This is a blog about personal investing.

I am interested specifically in financial independence; as I am well below the traditional retirement age, this technically means ‘retiring early’. I am proud to belong to the finance blog community dedicated to FIRE (Financial Independence / Retiring Early).

However, I am not typical of the FIRE community.  Unlike many, I have already amassed significant wealth.  And for me retirement does not mean to stop work. I want to ensure my wealth goes as far as possible; I want to enjoy my lifestyle without compromising (so-called fatFIRE, by some), and I want to have as much freedom as possible – for as much work or play as I want, where I want, when I went, with whom I want.

I am also a proud Londoner.  I did not grow up in London but have made it my home for over twenty years. London is famously an expensive place to live, or certainly to live well, but in my view this is the price of quality.

The objectives of this blog are:

  1. To explore the issues around enjoying financial independence from the perspective of a wealthy Londoner.
  2. To seek wisdom and comment, but not judgement or advice;
  3. To share my experiences and opinions, but not provide answers or personal advice. I hope to be able to track my slow progress to my financial goals.
  4. To assist people fortunate enough to have ‘enough’ to make the most of what they have. Entrepreneurs, inheritors, divorcees, bankers, retirees in particular.

There is no advice on this website. If I find any comments providing personal advice I will remove them.


2 Comments on “About”

  1. Team CF says:

    Good for you, you know what you want and why. That’s something a lot of people can’t say.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Paul Hawkins says:

    Very interesting read. Having worked through a lot of the issues highlighted above over a nearly four year period, I can relate to many of Peter’s issues. I wrestled for a long time with the pros & cons of setting up a FIC and have (so far) found it to be the right choice.
    If my experience is any guide, there were no IFAs out there who could adeptly answer many of those questions that I had, which was the main cause of such a long gestation period for my chosen path. The problem being it is a relatively unusual situation and the issues don’t span one discipline but many. For example, I couldn’t find anyone with a good understanding of the tax rules around Qualifying Corporate Bonds.
    Happy to share my experiences with Peter or you if it helps.

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