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How to build an investment portfolio with just £1

9th Jul 2024

This is a sponsored post for Wealthify Despite common belief, you don’t need to be a multi-millionaire to start investing in the UK. Investing is available to anyone, as long as you understand that there are risks with investing. So, what is the minimum amount that you can start investing with? It’s probably much lower…

A Guide to Tax Efficient Investing in the UK

10th Jun 2024

One of the most frustrating things about investing is seeing returns accumulate in your portfolio, only to have to hand them over to the tax man! In the UK, you must pay capital gains tax on any profits that you make when you sell investments. The current rate of capital gains tax (CGT) is 10%…

Help for over-50s: how to save if you’re broke

10th Jun 2024

Updated 10th June 2024 Saving when you’re broke and over 50 may seem impossible. You’re either still in work and trying to put whatever you can into your pension pot, or already drawing down from your pension for an income much lower than you’re used to. Having no savings and a small income, and knowing…

Five Things to Do With a £10,000 Windfall

8th Jun 2024

What would you do with a £10,000 windfall? Whether you’ve finally received a bonus at work or you’re headed for an inheritance, coming into cash that you weren’t expecting can be a welcome – if confusing – experience. While it’s easy to buy yourself ‘a few little treats’, there are lots of ways to make…

Can An Accountability Buddy Make You Rich?

20th May 2024

Finding ways to be held accountable for your financial choices can be a strong route to making sure you’re on your way to financial stability. Accountability buddies have been around in different guises for many years – friends who make sure the other turns up to the gym each week, or family members who go…

5 easy steps to plan a comfortable retirement

20th May 2024

Updated 20th May 2024 Planning for retirement can seem like a daunting prospect with so much to consider. But building up a nest egg needn’t be an unnecessary stress, whatever your age. Here are some tips for putting your money to work wisely and future-proofing your savings with easy and safe investments as well as…

Time To Fill Your Barrel! How To Invest in Whisky For Beginners

7th May 2024

When people think about investing, their mind often jumps straight to stocks or housing. However, there are plenty of alternative ways to invest your money in 2024. One type of investment that has been trending across the web recently is Whisky. This underrated asset is free from capital gains tax in the UK and is…

5 AI Investing Apps That Could Make Your Life a Little Easier

16th Apr 2024

It seems like AI has taken over the world in the last few months. The technology is now being used for pretty much everything from generating images to writing emails. But, did you know that AI can also be used to help you invest?  The rise of artificial intelligence has caused many financial institutions to…

5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Investment Portfolio in 2024

5th Apr 2024

The clocks went forward on the 31st March which means that spring is officially here! Many people use this time of the year as an opportunity to declutter their homes and organise their lives. But, have you ever thought about doing this with your investment portfolio? Your ‘portfolio’ refers to the collection of different investments…

Easy ways to get paid the maximum when you retire.

1st Apr 2024

So, you’re over 50 and it’s starting to feel like retirement is suddenly round the corner.  You may already be thinking about the State Pension you will receive. Certainly things are looking a little better for those who rely on this in retirement. The Chancellor has increased it by 8.5% so that will help a…

Buy the dip? Think again. Here’s why investors shouldn’t fear all-time highs

26th Mar 2024

When a stock or other asset hits an all-time high, it may be tempting to feel like it’s a bad time to invest. After all, if an asset is flying high surely it’s better to wait until its value falls before diving in? In this article we’re going to explore why investors may still wish…

The basics of exchange-traded funds: What are they? And should you invest in one

20th Mar 2024

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) allow investors to gain exposure to a large number of assets at a relatively low cost.  In this article we’re going to take a deep dive into the world of ETFs by explaining how they work while highlighting the advantages and risks.  Keep on reading for all the details, or click on…