Articles by Philip Scott

Three model pension portfolios

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 | Article

Building and running your own income drawdown plan can be a daunting task at the best of times.

Where now for annuities?

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 | Article

Would-be retirees hoping to trade in their pensions pot for an annuity should not get too excited.

Your coffee break investment plan - Day 10: Tips from the world's best investors

Friday, 18 March 2016 | Article

Woody Allen once quipped: “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons”. The New Yorker is of course renowned for his pithy remarks.

Your coffee break investment plan - Day 9: Four simple ways to get started

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | Article

For the uninitiated, stepping into the world of investing can be a daunting task. But provided you are prepared to stick with it for the long term, the gains can be potentially very rewarding.

Your coffee break investment plan - Day 8: Are you ready for company shares?

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 | Article

While investment funds offer the benefit of instant diversification, many plucky investors prefer to take the bull by the horns and create their own portfolio.

Your coffee break investment plan - Day 7: Finding your way around funds

Friday, 11 March 2016 | Article

Funds are simply pooled investments, which allow individuals to invest their cash in a diversified range of stocks across a wide range of industries.

Stocks and shares Isas: how they work

Friday, 11 March 2016 | Article

Notwithstanding any surprise moves by the Bank of England, March 2016 will mark the seventh anniversary of interest rates being stuck at their historic low of 0.5%.

Five easy stocks and shares Isa funds

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 | Article

For the uninitiated, moving into the world of investing can seem a daunting undertaking. The money you squirrel away will be at the mercy of markets and you may not get back what you put in.

Play the long game in emerging markets

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 | Article

Investment returns from emerging markets have hardly been covered in glory over recent years with many investors nursing significant losses.

How to climb out of debt

Monday, 03 September 2018 | Article

Read our guide to seeking free advice and paying off what you owe.