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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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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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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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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