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What credit cards should I get? Everything you need to know about the different types of credit card

Credit cards can punish those who spend recklessly by sinking their finances into the red. But deployed in the right way, a credit card can equally be a powerful financial tool. Consider a sharp knife. You wouldn’t be without out one in the kitchen – but you also have to respect the risk of causing […]

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Weekend reading: Bonfire of the vanities

Surveying the wreckage, plus the rest of the week's good reads…

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Low-cost index funds and ETFs that will save you money

A choice of cheap index trackers to help passive investors craft their portfolios

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UK tax brackets and personal allowances

Do you know how much you're allowed to keep of what you earn? The answer might surprise you.

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The ISA allowance: how it works and how to use it

The annual ISA allowance is £20,000 – across both cash and stocks and shares ISAs. But the details can be confusing…

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Capital gains tax in the UK

Thanks to ISAs, SIPPS, and full relief on your own home, most of us can avoid paying capital gains tax. But you should still understand how it works.

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Dividend Growth Investor

Seven Dividend Growth Stocks Rewarding Shareholders With Raises

 As part of my review process, I monitor the list of dividend increases every week. I use several different resources to come up with a list of dividend increases for the week. I then narrow the list down to include only these companies that have a minimum streak of annual dividend increases. In this case, I focus on companies that raised dividends for at least a decade. There were...

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The Dividend Crossover Point

The goal of every dividend investor is to one day accumulate a portfolio of income producing stocks, which would throw off a large amount of dividends every month. The magic point is where the dividend income exceeds the expenses of the dividend investor. At the dividend crossover point your dividend income meets or exceeds your expenses. For many dividend investors, this is the point synonymous...

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Nine Dividend Growth Stocks Rewarding Shareholders With a Raise

I review the list of dividend increases every week, as part of my monitoring process. I usually focus my attention on the companies with a ten year streak of annual dividend increases, and then review each company using my criteria. I am always on the lookout for new ideas, and to determine if my existing holdings are working. I also want to be ready to act quickly, when the right time...

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Money Bulldog

Chase Bank Review UK + £20 Sign Up Bonus!

As soon as I saw the name Chase Bank being advertised in the UK, I knew this one was going to be worth writing a review for. We’ve been blogging and writing reviews for almost a decade now. In that time I’d seen just how popular Chase Bank were in the US and I’d often

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New Stamps – Why the barcode and what is it for?

If you’ve bought some stamps recently you may have a few questions. Firstly there’s the usual price increases we seem to get regularly these days. That’s not the only change with the new royal mail stamps, though. As you may have noticed, there’s now a barcode or QR code attached to the stamp. So what

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ManyPets Pet Insurance Review UK

In this ManyPets Pet Insurance review, we take a closer look at what the company has to offer UK pet owners in 2022. As a pet owner myself, I know how much our pets can mean to an individual or family. We view the health and well-being of our pets as being as important as

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