Donate Money and Save Tax With Gift Aid!

If you are a higher rate (or additional rate) tax payer, you can reduce your tax liabilities by donating money to a charity. The Gift Aid scheme is used to claim back the ‘extra’ tax you have paid. Gift Aid is beneficial to both you and the charity you are giving your money to.  This article …

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How Everyday Macroeconomic News Affects Your Investments

You can’t go a day without hearing some sort of macroeconomic information on the news. And sometimes you just sit there and think, how does this affect me? Well, macroeconomic news affects any investor or any person who holds investments of some sorts. In this article, I will aim to put into plain english some …

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5 Ways to Remove The Pain From Investing

To many, investing in the stock market can be a painful and costly experience. After all, you run a high risk of potentially losing money as well as feeling out of control of what is going on with your money. There are simple (and frugal) steps you can take in order to remove the pain …

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What happens when a company you have invested in goes bust ?

Ever wonder what happens to your equity once a company you have invested in (whether a private company or one listed on the stock exchange) goes into administration. The first question that will come to most peoples minds is whether or not I will get the money I have invested back? In order to answer …

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Nutmeg: A Review of the New Way to Invest!

I used to be one of those people that was sceptical about opening a stocks and shares account or investing in a fund because the high fees were daunting. I had the mindset of most and kept thinking why I should pay astronomical fees even if the fund I was invested in was doing bad. …

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House Crowd Review

Please find an updates review for the house crowd here. Just over a year ago, I was introduced to The House Crowd (THC) by a friend. As I have always been interested in property investing, the House crowd got my attention from the word go. It is built around the idea that anybody could be …

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Different types of CrowdFunding.

Technological advancements in recent years have lead to a new way of people looking at finance. Individuals as part of the crowd are now able to push banks aside in order to get a better rate on there savings (or to borrow for cheaper). All this is due to the growing phenomenon of Crowdfunding. Crowdfunding …

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Now is the time to buy silver

Silver has always been known as a great store of value and an insurance policy against a weakening global economy (Just look at how silver prices soared with the news of chinas interest rate cut) . With the increasing uncertainty in markets, such as the ongoing Euro crisis and Japan entering a recession, now would …

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