As a daily Quicken 2016 Premier user, I upgraded to Quicken 2017 this week. The changes aren’t very significant but I chose to upgrade anyway and take a look. So here’s my Quicken 2017 review with my thoughts about the latest version. I’ve also updated my Income Portfolio Morningstar X-Ray and Credit Score too.
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The Henderson Global Dividend Index Edition 12 is now available for Q3 2016. This report looks at trends in global dividends and compares dividend growth by regions and industry. Which region had the fastest dividend growth? Where were dividends cut? Which company paid the biggest dividend amount in Q3 2016? Read on to find out!
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One of my goals is to live off dividend income, without needing to sell any investments for income. But if I don’t sell any capital, then is Total Return that important? And does valuation matter if I only care about continued income?
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The UK Dividend Champions November 2016 edition is now available at DividendChampions.UK.
Hot of the heels of October’s catch-up list, November’s update includes a new 25-Year dividend champion. There was a net loss of two companies from the list.
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I’ve been slowly simplifying my investment strategy for a while now. Not just the asset allocation, but also in automating payments and streamlining my account structure. Mostly because I wanted to save “Time” but there’s another reason behind my simple thoughts on simple investing.
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The UK Dividend Champions October 2016 edition is now available at DividendChampions.UK.
Eight companies were removed from the list this month with two new companies added. Among the 8 lost was an investment trust Champion with 25+ years of dividend growth.
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My October 2016 monthly summary follows on from my October income fund update and shows spending / savings during the month. It was another quiet month for me, but not so quiet in the stock market in the run up to the November election.
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It’s time for my October 2016 Income Fund update. The end of the month ended on a downturn because of fears about the election (and likely many other reasons) so let’s see how the portfolio fared.
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Towards the end of October I bought more shares of two companies that I already own. Read on to see what and why.
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This post follows on from my September income fund update and shows spending / savings during the month. September was a quiet month for the most part although I’ve been busy / stressed with work. Financial Independence looks so attractive right now, but is it closer this month?
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