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Maths, the only subject that counts

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 | Blog | By Jasmine Birtles

Just because I write about money, and turn up on TV and radio talking about the stuff, people assume that I’m a maths genius. But I’m not a natural mathematician by any means.

How the UK stock market doubled in value…without even moving

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | Blog | By Darius McDermott

Albert Einstein once said: “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it… he who doesn’t pays it.”

Why I’m a one-trick pony at parties

Friday, 05 April 2019 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

I spend a lot of time encouraging people – including family and friends – to build wealth and become financially independent; to put money into a pension regularly; and when the opportunity arises, to squirrel a little away...

Don't put all your eggs in one basket - keep some space for peer-to-peer

Thursday, 04 April 2019 | Blog | By Iain Niblock

As with any sort of investment, you don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket.

Two common pitfalls of taking money from your pension fund

Friday, 29 March 2019 | Blog | By Ray Black

Pension freedoms now enable you to access the money you’ve saved in a pension from age 55 and you don’t have to use the money to buy an annuity.

Don’t let short-term worries deter long-term goals when it comes to saving and investing

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 | Blog | By Kevin Brown

The stock market has gyrated so much recently that even seasoned investment analysts are struggling to predict what happens next.

All credit to Beattie and Maggie for getting millions thinking about investing

Friday, 22 March 2019 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

My interest in personal finance dates back to the 1980s and was sparked by my failed accountancy exams and Margaret Thatcher’s privatisation programme.

Five steps to make sure moving in together isn't a financial mess

Friday, 22 March 2019 | Blog | By Hayley Millhouse

Whatever your age or personal situation, moving in with your partner is a big deal.

Let’s celebrate the Isa’s 20th birthday

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 | Blog | By Rachel Rickard Straus

In the world of finance where jargon and complexity reign, there is one product that stands out for its simplicity – the Isa.

Eight last-minute mistakes that could cost you your Isa allowance

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 | Blog | By Darius McDermott

Leaving things to the last minute is human nature.