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Check your online investment money went into shares not cash

The real killer with investing is figuring out how to do it. The admin! Even as an investment nerd I’m regularly scratching my head over which website to use to get my money in the market. These days, if you want to invest, you’ll end up using a so-called platform online. These are a wonderful innov...
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Can you afford to send your kids to private school?

iva School open days are now in full swing as the new academic year gets underway. Of course, there are plenty of brilliant state schools where your child would thrive. But could you afford to educate them privately? At first sight, the answer is no. According to the Independent Schools Council, the...
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How I lost £360 being cautious on shares

Last week everything was sunny with the FTSE 100; today it’s distinctly overcast. Everyone’s taken fright due to problems in Italy at the weekend – slight issue with having no government. Many are murmuring that it’s the end of the euro, while others see it as a short-term blip. Whichever way it goe...
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Climb every pension mountain

Here’s a nice, big figure to spoil your Wednesday. The typical person will have to save £260,000 just to have a basic income in retirement. And that basic income is just £9,000 on top of the state pension which if you qualify for the full one is currently worth about £8,500 a year. So that’s a total...
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Stock markets are down so time to Bed & Isa

With stock markets on the slide, should you invest in shares? The FTSE 100 dropped below the 7,000 floor last week and is struggling to recover. It doesn’t look very inviting. It could be a buying opportunity but not everyone has the stomach for that. One alternative is to use the downturn to have a...
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