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How to plan for early retirement the Crazy Cat way

Can I Afford to Retire Early?

Here at Crazy Cat we are in our 50’s and always on the lookout for ways to retire early!

Planning for your Retirement may seem a long way off, but act now and the benefits will follow – here are our  “How to retire early” tips:

  1. Find out how much you will need to Retire on – ask your Pension provider for a forecast & work out how much you currently spend per year.
  2. Start to increase your savings pot – 10%-15% is what you need to save of your yearly income for Retirement.
  3. Prioritize your Retirement fund first – Then think about your kid’s college fund after. Your children have their whole lives ahead of them.
  4. Tackle your debts – switch your credit cards to zero interest, pay off your mortgage early (without incurring costs)
  5. Join a company Pension plan and max out on what you can pay. Check that your employer matches your contribution.
  6. Cut down on major costs – Downsizing, switching loans to lower rates, holiday at home, keep your car for a year longer.
  7. Delay your retirement or consider part-time employment if you can.
  8. Get Financial help from an Independent financial advisor
  9. Make a Financial plan, agree on it with the family and stick to it.
  10. Don’t fall victim to a scam – if you are unsure then visit your local Citizens advice bureau who will help point you in the right direction.

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Let’s face it who really knows what Pensions are all about? If you do then you have my full admiration, if you don’t then below are some links to easy to read websites.

Useful link for you is the government website which provides information on the State Pension – if you are entitled to it and when you can take it.

Money Advice Service has independent information on understanding the pension minefield.

How to avoid a Pension scam

I hope this helps..and if you need a freshly ground cup of coffee drink whilst reading all this then click the link for a Cup of Crazy Cat – enjoy.

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Why is coffee bitter?

Why do some people find our non-bitter coffee bitter? 🙄

 Why do some people find our non-bitter coffee bitter? 🙄

Yep we get it we’re all different – it’s like eating Brussel Sprouts, as a kid I would have rather chewed my left leg off than eat a brussel.

Happily, the maligned brussel has had the bitterness bred out of it but we don’t or need to do that with coffee and here’s why.

Bitterness in coffee – is it bad? – Article by Perfect Daily Grind


How do you make coffee ice cubes?

Coffee Ice Cubes – How to make them.

Coffee Ice Cube Recipe

You wouldn’t believe it but making Coffee Ice Cubes could get complicated 🤪 It’s a bit trial and error before you find the right coffee, the right amount of coffee to water ratio.

If you don’t want to be wired all day then choose a regular ground coffee, brew it overnight.   If you do want to be wired all day then go for an Espresso roast.😵

Crazy Cat ground coffee direct to your door.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz coffee (480 mils)  brewed regular strength
  • Recommended coffee: Crazy Cat 3 Bean Blend it’s a Medium strength and is delicious! or if you’re sensitive to Caffeine but want the coffee flavour then use our Crazy Cat Decaf Coffee just use more coffee & less water (steep overnight)

Equipment

  • Cafetire or Coffee Machine
  • 1 Ice cube tray
Directions
  • Brew regular coffee and let it steep for a few hours or overnight – like I said depending on how strong you like your coffee, let it cool to room temperature.
  • Pour evenly into an ice cube tray, then place into freezer. Once frozen, you can use coffee cubes for up to two weeks.
You see it’s that easy – have a go and experiment.
Enjoy your Coffee the Crazy Cat way

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How to plan for early retirement the Crazy Cat way
Here at Crazy Cat we are in our 50’s and always on the lookout for ways to retire early! Planning
How to sponsor a local team or club
“Crazy cat doesn’t sponsor the team for any financial benefit we do it to support grassroots rugby” As a family,
Decaf coffee can help you sleep
One of the many quotes from my mother in law and one that we live by in this family. I
Decaf coffee can help you sleep
The effect of caffeine on the body can be, in some people be sudden and dramatic, in others, none existent.
Serve fresh ground coffee when meeting new clients
Good communication is as stimulating as a decent cup of coffee…… and just as hard to sleep after. After meeting