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

Reading Time: 11 mins 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 your retirement is coming … read more

Are pensions worth it?

Reading Time: 2 mins However you may feel about pensions, it’s something we should all think about sooner rather than later. It’s never to early to plan for retirement. But are pensions worth it? Clearly the MoneyMagpie readers are interested in this topic. In fact, you asked us what to do with your £100,000 pension pot given that the … read more

Get your tax back! A simple guide to getting money back from the tax office

Reading Time: 7 mins How much tax am I owed? Am I paying too much tax? Am I paying too little tax? Will the tax office send me a big bill? How do I find out if I am on the right tax code?  Questions like these can keep us awake at night. Whether you think you’re due a … read more

Why you deserve to be poor

Reading Time: 5 mins Listen up maggots, I’m the Drill Sergeant Magpie and I’m not like the other Money Magpies. I’m not gonna mollycoddle you, I’m not gonna tell you ‘everything is okay’, I’m gonna tell you how it is – you deserve to be poor! Now you’re probably thinking ‘but I don’t get paid enough’, or ‘my bills … read more

Savings – What to do with your money in a recession

Reading Time: 6 mins It’s now 2020 and the recession that started in 2008 is over for the most part. But the impact of coronavirus has that dreaded R word back on people’s lips. How will this impact your savings and overall financial stability? What we all really want to know is: how will the economy affect us? A … read more

5 steps: What to do with a windfall

Reading Time: 7 mins Everyone dreams of a windfall. But an inheritance, gift or redundancy pay-out isn’t an unalloyed joy. Working out what to spend, what to invest, and where to put your money can be a bit daunting. If you don’t know where to start, it’s worth following five steps that can help you decide what to do … read more

Is investing really a zero-sum game?

Reading Time: 4 mins A zero-sum game is a situation where, if one party wins, another loses by the same margin. If you think about investing you may believe that buying and selling shares is an example of a zero-sum game – and it can be! However, did you know that not all investing is actually a zero-sum game? … read more

Investing: What is the January Effect?

Reading Time: 5 mins The ‘January Effect’ suggests share prices typically rise at the beginning of the year. But is there any truth to the theory? And if so, how can the January Effect be explained? Keep on reading to discover all the details or click on a link to head straight to a section… What is the January … read more

How to invest in a bear market

Reading Time: 5 mins When your investments look like they’re heading for bear market territory it might be tempting to offload assets before things worsen. But should you really sell stocks during a bear market? Or is it best to consider sliding stocks as an ideal buying opportunity? Keep on reading for all the details or click on a … read more

Crypto has plunged in 2022. Is now the time to buy?

Reading Time: 6 mins This is a sponsored post on behalf of eToro You’ll be forgiven for thinking Crypto has gone out of fashion recently. Bitcoin and Ether – the two most popular digital assets – have lost more than HALF their value since the year began. So with investors seemingly losing the appetite for cryptoassets, is now a … read more

The importance of holding a diversified portfolio

Reading Time: 5 mins This is a sponsored post on behalf of eToro A diversified portfolio can help reduce the risk of your investments suffering large falls. So how can you mix up your investments? And are there any drawbacks related to holding a diversified portfolio? Keep on reading for all the details or click on a link to … read more

Webinar replay: Where to invest during a recession!

Reading Time: 41 mins Where to invest during a recession! Some companies do very, very well out of a recession. As they say, every cloud has a silver lining. If you know where to look you can invest in companies that do better than ever in a downturn. In this webinar, kindly sponsored by eToro, we spoke with some … read more

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