Pursue FIRE Update

Monthly Update #15 – August

It’s back to business here at Pursue FIRE. The summer holidays are over, the kids are back at school and (at the time of writing) it’s just 16 weeks until the end of the year – yikes! So, after a few weeks away from work, blogging and life in general,

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Pursue FIRE | Seven Pension Tips

Seven Pension Boosting Tips

Saving for an adequate pension is no easy task. It takes a lot of discipline and commitment over many years against the headwinds of inflation to achieve an amount of money needed to see out your later years, a number that can seem frankly mind-boggling. So can some relatively minor

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Net Worth Report 12

Monthly Net Worth Report #12 – May

So here it is, the 12th instalment of my net worth report which therefore marks a full-year of publishing these figures. Let’s see what’s been going with that, and more generally, in Pursue FIRE world 😉 Updates Before I get into the usual monthly figures I thought I’d quickly ramble

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Pursue FIRE Net Worth - April

Monthly Net Worth Report #11 – April

Greetings fellow FIRE-lings and welcome to another update 🙂 Determined not to slip behind schedule, this report covers the changes in April. Looking at the title I’m also slightly shocked to see that I’m already on report 11 – that means my first anniversary of blogging is just around the

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Pursue FIRE Net Worth Report 8

Monthly Net Worth Report #8 – January

Hello and welcome to the first monthly Net Worth update of 2019! I hope you all managed to have a wonderful break over the festive period and have started the New Year in style! Things are always so hectic in the early part of the year and 2019 has been

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Pursue FIRE _ Power of Compounding

The Power of Compounding & The Rule of 72

Albert Einstein described compound interest as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’. “He who understands it … earns it. He who doesn’t … pays it”. In this post, I’ll recap the power of compounding and the Rule of 72 when it comes to personal investing. Compound interest (or compounding interest)

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How To Calculate Personal Rates of Return

How To Calculate Personal Rates Of Return

In my previous post, we examined the differences between time-weighted and money-weighted rates of return and how the latter can be significantly affected by the size and timing of cash flows. It’s also, therefore, likely to be the most accurate method to calculate your actual personal rate of return as

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Know Your Returns

Know Your Returns

With the end of the year fast approaching, attention will soon shift to reviewing 2018 as a whole and establishing how much progress has been made towards longer-term financial independence goals. Hopefully, the year is shaping up to be a great one for each of you! A significant component of

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