Investing Guidance

Do you want to invest but not sure where to start? Or you're already an investor but want to improve your skills? Maybe you want to move into another asset class like Property or Shares and want to get the best start? You'll find everything you need to become a successful investor in the sections below.

Try our Financial Freedom Calculator to work out when you can achieve Freedom, then pick an investment topic that interests you from the 4 areas below - and start your investing journey!

Now, how to turn your Calculated Freedom Fund into a reality? Check out the 4 Investing and Home Finance areas below to get started:

Why Your Pension Is Failing You – SSAS/SIPP/Workplace Pensions

Unless you’ve taken a day to sit down and really review your pension situation, your pension is almost certainly failing
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These Small Cap Stocks Are Up 33% In 6 Months!

Small cap stocks are taking off! The MSCI World Small Cap Index has absolutely skyrocketed over the last 6 months,
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How Much Money We Make On YouTube With 30k Subs

How much money do small youtubers really make? We’ve all heard the stories of how some kid makes millions every
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The 3 Big-Money Side Hustles To Start In 2021 | £££

How can you make decent money outside of your job? The long-term solution that we tout on this channel is
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Super Stock Portfolio – Automated Stock Picking With Stockopedia (& Trading 212 Pie)

Most investors know that if they build a portfolio of index tracking funds and invest for the long-term, they will
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How Did Investors Do In 2020

2020 has been a year to forget – but on the flip side, stock market performance has been a rollercoaster,
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Should You Buy Premium Bonds

Should you buy Premium Bonds? Well, if you listen to your gran the answer will probably be yes, but if
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How Much People Saved & Invested In Lockdowns

Here’s another in our series of 2020 wrap-ups, this time looking at how saving and investing shot up for most
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What Age Do People Really Retire – Retirement Statistics

In the UK, the government recognises age 68 as the age that it’s reasonable to retire. That’s the age you
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Investing In The 2020s: Roaring 20s, or a Lost Decade?

A century ago, the 1920s exploded into a decade of prosperity and excess called the Roaring Twenties. Could we be
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Should The Minimum Wage Be Doubled? Pros and Cons

Should the UK minimum wage be doubled, tripled or perhaps increased just a smidgen? Or maybe you think it’s too
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State Pension UK – How Much Do You Get? Will It Still Be There For You?

When planning for retirement most people will be eligible to receive the state pension, but unfortunately understanding what and how
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Why The Debt Bubble Is Due To Burst – Inspired By Ray Dalio

It’s worth understanding how debt cycles work – the periods of time between financial collapses – so that we can
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Budget Like A Pro – The Complete Guide To Budgeting The Lazy Way

The thought of budgeting is enough to make the eyes of most people glaze over in boredom. We hear you
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Should Debt Be Cancelled? Debt Jubilee

Across the pond, there’s been talk that the new US president Joe Biden could cancel or forgive up to $10,000
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How and To Invest In China Stocks From The UK

One in six people on earth live in China, with populations of each of China’s mega regions by themselves the
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Triple Your Pension Income – Optimal Safe Withdrawal Rate

How big does your pension pot need to be? The answer comes down to how big your income needs to
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3 Super Stocks On Stockopedia For 2021

What’s our number one method of finding winning stocks – stocks that are going to generate double digits returns or
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Weak Dollar? Buy Buy Buy! – Currency Risk & Investing

The pound has been strengthening recently against the dollar. Or, more accurately, the dollar has been weakening and losing value
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How Big Should Your ISA Be?| ISA Statistics

ISAs are the main investment and savings vehicle in the UK, and every year gov.uk publish a report that gives
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The Ultimate ETF Portfolio – Low Fees, Low Taxes, High Returns

We’re always looking to build the perfect ETF portfolio and we think we’ve now come pretty close. While the overall
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What Investors Should And Shouldn’t Focus on

Investing is a minefield at the best of times, and there are tonnes of potential traps that investors need to
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Trading 212 Pie & AutoInvest Review – Best Investing App?

Trading 212 is the investing app taking the UK by storm and for good reason. One standout feature that we
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How Much Of Your Salary Have You Kept?

Over your lifetime how much of your salary have you kept? It’s a big question and the answer has a
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Analysing Long-Term Trends With Relative Asset Values – Stocks vs Gold vs Oil vs Property

When investors talk about beating the market, they usually mean picking stocks. That’s one way to do it, but an
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Complete Guide To Buy To Let Property

If you have a dream of building a rental property empire, then you’re not alone. There are at least 1
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De-Risk Your Investments While Increasing Returns!

The basic premise of investing is that return is driven by risk: the higher the potential return, the higher the
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Enemies of Investing Rant – Things To Look Out For

We all need to look out for a number of threats or evils when it comes to investing. If you
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Investing: Back The Winners Or Buy The Bargains | Rebalancing The World

A properly diversified stocks portfolio will cover the whole world and be made up of ETFs or funds that allocate
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Why 100 Minus Age Rule Doesn’t Work (Shares Vs Bonds Asset Allocation)

A frequent dilemma faced by investors is, what asset allocation is best? What percentage of your portfolio should be in
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A 10 Year Plan – School Leaver To Financially Free

Where do you want to be in 10 years? If we’d asked our 18-year old selves that question, the answer
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Your Opportunity Fund – Career, Investing & Side Hustles

Everyone gets opportunities to make more money. But most people either aren’t equipped to take them, or don’t see them.
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Do It Yourself Or Pay Someone Else?

The Financial Independence Retire Early Movement or FIRE as it’s often known preach doing almost everything yourself with the intention
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Plan, Automate, Ignore, Get Rich

We honestly believe that anyone can be wealthy. Wealth is not just reserved for an elite group of people –
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What Is A Good Salary And Net Worth – UK – Income and Wealth Percentiles

Where do you sit on the scale from poor to rich? How does your income and net worth compare to
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Tax-Free World Portfolio With Synthetic ETFs

We recently did a video showing how the new iShares S&P 500 Swap ETF (I500) could eliminate Dividend Withholding tax
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Take Control Of Your Financial Life – You Can’t Rely On Anyone Else!

We see a lot of people whinging on social media and in some news publications about how the government is
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How Companies Avoid Tax – If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

If we told you a legal way of slashing your tax bill would you do it? Of course you would.
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How To Get Paid More

Times are tough for UK workers. The government’s rules are not exactly easy to pin down, but workers are being
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The Complete Guide To Vanguard Investing – For UK-Based Investors

Vanguard tends to be investors’ first port of call when it comes to index investing and ETFs, which in many
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