Stock Purchase – Catlin Group Ltd

I made my only purchase for August this week using the left over money I had saved from July and as much as I could afford from August’s wage. I bought 199 shares at 515.35p per share of Catlin Group Ltd (GCL). The total cost including charges was £1,037.49. They paid out a yield of 5.1% for 2013 and they…

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My Garage Gym & Path to Fitness

Setting up the Garage GymWhen we moved in to our house 4 1/2 years ago Miss FFBF gave me full rights to use our single car garage as a gym. This was the only room in our property where I had a full say in what went in there and how it looked. I didn’t have a…

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Liebster Award

I’m pleased to announce that I recently received two nominations for a Liebster Award. The first one came in from the wonderful Weenie at Quietly Saving and the second from the delightful Dividend Life. Thank you both!  What is a Liebster Award? It’s an online award for Bloggers from fellow Bloggers. If you choose to accept the nomination,…

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Income & Expenses – July 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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Do you need cheering up?

I’m not a extensive user of social media. Truth be told, I usually scan the latest ‘goings on’ whilst I’m sat on the toilet or waiting in a queue somewhere.During this mornings skimming, I came across this video and it made me laugh out loud, literally. I was on my own, and I wanted to…

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Portfolio Update – July 2014

My main focus as a Dividend Growth Investor is the amount of Income I receive on a monthly basis. My long term goal is to receive a yield that will surpass the cost of my expenses each month. My annual overheads are currently under £10,000 per year, and my investments average over a 4% return. By…

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Dividend Income – July 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 dividends I’ve received this month and how I’m tracking with the Goal. I will reveal which companies have paid, and…

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