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How to build a diversified and profitable cryptocurrency portfolio

28th Apr 2022

Here’s how you can build yourself a diversified cryptocurrency portfolio to minimise your losses and maximise profits with your crypto holdings.

What is a brokerage account and why do you need one? A complete explanation for beginners

14th Apr 2022

Here’s a complete guide explaining what a brokerage account is, how they work, and tips for getting set up with an online stock broker.

ISA Usage and What Types of Investor Can really Benefit from an ISA

2nd Mar 2022

ISA usage has grown in popularity recently, after losing customers when the Personal Savings Allowance was launched in 2016. After that tax break was introduced, ISA use dropped by 13% in a year. Finally, the number of ISA accounts opened has finally risen above pre-2016 levels as a total of 13m ISA accounts were opened…

Should I set up a Junior ISA for my child?

16th Feb 2022

Should I set up a Junior ISA (JISA) for my child? The answer is probably yes. These long-term savings accounts mean you can put together some tax-free cash for your child. Whether it be for university fees, travelling or a down payment on a house – you’ll be setting them up well. They are also…

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

1st Feb 2022

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….

What is a LISA and should I get one?

1st Feb 2022

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…

Junior ISAs

1st Feb 2022

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?

1st Feb 2022

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…

Pension vs ISA: Which Is Better?

1st Feb 2022

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…

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

1st Feb 2022

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…

What’s the difference between passive and managed funds?

20th Jan 2022

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…

Investing in gold and other money metals

24th Dec 2021

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…