FTSE 100 Shares going ex-dividend w/c 29 September 2020

Just two FTSE100 shares are going ex-dividend during week commencing 29th September 2020.

Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew (SN.) goes ex-div on 1st October and will pay $0.144 per share on 28th October.

British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco (BATS) goes ex-dividend on 1st October and will pay 52.6p per share on 12 November 2020.

Dividend Income – How do you invest?

Over the past few months a lot of people have been looking at their finances and ways to top up their primary income.

Those on furlough have seen a drop in their monthly income, which in many cases has been offset by reduced spending on fuel, commuting and that daily Chameleon Cold-Brew Vanilla Coffee with extra syrup.

For many, a side-hustle or “gig” job is a way of boosting income. But others, including those reading this blog, have been looking at investing in dividend paying stocks to supplement income.

Dividend income can build into a significant income source over time

We have also been spending time on looking at revising and building our dividend income portfolio.

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2020 – A year to forget

Here we are. Autumn has made an appearance, and 2020 is fizzling out like a wet firework.

I read a joke recently, it went something like this…

“Turns out when that interviewer asked you 5 years ago where you saw yourself in 5 years, you were wrong!”

Heading into 2020 no-one expected 6 months of lockdown, millions of people on furlough (most of us didn’t even know what the word meant), billions wiped of investment portfolios, and that mobile phone shops would barricade their doorways and ask us to sanitise our grubby hands before touching their latest smartphones!

Did you spend lockdown, working, learning, or watching TV?

Some of us sat on our rears watching Netflix, some crammed in as much online training as possible, so of us pulled our hair our whilst home-schooling and some of up started making friends with cockroaches incase they became our only companions.

It’s now September, and as we stare down the barrel of another lockdown, it’s high time the Amateur Investor resurfaced…

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