TFS

TFS


Registered on Monday the 6th of May, 2013

Website: http://thefirestarter.co.uk

Posts by TFS ¬

  1. Nov 23, 201726 tips on running a sub 3:30 London Marathon part one: training
  2. Nov 14, 2017blogging is dead – so here are my favourite podcasts
  3. Nov 9, 2017october update – income & expenses report
  4. Oct 5, 2017sneaky september update – income & expenses report
  5. Sep 29, 2017august update – income & expenses report – the late edition
  6. Sep 13, 2017the garden project – FINAL!
  7. Sep 1, 2017the garden project – days 7, 8 and 9
  8. Aug 30, 2017how to level a garden and lay a flat patio base
  9. Aug 23, 2017the garden project – days 2 and 3 (theres a rat in mi garden what am me gonna do!?)
  10. Aug 21, 2017the garden project – day 1
  11. Aug 10, 2017full time leisure is not the path to happiness
  12. Aug 8, 2017jumping july – income & expenses report
  13. Aug 1, 2017budget for a two week family holiday to France (ferry and driving)
  14. Jul 27, 2017Sennheiser Mx 686G review – plus avoid stans online store at all costs!!!
  15. Jul 21, 2017stopping to smell the flowers – a most unproductive 2 months update
  16. Jun 27, 2017mustachian spotting uk – level 2
  17. Jun 6, 2017You probably can’t outperform the market – here is how you should invest once accepting that
  18. May 19, 2017the burden of wealth – or why i never want to win the lottery
  19. May 12, 2017marathon april – income & expenses report
  20. May 4, 2017mega march – income & expenses report
  21. May 1, 2017Investing in Bullion: A Beginner’s Guide to All Four Precious Metals
  22. Apr 11, 2017what are our long term plans?
  23. Mar 31, 2017thoughts on parenting part iii – the future
  24. Mar 29, 2017folktales of financial faux pas
  25. Mar 24, 2017thoughts after one year of parenting – part ii
  26. Mar 21, 2017thoughts after one year of parenting – part i
  27. Mar 18, 2017matched betting: cheltenham diaries part iii – the thrilling conclusion!
  28. Mar 16, 2017matched betting: cheltenham diaries part ii
  29. Mar 15, 2017matched betting: cheltenham diaries part i
  30. Mar 6, 2017february update – dubai debauchery and happy birthday baby TFS!
  31. Feb 21, 2017january 2017 income/expenses update – tax man traumas!
  32. Feb 14, 20172016 goals failure review, 2017 goal and other stuff I may or may not do
  33. Feb 4, 20172016 expenses review and 2017 budget
  34. Jan 19, 20172016 in re-view: graphs and stuff
  35. Jan 13, 2017december update – levels you devils
  36. Jan 4, 2017matched betting #2 – how to completely rinse 888 casino free play offers
  37. Dec 20, 2016negative savings november update :(
  38. Dec 14, 2016Elizabeth Dunn & David McRaney – you have some great advice but why you hatin’ on downshifting?!?!
  39. Nov 29, 2016lifehacking: parkinsons law, deadlines, procrastination, and baiting the panic monster
  40. Nov 17, 2016matched betting pitfalls to avoid #1 winner.co.uk £200 offer
  41. Nov 16, 2016october update – 2 holidays and a new challenge awaits!
  42. Nov 7, 2016£50 Bonus offer with The House Crowd – 2 weeks left!
  43. Nov 3, 2016buy your broker a couple of porsches or retire 10 years earlier with low cost index trackers?
  44. Oct 20, 2016september update – a perfect storm!
  45. Oct 13, 2016is derren brown a mustachian badass?
  46. Oct 10, 2016Living free NOW. It is for the likes of you!
  47. Oct 5, 2016The House Crowd – New website now live!
  48. Sep 27, 2016and when you should definitely ask “what if everyone did this?”
  49. Sep 22, 2016why you should never ask “what if everyone did this?”
  50. Sep 12, 2016ratesetter: giving santander the middle finger
  51. Sep 8, 2016august update – clothing confessions and liquidity traps
  52. Aug 28, 2016question time: if an early exit opportunity presents itself do you take it?
  53. Aug 19, 2016FIRE is…
  54. Aug 16, 2016compare mortgage renewal period strategies – free calculator
  55. Aug 9, 2016july update – plus the inevitable question gets asked
  56. Jul 29, 2016The House Crowd – tax efficient investing
  57. Jul 22, 2016reading a personal finance blog post for dummies
  58. Jul 14, 2016june savings update – plus why i refuse to chuck away these pants and why i’m considering buying a tesla
  59. Jun 30, 2016shiny new office or just another set of prison walls?
  60. Jun 27, 2016out with the old, in with the new (blog roll update!)
  61. Jun 24, 2016give me one good reason to leave, i’ll give you ten good reasons to stay
  62. Jun 14, 2016an introduction to the house crowd
  63. Jun 7, 2016may madness – income, expenses, savings, general updates… plus tfs gets a pedicure! has he gone stark raving bonkers?
  64. May 25, 2016what’s luck got to do with it?
  65. May 22, 2016robin hood rides again + what are your best charities?
  66. May 19, 2016quick april update
  67. Apr 29, 2016self build your way out of the housing crisis and a free pdf about money creation!
  68. Apr 20, 2016a brief history of the value of time
  69. Apr 7, 2016march update – first full baby budget month!
  70. Mar 16, 2016february 2016 update – and then there were three
  71. Feb 12, 2016january update – expenses, income, and battling a cream tea addiction
  72. Feb 9, 20162016 goals and plans
  73. Feb 3, 2016budget 2016
  74. Feb 1, 20162015 goals review
  75. Jan 28, 20162015 financial review (iii) – investments performance
  76. Jan 23, 20162015 financial review part (ii) – income, net worth & savings rate
  77. Jan 20, 20162015 financial review part (i) – expenses
  78. Jan 14, 2016TFS vs Mrs T death battle spending challenge 2015 results
  79. Jan 8, 2016disastrous(?!) december update – income / expenses and other updates
  80. Dec 31, 2015question time: what was on your frugal christmas list?
  81. Dec 21, 2015Home Is Where the Heart Is – Ten Things Growing Up With House Flippers Taught Me
  82. Dec 16, 2015nutty november – income/expenses and other updates
  83. Dec 10, 2015question time: would you do anything for money?
  84. Dec 5, 2015bathroom makeover – update #2
  85. Nov 29, 2015bathroom makeover!
  86. Nov 24, 2015Going Limited: A Sole Trader’s Guide
  87. Nov 20, 2015freezer leftovers fish broth gumbo
  88. Nov 17, 2015another one bites the dust… (maternity leave and redundancy)
  89. Nov 6, 2015small income diversification to reduce the size of your retirement stash
  90. Nov 4, 2015outrageous october – income/expenses and other updates
  91. Nov 1, 2015in defence of jamie & the sugar tax
  92. Oct 27, 2015solar panels faq
  93. Oct 21, 2015how to get free business banking
  94. Oct 14, 2015my first two weeks – the highs and lows of semi-employment
  95. Oct 12, 2015are solar panels a good investment? a year in review
  96. Oct 7, 2015anything is possible
  97. Oct 4, 2015sensational september – income/expenses and “other” updates
  98. Sep 30, 2015a little taste of freedom
  99. Sep 28, 2015investing in websites
  100. Sep 24, 2015motivation addendum – real life
  101. Sep 22, 2015internal vs external validation + brief goals update
  102. Sep 18, 2015dealing with demotivation
  103. Sep 4, 2015away in august expenses report and market crash net worth update!
  104. Sep 2, 2015the grass is always greener syndrome
  105. Aug 30, 2015step by step guide – how to register for and fill in your self assessment tax form
  106. Aug 21, 2015how to earn £1500+ per hour – claim back tax on your SIPP contributions
  107. Aug 19, 2015random thoughts from york
  108. Aug 16, 2015meet the TFS Mobile II plus a car insurance WTF!
  109. Aug 13, 2015my new favourite shop (top car boot sale tips for buyers)
  110. Aug 7, 2015mini blood bath – july expenses report
  111. Aug 5, 2015uk lottery players: your numbers have finally come up!
  112. Aug 2, 20152015 6 month expense report: C+ could do better
  113. Jul 29, 2015Mustachian Spotting UK
  114. Jul 22, 2015extreme downsizing your housing to turbo boost your early retirement
  115. Jul 14, 2015two years down the track + june goals report
  116. Jul 6, 2015june income/expenses, net worth and savings rate report
  117. Jul 3, 2015early mortgage pay off vs extra investment strategies
  118. Jul 1, 2015introducing the george’s marvellous medicine method of cooking
  119. Jun 29, 2015can you really change your eating habits this easily?
  120. Jun 24, 20153 productive or frugal things i’m doing this week
  121. Jun 22, 2015free to pursue guest post: financially independent despite herself
  122. Jun 18, 2015i’m back!!!
  123. Jun 10, 2015mixed bag may – goals progress + wot we’ve been up to
  124. Jun 8, 2015dos vacays in may – income/expenses, net worth and savings rate report
  125. May 22, 2015spending habits – luxury spending
  126. May 21, 2015spending habits – peer pressure and social spending
  127. May 20, 2015the four spending habits of the financial apocalypse
  128. May 17, 2015blog faq with the finance zombie!
  129. May 15, 2015election brain dump
  130. May 11, 2015topcashback free £460 tesco clubcard vouchers hack
  131. May 7, 2015April Goals Progress
  132. May 3, 2015april showers – income/expenses, net worth and savings rate report
  133. May 1, 2015all change *again* and has my cover been blown!?
  134. Apr 30, 20155 reasons why wordpress is better than blogger
  135. Apr 28, 2015Download Free Magazines From your Library with Zinio
  136. Apr 19, 2015Cash Flow Issues, Share Save, and Net Worth Tracking
  137. Apr 16, 2015Muscle Over Motor Wins Again
  138. Apr 14, 2015Making a DIY Compost Bin
  139. Apr 9, 2015March (Greenfingered) Goals Update
  140. Apr 3, 2015March Income/Expenses Report – Episode III – Revenge of the SIPP
  141. Mar 25, 2015A More Agile Life
  142. Mar 18, 2015Free Daily Sports Massage and Other Adventures in Life Hacking
  143. Mar 14, 2015Car Maintenance Tips for Newbies
  144. Mar 11, 2015My 2015 Goals (Better late than never!)
  145. Mar 6, 2015February Income / Expenses Report – Keep on runnin’
  146. Feb 27, 2015Four Modern Day Paradoxes of Human Construct
  147. Feb 23, 2015When the spectre of redundancy comes calling – have you got enough money to survive?
  148. Feb 13, 2015Combining and Tracking Couple’s Finances, More Moneydashboard tips, plus free £10!
  149. Feb 10, 2015January Detox Challenge II – The Results
  150. Feb 5, 2015January Expenses / Income Report plus Free Spreadsheet
  151. Feb 3, 2015Brain Dump IV – Should we buy an Air Source Heat Pump or New Boiler? Plus the GDHIF
  152. Jan 27, 2015Brain dump III – New Yearly Budget
  153. Jan 23, 2015Brain Dump II – There’s Some Things You Should Know About theFIREstarter
  154. Jan 20, 2015Brain Dump: Expenses
  155. Jan 13, 20152014 Expenses Report – Extreme Bloodbath Edition
  156. Jan 7, 2015Earn Money with Top CashBack (plus free 1KG Protein shake for new members!)
  157. Jan 5, 2015January Detox Challenge II
  158. Dec 22, 2014Are You Out Of The (FI) Closet?
  159. Dec 15, 20145 Ways to Destroy your Monthly Bills
  160. Dec 12, 2014Happynomics and The End Of The World As We Know It
  161. Dec 10, 2014A Personal Finance Quiz (And what theFIREstarter has in common with Kim Kardashian!)
  162. Dec 6, 2014How to Stop Your WordPress Site from being Hacked
  163. Nov 26, 2014My 7 top tips for buying or moving house
  164. Nov 19, 2014Early Retirement, Early Mid-Life Crisis?
  165. Nov 12, 20145 reasons why your commute is toxic
  166. Oct 31, 2014Rip Off Mechanics – or another reason to DIY it
  167. Oct 29, 2014New TFS Towers
  168. Sep 19, 2014Track Your Finances For Free – Introducing Money Dashboard
  169. Sep 16, 2014Alternative plans for FI and a new definition: Frugally Independent
  170. Sep 9, 2014UK FI Blog round up plus Liebster Award
  171. Aug 6, 20141001 tips on Buying in bulk
  172. Jul 30, 2014A Year Down The Tracks
  173. Jul 9, 2014Thoughts on nearly losing my sight in one eye
  174. Jun 21, 2014Why do we buy gifts?
  175. Jun 5, 2014Scanners and Financial Independence
  176. May 28, 2014Life Lessons with Dr Bob Rotella the Golf Psychologist
  177. May 20, 2014Wearing stuff out
  178. May 8, 2014No Meat Challenge – Conclusions
  179. Apr 29, 2014Get your violins out for the middle class
  180. Apr 27, 2014Sunday Question Time – ShareSave schemes, what do you do?
  181. Apr 24, 2014BlogFAQ with Budget Breakaway
  182. Apr 22, 2014How to buy and sell a house in under 4 weeks
  183. Apr 17, 2014How to save money on alcohol with a French Booze Cruise
  184. Apr 8, 2014BlogFAQ with Financially Free by Forty
  185. Apr 2, 2014No Meat Challenge – The Throwdown
  186. Mar 31, 20142104 Quarterly Blog and Goals Update
  187. Mar 20, 2014The Budget 2014 – Does anyone really care?
  188. Mar 16, 2014Two Spendy weekends and a Flat Valuation
  189. Mar 12, 2014Egg Fried Rice with Vegetables
  190. Mar 6, 2014BlogFAQ with Eco Thrifty Living
  191. Mar 2, 2014Pancake Day Recipe – Oat, Seed and Raisin Pancakes
  192. Feb 28, 2014Conclusive Proof that your House should be Included in your Net Worth…
  193. Feb 24, 2014Seeking out some more energy efficiency gains, switching to renewables
  194. Feb 23, 2014Blog update and Weekly Reading
  195. Feb 21, 2014Calculating your Savings Rate: Debunking the Myths
  196. Feb 18, 2014Meet theFIRErat!
  197. Feb 14, 2014Guest Post at Done by Forty: Limit Your Options, Expand Your Wallet
  198. Feb 10, 2014The Fresh Prince of Bel-Fire
  199. Feb 5, 2014The Ultimate Omelette Recipe – with Home Made Coleslaw
  200. Jan 31, 2014Mega Detox Challenge Final Results
  201. Jan 28, 2014Why you need a financial independence plan right now! (And so do I…)
  202. Jan 23, 2014Free E-Books
  203. Jan 20, 201420 Minute Pork Stir Fry
  204. Jan 16, 2014How to cut your car petrol costs in half
  205. Jan 13, 2014How Much are you Wasting on Getting Wasted
  206. Jan 10, 2014The Badass Cookery Class: A Beginners Guide
  207. Jan 8, 2014Mega-Detox Challenge Log
  208. Jan 6, 2014I’ve Joined The Yakezie Challenge!
  209. Jan 3, 2014Mega-Detox Challenge
  210. Dec 30, 20132014 Aspirations
  211. Dec 23, 2013A Conscious Conscience
  212. Dec 22, 2013Random reads this week
  213. Dec 20, 2013Interview with a shamFIRE
  214. Dec 18, 2013Get fit by being lazy
  215. Dec 15, 2013My Favourite Blogs (Part I)
  216. Dec 11, 2013Stop unwarranted junk mail
  217. Dec 8, 2013It’s the weekend of enjoying your journey to financial independence!
  218. Dec 6, 2013Frugal Food Friday: Bacon and Leek Risotto with Sauteed Potatoes
  219. Dec 2, 2013Lessons From Thailand
  220. Nov 26, 2013My Perfect Work Day
  221. Oct 31, 2013Start your FIRE part III – Chopping your food bill in half
  222. Oct 30, 2013Thailand Bound and Posts Challenge Round up
  223. Oct 27, 2013A storm is a-coming (…no not that one, we’re talking about the energy price hikes!)
  224. Oct 24, 2013A Frugal Christmas: My presents system to avoid waste
  225. Oct 20, 2013Sunday Story: Internal Locus of Control
  226. Oct 18, 2013Frugal Food Friday: Home made chicken goujons with sweet salad
  227. Oct 17, 2013Internal Locus of Control: Develop one, retire early
  228. Oct 13, 2013Start your FIRE Part II – Location, Location, Location
  229. Oct 11, 2013Forget work and play golf instead
  230. Oct 9, 2013TFS Challenge Log – blog article posting challenge
  231. Oct 8, 2013Start your FIRE Part I – Making a budget and tracking expenses
  232. Oct 2, 2013TFS blog article posting challenge!
  233. Sep 30, 2013Monday Moan: Conned Commuters, Canyabelieve it?
  234. Sep 6, 2013So I just got a pay rise
  235. Aug 25, 2013So what sort of salary do you need for early retirement in the UK then?
  236. Aug 13, 2013Is it possible to live on £10000 a year in the UK?
  237. Jul 19, 2013A brief interlude – I just cancelled my monthly cinema pass and it felt fantastic
  238. Jul 14, 2013Early retirement in 5 years in the UK… is it possible?
  239. Jul 3, 2013Meet The FIREstarter!