Portfolio Update – April 2014

Another month has come and gone. I can now look back at the month I’ve just had and assess how successful it was for me. I can give myself some credit for the good decisions I’ve made and review any areas I could have improved on to help make better future decisions.I’m primarily a Dividend…

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Milestone – £10,000 portfolio

Following on from my purchase of Tesco, I’m please to announce that I’ve passed a personal milestone today, which was to have a portfolio value of £10,000. Three cheers for Huw! Hip, hip…… 🙂As of 5pm today, my portfolio was worth – £10,574.96 I have a goal of having a portfolio value of £12,000 by the end…

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Stock Purchase – Tesco

I’ve decided to spend the remaining amount of money from my recent Car sale to purchase shares in Tesco. The UK supermarket share prices have all dropped significantly through 2014. Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are all offering high dividend yields for a low purchase price. So, why did I go for Tesco?  Tesco are the market leader in this…

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Stock Purchase – GlaxoSmithKline

Yesterday, I used a chunk of the money I received from my Car Sale to increase my holding in GSK.  Back in November, GSK was my first purchase using the Dividend Growth Investing strategy. The price started to increase over the months I purchased them back in November 2013, but over the last few months they’ve received some bad press with allegations…

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Blog Update

(Me on the bike leg of the North Bristol Triathlon in 2012) As we’re approaching the end of another week, which includes the end of lent, and the end of my annual leave I thought it would be most appropriate to reflect on the last 7 days as a whole.  Lent is over Today On…

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Stock Purchase – BAE Systems plc

Today I’ve made my first stock purchase of April – BAE Systems plc. I had a great wage this month, and I’ve also received an additional cash lump sum from the decision to sell half of my car to Miss FFBF, I’ve written about the car sale in more detail on the post – Life without…

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Dividend Income – April 2014

I plan on recording my monthly dividend payments on this blog for you all to see. I have a Goal for 2014 of producing more than £300 in Dividend payments. This post will collate all of the monthly dividends I’ve received to date this year. I will show which companies have paid, and how much…

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Life without a car – Update

(This is a photo of my walk home. How nice is that?!) On 5th March 2014 I started my challenge for lent, which consisted of not using my car to commute to work. I’m now closing in on that challenge, so how have I done??I’ve walked into work every day apart from 2 x days.…

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Getting to know me – Interview with The FIREstarter

The time has arrived, I’m very excited……. My interview by the FIREstarter has been published today! TFS has a feature on his Blog called ‘BlogFAQ’. He invites fellow bloggers to volunteer and answer numerous questions on their Blog. The idea behind it is to have a ‘one-stop-shop’ where you can find out everything you need…

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How I Save Money Food Shopping

I’ve received a few comments and questions on how I do my grocery shopping. I’ve been working on this area with my fiance for about 6 years now. Food shopping is my third highest spend after House Bills and Transport, so any changes you’re able to make in this area have a big impact in…

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