By artificially inflating house prices, the Help to Buy scheme has failed both homebuyers and taxpayers. But it has done wonders for housebuilders’ profits. John Stepek explains why.
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.
If you can afford to put off taking your state pension, it may save you money in the long run, says David Prosser.
As is so often the case when it comes to insurance, says Ruth Jackson, it really doesn’t pay to be loyal to your provider.
Far more cash Isas are set up than stocks and shares Isas, says Marina Gerner. That’s odd given the higher returns from stocks in the long run.
Holidays from hell needn’t cost you the earth, says Ruth Jackson. A package deal provides the best protection.
The lifetime allowance on pension savings could catch out those with modest incomes.
There is help to find the best energy deal for people who never get round to switching provider.