Saturday, 1 August 2015

I am still saving hard and investing

I have not been online as much as I am looking after my newborn daughter, however I am still saving hard and investing. Obviously my income is down drastically as I am on maternity leave but this just means I have to make my money work harder.

Last week I was fortunate enough to reach Royal Mail dividend income. I recently sold lots of my Royal Mail shares so my dividend payment was much less than previous payments, however the dividend income was enough for me to invest in 1 more share. My total holding now is 43 which is rather pitiful but better than nothing.

I still have some National Grid shares and will be receiving a dividend payment on Wednesday 5th August, and some Legal and General shares which will pay me dividends in October. I will be reinvesting all these dividend payments back into these stocks in order to grow my holding.


  1. Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! Great to hear you are still saving hard and investing! All the best!

  2. congrats! I too will be on maternity leave before the end of the year, and I am wondering what it will do to my income.. I'm not sure whether I'll get just the State allowance or the potentially slightly better one from my temporary contract.

    I also have sold my Royal Mail, although I forgot to turn off dividend reinvestment, so ended up with ONE share! I also have National Grid, and have considered Legal & General.

    Glad to know you're still saving hard and investing. Keep up the good work!



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