Savings

Building your own fund portfolio

Investing doesn’t need to be left to the experts – with a little common sense most people can make their own decisions.

The best brokers for your Isa

We asked MoneyWeek readers for their views on the top stockbrokers. Here are the results of our survey.

Getting the best deal on your cash Isa

There is no denying that cash Isas aren’t as attractive as they used to be, says Ruth Jackson. But that’s not to say you shouldn’t have one.

Everything you need to know about Isas

Ruth Jackson runs through the different types of individual savings accounts, or Isas, available to savers.

Time to ditch premium bonds?

It’s staggering how many people in Britain own premium bonds, says Ruth Jackson. But are there better bets elsewhere?

How to choose the best active funds for your Isa

Active funds are expensive and often perform poorly. But one type of active fund regularly beats the market and can be had for knock-down prices, says John Stepek: investment trusts.

Why you should stuff your Isa with these cheap funds

It makes a lot of sense to open a stocks and shares Isa. But what should you put in it? John Stepek explains why passive funds are an ideal investment.

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.

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