Income Fund Update for March 2017

income fund report graphicI moved the remaining cash from my old Emergency Fund into my Income Fund in March. A bit like tearing off a Band-Aid; getting it done in one go instead of dragging it out was easiest and will likely make little difference in the long-term. So now that the dust has settled, it’s time to describe my Income Fund update for March 2017.

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February 2017 review – a look at my finances for the month

Winter landscape for February 2017 review - a look at my finances for the monthSadly the post title is correct. Time’s passed and although I should have posted March’s updates by now, I’m still in February. But I’m slowly starting to catch / wake up so here’s my February 2017 monthly summary following on from my February income fund update. It’s almost like a balance sheet statement, but different!

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How to deal with an unexpected windfall

Image of a present - how to deal with unexpected windfallsBack in the dim and distant past, a windfall referred to wood or fruit which was blown down by the wind and so became free to anyone. It was later in the 16th century that the term was used for any unexpected acquisition of wealth. Here are some thoughts on how to deal with unexpected sums of money.

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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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