Investment lessons the pandemic has taught us

For those of us who had never been through a stock market crash, March 2020 was a pretty scary time. Even those who had experienced the Great Recession and the Dot Com bubble, the pandemic was a tough ride. The main reason for this is uncertainty, we just didn’t know what was going to happen.Continue reading “Investment lessons the pandemic has taught us”

Lets talk about Legal & General (LGEN)

Legal & General (LGEN) is a multinational financial services and asset management company based in the UK with operations in both the UK and US. LGEN also has investment management business in the Gulf, Europe and Asia. Generally, LGEN’s stock has been a good investment gaining 23% over the last 5 years, but more recentlyContinue reading “Lets talk about Legal & General (LGEN)”

5 Money Arguments to have with Yourself while Self-Isolating

To start with, this post was inspired by an idea that Bear Money Blog suggested. Make sure you check out his blog and follow him on Twitter, @BearMoneyBlog. A common theme of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the need to self-isolate if you have tested positive or been in contact with someone who has testedContinue reading “5 Money Arguments to have with Yourself while Self-Isolating”

5 Tips to make the most out of your Stocks & Shares ISA

A stocks & shares ISA is one of the most tax efficient ways to invest in the stock market in the UK. That’s said are British adults using their ISA allowance to their full potential? The data, would suggest that they are not… According to data compiled by Finder, less than 5% of Brits haveContinue reading “5 Tips to make the most out of your Stocks & Shares ISA”

Should you pay off your mortgage early?

Being mortgage free is the dream of every homeowner, those who have achieve this dream now have a lot more disposable income to put towards anything they wish. For most this will be a question of allocating a regular over payment each month, however, some could do this as a lump sum; either as aContinue reading “Should you pay off your mortgage early?”

2 Dividend Stocks I am Buying

If you don’t know already, I am a dividend investor; this means I buy good quality stocks with a view to hold them long term and collect any dividends they pay out. While the plan is to one day have these dividends supplement my everyday expenses, currently they are reinvested. Reinvesting your dividends is reallyContinue reading “2 Dividend Stocks I am Buying”

How much it cost to buy our first home

In March 2021 my partner and I decided to start thinking about buying our first home. After around 15 viewings and 3 different offers later we started the formal process at the beginning of April. By the 2nd July we completed and moved in. We now understand why people said that buying your first homeContinue reading “How much it cost to buy our first home”