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Do you qualify for a Help to Buy ISA?

Reading Time: 4 mins If you’re a first-time property buyer saving up for a deposit to buy a house, you then should open a Help to Buy ISA pronto. This is because this Government initiative is set to end on 30 November 2019, which leaves less than two months to open one. Take a look at our guide to … read more

What is FTSE and why should you care about it?

Reading Time: 5 mins What is the FTSE anyway? You hear about the FTSE (pronounced ‘Footsie’) index all the time in the news and you read about it in money articles. It goes up and it goes down, and experts take to the news outlets as soon as it does either of those things (mostly when it goes down). … read more

Free money: how to get your hands on it now!

Reading Time: 8 mins Free money. It doesn’t exist right? Wrong…well, at least you can get back money you didn’t know you had. That certainly exists…millions of pounds-worth of it in fact! An easy way to make money is by looking for old accounts, lost pensions and missing assets. You might be surprised at what’s there for you. And … read more

How to make money and save money in 2015

Reading Time: 9 mins Make money and save money every month this year. Look through these tips and you can make some notes in your diary to help you get ahead of the game and rake in the cash each month this year! January February March April  May June July August September October November December

Make or save £500 a month for your cash ISA

Reading Time: 8 mins The tax-free allowance from 1 July 2014 is £15,240 – so rather than have your savings languish in an ordinary account, we strongly recommend you make the most of the tax benefits that ISAs bring. In today’s low-interest environment, taking full advantage of your tax-free allowance is more important than ever. Don’t have enough savings to take … read more

What those confusing investing terms really mean

Reading Time: 7 mins You might feel like the wolf of Wall Street when you set out trying to invest for the first time, but if you’re like most people then you will quickly be bamboozled by the complicated array of words and numbers, those confusing investing terms, you see before you on your screen. Phrases like the ‘price-to-earnings … read more

Pensions: 53% of people think they will cease to exist

Reading Time: 5 mins Between March and July 2021, over 10,000 respondents across the UK took part in The Great British Retirement Survey 2021. Conducted by CoreData on behalf of pension provider Interactive Investor, the survey seeks to gain insight into the thoughts and opinions of both people who already receive their pensions, and those of working age who … read more

The Big Exchange: the easy way to get into ‘impact investing’

Reading Time: 9 mins Are you keen to get into impact investing? That’s where you invest in companies that have a provably positive effect on the climate or on humanity generally. It’s something that people who are concerned about climate change, child poverty, health issues and more aim to do. In fact, there’s been a surge in people looking … read more

5 ways to invest in gold even if you know nothing about investing

Reading Time: 17 mins Anyone can invest in gold. It’s one of those commodities that is easy to buy in different ways. There are several ways you can make money from gold from buying gold bars to gold coins to gold futures and gold shares. Gold is particularly popular at the moment as the world, and our economy, seem … read more

8 ways they could take your money this year

Reading Time: 11 mins Do you want your hard-earned cash slipping through your fingers, right in front of your very eyes? Or would you rather take steps to protect your money? Unfortunately, there are plenty of people out there who would be more than happy to take your cash off of you. It could be anyone from the taxman, … read more

Your investing questions answered

Every now and then I get questions from followers on social media or newsletter subscribers about their savings and investments. Of course, I’m not qualified to advise anyone on their investments or their money generally, I just give you information. However I can ask qualified advisors and investment managers on your behalf, when I have … read more

A beginner’s guide to fund supermarkets

Reading Time: 8 mins Fund supermarkets are a good way to invest in companies and funds quite cheaply. They all have different fee structures and it’s worth reading up about them to find out which would be the best for you. We’ll look at what they are, how to get started, and some of the options on the market … read more

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