January 2020 Update

Happy New Year everyone! We are back and well rested, ready to smash another year of saving and investing. As we mentioned in our December Update, we have set ourselves the ambitious target of saving £40,000 in 2020. What this means in reality is that we need to save/invest an average of £3,333 per month … Continue reading January 2020 Update

December 2019 Update

December 2019 was the final month of our first proper year investing and we ended it with a total portfolio value of just over £106k, growing by a total of £42,500. Our goal in 2019 was to dramatically increase our portfolio value and kick start our journey to retirement. We set ourselves the ambitious goal … Continue reading December 2019 Update

November 2019 Update

This month we were unable to fulfill our own ambition of saving £3,200 and fell short by almost £500. This was due to purchase of Christmas presents and a one-time gas payment. Dispute failing to achieve our saving goal we did still see our portfolio increase by £3,665 and got us to within touching distance … Continue reading November 2019 Update

October 2019 Update

This month for the first time in our investing lives our total portfolio size decreased, albeit only by £34. The decrease came despite still contributing an additional £3,196. This is the sort of month which we have been begging for as stocks finally went on 'sale' as the stock market dropped 3% verses September. We … Continue reading October 2019 Update

September 2019 Update

Crack open the champagne - we did it! We hit our very first milestone of £100,000, 10% of the way to our ultimate goal of Financial Independence. Thanks to hitting our target contribution and the markets rebounding, we were able to grow our total portfolio by over £4,200 and in the process pass through the … Continue reading September 2019 Update