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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September 2015 – Dividend income and portfolio update

Once again I’m a dollar short in my updates but fortunately not in my dividend income; it’s almost December and I’m only just getting my September update out. But now that I’ve prepared the bulk of the updates for December’s upcoming Dividend Champions List, it’s time to sit back, listen to Amy Macdonald and run through some (old) numbers.
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July 2015 – Dividend income and portfolio update

I was just sitting down to start working on my August income update when I realized I hadn’t posted July’s so I’d better get that posted first! This is the first of two posts summarizing my progress towards (or from) financial independence and describes how my investment portfolio performed in July.
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Monthly Summary – June 2015

Here’s my net worth update and summary for June 2015 – this part follows on from my June income summary. June was a fairly quiet month in terms of surprises, but I was busy with work deadlines…another reason to look forward to being financially independent!

So with that said, was June a step forward towards FI or a step backwards?

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Monthly Summary – May 2015

Here’s my net worth update and summary for May 2015. There were a couple of surprises in May: we received unexpected (& free) tickets to watch New Kids On The Block although perhaps they should consider a name change since they’re about 45 years old now! And my graphics card died, so I bought a new graphics card to keep my PC running (it’s twice as fast as the old card and uses half the power) – that’ll show up in July’s costs since I used my credit card.

So was May a step forward towards FI or a step backwards?

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