I have been quiet on the posting front. I have been busy working and I have found that my work has picked up and the ‘expectations’ are growing and I am now working more hours.
So over the past 3 weeks my working day has crept up from 8 hours to 10+ hours. I should stop and I will if the bosses start having a go. I have started to experience the ‘real management style’ now. I am now 4 months into my new job and the work load is picking up all the time. You end up feeling bullied into doing the extra hours to prevent being shouted at by the management. It seems to be part of the job role I do. Everyone I talk too seems to be just as pressured.
My net worth keeps heading downwards and it is driving me to despair as I want to raise the FI fund so I can escape the rat race and really find a new direction. I am investing money but the overall value is tracking downwards. I hope the markets start to pick up soon so I can start to feel like my investments are actually making a difference and that I am progressing along a path to FI rather than just battling to reach that ‘finishing line’.
One thing with working, my pension pot is growing as my employer invests into a pension for me and that is picking up now and my pension savings are looking healthy, even if my other investments aren’t.
Now the new tax year has started it will be good to see how the net to gross interest payments will affect the savings accounts. Searching our a good interest rate is now my goal. Keeping my emergency cash fund ticking over without inflation eating it to nothing is a priority.
Some research required in my non-work moments.