My family’s visit has come to an end and the house is all quiet again. Things should be be back normal again but I’m finding myself somewhat lacking a little on the motivational front.
Work has been really chaotic (we’ve all been given brand new laptops and telephones and system migration is taking place) and people are starting to leave so that’s probably one thing that’s distracting me. I’ve also been scheduled my first workshop sessions with the back-to-work specialists to help put me on the right job-hunting path, ie sorting out CV etc.
Another reason for distraction is that things haven’t worked out with the guy I’ve been seeing for the past 1.5 years…let’s hope I don’t feel the urge to write sad posts about frugal dating at some point…
Anyway, back onto more relevant topics, let’s have a look at some numbers:
So I managed a savings rate of 42%, which is better than last month.
My average savings rate continues to drop – it’s now at 46.5%. This is still a pretty good number, but as I said in the last update, I don’t have many months left in the year to try to drag it up to my target of 50% so I will settle for getting as close as possible!
This month’s income was boosted by £50 from rent received and £19.17 from TopCashback*. There was also an unexpected £500 referral fee, which came from a Manchester property developer – I’d put them in touch with my aunt, who had ended up making a purchase – boom! A nice little windfall and although tempting to just spend it, I’ve whacked it all into investments!
I also chucked some more of my matched betting profits into some property crowdfunding via Property Moose*.
The markets continue to be pretty steady for my portfolio, (although there was a small wobble last week) which now stands at £82,888, a small gain of just 2% from last month.
Dividends and Other Income
Dividends received this month (which will be reinvested): Continue reading