Benjamin Franklin’s Old School Wealth Hacks

Time for some audio-visual wealth-building wisdom now, courtesy of one of the greatest jack-of-all-trades in history – Benjamin Franklin. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Franklin also left a lasting legacy through his frugality and wealth writing: It often seems that if information isn’t brand new or ground-breaking then it’s not relevant. But after […]

What Rich Dad Poor Dad Taught Me

First released in 2000, Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki has since become a very popular book, and series of books, in the canon of ‘get rich’ literature. You’re almost guaranteed to find it in your local high street bookshop; the striking purple and gold cover designs of the series prominently and confidently promising certain riches […]

Scared Of Going Into Debt Again

While the prospect of us getting into debt in the near future is extremely unlikely, my recent redundancy threat has caused me to contemplate what life would be like if we began to slide back down the slippery slope of debt again. I’m not sure why, but last night as I was scanning my ‘Wealth […]

Testing Times For Wealth Tortoise

No sooner had I announced the birth of my beautiful little girl this month, I just received notice from my employer that my job is being made redundant. You couldn’t make it up, could you? My head is obviously in two very different places right now: thrilled with the arrival of my baby, yet shocked and […]

The Wealth Tortoise Forums Are Here!

I know it’s early days yet, but I wanted to introduce a forum facility to Wealth Tortoise as quickly as possible, for a number of reasons: The earlier I get a forum up and running, the more time I’ll have to iron out any problems and tweak the functionality before it becomes HUGE! 😉 I think […]

The End Of One Financial Life, The Start Of Another

I’m thrilled to announce to the world the arrival of my gorgeous daughter this week. While I couldn’t be happier, as Wealth Tortoise there is a small part of my brain which keeps trying to interrupt my baby honeymoon experience with thoughts about how we are going to manage financially. I’m not just talking about the […]

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Purse

Short, simple quotes are so under-rated. Don’t believe me? Then have a scan down this list of bad boys (and girls – yes, I’ve included Paris Hilton and Oprah too). While they’re not meant to work like magic just by reading them, I find it’s the re-reading, understanding and then application of such gems into your own […]

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