Income & Expenses – March 2015

I started tracking my Income & Expenses in March 2014. By committing to tracking these numbers and sharing them with you all on a monthly basis, I benefited from questioning every single penny I spent. For the rest of 2014, I managed to keep my expenses under £10,000 a year or £833 per month.I will…

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Stock Purchase: Amlin

It’s a new financial year, and with it we have a new allocation to top up our ISA’s. I mentioned on previous posts that I was going to open an ISA with iWeb. I’ve been happy with my service with them so far in my taxable account, and their trading fee is one of the…

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Summer UK Gathering 2015: York Dates

We have lift-off!  The date for the UK Gathering this summer has now been confirmed. We’re going to be meeting up Friday to Sunday to maximise the time with each other. You don’t have to join us for the entire weekend. You’re more than welcome to join us for a day or even an afternoon…

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Forced Stock Sale: Catlin Group

I bought 199 shares in Catlin Group in August 2014 at a price of 515.35p. The investment cost me £1,037.49 (including commission and charges). I’ve received £64.68 in dividends from them to date, and they’re due to pay out a final Special dividend – 11.70p per share – later this month (£23.28 for 199 shares).…

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No More Google Adsense: The future of FFBF?

I’m gutted! Why? Google has withdrawn their Adsense from my Blog due to a violation. They can’t say what violation, but I had the right to appeal. I appealed the decision but they came back saying their hands were tied. I can no longer make money through ads via Google.  The frustrating part is they can’t tell…

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Quarterly/Monthly Goal Update – March 2015

I achieved all four of my intended financial goals for 2014, including the Version 2 and 3 Targets. Yes that’s right…… I’m awesome! During my end of year review I found that I’ve become very strong at managing money. Once I have money in my possession, I’m very good at saving/investing it and I choose not to spend…

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Net Worth & Freedom Fund – March 2015

Freedom FundThe accounts below generate income for me, and my long term goal is for that income to increase to a level that covers my expenses on an annual basis. The amounts display the current value, not the cost.  My expenses are currently approximately £10,000 per year (£833 per month).  The average yield from my…

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Dividend Income – March 2015

I plan on recording my monthly dividend payments on this blog for you all to see. I earned £9.88 in the whole of 2013, £590.33 in 2014, and I have a goal to earn £2,000 in Dividends for 2015. This post will collate all of the dividends I’ve received this month and how I’m tracking against my Dividend Goals. I will reveal which companies…

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