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Secret Hobbies and the Big Match

Have you a secret hobby? Something you’ve not mentioned to any friends or family because it would mean too much explanation (and even then they might put you on their People-I’m-Worried-About List?) Mr FU and I have. We’ve all the … Continue reading

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Financial Education in Schools… or the Lack of.

Mr Fu and I are both in our late forties and seriously lament our late discovery of financial independence.  What hope did we have, though, considering our non-existent education in all things financial?

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Free Money – Who wants an extra £250,000 tax free?

Who would like a tax-free birthday present of £250,000, for free?

Me please, whats the catch? How much is it going to cost?

The cost to you, my friend? – Zilch, Nada, Zippo, Zero, Nothing!

This is a scam, right?

No.

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Little FU#1 – Step 2 The Budget

I’m putting in place a quite simple budget plan for FU#1 that doesn’t need a lot of tracking and doesn’t require every little transaction to be logged. I have broken the budget down to 3 main areas. These are Savings, Essential … Continue reading

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School’s FIREd!

In my last post, I mentioned the other Great Leap we’d taken in our lives lately. It’s nothing wildly exciting, but it is a bit different to the norm and it could be hugely relevant to FI-focused parents.

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Little FU#1 – the plan, steps 1&2

In my previous post on Little FU#1, I outlined the steps I am putting in place for Little FU#1 to start his journey to FI. I intend to do a series of posts to expand upon those steps so that anyone setting … Continue reading

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Mrs Fu Mon Chu speaks…

Mr Fu Mon Chu just loves a new project. He is a laidback but enthusiastic kind of guy and I’ve been playing devil’s advocate to his ideas and plans during twenty years of marriage, and ten years of dating before … Continue reading

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The Bride of FU MON CHU

Mrs FU MON CHU is generally quite cynical. She quite often ridicules my latest interests/fads and it is quite difficult to get her on board to new ideas even though she is very intelligent ; ) . Once she is convinced … Continue reading

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The Awakening of FU MON CHU

Despite being reasonably financially savvy, or so I thought, I was surprised to realise I had been sleepwalking on a financial hamster wheel for the past several years. My financial education had come mainly from mainstream media sources, such as … Continue reading

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This is my first post – About Me

Hi, I’m FU MON CHU Why FU MON CHU? I know it’s a bit cringy, but it just came to me when thinking of a pseudonym linked to the theme of this blog page – so I just went with … Continue reading

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