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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The Opportunity Cost of Home Ownership

Mortgages…. most of us have one, but do we really understand their true cost, not just in terms of money but also in terms of freedom? According to the Financial Conduct Authority Statistics on Mortgage Lending, the outstanding value of all residential mortgages in the UK currently stands at £1,417

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Net Worth Report

Monthly Net Worth Report #4 – September

Hello and welcome to another monthly update! September has been a busy month. I celebrated my 42nd birthday with a night away at a lovely country pub which was a real treat; my eldest two children started back at school (hooray!) and work has been busy as it always seems to

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The Full Guide To Each Way Betting

The Full Guide To Each Way Betting

Is it possible to beat the bookmakers at their own game and win money over the long-term by betting on horse racing without any knowledge of the sport? Does betting using purely a pricing edge really lead to success? Find out in the Pursue FIRE | Full Guide to Each

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Each Way Betting Report #3 – September

This is the Pursue FIRE Each Way Betting Report. Each Way Betting is a side-hustle in testing. Starting with a bank of £500, horses are selected for ‘each way bets’ based on nothing other than their perceived statistical value across a number of bookmakers using specialised software from OddsMonkey Each month

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Live Each Way Betting Results

To compliment my monthly Each Way Betting Reports, the chart below is a live feed of my progress, updated as results come in daily. I started the experiment with just over £500 and, as you can see, the great early form has continued and this project continues to make nice profits.

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The Minimum Payment Credit Card Trap

Total UK personal debt stood at £1.6 trillion at the end of July 2018, according to data from The Money Charity. This has risen from £1.5 trillion a year prior, working out as an extra £884 per UK adult. The average total debt per household (inclusive of mortgages) was £58,658.

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Net Worth Report

Monthly Net Worth Report #3 – August

Welcome back to another monthly update! I trust that you are all had a great summer? Things are certainly slowing down a little bit now that we are into September. This month brings my birthday (42 years young!) – serving to remind me that my time is limited and that

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Each Way Betting Report #2 – August

This is the Pursue FIRE Each Way Betting Report. Each Way Betting is a side-hustle in testing. Starting with a bank of £500, horses are selected for ‘each way bets’ based on nothing other than their perceived statistical value across a number of bookmakers using specialised software from OddsMonkey Each month

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Hello and welcome to Pursue FIRE. My name is Dan and I am the owner and author of all content on this site. I am passionate about personal finance and look forward to engaging with you.

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