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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

How to manage your own pension

Reading Time: 8 mins Pensions! We all have one and know it’s important, but how many of us can truly say we understand how they work? If that’s you then you’re definitely not alone. Recent research by personal finance website Nerd Wallet found that fewer than one in five of us would feel confident they know what contributions they … read more

Make Your Finances Your New Year’s Resolution This Year

Studies have shown that at this time of year millions of people in the UK are left with debt after overspending at Christmas, so its the perfect time to set those financial resolutions.

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

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

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

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

Reading Time: 18 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

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