Yesterday’s foray into stocks & shares mentioned that I had little experience in share dealing – I have done a few trades in the past, but two trades I did make taught me a useful lesson in stock market investing. Just under 6 years ago, I had a little more money at my disposal than […]
I don’t generally talk about or even spend much time thinking about buying and selling individual shares for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because I believe you should get the rest of your finances (debt, savings) in order before worrying about individual equities – and even then, there are less risky ways of investing in […]
I’ve been wondering for a while about the validity of using ISAs to fund your retirement, as a possible alternative to contributing to a traditional pension. With the complexity surrounding pensions, ISAs could provide a simpler, more accessible option. There are of course plenty of factors to take into account: tax relief on contributions, annuity […]
At the end of last month The Telegraph published a table of the performance of stocks and share Child Trust Funds. If you want to compare how your kids trust fund has performed, view the table. The table shows just how much difference your decision can make to the size of the fund – the […]
The Fool has posted a great example demonstrating the power of compounding. In the example, one person invests £100 a month for 10 years from the age of 20 -another also invests £100 per month for 30 years, but from the age of 30 (we’re also assuming they’re the same age, but one starts investing […]
A recent survey by Fool.co.uk highlighted how we do not trust our banks with our money.
REAL estate investment trusts (REITs) launched in the UK at the beginning of this month to remove the barriers to investing in property.
City economists had to show shock at the rate rise – otherwise their employers at the investment banks might wonder why they bother to pay such ill-informed geniuses so well
Norwich Union is increasing final bonuses for its with profits customers thanks to strong investment returns in 2006 – but the majority of regular bonus rates remain unchanged
Alliance & Leicester (A&L) is using the new year to amend its mortgage products, with a number being re-priced.