About the Site
This site is focused on US citizens who live in the UK and are interested in saving and investing for long term goals – especially for Financial Independence/Early Retirement (FIRE).
Topics here will focus on those that relate to that focus: financial planning, investing, US/UK taxes and how they work together, etc.
There are a lot of related topics that are out of scope because they’re already well elsewhere. That includes:
- General Investing
- FIRE Basics
- Personal finance basics (budgeting, paying off high interest debt, etc.)
- Immigration & visas
I’ve put some links to good resources for those topics in the Resources page.
I created this site to help people – this can be a complicated topic and pretty daunting when you first go down the rabbit hole. I’d like to maybe cover the costs, but the main point isn’t a “side hustle”, it’s to share knowledge and help others.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a tax lawyer, a financial professional, a tax professional, or any other relevant professional. Everybody’s situation is unique, and there are lots of little rules that can make a big difference if they apply to you. You must do your own research and may want to consult a professional. I’ve called out situations where you really, really need to do this, but in general, even innocent mistakes can be extremely costly and may not be uncovered for years or decades.
I grew up and started my career in the US, moving to the UK in 2018 with my pregnant wife and our 2 year old daughter. Aside from helping educate people on FIRE topics, I enjoy spending time with my family, walking/rambling, gardening, cooking, and reading. Professionally, I’m a project manager – while it has no direct relationship to FIRE, the organization and methodical thought processes have helped me as I try to put all the pieces together.
I wrote some more about my story in this post, if you’re interested.