Personal finance

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.

Thinking of getting a divorce? Here’s why it might pay to wait a while

All those people breaking up over Christmas would do better to wait until Easter, says Merryn Somerset Webb. They could save themselves a fortune.

Easy ways to save cash

Devote an afternoon to some simple money administration, and you could make a big difference to your finances over the year.

Give your pension a health check

Making the most of your retirement options can make a big difference, says David Prosser.

A time for pension consolidation

To get a grip on your pension finances, it helps to have it all in one place, says David Prosser.

Retire at your leisure

Today’s pensions allow for a lot more flexibility when scaling back on work, says David Prosser.

Giving to charity: how to donate a little bit more

If you want to donate to charity over Christmas, there are things you can do to maximise your generosity, says Ruth Jackson.

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