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Stocks and shares ISAs: how to pick the best

Reading Time: 8 mins As we always say, don’t be scared of stocks and shares ISAs! With a little knowledge and a willingness to take (even small) risks, an equities ISA can easily out-perform your cash ISA over the long-term. We’ve banged on about this in detail in this article – but the short version of it is this: … read more

Why women should invest in stocks and shares ISAs

Reading Time: 5 mins Investing isn’t just for men-folk! Women should invest too! Ladies are losing out on good money just by failing to put money into stocks and shares ISAs each year. The latest research shows that, on average, 21% of men have a stocks and shares ISA compared to only 13% of women. Perhaps more significant is … read more

What’s the difference between passive and managed funds?

Reading Time: 8 mins We hear all about all sorts of funds that we could be putting our money into and it can seem confusing, particularly when you have to ask yourself what is the difference between passive and managed funds. Hunting for little-known companies that look set to be the next big thing (and make you buckets of … read more

Investing in gold and other money metals

Reading Time: 3 mins Ever considered investing in gold or the money metals? In this episode of the How To Be A Money Magpie podcast, founder Jasmine Birtles is joined by Karina Hicks from The Royal Mint to look at easy and safe ways to invest in gold and the other money metals. Listen to the podcast below, or … read more

Should you have a pension or LISA?

Reading Time: 3 mins Wondering whether to get a pension or a LISA? 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 is … read more

Webinar Summary: How to Invest in Stocks and Shares like a pro!

Reading Time: 3 mins Our founder and CEO Jasmine Birtles recently hosted a free webinar all about how DIY investors can pick stocks and shares like a pro. She was joined by Eyal Perry, founder of Aurora, the kind sponsors of this webinar, together with Justin Urquhardt-Stewart, who set up 7 Investments and Barclays Stockbrokers, and Bill Kay, former business … read more

Most popular funds, shares and investment trusts of 2021

Reading Time: 6 mins What were the most popular funds, shares and investment trusts of 2021 according to three of the main investment platforms? I asked AJ Bell and Hargreaves Lansdown which investments were the most popular among their users and got some pretty similar answers. Growth funds (a fund that is looking to increase its price rather than … read more

Help! How do I set up a self-select ISA?

Reading Time: 10 mins A lady called Maureen who attended one of Jasmine’s investing workshops wrote in asking for help to set up a self-select ISA. She wrote: “I was on your investment workshop last night and it was great. Thank you. After the workshop I tried to open a stocks and shares ISA with Vanguard. It looks like … read more

How to pick stocks and shares: Webinar summary

Reading Time: 8 mins In this webinar, our founder and personal finance expert Jasmine Birtles is joined by The Times columnist Bill Kay, David Henry from Quilter Cheviot and Paul Clifford from Sanlam. They talk all about how to pick stocks and shares and how to kickstart your career in investing. Investing in individual companies and funds is a … read more

How to invest in commodities…and why you should right now

Reading Time: 9 mins Even if you are only a casual investor you will likely have heard of people who invest in commodities. The word ‘commodities’ immediately brings to mind Wall Street bankers urgently making trades in steel, corn and pork bellies in front of huge computer screens. However, the truth is far simpler. A commodity is a raw … read more

Single, Childless, and Paying Through the Nose

Reading Time: 5 mins It’s well-known that having children is no cheap affair. Being childless not only means you’ll have a lot more spare cash, but you’ll have more free time to focus on your career, or other personal goals. This can be great until you hit retirement age. As you get older, not having children around can mean … read more

The Difference Between a Mutual and a Bank

Reading Time: 3 mins We’ve all heard of banks – but do you know what a mutual is? You probably already know about them, without realising it! Here, we cover the main differences between a mutual and a bank, and why you should consider using a mutual for some of your savings strategy. The History of Mutuals Mutual and … read more

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