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Share Sleuth: How to make sense of accounting headaches

Share Sleuth: How to make sense of accounting headaches

Investors should be able to read company accounts like a book, but it's easier said than done. Companies analyst Richard Beddard shares his favoured rules of thumb.

21 common mistakes in financial planning: part one

21 common mistakes in financial planning: part one

In the first of a two-part series, Andy Baker at Equilibrium reveals some common mistakes to avoid when it comes to financial planning.

Why it's time to bolster portfolio defences

Why it's time to bolster portfolio defences

Unfolding central bank strategies and new macro threats mean big uncertainty for investors. It's why Jaisal Pastakia at Heartwood says it's time to insure against a downturn.

A UK first for VCTs

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Former AIM writer of the year Andrew Hore has a look at tax efficient Venture Capital Trusts following an exciting new development for new investors in VCTs.

Two dangerous financial myths busted

Two dangerous financial myths busted

These financial kitchen table wisdoms are counted as fact, but not only are they simply wrong, argues Andrew Craig at Plain English Finance, they're downright harmful.

Is debt always such a bad thing?

Is debt always such a bad thing?

Debt is often seen as purely negative, but it serves vital economic purposes and, with ultra-low rates, firms will be taking advantage, says Nandini Ramakrishnan at JP Morgan.

How to find prime assets in a changing world

How to find prime assets in a changing world

Investing is multi-dimensional and requires looking beyond traditional asset classes to find the real opportunities, argues Anthony Rayner at Miton.

Riding out the post-Brexit roller coaster

Riding out the post-Brexit roller coaster personal finance guidance investing

Investors live in interesting times after the 'Leave' vote. Jeff Prestridge offers expert advice on handling savings and investments in this changing landscape.

Investing for children: Five myths busted

Investing for children: Five myths busted ISA SIPP JISA tax parents grandparents

Investing for children is often seen as a fiddly business, and there are a number of myths to debunk. Tom Stevenson at Fidelity sifts out the fairy tales from the facts.

Top pension tips for ultra-low interest rates

Top pension tips for ultra-low interest rates

Halving UK rates will push income from annuities to all-time lows. Steven Cameron at Aegon explains the other ways to maximise your retirement money.