Category Archives : Financial Independence Stories

A collection of all things FIRE – Financial Independence Retire early – from articles found across the web to real life stories of people who have achieved FIRE.


Articles On Time, Money, Happiness and Freedom!

Investors who read this site know that I am obsessed with Time, Freedom and Happiness. I believe that in order for one to be happy, one needs to be autonomous and in control of their time. Money is just a tool to get you there. Money is just part of the equation. It helps you achieve financial freedom which then free’s up your time to do as you please as you no more have to actively work for money. Yet many people mistakenly think money in itself leads to happiness. They just want to accumulate more and more of it. They don’t understand that money is a means to an […]


A Good Financial Independence Story

One of the things I enjoy doing in my free time is reading about Financial Independence. Stories from people who have already achieved financial independence are of particular interest as it reignite my fire within and keeps me motivated on my own journey. A post I read recently was particularly inspiring. The author, who lives in Toronto Canada, breaks down his life into 11 stages and shows how he built a six figure passive income portfolio before he turned 50. What is particularly great about this post is that the author only started investing in dividend paying stocks later in life. In fact, he made a lot of financial mistakes […]


The Benefits of Financial Freedom (FIRE)

The Financial Freedom Retire Early (FIRE) movement seems to be slowly creeping into mainstream media. Just yesterday, there was an article in the Guardian regarding this. Whilst FIRE getting more mainstream attention is good, I don’t think the world is ready for this movement just as yet. To see what I mean, just go and have a look at the comments section of the Guardian article I mentioned earlier. It looks like the majority of readers simply can’t comprehend the idea of financial freedom. Most of the comments are negative. People want an easy fix to their problems and attaining financial freedom is hard work as you need to save […]


A £450,000 Unilever Stock Portfolio

One of my favourite times of the week is to read emails sent in via the contact form. Yes, I do read each and every email even though it may take me a few days to reply. One of the emails I received recently was from Thomas C who mentioned that he was a long time reader of this site. Tom’s letter was particularly interesting as he wrote in to tell me that he had built a six figure Unilever position over the years to the point where he is now able to withdraw dividends to fund his needs. In his letter to me, Tom mentioned that he had managed […]