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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And We’re Back…

Quick Life Update Well, that was a long absence, wasn’t it?! Most of you know, I’ve been afk due to the birth of baby Edward on Boxing Day. Life has been basically chaotic most of the time since then. But I think I may be getting into a decent routine, finally. Who said having kids was easy,…

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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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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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Understanding Money – Retirement Planning

saving whilst working is like pennies flying into your piggy bank automatically

Welcome to our series on understanding money. We hope this will help you make some headway into understanding, and getting a hold of your financial matters. So far, we’ve looked understanding money in everyday life, how to budget, and how to start saving. These basics are important to understand, as they are the core of…

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Are Stocks Cheap Right Now?

reading improves your mind like a rocket ship launching you into a new world of education

I recently read an intriguing article on Interactive Investor about the relative price of stocks in various countries around the world, compared to government bond yields. Now, whilst we love dividend growth investing and value stocks here at There’s Value, there are other places to put your money. Savings in your NISA (tax-free) or other…

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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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