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International Women's Day: Reading the Financial Times at university encouraged Jess Ives to start investing in the stock market 

Emma Simon 4 March, 2020 | 11:14AM

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Getting to grips with finances can be challenging for many university students, but Jess Ives — who is now 24 — had a handle on money matters from an early age.

Her parents opened a Junior Isa for her several years ago and when she turned 18 she took control of the account and converted it from a Cash Isa to a Stocks & Shares Isa. “My dad got me into investing and taught me which articles to read and what to look out for when choosing shares and funds,” says Jess. “At university I spent time reading the Financial Times and invested small amounts in several different shares.”

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk

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