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Should you have a pension or LISA?

22nd Dec 2021

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…

Most popular funds, shares and investment trusts of 2021

16th Dec 2021

What were the most popular funds, shares and investment trusts of 2021 according to three of the main investment platforms? I asked AJ Bell and Hargreaves Lansdown which investments were the most popular among their users and got some pretty similar answers. Growth funds (a fund that is looking to increase its price rather than…

How to pick stocks and shares: Webinar summary

8th Nov 2021

In this webinar, our founder and personal finance expert Jasmine Birtles is joined by The Times columnist Bill Kay, David Henry from Quilter Cheviot and Paul Clifford from Sanlam. They talk all about how to pick stocks and shares and how to kickstart your career in investing. Investing in individual companies and funds is a…

How to invest in commodities…and why you should right now

8th Oct 2021

Even if you are only a casual investor you will likely have heard of people who invest in commodities. The word ‘commodities’ immediately brings to mind Wall Street bankers urgently making trades in steel, corn and pork bellies in front of huge computer screens. However, the truth is far simpler. A commodity is a raw…

Single, Childless, and Paying Through the Nose

25th Apr 2021

It’s well-known that having children is no cheap affair. Being childless not only means you’ll have a lot more spare cash, but you’ll have more free time to focus on your career, or other personal goals. This can be great until you hit retirement age. As you get older, not having children around can mean…

The Difference Between a Mutual and a Bank

24th Apr 2021

We’ve all heard of banks – but do you know what a mutual is? You probably already know about them, without realising it! Here, we cover the main differences between a mutual and a bank, and why you should consider using a mutual for some of your savings strategy. The History of Mutuals Mutual and…

How to choose high dividend shares

1st Apr 2021

If you’re looking for a regular income, or you want a successful investing strategy, one of the best things you can do is to invest in high dividend shares. If you are growing your wealth a great tactic is to invest in high dividend shares and use the dividend payments to re-invest in the company….

Should You Invest in Penny Shares?

9th Aug 2020

If you’re looking to invest in shares, you might not know where to start. How much should you invest, if you’re a beginner in this area? What platforms should you use to manage your investments? If you’re wondering about these questions, this might be a good time to introduce yourself to “penny shares” – essentially,…

Coronavirus and the stock market: what should you do with your investments?

16th Mar 2020

Coronavirus and the stock market is all the news seems to talk about right now. It’s easy to start getting worried – but wait! “Should I sell my shares and ditch my pension?” is the question we’re hearing from readers all over social media. My answer is the same as Warren Buffett‘s: “Be fearful when others…

Stakeholder pensions – simple, cheap and worth having

20th Feb 2020

Stakeholder pensions are cheap, easy, and upfront about what they invest in. Anyone can have one, and you can make regular contributions or just put in what you can afford each month. For anyone who has ever worried that pensions are too complicated – they were designed to be your solution.   What is a…

A Pension in Your 20s Means TENS OF THOUSANDS EXTRA in Retirement!

9th Feb 2020

Paying into a pension in your 20s will make a huge difference to your future. Yet, over 10% of women and 8% of men aged 20-29 opt out of their workplace pension scheme. If you’re one of them, it’s time to reconsider: sacrificing some cash now will make you RICH in retirement. From compound returns…

Pension Limits Explained (And What to Do When You Reach Them)

15th Dec 2019

You pay into your pension every month – but did you know there’s a maximum amount each year you can put away? Or that there’s a lifetime limit? Here’s how pension limits work – and why paying into your pension as early as possible helps you build a large retirement fund. Annual and lifetime pension…