Investing in shares; starting your own investment club.
If you don’t want to invest a lot of money in shares and you’d like to combine it with socialising, why not start or join an investment club?
Several years ago a group of women who’d met through their regular yoga class decided to help each other learn more about money and – in particular – the stock market, by setting up an investment club. The idea was that they’d meet once a month and each pay £25 into a kitty to invest in shares. And so the FYG Leaf investment club was born. Their investments have certainly had some dramatic ups and downs but the group believe that the knowledge they've gained is priceless.
The Co-operative group will lose control of the Co-operative bank under a new rescue deal
If you’re with the Co-op bank, what does it mean for you and your money?
To say the Co-operative bank has been on a rollercoaster over the last few months is an understatement. This week it announced it had reached a new bailout agreement. Instead of small investors who’d bought Co-op bank bonds bearing the brunt of the pain, Co-operative Group would reduce its stake in the bank to just 30%. What could it mean if you have an account with the Co-op?
Scottish National Party manifesto – what are the key points on finance?
The SNP promises to try and review the rise in state pension age above 66 in Scotland and raise the mimimum wage.
The Scottish National Party has produced its manifesto. I’ve read it and picked out the key points that I think you’ll want to know about – everything from the economy through to tax, state pensions and housing. Here’s my bullet point guide: