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What is a SIPP and how do I get one?

Reading Time: 4 mins What is a SIPP and how do I get one? We recently collaborated with leading pension provider PensionBee to bring you six podcasts all about pensions. These podcasts cover the basics as well as looking in depth into different types of pensions. In this episode of the How To Be A Money Magpie podcast, founder Jasmine Birtles … read more

What Is a SIPP?

Reading Time: 5 mins Planning for retirement is often confusing and stressful. With various types of pension schemes available, how do you know which is best for you? There’s a lot of choice out there, so we’ve put together an article covering what you need to know  about SIPPs, and whether they might be the right option for you. … read more

SIPP vs ISAs: Which to Choose?

Reading Time: 4 mins Preparing for your retirement funds may feel odd if it’s a long way off – or worrying, if you’re close to retiring. Arming yourself with info about investment options helps take away the worry. One consideration is whether you should invest in a SIPP vs ISA. What are they, what’s the difference, and which is … read more

News: Paypoint Respond to Ofgem Regards Stakeholder Practise

Reading Time: < 1 min Discussions have come to a head between PayPoint and energy regulator Ofgem, as the latter has suggested that PayPoint needs to update their practices for the benefit of their stakeholders.  Ofgem have published the financial news of a ‘Notice of Decision to Accept Binding Commitments’, relating to concerns raised in Ofgem’s Statement of Objections from 29 … read more

Make Your Investment Precious

Reading Time: 4 mins Few investments have the beauty and timeless appeal of gold. Its periodic symbol, Au, is taken from the name ‘Aurora’, the Roman goddess of the shining dawn. Since its discovery more than 5,000 years ago, civilisations have traded and treasured this most precious of metals. From the tombs of the pharaohs to the mythical city … read more

How to work out what to invest in, using the ‘Factor Investing’ strategy

Reading Time: 7 mins Have you heard of factor investing, or systematic investing, where you use a predefined rule which works out the best products for you to invest in? It’s becoming more popular as a method of picking ‘winners’ on the stock market as you just ‘follow the science’ – or at least the numbers. Using factors to … read more

For investors, the only thing that’s certain is uncertainty!

This article about the uncertainty we’re currently going through (and will continue to go through for a while I think) is by Nick Hubble, editor of the Fortune and Freedom daily newsletter. The article was first published in that newsletter and I’m republishing it here.   economic predictions “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about … read more

Win a Back To School bundle with SMASH

Reading Time: 2 mins Win a Back To School bundle with SMASH! the prize Get ready for Back To School with SMASH, the UK’s Number One brand all the way from Australia! Win a bundle of these exclusive Tesco designs worth £34! Let your kids sparkle, shine and stand out from the crowd – and keep their food and … read more

5 ways to invest in gold even if you know nothing about investing

Reading Time: 17 mins Anyone can invest in gold. It’s one of those commodities that is easy to buy in different ways. There are several ways you can make money from gold from buying gold bars to gold coins to gold futures and gold shares. Gold is particularly popular at the moment as the world, and our economy, seem … read more

A beginner’s guide to fund supermarkets

Reading Time: 8 mins Fund supermarkets are a good way to invest in companies and funds quite cheaply. They all have different fee structures and it’s worth reading up about them to find out which would be the best for you. We’ll look at what they are, how to get started, and some of the options on the market … read more

What is an Investment Portfolio?

Reading Time: 6 mins You’ve heard of an investment portfolio – but what actually is it? Do you need to know lots about the stock market to have one? (Short answer: no!). Your investment portfolio is a fancy word for everything you’ve got your money invested in. That COULD mean the stock market – but it can also include … read more

How to choose high dividend shares

Reading Time: 11 mins if you’re looking for a regular income, or you want a successful investing strategy, one of the best things you can do is to invest in high dividend shares. If you are growing your wealth a great tactic is to invest in high dividend shares and use the dividend payments to re-invest in the company. … read more

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