Personal finance

Isa revolution – or damp squib?

The Lifetime Isa, designed for the big life events of buying your first home and retiring, launches soon. John Stepek looks at how it works, and whether it’s any good.

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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.


Should you insure your pet?

Ruth Jackson explains how pet insurance can help you avoid a hefty bill next time you visit the vet.

Giving up your defined-benefit pension isn't so crazy

While defined-benefit pensions are the envy of those who don’t have them, ever more people are electing to give them up, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Isa revolution – or damp squib?

The Lifetime Isa, designed for the big life events of buying your first home and retiring, launches soon. John Stepek looks at how it works, and whether it’s any good.

What different types of Isa are there – and are they any good?

Tax-free Isa accounts come in several different flavours in addition to plain cash or stocks & shares Isas. John Stepek looks at what’s available.

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.

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