A question from a reader: Dear Monevator. I have an old investing book/bible that tells me I should be ‘bed & breakfasting’ my shares to reduce taxes. However is this even still possible in the era of Airbnb? (Just joking!) Seriously what is bed and breakfasting shares and is it still legal/possible as I haven’t […]

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Until they start taxing sex, capital gains tax (CGT) is probably the most annoying tax to find yourself paying. Capital gains tax is a tax levied on the profits you make when you sell or transfer assets like shares, rental properties, or even a stake in your own company. Like a fly in your soup […]

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This article about minimal risk assets is by former hedge fund manager turned author Lars Kroijer, an occasional contributor to Monevator. He also wrote Investing Demystified. I believe any private investor can create a sound and well-diversified investment portfolio by using just two assets as building blocks – a world equity index fund, and an […]

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