Guides

The FSCS' £85,000 limit: a beginner's guide

Although they may seem monolithic and indestructible, history has taught us that even the largest financial institutions are vulnerable to collapse.

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30-year pension plan: how to improve the odds of retiring early

Five years ago pension auto-enrolment was introduced. Employees and their employers are both now obliged to pay a sum corresponding to a small percentage of the employee’s income into a workplace pension.

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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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How to buy shares and become a stock market investor

Since leaving university eight years ago I have made a living writing about investing. By my best guess, during this time I have interviewed perhaps 100 fund managers, including some of the sharpest investor minds around.

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Has Brexit scuppered your dreams of retiring abroad in sunnier climes?

For millions of Britons, buying property overseas, typically in warmer parts of Europe, has been a longstanding dream.

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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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Here’s why it is worth investing small amounts

DIY Investor Toolkit: Here’s how far £100 a month can go in the stock market over five years.

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