A new investor has a thousand ways to be confused by the stock market. Hearing the old adage ‘buy the rumour, sell the news’ won’t help. What on earth?! Why buy shares when you’re not sure what’s going on? Or sell when a great thing is finally confirmed? Why be uncertain at all in 2021 […]

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What caught my eye this week. Today would be embarrassing if Monevator was an old-fashioned print magazine (as opposed to an old-fashioned ‘weblog’!) I’d be scurrying past the newsstands. Trying to avoid my cover story – already written by Wednesday due to magazine print deadlines – about the bull market disguising how last year’s mega-winners […]

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The answer to the question “How much should I put in my pension?” is surprisingly simple. You need enough in your pot to sustainably generate a comfortable retirement income that will last you the rest of your life. This post enables you to estimate how much pension pot you need to deliver that income. Once […]

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What caught my eye this week. While I’ve made the case for running a big interest-only mortgage in recent years, overall I still loathe debt. The first thing I tell almost anyone who asks me about their finances? Get rid of the non-mortgage debt. It’s always surprising to me how much debt some people have. […]

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