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Vanguard LifeStrategy funds review

An instant diversified portfolio that requires less maintenance than an Easter Island statue.

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Weekend reading: And the little one said, rollover

Is it still worth rolling over NS&I certificates? Plus the rest of the week's good reads…

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Why you might be your own diamond of a dream tenant

The best person to ensure your mortgage is always paid is staring at you from the mirror…

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Accounting for big expenses and depreciation in your FIRE budget

How to build an FI plan that copes with bill shock.

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Weekend reading: Diversified reading

In praise of Enso Finance, plus the best reads from around the web…

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Do you have an investing edge?

Investing edge is (mostly) a fantasy concocted by people that (mostly) don't have it, in order to make you pay.

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Dividend Growth Investor

Ten Dividend Stocks For Further Monitoring

As part of my monitoring process, I review the list of dividend increases every week. I tend to focus my attention on the companies with a more established track record of annual dividend increases, in order to uncover companies that can deliver sustainable results for the longest period of time. I try to focus on companies I can own for decades, through several recessions. Hence, I try to avoid...

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The Ones That Got Away…

I spend a lot of time looking for quality companies available at attractive valuations. Sometimes, I find a great company that fits my fundamental requirements, but the entry price is a little high for my liking. I try to wait until the entry price is met, before putting my hard earned capital to use. I do this, in order to maintain discipline in my investing approach. I believe that if I slip...

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Eight Dividend Growth Stocks Rewarding Shareholders With A Raise

I review the list of dividend increases as part of my monitoring process. I find it helpful to evaluate companies with a long streak of annual dividend increases of at least ten years. The process of checking the list of dividend increases every week helps me identify hidden dividend gems for further research.  This process also helps me to review existing holdings, and update my research...

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Money Bulldog

Should You Use Klarna? What you need to know BEFORE you apply!

Like everyone else during this pandemic, my online shopping has increased. Whether it has been a pair of shorts or a more expensive item like an inflatable tent, pretty much all of it has been bought online. This increase in online shopping has led me to come across the ‘buy now pay later’ company Klarna

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Emma App Review: Is it a Good Money Management App?

In this Emma app review we look at the features and cost of this Money Management app, to help you decide if it’s a good choice for you! Running an overdraft you could have avoided is a costly mistake. 14 million Brits run an unarranged overdraft every year, while average overdraft rates have more than doubled in the

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Moneybox Stocks and Shares ISA Review

The way that we deal with our money has changed, partly thanks to mobile apps like Moneybox. This service aims to help you make the most of even your spare change. They also have a choice of ISAs that could help you to grow your savings in a tax-efficient manner. There are currently four types

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