A bit late but I couldn’t get myself organised over the weekend to post.
A quiet month social-wise, not a lot happened – aside from recovering from having my tooth extracted following a recent visit to the dentist (it’s only just healing up now 🙁 ), much of it was spent reading, making the most of my £1.60 Now TV 3-month subscription (binge-watching Billions), working out in the gym and generally relaxing at home.
Work is nicely busy – some good news is that firstly, it looks like I should get my annual bonus and secondly, they’ve announced that they will be increasing their pension contribution to 5%! Woohoo!!
Anyway, another great start to the year for my Premium Bonds with a win of £50 – the first of many I hope!
So, how did I get on with my savings in the first month of the year?
I saved 40.8%, which isn’t too bad a start.
The above savings includes top ups from £90 matched betting profits (from last month), the £50 premium bond win, £33.81 from TopCashback* and £77.60 affiliate income from OddsMonkey (thank you to all who signed up via my links!).
Shares and Investment Trusts
A small investment in BlackRock World Mining Trust for some further diversification, with the rest going on existing investments. Keep calm, carry on investing.
Current share/IT portfolio can be found here.
(Entire portfolio here)
Jittery markets as a result of the outbreak of the Coronavirus saw my Future Fund not moving much at £188,361, despite new cash invested.
Dividends and Other Income
A low month for dividends: Continue reading