Tag: Getting Minted

Our friends electric and gas

One significant cost that households have that they can take action to reduce is electricity and gas utility costs. According to energy market regulator Ofgem, the average dual fuel variable tariff as of April 2019 was £104.50 per month, or £1,254 a year, but the cheapest tariff available was around £880 a year, or just…

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Financial review at 31 August 2019

Eight months Summary A total return in the year to date of 9.92%, slightly behind the index, results after drawdown expenditure in a capital uplift of 7.24%. Drawdown As I am not earning any income from employment any more, I am in drawdown in that I am drawing down some of my financial assets each…

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Commitment

If you want to achieve financial freedom or financial independence, and you have a vision of achieving that, then you need to have a commitment to getting there. It can’t just be a wish. This commitment will involve time and money and will be reflected in your actions in working, saving and investing. You will…

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Holding your nerve during a stock market tumble

It has been reported that “only 18 per cent of investors said they stuck with their investment plans during the volatile three-month period at the end of 2018” when “the MSCI World index fell 13.9 per cent, the 11th worst quarterly fall since 1970”. The Schroders Global Investor Study 2019 added that “In the final…

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Financial review at 30 June 2019

Half Year Summary A total return in the year to date of 11.70%, slightly behind the index, results after draw-down expenditure in a capital uplift of 9.65%. Introduction I review my/our financial situation at the end of each month so as to track where we are, and also because I find it interesting. I’d now…

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