Tag: Getting Minted

Dividend cut

After six months of the financial crisis situation brought about by the pandemic my investment portfolio has suffered a first dividend cut. After over twenty dividend announcements that increased or maintained the dividends in payment over the last six months I have now had one that reduced it. In a recent discussion with my brothers…

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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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