Welcome to Home in the Green.
If you are interested in living more sustainably, saving money, investing ethically and/or finding balance on a financial independence journey, you have come to the right place.
This blog is where I share what we are doing and learning as a family, so that you can apply the same strategies in your lives.
I live with my partner and two children in Edinburgh in Scotland. We are at the early to middle stages of our financial independence journey. For us, that means we are focussing on how to optimise our time and our money, with the hope that we will be financially independent before traditional retirement age, hopefully in our mid-50s.
Our strategy to build wealth is through investments and rental property income.
We are also overpaying the mortgage on our residential property as part of our financial independence strategy, so I share tools that help us to do that.
Reducing our environmental impact is important to us. So, while we find many ways to both save money and live more sustainably, we are also happy to spend in line with our values and pay more for a more eco-friendly option.
Food is a passion for us – so while we look for ways to cut food costs and reduce waste, we don’t sacrifice quality or taste. Instead, we choose not to take many overseas holidays and buy a lot second hand.
As our children are so young, we also don’t want to be so focussed on saving or making money that we miss some of the best years of our lives.
Please stick around if you are taking a similar path. I’d love to hear your stories – what’s working well for you and what your challenges are.