Tuesday, 8 October 2019

September 2019 - end of the month report

Total portfolio: £30112 (+887)
Debt: ZERO
External funds: ZERO
Car: No
Net Worth: £30112 (+887)

Investments UK: £23363 (+117)
Investments overseas : £4510 (same)
Cash: £2242
Pension: £13047 (+642)

Total Income: £1491 (main job)+180 (second job) + 454 (probably) = 2125
Passive income: £454 (21%)
Savings rate: 10.35%

Side hustle 2 value: £0.03
Side hustle 3 value: £ 388 (June and July)
Side hustle 4 value: £1899 (Funds spent:5067)
Side hustle 5 value: £66

The holiday season is coming back with a bite, but i decided that i would gift us with some fine experiences so here we are. First holiday was not that expensive (8 days in Turkey in September with a bit over £800 spent for the two of us, with a potential big saving in the future - wedding dresses made to order for much less than in UK). Second holiday to follow in November (Around £1000 in flights and accomodation on the route London-Budapest-Dubai-Bucharest-London for 15 days). After this potentially we need to save some money for the incoming wedding, so we will not have too many expenses for the next 12-14 months. There are also some plans for a promotion at work and a mortgage for the property number 2 for rent. About the rest of my plans, crypto are still going wildly up and down, so i stopped most of the stuff related to them at the moment, lazy match betting goes as usual and internet income is still under £100 per month.

See you soon!
G.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Soon, september

I know i missed August, but i am getting ready for September. I am quite pissed as i worked 9 extra nights in July and only 4 extra night and one extra day shift in August, and the difference was £5 more after tax in July for mai main job. So basically i was working for tax, and £4 for aditional 4 nights. Not good to work too much , at least not for us normal people.

See you soon!
G.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

How i got free Netflix forever

One of my little quirks is that if i want anything extra that it is not necesar for my sustainance of survival, i need to make that money up from other source of income than the main wage. If this is pro- or against the FIRE movement, i do not know.

But my latest pleasure that i indulge sometime when i have enough free time is Netflix. And in order to pay the £6 monthly, i made and account on Quora and using the partners programe, i got paid around £10 every month, on my Paypal, from where the Netflix guys dutifully get their monthly payment.

Not let me explain what that is! Quora is a huge forum where you can ask questions and answer to them, and sooner or later an expert will give you the right answer. There is the trick. If you get into the partners program, you will be paid for the number of people reading your questions, in a similar way with Youtube paying for views. There are some there doing thousands, by consistently writing 50 questions every day. I just ask what i want to know, on average 2-3 questions per day. There are other languages than English, and i find that another language will pay much better than the English section for the same question.

Good luck with it.

(My link is NOT a refferal, feel free to click on it)

Monday, 12 August 2019

July 2019 - end of the month report


My Overview

The numbers may be slightly innacurate as i lost some data, but i can still calculate the average sum.

Total portfolio: £29225 (-9)
Debt: ZERO
External funds: ZERO
Car: No
Net Worth: £29225 (-9)

Investments UK: £23246 (+4556)
Investments overseas : £4510 (+119)
Cash: £1350
Pension: £12405 (+668)

Total Income: £1443 (main job) + 700 (probably) = 2143
Passive income: £700 (32%)
Savings rate: 13%

Side hustle 2 value: £0.20
Side hustle 3 value: £ 590 (June and July)
Side hustle 4 value: £2778 (Funds spent:5067)

The net worth is mainly the same, as i did not focus on saving, with 2 holidays coming (September and November). Flight bought for first one already, and a city break scheduled for next week (some Spa experience overnight hotel, dinner etc for my other half). Cash down, investments up, this is good. I also had some extra work that will be paid at the end of August, so i hope for some net worth increase for the next month. Online profit was low (no time or no internet to blame for it), match betting was average and cryptocurrency is increasing slowly every month.

See you soon!
G.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

The wonders of modern science

Apparently my laptop decided to die, so at the moment i got all the data from the previous years (2014-2018) but everything from 2019 is lost. Except the blog posts. I would see what i can do to rebuild it from scratch.

Life is beautiful.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

April - end of the month report

My Overview

Total portfolio: £29234
Debt: ZERO
External funds: ZERO
Car: No
Net Worth: £29234

Investments UK: £18687
Investments overseas : £4391
Cash: £12729
Pension: £11737

Total Income: £2180
Passive income: £803 (36.83%)
Savings rate: 14.67%

Side hustle 2 value: £9.13
Side hustle 3 value: £ 784.76
Side hustle 4 value: £1300 (Funds spent:5067)

Everything is going quite well. Financially speaking, all the debts are cleared and the cash is building up. I start to save some small amounts on different ISA also, mostly on a help to buy ISA, and a Shares ISA. On matched betting i had a good month with Cheltenham and Grand National being quite lucrative. I did not have time to write on my books, as i am preparing mostly on a course about Autism, and i am prospecting a job change, with two possible options, one for the same amount of time, but better paid, another one for less time and higher pay (with the same money at the end of the month like now, but i work two days less, a bit harder). I will see which one will be the chosen one, as i would like the extra money, but i will also like the extra time (working just 3 days a week, i know!).

Crypto corner - the coins are slowly going up, so i am increasing the value, even if i am talking about a very small portfolio (in the last three months increased from 600 to 1300), but i am not keen to invest more at the moment as the market seems to be very volatile. I am hoping that next month i will pass the 30k limit, having another reason to celebrate. The only ones that i am still buying with the extra unexpected wins from matched betting are for not just Bitcoin and Neo. A little gamble, as many "experts" think that Bitcoin will even reach 1 million in 10-15 years. So if i will have one bitcoin by then, i declare myself satisfied. And Neo is a proof of stake coin, offering daily interest up to 4-6% per year.

Have a wonderful summer!
G.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

January - end of the month report


My Overview

Total portfolio: £24643 (+125)
Debt: £806 (-353)
External funds: ZERO
Car: No
Net Worth: £23839(+480)

Investments UK: £8687 (+20)
Investments overseas : £3606 ( same)
Cash: £1267 (same)
Pension: £10495(+105)

Total Income: £2103(+200)
Passive income: £398 (18.94%)
Savings rate: 11.57%

Side hustle 2 value: £0.40
Side hustle 3 value: £ 297.85 (Profit December 464.89)
Side hustle 4 value: £607 (Funds spent:5067)

Still working out on paying the debt, with £806 left, so i am estimating 2 months until i am done with it. Not enough movement, i was paid for all the extra work on Christmas, with a mere 200 pounds extra. Side hustle 2 is not moving as usual, but i took a bit of effort in that direction, so hopefully i see some movement in February. Number 3, matched betting, just the minimum of effort, as i am banned to use my phone at work now. Do not ask why! (around six hours on the phone daily, that's why). Crypto is not moving much, i just let everything to go automatically as it was set up. I noticed that the pension fund went down as we are getting close to Brexit, and most of the funds i use tend to decrease. But i believe they will catch up eventually, 1-2 years after the event. I decided to focus a bit on saving some money for a house deposit, before the next year wedding if possible. I have the First buy ISA with 200 going there monthly. And i will use TSB account for 1500 with 3% interest, and i can make a saving account with TSB for further 250 i believe, for the same 3% rate, or maybe is 1.5%, i need to check. Once those are full, i will use Santander for 1.5% up to 15.000.

G.