Zoe was a senior writer at Finder specialising in investment and banking, and during this time, she joined the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2022. She is currently a senior money writer at Be Clever With Your Cash. Zoe has a BA in English literature and a Diploma for Financial Advisers. She has several years of experience in writing about all things personal finance. Zoe has a particular love for spreadsheets, having also worked as a management accountant. In her spare time, you’ll find Zoe skating at her local ice rink.
Zoe has a BA in English Literature from Swansea University and a Diploma for Financial Advisers from The London Institute of Banking and Finance.
- Share dealing
- Reviews and comparisons of trading platforms
- Written more than 200 investment guides, platform reviews and platform comparisons
- Written 5 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?”, "Gen Reddit: Where next for the investors fed by social media?", "Guilt-edged stocks: How investors are reacting to war", "Heart vs head: Are more investors choosing passions over pounds?".
- Analysed, ranked and scored major trading apps to find our best trading apps of 2020, 2021 and 2022
- Analysed 212 funds to find that ethical investment funds are twice as likely to have a female manager as other funds
- 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 for Financial Advisers | London Institute of Banking and Finance | 2022
- The Huffington Post
- This is Money
- The Independent
- interactive investor
- The Sun
- The Motley Fool
- Yahoo Finance
- Fintech Ranking
- The Fintech Times
- Wealth & Finance
- Wealth Adviser
Industry insights from Zoe Stabler DipFA
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 DipFA
18 articles written by this author
Market volatility can be nerve-wracking. Discover 3 trading strategies plus the pros, cons and risks of investing in volatile markets.
Find out the key differences between the FTSE 100 and Dow Jones plus key points to consider before investing.
Find out the key differences between the Dow Jones and S&P 500 plus key points to consider before investing.
Find out the key differences between the FTSE 250 and the S&P 500.
Find out the key differences between the FTSE 100 and the S&P 500.
Are you looking to start stock trading? Here's our top 7 tips to help you begin.
Find out the key differences between the Nasdaq Composite and the Nasdaq 100.
Here's how the Nasdaq and NYSE are different and what you need to know before investing on either exchange.
Find out how to short the NASDAQ, the world's second largest stock exchange, with inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and derivatives.
Step-by-step instructions with examples for 6 popular options trading strategies.