Category: Investing

Holding my own

After six years and seven months on the road marked financially independent draw down I am holding my own in the most challenging year so far. I maintain and update these graphs at each month end to help review longer term progress. This income graph shows the annual dividend income as a percentage of the…

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Watching the dividends

We’re nearing the end of the school year and we’re expecting our home school duties to finish next Friday. Hooray for the holidays! This has been quite a draining and distracting time with all four of us at home for nearly all of the time. I have certainly found that the sources of any stress…

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Returning to normal?

Tomorrow there are changes being made to the lockdown as the UK tries to return to normal life in the wake of the coronavirus having peaked. Personally, I’m generally in favour of steps being taken by government to relax the lockdown but I also favour being cautious in the steps we as a family take.…

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Short term thinking

It is now one month after the recent stock market low point on 19 March. I am still more concerned about health matters than financial matters. Tomorrow I will again be concerned and distracted by our children’s home school. I’m still taking stock of the situation we are in and my financial thinking is concerned…

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Taking stock – and sitting tight

I am now asking myself whether I have been too complacent, or even smug, about my financial position. Was my portfolio as well positioned as I thought it was? I think it was the boxer Mike Tyson who said that everyone has a plan until they are punched in the mouth. I have been punched…

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