Well, the big highlight this month is that my Future Fund reached £250,000!
Woohoo, I’m a quarter of a million millionaire 🙂 🙂 !
I’d planned on doing a separate post dedicated to celebrating this milestone but decided to relegate it to just a highlight in my usual update because once my house purchase goes through, I’ll be withdrawing a chunk of cash, so in my mind, I’m not really there yet.
And yes, the house purchase business rumbles on – a big post about it once it’s all over. Still so much to do.
I waiver between being really excited/stressed about it and working madly on decluttering etc, to days of complete apathy where I just binge-watch tv or play video games because I can’t face it all.
Fortunately, all that needs doing by me (for solicitor etc) is up to date, it’s the sorting of the house and my/the family’s belongings which is completely doing my head in. But I will get there of course.
Anyway, I’ve finally been successful growing some tomatoes (cherry) – so chuffed with these, which have been great in salads:
So, how did I get on with my savings in August?
I saved just 13.5% of my net salary.
The above includes another £25 Premium Bond win!
Shares and Investment Trusts
No new investments, I just topped up existing investments.
Current share/IT portfolio can be found here.
(Entire portfolio here)
I’ve been too busy/distracted to know what the markets were up to this month but whatever, there was a decent jump and my Future Fund ended up at £250,171!
Dividends and Other Income
A record-breaking month for dividends:
I received £663.62, of which £462.78 was from my ISAs, the rest from my SIPPs. First time I’ve gotten over £600 in one month, after beeing so close in July 2019 and more recently, May 2021. All dividends received were reinvested.
Here’s the graph of all dividend income received so far:
Are dividends back? Perhaps – I don’t like to be over-optimistic!
Matched Betting (MB)
With the house purchase thing going on, I made very little effort to do any matched betting but still managed to make a tiny £37.82 profit.
As mentioned previously, the MB guide I subscribe to is OddsMonkey*, which is great for beginners and experienced matched bettors alike. There are step by step guides and also a friendly forum for you to ask questions and get help on any of the offers.
With summer pretty much over, here’s how things look:
And that’s it for now.
I’ll be continuing with my decluttering (that’s a whole post in itself!) and hopefully in the next post, there will be more progress with the house.
How was your August?