Dividends Series Q2 2017

Here’s my dividend report for Q2 2017.

A grand total of £490.20 bringing the cumulative total for this year to £787.61. In fact, it is already more than the grand total for the last 3 quarters for 2016. Something must be going right.


I am looking forward towards the end of the year where I can sit down and crunch some numbers to calculate dividend yield and all that. See where how my portfolio is doing compared to various indices.

Meanwhile on the monthly savings front, decent but not great.

Monthly saving July

Again missing out on doing accounts for month of April.

June and July was a month of spending on trips abroad and attending functions which were enjoyable and also useful to catch up with other old friends.

I am missing out on writing regularly which is a bit of a shame. A combination of interest in other subjects, non financially related and travel and learning about life in general. Sometimes feeling that my writing is not up to scratch. All in all, basically less motivated to write. I might try to write some articles of these non-financial stuff if only to consolidate my thoughts and ideas least I forget them.

As FiL’s post on What he learnt from blogging puts it, perhaps I am not prepared enough and underestimated the effort required. I must say though, getting some feedback from others writing and having similar goals helps with the motivation.




5 thoughts on “Dividends Series Q2 2017

  1. Hi FP,

    Thanks for the ping back, and congratulations on a great month! As long as you are at least saving something into the pots then your dividends will continue the slow but steady increase year on year.

    Sorry to hear that its been a challenge to keep the writing up – but, as they say, life is for living! It’s hard to keep focused on saving hard, writing a blog, holding down the day job and meeting up with friends and family. A difficult balance!

    1. Fireplanter

      I know. I think there is a particular struggle for millennials or for people in their 20s figuring out how to live their life. Which relationships to hold on to, which to let go, which to fight for, finding purpose in life and keeping your mind sane and focused throughout all that.

      I am sure if I keep at it, I will manage somehow. The key is to keep open minded and keep learning.


      1. Definitely! I didn’t have a clue when I was in my 20’s so it is only natural to be trying to find the way – the fact you are able to save and invest as you are doing it is a major plus side, so keep up the good work!

  2. Nice work on the divi’s

    It is tough to find time to regularly write… I struggle with this as well and only the most disciplined (or people who are actually getting paid) will end up doing so.

    Keep it fun and only write when you feel like it and have time… there is no pressure to take over the world with your blog… just yet at least 🙂

    I would try to keep it going and keep paying for the domain so you can always come back to it when you want to.

    Also I for one would be interested to hear posts on the non financial related stuff. TBH I think I’ve read pretty much all there is to know (or that I need to know) to put me on the right path to FI, however slow it might take me to get there, so I don’t want to read the same old cr@p regurgitated again about the 4% rule and so on (although admittedly I think I’ve been guilty of doing just that over the years!).

    What I find most interesting is hearing what other FI minded people are thinking about and reading about because they tend to be naturally curious people and always learning as you have already said, and so you can find out some really cool stuff just by everyone sharing what is on their mind or what they found.


    1. Fireplanter

      Hi TFS!

      Many thanks for dropping by and for the encouragement.

      I was always worried about writing about non-financially related stuff which may defeat the idea of this blog. However I think some of it, what I am thinking and educating myself on is common to our experience and would be useful to discuss it or at least think and reflect about. I will churn out a few pieces of thoughts and see what people make of it.


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