Dividend Income

Dividend Harvest (October 2017)

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Previous Dividend Harvest here. October brought with it a few showers, some warm weather and a fresh harvest of dividend income. I received dividends from two companies. This is the first time I’ve received dividends from more than one company in a single month. That’s great! Pepper Group Ltd may pay a special and very […]

Personal Finance

Net Worth Update (October 2017)

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Previous update here. Quick Summary: I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by. It feels like the past 10 months have gone by in three! Kept my head above water in October, just. Cash increased a little. International markets have been soaring of late, and my retirement account breached $40k for the first time ever. […]

Dividend Income

Dividend Harvest – September 2017

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Previous Dividend Harvest here. September brought with it a tiny dividend harvest. I maintain – every little bit helps! I received dividends from one company, Cadence Capital Ltd. I held shares in Cadence during 2013/14 which were enrolled in a DRP, and following a poorly timed sale I ended up with a residual of 2 shares valued at […]

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Net Worth Update (September 2017)

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Previous update here. Quick Summary: September became a bit of a blur with so much going on I’ve barely given thought to my finances. Although this blog isn’t the place to talk about those things, they made me realise how unimportant money or material wealth is to me. Not that finance holds zero import – because lets […]

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Changes To My Emergency Fund

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Emergency Fund Review As my emergency fund grows to around 3 months worth of expenses, I’m starting to think about how to allocate future contributions. I think a good emergency fund should do two things: The first is obvious! It should provide income incase of unexpected job loss, or a source of funds in a […]

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Net Worth Update (August 2017)

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Previous update here. Quick Summary: August was an awesome month. Work was productive, my PhD edged towards getting done (by the new year, I hope) and I ran in my first half-marathon, which was freakin’ cool. It was also really nice to revamp the blog and go self-hosted. Finances this month improved nicely, so much so that I […]

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Net Worth Update (April 2017)

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Previous update here. April completely flew by, and May doesn’t seem to be letting up either…it was a productive month at work, and my PhD seems to be in the final stages – I’m writing it, and just have a little bit of data analysis left to do…qualitative and quantitative, the former I’ve never done before in […]

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Part-time Work for University Students

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It’s Sunday afternoon here in Australia and before I go for a walk in the park, I thought I’d pen some ideas about simple part-time work for students at University/College. Why? Because working during tertiary years is increasingly becoming a necessity for students, juggling to pay course fees, rent and living expenses. But even if you’re […]