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Brian Roper

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Name:
Brian's Money Challenge
Category:
Debt
Tags:
Investing, Dividend Investing, High Yield Portfolio, Personal Finance, Net Worth, Budgets
Start Year:
2015

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Net worth:
$212,543.00
Location:
Chiddingfold, Surrey, United Kingdom
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
Project Manager
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Latest Blog Posts

A lot has happened since I last updated here.New son was born :) We are now officially in the lack of sleep phase.We went on holiday to Cornwall and had an amazing time. Massively recommend Charlestown and also the Minack Theatre.We've spent a fortune. The holiday cost us about £1000.Wife crashed the car which cost us the £550 excess charge.Car insurance jumped up to £500 (from £190) because of thisVacuum cleaner ...
Posted: Sep 17 2018 @ 11:11 AM
This months check-in isn't going to be as positive as last months saving bonanza.During the month our oven, dishwasher and washing machine all broke down!Summary:Other than almost every appliance we own breaking we also bought a 30th birthday experience for the brother-in-law and a 60th birthday present for the mother-in-law, along with our own daughters 6th birthday present AND pre-paying for a photo shoot for when baby 3 comes along ...
Posted: May 01 2018 @ 12:40 PM
Favourite time of the month again, especially after a bonus month AND the Cheltenham bonanza.Summary:A great one-off month, we managed a 40% savings rate from the bumper pay. If you removed the short term debts we're repaying this would be closer to 60%!Came to an agreement with the Mrs that in return for the purchase of one very expensive new pram - for our third child due in May - ...
Posted: Apr 01 2018 @ 5:59 AM
My screen v3 returned quite a few stocks so I've picked a handful to look at more deeply.I've chosen to narrow down this list by looking at the stocks with the:highest average dividend growth over 5 yearshighest current yieldlongest period of dividend growthI chose two here as there was little difference and one was quickly ruled out~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Stock #1 has the highest average dividend growth over the last 5 years. Bellway (BWY)Why ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 5:06 AM
So, although I don't know the exact figures yet it's been confirmed I will get an annual bonus shortly. Great news.I was all set to receive this and immediately pay off the car loan.However, this morning my company announced that it was providing the option to pay bonuses direct into our employee pensions.It seems that this is a fairly common practice but not one I had been aware of in ...
Posted: Mar 06 2018 @ 8:22 AM
So, although I don't know the exact figures yet it's been confirmed I will get an annual bonus shortly. Great news.I was all set to receive this and immediately pay off the car loan.However, this morning my company announced that it was providing the option to pay bonuses direct into our employee pensions.It seems that this is a fairly common practice but not one I had been aware of in ...
Posted: Mar 06 2018 @ 7:22 AM
I've been doing Matched Betting for 15 months.I have accounts with 56 different betting companies.I have completed 682 'offers'.I have made £4,999.83 in tax-free profit.And yet, with that experience I still had a nightmare of a weekend.I am hoping that by taking the time to reflect and write down what I did this weekend and the decisions I took that I will learn from my experience and avoid this in ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 9:20 AM
I've been doing Matched Betting for 15 months.I have accounts with 56 different betting companies.I have completed 682 'offers'.I have made £4,999.83 in tax-free profit.And yet, with that experience I still had a nightmare of a weekend.I am hoping that by taking the time to reflect and write down what I did this weekend and the decisions I took that I will learn from my experience and avoid this in ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 8:20 AM
I knew this was going to be a steep learning curve!So after further reading here is v3 of my stock screen.:)Exclude stocks within industries I already have exposure too.Market Cap £1.5bn > Continuously paid dividend since 2000.I found this site which coupled with data from Dividend Max which allowed me to add data into my spreadsheet on whether a stock has continuously paid dividends since 2000. I prefer this over continuously ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 11:01 AM
I knew this was going to be a steep learning curve!So after further reading here is v3 of my stock screen.:)Exclude stocks within industries I already have exposure too.Market Cap £1.5bn > Continuously paid dividend since 2000.I found this site which coupled with data from Dividend Max which allowed me to add data into my spreadsheet on whether a stock has continuously paid dividends since 2000. I prefer this over continuously ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 10:01 AM

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