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When it comes to buying shares and funds to put in your Isa or pension, there are several investment platforms or online brokers to choose from, all offering different fee structures to suit varying individual investing habits.

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.

How to avoid paying any tax on your investments

The best way to increase your investment returns is to cut your costs. And one of the biggest costs is tax. John Stepek explains how to avoid it completely.

How to achieve financial bliss in marriage

The secret to a long and happy marriage is to get it all out in the open, says Merryn Somerset Webb – starting with your finances.

A pensions win for unmarried couples

Millions of unmarried couples could be in line for improved pension rights. David Prosser reports.

Mortgage? Computer says no

It can seem almost impossible to secure a mortgage if you don’t have an employer’s payslip, says Ruth Jackson.

The taxman gets tough

Having near-exhausted the extra yield from big firms, the taxman is going after individuals, says Merryn Somerset Web. Here’s what you can do about it.

A stress-free, cost-effective way to buy a new car

When it comes to buying a new car, Merryn Somerset Webb explains why it makes sense to dodge the salesman and buy through an agent.

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