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Zoe Stabler

Zoe Stabler

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Zoe is a writer at Finder specialising in investing and pensions. She’s got a particular love for spreadsheets and analysing data, having previously worked as a management accountant.

Zoe has a BA in English Literature from Swansea University and is currently studying to become a financial adviser with The London Institute of Banking and Finance.

Expertise

  • Share dealing
  • Reviews and comparisons of trading platforms
  • Robo-advisors
  • Pensions
  • Banking

Highlights

  • Written more than 100 investment guides, platform reviews and platform comparisons
  • Written 3 white papers: “Seasonal squeeze: How winter spending is set to change”, “Banking in lockdown: Is the honeymoon over for challengers?” and “ESG: Is the investing landscape changing for good?”
  • Analysed, ranked and scored major trading apps to find our best trading apps of 2020 and 2021
  • Analysed 212 funds to find that ethical investment funds are twice as likely to have a female manager as other funds

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature | Swansea University | 2014 - 2017
  • CIMA Fundamentals of Business Economics | 2018
  • CIMA Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law | 2018
  • Diploma in Financial Advice | London Institute of Banking and Finance | 2021

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Industry insights from Zoe Stabler

We asked Zoe for her insider tips on investments and pensions.

What are your tips for first-time investors ?

Those first few trades can be a bit daunting - but it takes practice to really understand how investing works. If you were planning on running a marathon - the first step would be to get your trainers on and try running, it's exactly the same with investing! You don’t have to try with real money - loads of providers have demo or training accounts with virtual funds and no risk at all. You could start by building a portfolio - a selection of stocks you think have some potential - and invest in them with your virtual funds. Keep an eye on them over a few weeks and see how you would have done.

How much do you need in your pension pot to retire comfortably?

You spend your whole life paying into your pension, so it’s easy to think that it’s going to be a healthy sum by the time you retire, but unfortunately that might not be the case. The best thing you can do is check what’s in your pension and use your provider’s forecast and calculators to make sure you’re on track to have the retirement you want. A couple would need around £26,000 per year for a comfortable retirement, including groceries, bills, housing and insurance as well as some added luxuries like holidays abroad and eating out.

Latest articles by Zoe Stabler

3 articles written by this author

What are options trading strategies?

When trading options, traders often use some kind of strategy based on how they predict stocks will move. These can help to protect losses but can minimize gains.

Zoe Stabler 27 August 2020
What are options trading strategies?

How to invest in fractional shares

Fractional shares are fractions of company shares. Sometimes they're made by brokers to allow those with limited funds to get access to stocks.

Shannon Terrell & Zoe Stabler 24 June 2020
How to invest in fractional shares

How to invest in commodities

Learn the ABCs of commodities, their market volatility and how to invest in them. Also, compare trading platforms and explore your options.

Shannon Terrell & Zoe Stabler 26 March 2020
How to invest in commodities
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