BAE Systems – A Good Value Defensive Stock?

  This month, I am intending to buy more shares of BAE Systems (BA. on the LSE). It’s one of the largest companies in the UK and is a pretty solid dividend payer. I’ve already got 37 shares, so I am hoping to pick up another £100+ worth before it goes ex-div on 23rd October….

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Morals and Investing – Can they be Balanced?

can morals and investing be balanced?

Morals and investing. This is getting deep. Once again, good old Steve at Kapitalust has provoked me to writing a longer reply to a topic he recently posted about – ethics/morals and investing. A fascinating discussion ensued is still taking place over at Kapitalust HQ. Our wonderful Belgian buddy, No More Waffles, has also recently…

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The Right Time to Buy Sainsbury’s Shares?

I LIKE SAINSBURY’S I am a fan of Sainsbury’s. I like their food and I like their prices. I also like my local store, because they have a convenient underground car park and they even have electric car charging ports outside. These are not the main reasons why I own some of their shares, but…

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How to Set Goals – And Achieve Them

Goals are Awesome – Goals are the Key to Success Goals are awesome. They really are. Goals help you visualise the future. Goals help you get moving towards something. Goals keep you from being at a standstill, they stop you from becoming stagnant. I was so ignorant to these facts in the past. I look…

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Emotions and Money

Kapitalust, another PF/investing blog I follow, very recently wrote about something which I have been thinking about for the past few weeks – emotions vs. money. Recent Events Well, let me tell you what happened to me recently. I had some family stay, one of whom decided to cause a big argument after we all…

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August Share Purchase – Carillion

should I buy shares in Carillion

Update 26.08.14: My monthly order went through, eventually, getting me another 29 shares, bringing my total to 136. This is great, because I now have reduced my overall cost basis (the shares were about 6% cheaper). This means I am adding at least £1.62 in interim dividends, payable before the end of this year, and…

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A (hopefully) bright future for my child

It’s not about money. It’s about opportunities. Especially the opportunity to learn. My parents weren’t able to save for me, but they did give me pocket money. Unfortunately, I was undisciplined and even though I tried to save, I spent it all very quickly on useless things like sweets and pop! I want my child…

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