The month of July seemed incredibly short. I enjoyed the bouts of heatwave – yes, even in Manchester! Funny how the same people moaning about the heat are now moaning about the rain…
This month also saw me attempting to clear out some space around the house in anticipation of my sister and nephew moving in soon – that’s come round fast, yikes!
Anyway, how did I get on in July?
I saved 44.3% of my net salary – delayed holiday costs took the remaining chunk of my bonus so I wasn’t able to boost my savings rate after all. I am actually saving a little more though, my 3% pay rise is in there!
The above savings includes top ups of £100 from a webinar (more on this later), £20 matched betting profit (from last month) and £74.38 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 combination of the rock-bottom pound sterling and markets going up has meant a big jump to £173,204. I’m not getting too excited though – still plenty of political shennanigans which could make it drop right down again!
Dividends and Other Income
A record-breaking month for dividends: Continue reading