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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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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Beginning a Matched Betting Experiment

I finally got round to putting some money into a matched betting experiment. Al the talk on various blogposts, MSE forums, and in person at the last FIRE Escape meetup got me thinking, and after several months, I decided to give it a go in April. Read on for an explanation of what matched betting is, what…

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General Life Update

portfolio update

Hi all, this might be one of the last posts I do for a while due to the imminent arrival of baby TV #2 – so I thought I’d give a general update of what I’ve been doing lately with regards to investments and life in general. Investments Update I’ve not made any other purchases…

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How to Keep Christmas Cheap

How to keep Christmas cheap

It’s only a month ’til Christmas… time to get scared and start panicking about those presents you haven’t bought yet! Or rather, time to think about how to keep Christmas cheap. Of course, you could always be a complete idiot and read the Guardian – as ermine says, if you follow their advice, you certainly…

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Q3 2015 Update

There's Value Goals

I realised in the summer that I’d forgotten to do a Q2/H1 trading and general goals update… I guess there was just too much going on with summer and the quietness at work etc. before all the stock market volatility started kicking off in August. I’ve not really made any big changes to our portfolios,…

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How to Divide Your Income

How to divide your salary - the li ka shing way

Way back in January 2015, I was reading Kapitalust’s latest blog post ‘Advice from Li Ka-Shing: One of the Richest Men in the World’.  Now, you may think: ‘so what?’ and yes, so what, I was reading a blog post, whoop-de-do. But this is not just any old blog post, and not just any old…

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Can I Make Money Investing in Stocks?

can i make money investing in stocks?

Have You Got Twenty Quid? One of the most common misconceptions about investing that I come across, is that you need to invest large amounts of money in order to make significant returns. Yet what most people don’t realise, is that you actually don’t need that much money to get started – and thus get started…

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Recent Trade – Buy Bloomsbury Publishing and giftgaming

Well, I did it. I finally bought shares in Bloomsbury Publishing, after having no real reason to not do so for the last several months. My friend over at The Dividend Drive probably convinced me to finally take the plunge, as we have been commenting voraciously back and forth regarding this stock and we hadn’t…

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What Will Investing Be Like in 100 Years?

I decided it’d be fun to imagine what the world of investing might be like in 100 years’ time. I’d really love if you left a comment with your own ideas on this. Read on and then leave me your thoughts below. Here are some of the scenarios I came up with: We will have…

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