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What Do Big Life Events REALLY Cost?

Reading Time: 11 mins We all know big life events can wipe out our savings – but if you know what they’ll actually cost, it’s much easier to create a plan to save up for them instead. Rather than being taken aback at each life stage, here’s how to be prepared! University First Rented Home First Home (Owner) Owning … 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

Is the Post-Covid Property Bubble Going to Burst Soon?

Reading Time: 9 mins How does the property bubble created by Covid-19 (and subsequent measures, like the Stamp Duty holiday) impact buyers – and what could the future of 2021 hold for anyone wanting to buy a house? The 2020 Property Market Changes in Property Demands The Stamp Duty Holiday Impact of the Stamp Duty Holiday Extension Changes to … read more

7 great ways to invest for your children

Reading Time: 5 mins If you want to invest for your children, it’s a lot easier than it used to be. There are plenty of tax-efficient options that help you save for your child’s future – including pensions for babies! (Yes, really). Take a look at the different ways you can invest now for a rich future for your … read more

Three Easy Ways to Start Investing (When You Don’t Know How)

Reading Time: 5 mins Investing is the only way these days to really grow your wealth. Of course, it comes with some risks (you could end up losing what you put in) – but if you let your cash sit in a low-interest savings account, that’s already losing spending power just sitting there! Interest rates are below inflation at … read more

How to invest when you don’t know anything!

Reading Time: 7 mins Once you’ve built up a decent cash buffer, you may be wondering how you should invest your money for the future. Investing your money means you can grow your wealth over the long-term, but you’ve got to make your money work for you. There’s no point leaving your cash in an account offering below-inflation interest … read more

Exchange-Traded Funds: A Step-by-Step Guide

Reading Time: 5 mins Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) provide a cheap, easy, and relatively reliable way to invest in the stock market. (Well, as reliable as possible – remember, any investment means you could lose money as well as make it). They’re easy to buy and sell, with typically lower transaction and account fees than managed funds. So, what are … read more

Five Ways to Grow Your Wealth Without Savings Accounts

Reading Time: 7 mins Cash savings rates are almost non-existent at the moment – it’s 0% of nothing on the whole – so you may be looking for other ways to grow your wealth. In fact, savings accounts have never been good for long-term investing. They are great for the short-term and in fact it’s essential to have enough … read more

Is Investing Worth the Gamble?

Reading Time: 5 mins Investing has caught a lot of attention recently with more people than ever looking to start. But, many people still ask ‘is investing worth the gamble?’. Understandably, you don’t want to risk your hard-earned cash on a strategy that is unlikely to work. The Share Centre reported a 269 percent increase in investment account openings … read more

Invest in Yourself for a Better Financial Future

Reading Time: 6 mins It may seem counter intuitive, but sometimes you really do have to spend money to make money. It’s important to invest in yourself to boost your future financial success. Whether you want to start investing your cash into ISAs, squirrel away some funds into a pension packet, or try a new skill, then we’ve got … read more

Fill Your Twixmas Time for a Richer New Year!

Reading Time: 8 mins Twixmas is a boring time of year for all of us. We’re stuffed full of overly rich Christmas food and all daily routine is out the window. In 2020, twixmas is set to be even more boring than ever, as we’re stuck at home and unable to visit friends and family as usual! That’s why … read more

Index-tracking funds: the easy way to invest in the stock market

Reading Time: 7 mins Index-tracking funds offer an easy, cheap and non-frightening way to invest in the stock market! Not only are they cheap and easy, but they actually make money (over time) and they’re recommended for people like you and me by Warren Buffett no less! Also known as ‘trackers’, this investment type is a no-fuss way to put  … read more

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