Portfolio Update – November 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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How To Become A Millionaire – My Route

Who wants to be a Millionaire? Do you? I have a confession to make, I would like to become one. Why a Millionaire?  Regular readers of this Blog will be aware that I’m pursuing Financial Independence (FI) before my 40th birthday. I’ve written numerous posts on wanting an income from my investments that will cover my…

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New Page – Freedom Fund / Net Worth

I’ve added a new Page to the Blog and it’s under the heading ‘Freedom Fund / Net Worth‘.Why bother?I’ve been spending more time reading other Blogs whilst I’ve been recovering from my operation and I’ve come across Net Worth quite a lot. I’ve been meaning to work out what my Net Worth is for a…

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Dividend Growth Investing (DGI) vs Index Trackers

Index TrackersWhen I initially looked into the different methods of investing in the stock market back in 2012, I came to the conclusion that Index Trackers were the safest and easiest option for me to start with. They’re operated by computers rather than ‘active’ Fund Managers, and this lack of human contact results in far…

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Stock Purchase – Admiral Group

On Monday 10th November 2014, I bought 104 shares in the FTSE 100 insurance company Admiral Group. The share price at the time of purchase was 1200.58p. The total cost with charges included was £1,266.79.  I usually report back on what the average dividend yield has been over the last 5 years for each of my purchases, and I…

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Income & Expenses – October 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 – October 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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Stock Trading – Profit

I have previously written that I intend to keep stocks for 30-40 years, and I’m not going to sell the shares that I own. Over the last couple of months, I’ve started to change my mind on how I want to invest my money. I don’t think there is anything wrong with my initial strategy,…

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Dividend Income – October 2014

I plan on recording my monthly dividend payments on this blog for you all to see. I had a Goal for 2014 of producing more than £300 in Dividend payments, which I hit last month! This post will collate all of the dividends I’ve received this month and how I’m tracking against my original Goal. I will reveal…

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Stock Purchase – Standard Chartered

On Wednesday 29th October 2014, I bought 119 shares in FTSE 100 Bank Standard Chartered. The share price at the time of purchase was 991.95p. The total cost with charges included was £1,198.27.  SC’s dividend average over the last 5 years was 3.18%. Their dividend for this year is currently priced at 5.51% at the time of writing. Their dividend…

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