Have finally recovered from work’s Christmas party/leaving do! Hangovers get so much worse as you get older!
Anyway, it was probably one of the best parties I’ve been to – lots of mixed emotions but what I do recall was a lot of fun and laughter.
Work for me is winding down a little as I begin to hand over the rest of my responsibilities. Not long to go now.
Anyway, how do things look on the numbers front?
So I managed a savings rate of 38.1% – gift-buying has taken its toll a little here but still not too bad. I’ve only a few more items to get now so for me to be able to have a decent savings rate is still a big achievement for this time of year.
My average savings rate however continues its downward trend – it’s now at 45.2%. If I can get it to be at least 45% by the end of the year, I’ll be well happy.
This month’s income was boosted by £50 from rent received and £10.36 from TopCashback*.
Markets went a little wobbly this month, so my overall portfolio dropped a little and now stands at £86,188.
Dividends and Other Income
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