My Investing Experiments

I, like many people, have been disappointed with the low level returns from investing in cash ISA’s for the last few years. Back in March I wrote a post on taking some of my money from my ‘Cash ISA’ over to my ‘Stocks and Shares ISA’ in order to maximise my allowance for the 13/14 financial…

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Investing Strategy: Income or Growth?

Which direction do you take? I’ve been asked many times about my investing strategy. Why I put money in stock that doesn’t seem to rise, why I put more money in individual companies rather than funds, and why I don’t have a lot of capital in the shares that I own that are doing really…

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Joining Twitter and Bloglovin’

I recently joined Twitter as @FFB40 and signed up to Bloglovin’. I’ve seen the icons on a lot of Blogs, and they’ve both been recommended to me.Weenie at Quietly Saving recently suggested giving them both a go after she read my Post on 20,000 page views. After taking her advice of following Jason at Dividend Mantra to see what he tweets…

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Stock Purchase – Royal London Sterling Extra Yield Bond

On Friday 5th September 2014, I purchased 915.66 shares, at 103.75p per share, in the ‘Royal London Sterling Extra Yield Income Bond’. The total cost with charges was £950. The acquisition is an extension of a holding I already own. I’ve now increased my position from £200 to £1,150. The ‘Underlying yield’ is 6.37% at the time…

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My Portfolio Dividend Yield – 4.84%

“Every cloud has a silver lining.” This is a common phrase that you’ll hear from time to time. The message is easy to grasp – Look for the positive within every situation. Living by it is a different proposition. We’re faced with daily challenges and intermittent crises that we must overcome as humans. Getting past these obstacles may be…

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20,000+ page views

I started writing on this Blog in March 2014, which was six months ago now. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone! This Blog has now had 20,000+ visitors in that time. I just want to say a big thank you to all of the readers, and contributors. I have thoroughly enjoyed the process and I’ve…

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Income & Expenses – August 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 – August 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 – August 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 how…

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