Am I too old to become financially independent?

Am I too old to become financially independent?

Short answer: You may be. But have a crack at it anyway. Long answer: It’s a challenge to capture the attention of twenty-somethings when it comes to financial independence (FI). Retirement seems a loooooong way off at that age. It doesn’t matter how much I bang on...
A self-funded retiree perspective on the pandemic

A self-funded retiree perspective on the pandemic

It seems to me we have become good at a couple of things in the past month: Telling everyone else not to panic, and Panicking ourselves in private. It has been wonderful to see help being offered financially and emotionally to the huge numbers of folk in difficult and...
Money in the Time of COVID-19

Money in the Time of COVID-19

What official declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic means is front of mind for most of us now. For most of people reading this, it’s the first time we’ve had a pandemic experience. We’re making decisions we’ve never made before. Is it safe to go into work? Should I...
What to do amid market turmoil: grab your towel

What to do amid market turmoil: grab your towel

When people ask: “Lacey, what should I do?” amid market turmoil like we’re seeing right now, I say: “Grab your towel.” No, I’m not suggesting a trip to the beach. Fans of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy know the importance of having your towel with you at all...