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Dividends

Dividend Tracker 0.93 update: Incorrect conversions

Converting currency is difficult, but this task is made more difficult with my dividend portfolio tracker spreadsheet, which appeared to be converting currencies twice. This didn’t have an impact on the main market tabs, only the main summary view for the charts.

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Technology

How to mine crypto on your gaming PC

Did you know you can earn some passive income with nothing but your gaming PC and some electricity? That’s exactly what I’m going to be running you through with this short guide. With the right GPU, you could earn up to £3 per day and that’s after taking into account electricity cost.

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Dividends Personal Finance

I’m investing 2% of my portfolio into crypto

Growth and dividend stocks make up most of my portfolio, as is the case with many dividend-focused investors. Using my free dividend tracker, it’s easy to get your portfolio into good shape to weather financial storms and build your asset wealth with reliable passive income. But what about cryptocurrency? This phenomenon is still going strong to this day, which is why I set aside 2% for digital currency.

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Dividends Investing

How to become a safer investor

Becoming a safer investor isn’t rocket science. It also won’t require years of market experience and countless online courses. I’ve rounded up some helpful pointers that will not only make you a safer investor but are what I use on a daily basis when interacting with the markets.

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Dividends

Dividend Tracker 0.92 update: Fixing UK totals

Having the spreadsheet dividend tracker calculate just how much weight you have in each of your stock holdings is handy to better diversify your portfolio. This is how it’s supposed to work, but that depends solely on me getting the formulae working to make it all happen. Unfortunately, I broke the said formulae in a recent update to the UK template.

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Dividends

Dividend Tracker 0.9 update: £, p, and market gains

Being able to see how your portfolio is performing with unrealized gains is one thing, but taking into account your earned dividends is something else. We’re focusing on passive income, so it makes sense to take a quick peek at how you’re doing with both the market and income generated thus far. My dividend tracker doesn’t do this just yet but update 0.9 changes the game.

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Investing

I love Tesla, but I refuse to invest in the stock

That’s quite the blog title, but hear me out before you close the tab thinking “This guy is just hurt because he missed out on the massive growth.” I love the Tesla Model S as a vehicle. I think it looks incredible, has amazing features and technology, and is consistently updated to keep it fresh. It’s what I want from a vehicle, but I just cannot get behind the company just yet.

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Dividends Investing

What is an ETF and does it pay dividends?

ETF stands for an exchange-traded fund, which essentially offers a way to invest in a wide range of shares or bonds using a single ticker and listing. An ETF usually tracks a single market, for instance, the FTSE 100 or NASDAQ. But why should you consider investing in one and do you earn dividends?

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Personal Finance

Why you should have an emergency savings fund

Most people do not have enough funds set aside for emergencies. If something happens to their vehicle, health, or home it’s usually the case that borrowing needs to occur for said costs to be covered. This isn’t the correct way to go about it. I’m going to go into why it’s important we have an emergency savings fund ready for tough times.

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Dividends

What is the ex-dividend date?

How a company determines whether you should receive a dividend is by using two dates: ex-dividend and record. You’ll need to have shares held in a company by these stated dates in order to receive a dividend payment. This is the focus of dividend investing, which is what I’m using to become financially independent.