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Weekend reading: The house that Jack built

Rest in Peace Jack Bogle. You did good.

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF)

If you're in a defined benefit pension scheme and your company goes bust, PPF might be the best acronym you've never heard of...

How to get a 14% return from RateSetter

Good news! RateSetter has brought back its £100 bonus for investors who put away just £1,000 for a year. To get the bonus, follow my links to RateSetter in this article. I will also be paid a bonus by RateSetter if you sign up via one of these ‘refer a friend’ links to claim your […]

Weekend reading: British passport no longer rules the waivers

Britain slips down the league of most powerful passports, plus the rest of the week's good reads…

The Slow and Steady passive portfolio update: Q4 2018

Markets are down. Our emergency bond parachute is open. How is our passive portfolio faring against the financial flak?

Weekend reading: New year, old habits

New year, new chance to beat the market if you're a naughty active investor, plus the rest of the week's good reads…

Dividend Growth Investor

Stagnant earnings create a risky environment for dividend investors

As a dividend growth investor, my goal to purchase shares in a company at an attractive valuation, and then receive a rising stream of dividend payments for decades. The companies that tend to shower shareholders with more dividends every year tend to be the ones who manage to grow earnings per share over time and have manageable payout ratios. These companies manage to distribute excess cash...

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The Dividend Crossover Point

The goal of every dividend investor is to one day accumulate a portfolio of income producing stocks, which would throw off a large amount of dividends every month. The magic point is where the dividend income exceeds the expenses of the dividend investor. At the dividend crossover point your dividend income meets or exceeds your expenses. For many dividend investors, this is the point synonymous...

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Blackrock (BLK) Dividend Stock Analysis

Blackrock (BLK) is the largest investment manager in the world, with over $6.5 trillion in assets under management. Over the past decade, the stock has compounded by 14.96%/year. Future returns will likely be lower, and they will track growth in earnings per share and the initial dividend yield at the time of investment. The company has managed to grow dividends for nine years in a row. In...

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Money Bulldog

Sage Business Cloud Accounting & 50cloud Accounts Review

In this review we take a look at the cloud accounting software packages offered by Sage, one of the world’s leading online accounting software providers. We look at the various packages they have available and what each one offers, to help you decide which is the right one for you. What Do Sage Offer? One

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Options for Selling a Financed Vehicle

As much as many personal finance bloggers abhor the idea of purchasing a car on finance, it is interesting to know that in the year of 2018 more than 3 quarters of the cars sold privately in the UK were in fact bought using a finance arrangement. It is understandable then that many people may

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What Is the ISA Allowance Cut Off Date?

We all know how important it is to make the most of any tax-free savings allowance offered to us by the government. One way to do this is to make full use of your annual ISA allowance. But what is the cut off date for your annual ISA allowance, and how can you make the

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