TUK020 wrote:I declared victory and the end of July 2021, and stepped down from running a small company and have stopped paid employment.
Having fun, and starting to consume the fruits of my earlier labours.
Good for you, TUK. I started investing rather earlier than you, in 1958 to be precise. I learned a lot of lessons along the way, often the hard way, but invested regularly in various media, Endowment Assurance, Unit Trusts, Shares, Property Bonds, and then PEPs came along which concentrated my thoughts on shares. I still have a few UTs, and invest in ITs for my grandchildren.
Were I to start afresh, I would have gone initially for one of the global ITs, of which FCIT looks to be the better performer. I would have diversified along the way, as in fact I did.