feelings and analyses of hundreds of millions of…

Mrs YFG: Anxiety and working in law

Mr YFG did a post a while ago about depression and working in finance. I thought I would tell my own story, of living with anxiety and doing my job. As Mr YFG has already said, I’m a corporate lawyer in the City of London. I do lawyer-y things like living on caffeine, working overnight…

Free Financial Planning!

That’s right, you can get free Financial Planning no strings attached! What’s the catch you may ask? There is none. Hundreds of financial planners up and down the UK are offering a financial planning surgery free of charge as part of Financial Planning Week running from 3-10 October 2018. Here’s a QA for those itching to…

The Bizarro World of UK Financial Advice

Imagine this for a second: You’re in the upstairs bedroom putting your children to bed for the night. The wind is howling, rain lashes the windows. Just as your loved once start to fall asleep you feel the bed getting wet. Before you realise, the sheets are sodden. You quickly grab a towel and when…

Inheritance

Warning! Unstructured post ahead! Some of you may have recently stumbled onto the blog from my recent post on Inheritance Tax on Monevator. If that’s the case, hello, thank you for visiting! If you’d indulge me, I’d like to share some of the personal element behind that post. Because whilst it is an immense honour…