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Self-Select ISAs: Keep Your Investments in Your Hands!

Reading Time: 5 mins Interest rates are shockingly low. Your cash ISA may offer a measly 2% or so – IF you’re willing to lock your money away for a fixed term (and that doesn’t take into account inflation, either). Stocks and shares are the best way to generate an income and grow your wealth with a long-term strategy. … read more

What is a LISA and should I get one?

Reading Time: 6 mins A Lifetime ISA (LISA) can help you buy your first home or save for retirement. A whopping 25% Government bonus gets paid on your savings – who can say no to free money?! Here, we break down the LISA rules and whether you should consider opening one. ISA basics What is a Lifetime ISA? Who … read more

Make over £133,000 for your child with a Junior ISA

Reading Time: 5 mins The Junior ISA is a great way to make your child rich. Find out the rules here and how you can use them to build up a great pot of cash for your little one.

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

Pension vs ISA: Which Is Better?

Reading Time: 6 mins Most people aim to enjoy their retirement after decades of hard work preparing for it. Unfortunately though, the current state pension only provides a yearly income of £9,110.40. Making it essential to have additional retirement plans in place to continue to live a similar quality of life into your retirement. You can check your state … read more

New ISAs could help you become a millionaire

Reading Time: 5 mins Yes, it sounds like a pipe dream… but according to the experts, savvy investment in your ISA really could see you become an ISA millionaire by the time you hit retirement age. It might not feel like it at the moment, with the threat of negative interest rates looming – but we’re looking at the … read more

What Is an IFISA and How Does It Beat a Cash ISA?

Reading Time: 7 mins Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISA) quietly hit the market a few years ago – but what are they, and could they beat the returns you get in your cash ISA? From the basic concept to the potential returns, here’s everything you need to know about investing in an IFISA. What is an IFISA? Is your money … read more

Why Equities ISAs Beat Cash Savings Every Time

Reading Time: 6 mins Equities ISAs offer an easy way to invest and grow your money over time. We’re going to keep saying it until you go and move your cash savings into stocks and shares ISAs! Don’t be put off by the risk of investing in funds. The long-term returns you get are far more likely to outrank … read more

What’s the difference between passive and managed funds?

Reading Time: 8 mins We hear all about all sorts of funds that we could be putting our money into. It can seem confusing, particularly when you have to ask yourself what the difference is between passive and managed funds. Hunting for little-known companies that look set to be the next big thing (and make you buckets of cash … read more

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

Should you have a pension or LISA?

Reading Time: 3 mins Wondering whether to get a pension or a LISA? 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 is … read more

Webinar Summary: How to Invest in Stocks and Shares like a pro!

Reading Time: 3 mins Our founder and CEO Jasmine Birtles recently hosted a free webinar all about how DIY investors can pick stocks and shares like a pro. She was joined by Eyal Perry, founder of Aurora, the kind sponsors of this webinar, together with Justin Urquhardt-Stewart, who set up 7 Investments and Barclays Stockbrokers, and Bill Kay, former business … read more

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