The art of selling without selling

The art of selling without selling - image of an empty beachI like Zen thought. When I was a software developer, I used to say “the fastest way to write software, is not to write it.” That caused some puzzled looks until people realized that re-using something you’d already written is more efficient than writing something new. But this is a finance blog. How do you sell an investment without selling it? And, why the heck would you want to do that anyway?

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UK Dividend Champions February 2017

UK DIvidend Champions February 2017 The UK Dividend Champions February 2017 edition is now available at DividendChampions.UK.

Apologies for the late update this month. I had unexpected travel plans on the week that I usually compile the list. Not much has changed this month though with the list membership remaining at 257.
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Income Fund Update for January 2017

income fund report graphicI’m back in the UK for a couple of days for a funeral. Which tends to put things into perspective, so I’m running behind on updates. With a whole new year ahead of us, this is my first Income Fund update for January 2017. It’s time to answer the question you didn’t know you wanted to ask … how did I do in January?

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In the last 40 years, 71% of the market’s return came from dividends…fact checking

magic hat imageThis claim came from Kevin O’Leary when promoting his new dividend-centered ETF. Mr O’Leary stars in a TV show where they put him in a tank full of sharks or something like that. While the statistic might be inspirational in starting a dividend investing strategy, I couldn’t resist taking a closer look and doing some fact checking.

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The NOW Effect – a book review

The Now Effect, a book by Elisha Goldstein, PhD.As part of my goal to be more awesome! I will read twelve books this year and try to learn something from them. The first book that I chose is The Now Effect by Elisha Goldstein. I’ve previously written about Living in the Now, and I thought this book would give some useful directions on how to do exactly that. Read on to see if it did or not!

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Starting to start exercising! How I’m investing in myself.

Girl doing pushupsI’ve started exercising! Although I use the terms loosely. It’s probably more correct to say “I’m starting to start exercising again.” Either way, it’s a long overdue step in a journey to a better me. I thought I’d write out my plans and routine so that I’ll stick to them.

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Planning for investing success – a look at the Investment Policy Statement

Example investment plan showing missing details in planning for investing success
In order to get somewhere or achieve something, it’s good to have a plan. And if you have a plan, it’s even better to write it down so that you can follow it or even consider how you might change it. It’s no different for investing. Here are some thoughts on planning for investing success.

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