Just the basic numbers update as I’ve found only a small window of opportunity to post this!
So how did I get on in August?
I saved 46.5% of my net salary – not bad, and the good news is that this should continue to improve as my family settle in (separate post on that at some point…).
The above savings includes top ups of £43.27 from TopCashback*, £80 matched betting profit (from last month) and £68.74 affiliate income from OddsMonkey (thank you to all who signed up via my links!).
Shares and Investment Trusts
No new investments – I just topped up existing ones.
Current share/IT portfolio can be found here.
(Entire portfolio here)
A lot of up and downs but my portfolio seems to have weathered it quite well, not moving much at £174,085.
Dividends and Other Income
A fairly average month for dividends:
I received income of £271.15. Dividends are ticking along nicely – a little behind on target right now but there should be another big payout in October to bring things back on track.
Here’s the main dividend income graph:
Matched Betting (MB)
A better month for MB, with total profits of £411. Most of this was from Each Way betting, which is just as well as the football accumulators ended rather disastrously.
As mentioned before, the MB guide I subscribe to is OddsMonkey*, which is great for beginners and experienced matched bettors alike with quality tools to help you make profit. There are step by step guides and also a friendly forum for you to ask questions and get assistance on any of the offers.
Some people think matched betting is gambling but it isn’t (speaking as a former-though-now-occasional gambler). For me, it’s the ideal ‘side hustle’/hobby to do in my spare time. Anyway, check out the free trial* (with no obligations).
Here’s how I’m doing versus my goals:
Total Passive income (dividends) is now a little behind active income (MB) – I still need to up my game with the MB if I want to get anywhere my target.
Still seriously behind on my reading – finally finished that non-fiction book and will sort out some sort of review at some point (if I can remember!).
I’ll be brief – things are going well so far but I hope to do a more detailed post at some point.
I’ve yet to establish any sort of routine and have some other updates to post, but need to find the time (and opportunity) to jot my notes down.
Hope you all had a great August! Where did the summer go!?