Investing

Nutmeg Portfolio Review 2017

As with all investing, your capital is at risk. The value of your portfolio can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invest, and of course, past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. I joined Nutmeg on 6th January 2017 after hearing that some friends had a significant amount of money…

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2018 Plans and Goals

There it goes, 2017 is over in a flash and we’re around the corner from 2018. I thought I’d take the time between Christmas and New Years to relax but also to think about next year and to set out some goals. Given that you are much more likely to achieve your goals if they are written down, I thought it…

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Net Worth

Net Worth Update – December 2017

  2017 is finally drawing to a close. It’s been my first real year focusing on savings and investments and really planning for my future. I believe incredibly strongly, that even at a young age (27 counts right), you need to be focused on your long-term finances. I set out my plan this year of retiring early. I haven’t set…

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Net Worth

NET WORTH UPDATE – October 2017

A belated look at my October Net Worth paints a pretty good picture. Here’s how things look with Home equity on the left and without home equity on the right: As you can see, there was quite a big uplift in the home equity side of things with Zoopla reporting an increase in the value of our flat of £18,000.…

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Matched Betting

My First Try at Matched Betting

I’ll admit it, I hadn’t heard about matched betting until a few weeks ago, after making £13.19 in less than 30 minutes, it’s certainly something I’m going to be doing a lot more in future. I consider myself to be someone who reads a lot, especially in the earning money space, so it was a bit of a surprise to…

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Net Worth

Net Worth Update – September 2017

Earlier this year I started taking my finances seriously. I spoke about why here and spoke how tracking my net worth would be a key thing I’d start doing monthly. I’ve been doing so for 6 months, since April – before I started this blog. I now want to start providing monthly updates to see how I’m doing. September 2017 Update excluding home…

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Miscellaneous

Start With Why

So here it is, my first blog post. I thought I’d start off with Why I’m doing this,  being inspired by the excellent Ted Talk from Simon Sinek that I’ll post below. The Why is really a case of having somewhere to express my thoughts and feelings and also to share some of the realisations I’ve had over the past…

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