How I’ve earned 11.1% with Peer to Peer lending

In my Income & Expenses report in May I received some income from a Peer to Peer (P2P) lending company. Following the post, I had a few questions about what P2P lending is, how I had found it so far, and would I recommend it. So I thought it would be worthwhile writing a post on it. I…

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Portfolio Value £12,000 – Goal Achieved!

Sitting proud on the poshest toilet I’ve ever  been in – Oslo Opera House I did it….. I hit my Portfolio Goal for the year in July! I’m really pleased with that result. My Portfolio topped out at £13,853 at the end of last week after I bought shares in National Grid and SSE last week. It’s hard to believe that at the…

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Monday Inspiration

Happy Monday everyone! I read a really inspiring section from Napoleon Hill’s – Unlimited Success Book (which I highly recommend!). It was only a quick read, but it gave me a timely reminder of how I want to conduct myself. I thought I would share it with you all because there might be one or two…

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Stock Purchase – National Grid

My second purchase was with another company I’ve been wanting to own for a while, National Grid. I bought 121 shares at 845.35p per share which cost £1,039.94 with charges included. National Grid have a strong reputation for paying high dividend yields every year. They have averaged 5.88% over the last 5 years. This year their…

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Stock Purchase – SSE (also includes some Investing Basics)

My biggest wage of the year has arrived, and it’s time to spend that money! I love this time of the month. It feels extra sweet, as I have enough money to buy shares in two companies (with some left over), and the two purchases will take me over the threshold of my 2014 Goal…

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Income & Expenses – June 2014

One of the main reasons I started a Blog was to publicly record all of my Income and Expenses each month.  There were two main reasons why I decided to do this: Accountability – Just knowing that I’m going to be writing down all the pounds and pennies that I spend each day is reason enough not to go…

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Portfolio Update – June 2014

It’s the end of yet another month and I can now look back 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 Growth Investor so I’m…

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Dividend Income – June 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 they’ve contributed. …

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