Guides

Notes from a nervous investor: the snackette approach

Do you want to start investing but dont know where to begin? Nina Kelly explains how she got stuck in.

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Your essential guide to: the state pension and how the goalposts will shift in future

We demystify the complex rules applying to those reaching retirement age after 6 April 2016.

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How to spot and avoid consistently awful funds

Whether it is in the context of the weekly shop or a car purchase, ‘value for money’ is a idea firmly embedded in consumers’ mindsets.

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Isa rules: Everything you need to know

As the 2017/18 Isa season cranks up, investors are faced with more choices than ever - and more opportunity to protect gains and income from the taxman.

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Your essential guide to: trading international shares

Shares Made Simple author Rodney Hobson explains international sharedealing, from picking a broker to stocks to buy for a diversified portfolio.

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10 steps to selling your home without an estate agent

Brick-and-mortar estate agents’ fees continue to climb, so if you’re looking to sell, why not consider the alternatives?

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How should investors play the oil rally?

Unless global growth tails off or US shale production ramps up and floods the market, oil prices should stay strong

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Take the long view and resist the temptation to sell when markets fall on bad news

DIY Investor Toolkit: history shows for those willing to take a long-term perspective that sharp, short-term dips end up being a mere footnote in the grand scheme of things.

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