Budget 4.0 – my new 2016 budget

A new year is nearly upon us so it’s time for my bi-yearly budget review to accommodate any changes since I updated Budget 3.5 in the middle of last year. This time around it’s an increase, although I was able to offset some of the increases by re-allocating some surpluses. So just how much was the increase and why?

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October 2015 – Dividend income and portfolio update

I’m carefully climbing into my hot tub time machine to re-visit October, as I’m recovering from surgery. I usually have to be at death’s door before going to the doctor’s but in this case it all resulted from a simple skin examination and a suspicious mole on my back. So I can’t stress enough the benefits of annual exams and being proactive about your health.

After that public service announcement, let’s see what October brought. As usual we’ll start with income first and then go over the portfolio allocation.

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UK Dividend Champions December 2015 Update

UK Dividend Champions List logo for December 2015 The UK Dividend Champions List December 2015 edition is now available at DividendChampions.UK. There are lots of changes this month including six new Dividend Contenders (10+ years) with five Contenders being removed.

Read on for the summary of the 67 companies updated this month.

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