Category Archives: Life Goals & Updates

2016 Financial Wrap Up

By | February 12, 2017

Author: Mr and Mrs DDU.

We like to work out how well we’re doing each month with our monthly dividend updates and savings rates but without the context of the big picture progress it might be a little meaningless.

This is a little late, but hopefully it’s worth the wait! So, let’s have a look at how we did over 2016…

2016 Savings rate

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IVF Update: Pregnant?

By | January 14, 2017

Author: Mr and Mrs DDU.

We have been trying to have a baby since April 2014, nearly 3 years ago. A year and several months after no success we decided to go to a fertility doctor.

After a bunch of tests to see if there were issues, it turned out we needed to do IVF to have any chance of a baby (if there was … Continue reading >>

Happy 1st Birthday Dividends Down Under

By | December 17, 2016

Author: Mr and Mrs DDU.

We’ve now been blogging on Dividends Down Under for over a year since our first post. A lot has happened in that time, so we thought it would be a good idea to look back and reflect on what we’ve achieved and some big events:

InvestingWe’ve done a lot of investing over the last 12 months, we’ve posted … Continue reading >>

2016 Goals: Halfway

By | July 16, 2016
Author: Mr and Mrs DDU.
2016 goals half yearly update - dividends down under blog
 Can you believe we’re already over halfway to 2017? 2017 sounds like some futuristic, far-off time yet we’re so close to it.
 In January we posted our 2016 goals and we did a Quarter One update about how we were doing. It’s time for the halfway update and (spoiler) because we’ve done so well with some of the goals, we’ve … Continue reading >>

Is the further qualification worth it?

By | July 13, 2016

Is the further qualification worth it - dividends down under blog

Author: Mr DDU.

Starting a career is one of the most suggested life choices that people can make. There are many professional careers out there, and if you want to progress it requires not just skill & experience but qualifications too.

For someone who is trying to achieve financial independence there are many choices you can make with your money; you could invest, put more … Continue reading >>