Another blur of a month, not one of my favourites with the beginning of winter and the dark mornings/evenings.
A new member to the team at work has kept me extra busy but in a good way. I can’t believe I’ve been at the company for 6 months already – time evidently flying while I’m having fun…
Still no progress on the kitchen – I’m facing a real possibility of it not being completed before the end of the year!
Anyway, how much of my net salary did I save this month?
I saved 37.8%. Surprisingly a slight improvement on last month but not by much. With Christmas shopping in my sights (at some point very soon), it’s not going to really get any higher than this.
My average for the year has now dropped to 44.6%. I’m not going to reach my target but will be satisfied with it above 40%.
The above savings includes £575 matched betting profits (which includes the purchase of some shares in BrewDog* as mentioned in a recent post) and £98.05 affiliate income from OddsMonkey (thank you to all those who joined via my link – much appreciated!).
Shares and Investment Trusts
I sold my De La Rue shares to take 53% profit (including dividends received over the three years I’ve held the stock).
I don’t usually sell any of my shares, mainly because my strategy is to buy and hold, but as I want to simplify my portfolio, I’m selling off stocks off bit by bit and reinvesting the profits.
The funds from this sale will be added to my usual monthly capital to top up one of my existing ITs.
Current share/IT portfolio can be found here.
(Entire portfolio here)