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Your 2012-2013 Guide to ISA Investing

What is an ISA? What is the best way to save? Find out here

Alanna Petroff 5 April, 2012 | 10:41AM

The following collection of articles will answer all the questions you’ve ever had about ISAs and tax-smart investing for the 2012-2013 tax year, which runs from April 6, 2012 until April 5, 2013. What is an ISA? What is the best way to save? How can you help your children save? How do you ensure you keep your hard-earned money to yourself and minimise payments to the tax man? This series of articles will answer all those questions and more.

All About ISAs
ISA Basics: What in an ISA? Who can invest in an ISA? Why would you want an ISA?

Why Save in a Cash ISA?
A cash ISA can come in handy if you’re saving for a near-term goal or looking to set up an emergency fund

5 Things You Need to Know About Junior ISAs
If you're interested in helping your child become financially independent, give them a head start with a Junior ISA

Common Misconceptions About ISAs
Morningstar debunks myths and misconceptions about ISA accounts and savings

How To Find Top-Rated Investments for Your ISA
Morningstar's tools and research can help you find a top-rated stock or fund for your ISA portfolio

You Don't Need New Money to Tap Into ISA Benefits
ISA can be funds by existing investments rather than current savings if you're willing to swallow the cost

Is Your ISA Your Meat, Your Veg or Your Dessert?
Using uncomplicated food analogies to help you understand ISA investing and saving strategies

Don’t Sabotage Your Investments
ISAs are one of the tools that investors can use to get into good investing habits, saving regularly and avoiding emotional decisions

How Pound-Cost Averaging Can Smooth Your Returns
This tried-and-true investment method helps investors navigate volatile markets and avoid emotional investment decisions

Take Control of Your Financial Future
Accepting responsibility for your own financial future is the first step to successful saving, and ISAs are a great way to do that, says Fidelity's Rob Fisher

The information contained within is for educational and informational purposes ONLY. It is not intended nor should it be considered an invitation or inducement to buy or sell a security or securities noted within nor should it be viewed as a communication intended to persuade or incite you to buy or sell security or securities noted within. Any commentary provided is the opinion of the author and should not be considered a personalised recommendation. The information contained within should not be a person's sole basis for making an investment decision. Please contact your financial professional before making an investment decision.

About Author

Alanna Petroff

Alanna Petroff  is a financial journalist with Morningstar UK.

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