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Choosing the right investment platform for you

When it comes to buying shares and funds to put in your Isa, there are several investing platforms to choose from.

Also known as fund supermarkets, they all offer various fee structures to suit individual investing habits.

Compare broker prices and services here.

How to invest in a stocks and shares Isa

In this short video tutorial, Ed Bowsher runs through the nuts and bolts of opening a stocks and shares Isa, and gives you some investment ideas to consider.

The best easy-access deals for your savings

Some easy-access accounts let you earn a bit of a return on cash without having to jump through too many hoops. Sarah Moore looks at the best deals.

Tax dodge of the week: Tax savings for “micro-entrepreneurs”

In March’s Budget, George Osborne announced the introduction of two new £1,000 tax-free allowances for “micro-entrepreneurs”.

Final-salary schemes face a squeeze

The government is considering indexing final-salary pension schemes to the lower-rate CPI. There’s just one catch, says Natalie Stanton.

Equity release: should you tap your home for cash?

Equity-release products have a mixed reputation, and can offer poor value, says Sarah Moore. So, it’s important to think carefully before making a decision.

How much of your pension can you afford to spend each year?

In today’s low-interest-rate world, knowing how much pension to draw down can be tricky, says Natalie Stanton.

Save on travel money

If you’re organised enough to get foreign currency sorted out before you leave, there are ways to save a substantial amount, says Sarah Moore.

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