I reluctantly updated a lot of the technology that runs Monevator this week. And of course things broke. For instance, pagination and numbering has come unstuck on the longer comment threads. For now we’re either showing up to 200 comments at once on (nearly all posts) or else the most recent remainder (the broker comparison […]

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Long story short: This post won’t apply if you invest entirely within ISAs and pensions. Try to! Most people rightly believe capital gains tax (CGT) is not a tax they’ll pay. Buy-to-let landlords may face a CGT bill when they sell up, due to the size their one-off property gains. But private investors in shares […]

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Which is more important in your world: knowledge or skills? This question is the fulcrum of an ideological battle being fought over our education system, and it’s a debate that also has ramifications for DIY investors. The champions of knowledge believe we need to command certain basic facts to operate effectively in society – the essentials […]

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What caught my eye this week. Rummaging around to select an old post from the Monevator ‘archive-ator’ each week can be bittersweet. On the one hand, it seems I used to be smarter, wittier, and more productive. But a compensation for these memento mori moments is coming across those little nuggets that have aged rather […]

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Our cheapest broker comparison table shows how to cut your platform and trading fees to the bone. But there’s an investment ISA cost hack that even we were too afraid to talk about until now – lest the military-broker complex take us out with a drone strike on Monevator HQ. Well, no more! It’s time […]

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