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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Stock Purchase: No action for June

Climbing Slieve Donard, Newcastle, N. Ireland June has been pretty quiet for me on the Blogging and share dealing front. This is our busiest time of year at work, and I’m working longer hours than normal. I’m also enjoying spending some quality time with Miss FFBF now that  she has a new job and our…

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My Monthly Budget Planner

A couple of months ago I was interviewed by a fellow Blogger TheFIREstarter. He asked me about my motivations to become Financially Independent, why I was Blogging, my interests, general advice etc. (The Full Interview can be found here if you’re interested).  He asked me what my number one money saving tip was. Great question, but for me this…

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Income & Expenses – May 2014

Strap yourselves in people, as this one is a little longer than normal…….enjoy! 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…

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Portfolio Update – May 2014

What the hell happened to May??? Does anyone else find it weird that we’re already into June?Well either way, it’s the end of 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…

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Dividend Income – May 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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Stock Purchase – Vodafone

This month I’ve decided to purchase shares in one company. At these early stages of Dividend Growth Investing I want to get make sure I have a Diversified Portfolio. I want to own shares in various companies from various different business sectors to minimise the individual impact a company has on my whole of my…

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Book Review: The Money-Less Man

I wrote a post last month on how I was getting on with life without a car. In this post I explained how I tried out one of Mr Money Mustache’s frugal entertainment options – The Public Library. I signed up to the local Library, and I now had access to 1000’s of books completely free…

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Broadband and Telephone Bill for less than £5 per month

We’re whizzing through May already, and Miss FFBF and I have spent some time reviewing our expenses. I’m pleased to say we’ve managed to drive down our expenses a little bit further for next month.  Our Broadband bill recently increased from £12.95 to £19.95 per month, this announcement reminded us that it’s time to look…

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Life on a Bike

Me at the Kymin in Monmouth A few weeks ago I decided to sell part ownership of my car to Miss FFBF. She has since sold her car, and we’re now officially a one car household. I’m now into week 3 of commuting to work on my bike, so “how’s it all going you ask?” well…

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