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The Personal Savings Allowance Explained (And Why It’s a Great for Investors)

6th Nov 2019

The Personal Savings Allowance meant changes in interest taxation rules. But what did the changes mean, and how do they affect your savings? You don’t have to pay any tax on the first £1000 earned in interest. What that really means is, with today’s low interest savings accounts where a ‘good’ rate is still only…

How to Invest in REITs – And Why You Should

6th Nov 2019

REITs have become a portfolio staple for income investors over the past decade, but what exactly are REITs? Why are they becoming more popular? and how can you invest in REITs? To find out the answers to all those questions and more read our article on how to invest in REITs below. Real Estate Investment…

Do you qualify for a Help to Buy ISA?

25th Oct 2019

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…

What is FTSE and why should you care about it?

21st Oct 2019

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)….

How to make money and save money in 2015

6th Jan 2014

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

Slow & steady wins the race: How to build a £1m investment portfolio

27th Sep 2023

£1,000,000. Looks good doesn’t it? While it may seem a colossal sum, building a seven figure investment pot is actually quite achievable for the average investor. In this article we’re going to explain how, with a touch of luck, it’s possible to turn £1,000 into a cool £1 million through the art of patience and discipline….

All you need to know about Pensions

11th Sep 2023

Pensions can seem complicated (and let’s be honest, a bit dull) – but they’re absolutely vital to a financially secure retirement. The trouble is we’re tempted to use the money we’ve got for the ‘right now’ instead of stashing it away for decades. However, setting up a pension and paying in regularly – even small…

How to make money investing

14th Jun 2023

If you don’t know much about investing you may believe the stock market is nothing but a glorified casino. After all, isn’t investing just gambling? And shouldn’t you just save your money to earn a guaranteed interest rate instead? In this article, we’re going to explore these questions and more. Plus, we’ll touch on how…

How to earn passive income through the power of dividend investing

9th Jun 2023

Pile your wealth into stocks that pay dividends and you could be setting up a nice little passive income stream for yourself. In this article, we’re going to explore the ins and outs of dividends. Plus, we highlight how you can find stocks that make regular payments to shareholders, and explore the two popular dividend…

Exchange-Traded Funds: A step-by-step guide

8th Jun 2023

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) provide a cheap, easy, and relatively reliable way to invest in the stock market. (Well, as reliable as possible – remember, any investment means you could lose money as well as make it). They’re easy to buy and sell, with typically lower transaction and account fees than managed funds. So, what are…

How to invest in property using REITs

31st May 2023

If you want to invest in property, using REITs can be an excellent place to start. Here’s what you need to know about REIT investing.

Inflation & your investments: Should you meddle or sit tight?

18th May 2023

This investing post is sponsored by Alliance Trust. The UK has an inflation problem. According to the latest Consumer Price Index, inflation is running at 10.1% and, worryingly, this puts the UK at the top of the inflation tables across Western Europe. So, with prices rising (and rising), how can UK-based investors protect the value…