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Financial Advice For Every Decade of Your Life

14th Mar 2021

You might feel like financial advice is something that’s a long way off. It’s something that’s reserved for middle-aged people with complex finances, right? It’s not something that you necessarily need to think about until you have investments, shares in your name, property, a will… Wrong. In fact, financial advice can be incredibly useful at…

What Is a Mutual?

9th Mar 2021

Mutual organisations have been around for centuries and can be found within all sectors of financial services. But do you know what a mutual is? The History of Mutuals How are Mutuals Different? The Benefits of a Mutual Where to Find a Mutual  More Ways to Save   The History of Mutuals Mutuals are a…

Fund Supermarkets: Save Money on Your Investments

3rd Mar 2021

Fund supermarkets offer an inexpensive route into investing. We’ll look at what they are, how they work, and who should use them. You know investing in stocks and shares products is a good way to develop a long-term financial growth strategy, but how on earth do you do it, and where do fund supermarkets come…

Top 10 ways to grow your money

1st Feb 2021

Don’t let your financial fears ruin your retirement – you can invest and grow your money for your old age. You can find safe investments and good money-making ideas if you know where to look, and that’s where we come in. There are some simple principles you can follow year-on-year that will help you make…

How to Save Fast for Your Mortgage Deposit

14th Dec 2020

Saving for a mortgage deposit takes longer than ever these days – especially as low-deposit mortgages are increasingly hard to find in the wake of the pandemic. The good news is that, if you try these tips, you could save thousands of pounds in a year – and achieve your dream of home ownership faster…

Do You Have Cash in a Child Trust Fund?

16th Sep 2020

Could your child (or even, if you’re a young adult, you yourself) be sitting on a trust fund that you or your parents had completely forgotten about? If you were born or had children between 2002 and 2011, this might very well be the case. Read on to find out all about the Government’s Child…

How to Invest £250,000

10th Aug 2020

We’ve already covered how to invest if you’ve got a spare £10,000 to play with. But what if your coffers are looking a bit more rosy than that?  If you’ve got a bit more money to invest, you’ll want to consider longer term strategies for growth. It’s likely that, with a quarter of a million…

5 ways for mums to make money

26th Jul 2020

Our readers often ask us how they can make money whilst stuck at home with the kids or what type of jobs can be fitted around school hours. If you too would like to make some extra cash while looking after your little ones, we have some good news – there are loads of ways…

What does it mean? All those confusing money terms explained!

5th Feb 2020

Are you sick of reading money terms that mean absolutely nothing to you? Quite right – don’t put up with it any longer! Here’s our (not at all definitive) finance and banking glossary with all those confusing money terms explained, so that you can understand what it’s all about!   money terms Accountant: Professional number-cruncher….

Auto-enrolment: what it means for you

15th Dec 2019

Auto-enrolment is designed to encourage everyone in work to save for their retirement. Since it was introduced in 2012, the proportion of employees with a workplace pension has rocketed from 55% to a huge 87% in 2019. The scheme was introduced to encourage retirement planning. The idea is to reduce the future burden of older…

Gilt funds: how to invest in them

21st Oct 2019

Gilt funds are an alternative way to invest in gilts (government bonds). It’s actually quite easy to invest in individual gilts as we showed here, but many people like to invest in funds of gilts. Funds can give you a good spread of different types of gilts in your portfolio but can also potentially cost you…

Brexit, what happens when you go abroad

21st Sep 2018

Brexit is supposed to happen on March 29th 2019 but so far we have no deal with the EU about how we are going to leave. If a deal is struck (and that’s not definite by any means at this stage) then both sides have agreed on a 21-month “transition” period that will start after the…