I’m Going to Run a Marathon. Kill Me. Kill Me Now.

What on earth was I thinking?! Well, I wasn’t thinking straight that’s for sure. You see, what happened was that I’d had most of a large glass of homemade cherry wine. It was totally delicious, but we have no idea how strong it is. It smells pretty alcoholic. So, most of the way through said glass,…

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2017 What to Do With Your £20k ISA Allowance

Many people have been asking me in recent weeks about the 2017-18 ISA allowance. It has now been raised to a whopping £20,000! Wow. That’s a helluva lot of savings to stash away over the course of a year, or all at once if you’re lucky enough to do so. Another huge change is that…

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2016 Q1 Review and Update – New Tax Year!

1st Quarter Investment Review – Time is flying! Wow. Have we really had three months already? Time is flying. I’ve been working on my businesses almost exclusively for the last three months, and matched betting has very much taken a back seat. I have less and less time for researching investments, so I now do…

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CAPE – is it a useless measure of valuation?

Hi everyone. Just thought I’d share some articles with you again. I don’t tend to talk much about valuation methods, other than my brief overviews at the beginning of various monthly dividend updates. However, this article about CAPE (cyclically-adjusted PE) caught my eye in particular. Ken Fisher thinks CAPE is useless. I do lean towards…

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Why Values Are More Important than Goals

There’s been much talk in the blogosphere recently about goal-setting for 2017. No surprise really, it having been the beginning of a new year not that long ago. I didn’t set any goals for this year, which is quite typical for me, yet for some reason this year, I felt like I needed to do…

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Some Financial Articles of Interest

Just thought I’d say hi to my readers after being AWOL again. Life is rather busy, but I saw a few articles recently that I thought you might like to read too: The savings protection is going back up to £85k soon; Plenty to like in 2017 (mentions Sainsbury’s); Shares that Buffet might pick. I’ve recently…

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How Much Can You Make from Accumulators or Accas?

Firstly, I promise I’m not turning this site into a matched betting forum! But I admit, I have been doing a bit more of it lately, mostly since my maternity pay ended in August, so I’ve been topping up my income in other ways. Matched betting started off as a bit of an experiment, but I…

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Is Matched Betting Sustainable Long Term?

Sorry I’ve been afk for ages. Life is exceedingly busy right now. Just thought I’d write a quick post about the long-term sustainability of matched betting, as a few people have been asking me about it recently. When you first start matched betting, you can make serious money from all the sign-up bonuses. Every time…

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Just in Time for a Rhyme – Growth vs. Value Stocks

Growth Stocks: I grow over time, but the profits are all mine, So until you sell me, you won’t see a dime. Yet I can deliver such wonderful fruit, You’ll feel like a thief with a bag full of loot. I’m like a child, desperate to grow, Just feed me now and off I go….

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Matched Betting Progress Update

Well, it’s been a while since I last posted. A lot has happened since then. It looks like I posted two days before my little wee one was admitted to hospital… we spent over 3 months there. Needless to say, I haven’t had much time for writing blog posts. There was no wifi on a…

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