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Weekend reading: the death of active management will be long and slow

What caught my eye this week. Surprise! For reasons still not clear to me, The Investor has handed me his beloved babe – Weekend reading – for a special guest edition. Before you collectively drop your monocle in your soup, have no fear. I’ll have a little joyride before safely parking back at Monevator Towers. That […]

Why your pension won’t be plundered

Keep investing in your pension and ignore the naysayers.

Weekend reading: The US market has conquered all, but that won’t be how the story ends

The great US bull market is now ten years old...

Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution pension transfers

The FCA now mandates that most people should not transfer their defined benefit pension schemes. Be for you even begin to beg to differ, make sure you understand all the facts.

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 […]

The Slow and Steady passive portfolio update: Q2 2019

Our Slow and Steady passive portfolio chalks up another good three months…

Dividend Growth Investor

Divdend Stock Analysis of Kroger (KR)

The Kroger Co. (KR) operates as a retailer in the United States. The company operates supermarkets, multi-department stores, marketplace stores, and price impact warehouse stores. Kroger is a dividend achiever, which recently hiked quarterly dividends by 14% to 16 cents/share. This marked the 13th consecutive year of annual dividend increases for the company. During the past decade, Kroger has...

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Nine Companies That Love To Raise Their Dividends

In today’s article, I will share a list of companies, which raised dividends last week. The list focuses on companies which have a ten year streak of annual dividend increases, and is part of my monitoring process. I review each dividend increase relative to the ten year average, in order to understand dividend growth consistency for the organization. I also review trends in earnings per share,...

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Dividend Achievers versus Dividend Contenders & Champions

When I started my journey of Dividend Growth Investing at the end of last decade, I focused on the list of Dividend Aristocrats and the list of Dividend Achievers. The dividend aristocrats list focuses on companies which have managed to increased dividends for 25 years in a row. The dividend achiever list on the other hand includes companies which have managed to increase dividends every year...

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Money Bulldog

Scratch and Patch Pet Insurance Review

In this Scratch and Patch Pet Insurance review, we take a closer look at this popular UK pet insurer, to help you decide if they are the right choice for you and your beloved pet. Before we review Scratch and Patch in full, let’s highlight a few ‘good to know’ points about the company.  If

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A Look at the Best Websites/Apps to Sell Your Stuff!

My wife and I have been having a clear out of our stuff recently getting ready to move on to pastures new. We’ve been selling off big items like beds and wardrobes and many smaller items like clocks too.  Whenever I wanted to sell things in the past I used to head straight for eBay,

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Ford Money ISA and Savings Account Review

In this Ford Money ISA and Savings Account review, we look more closely at the different accounts offered by Ford Money to help you decide if one of their accounts could be the right place for your cash.   At some point in our lives most of us in the UK will have owned a

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