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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: 6 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: 18 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

What Do Big Life Events REALLY Cost?

Reading Time: 11 mins We all know big life events can wipe out our savings – but if you know what they’ll actually cost, it’s much easier to create a plan to save up for them instead. Rather than being taken aback at each life stage, here’s how to be prepared! University First Rented Home First Home (Owner) Owning … read more

What is an Investment Portfolio?

Reading Time: 6 mins You’ve heard of an investment portfolio – but what actually is it? Do you need to know lots about the stock market to have one? (Short answer: no!). Your investment portfolio is a fancy word for everything you’ve got your money invested in. That COULD mean the stock market – but it can also include … read more

Is the Post-Covid Property Bubble Going to Burst Soon?

Reading Time: 9 mins How does the property bubble created by Covid-19 (and subsequent measures, like the Stamp Duty holiday) impact buyers – and what could the future of 2021 hold for anyone wanting to buy a house? The 2020 Property Market Changes in Property Demands The Stamp Duty Holiday Impact of the Stamp Duty Holiday Extension Changes to … read more

7 great ways to invest for your children

Reading Time: 6 mins If you want to invest for your children, it’s a lot easier than it used to be. There are plenty of tax-efficient options that help you save for your child’s future – including pensions for babies! (Yes, really). Take a look at the different ways you can invest now for a rich future for your … read more

Three Easy Ways to Start Investing (When You Don’t Know How)

Reading Time: 6 mins Investing is the only way these days to really grow your wealth. Of course, it comes with some risks (you could end up losing what you put in) – but if you let your cash sit in a low-interest savings account, that’s already losing spending power just sitting there! Interest rates are below inflation at … read more

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