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Investing in gemstones: What to consider

Reading Time: 11 mins Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so they say. But why exactly is this? Is it because they look great? Perhaps, the way they sparkle in the light? The luxury which surrounds them? It could be, but it may also be the value of investing in gemstones such as these. But diamonds are not the … read more

How to transfer money from your bank to a crypto platform

I have been buying cryptocurrencies since 2017 when it started to get exciting. For a few years it wasn’t a problem. I would just transfer money from my high street bank into the crypto-trading platform of my choice and then get on with buying (very rarely selling) the crypto i was interested in. No problem … read more

Navigating complicated Wills

Reading Time: 6 mins Losing a loved one is hard enough, without the added stress of trying to navigate Wills. Plus, if the Will is not as straightforward as you’d hoped, it can be difficult to know where to start. You may have difficulty understanding the wishes of the deceased as stated in the Will. Similarly, the legal jargon … 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

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

How Women Can Overcome the Pension Gender Pay Gap

Reading Time: 9 mins Women face a pension pay gap of almost 60% compared to men. When it comes to pensions, this pay gap can mean the difference of hundreds of thousands of pounds for retirement*. Why is there a pension gap between genders? A small improvement – and then COVID-19 Ways to close the gap Make sure your … read more

The big buy-to-let property hotspots in Britain

Reading Time: 12 mins A buy-to-let property offers an attractive way to grow your wealth. But where is the best place to buy one? If you want to make money as a landlord, think outside London. Cities such as Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool, and Birmingham all offer great potential returns for buy-to-let properties. The regeneration projects in these areas, plus … read more

How to invest like a wealth manager

Reading Time: 5 mins We hear a lot about wealth managers and how much money they can make for their clients. But not everyone has the cash to invest with them. This is why I have asked my friend Tim Price of Price Value Partners to tell us all how we can do it ourselves. Over to you Tim!… … read more

DIY investing vs using a Financial Advisor: Which is better?

Reading Time: 12 mins Should you try DIY investing or use a financial advisor? Knowing whether to try DIY investing or use a financial advisor can be a crucial barrier to even beginning to look at doing something with your money. And with the rise of people dipping their toe in the investment waters during the pandemic there is … read more

How to Boost Savings At Every Stage of Your Life

Reading Time: 6 mins Saving can be tough when times are hard – and it feels like times are always hard, these days! However, having a plan for a savings safety net is the best way to make sure you’ve got a little extra to fall back on when you need it. We’ve come up with ways to save … read more

Will Savings Affect My Benefits?

Reading Time: 6 mins Claiming Universal Credit and other benefits is tricky enough for most people – but as you start to save, you might find your entitlement drops. Or, you could have too much in your savings already to apply for benefits. Here, I’ll take you through the main ways savings could (and don’t) affect benefits. Universal Credit … read more

What to Do When You’re Executor of a Will

Reading Time: 11 mins It’s a tragic time when someone dies – but it also comes with a lot of paperwork. If you’ve been assigned executor of a will, there’s a lot of things to do. It can be overwhelming and knowing where to start is often confusing. Use this checklist to make sure you’ve got everything covered, in … read more

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