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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 a
Diploma for Financial Advisers from The London Institute of Banking and Finance.

Expertise

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

Highlights

  • Written more than 200 investment guides, platform reviews and platform comparisons
  • Written 4 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".
  • 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

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 for Financial Advisers | London Institute of Banking and Finance | 2022

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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

6 articles written by this author

How to invest in the S&P 500 in Ireland

Find out the different ways you can invest in the S&P 500, one of the world's most popular stock market indices.

Zoe Stabler 16 February 2022
How to invest in the S&P 500 in Ireland

Best bank account for teens in Ireland

Find out about bank accounts for teenagers, how to choose the right one and how they differ from kids' prepaid cards.

Zoe Stabler 12 October 2021
Best bank account for teens in Ireland

Saxo Markets Ireland Review

Saxo Markets offers different trading accounts in Ireland with varied pricing tiers to suit your investment needs.

Zoe Stabler 9 September 2020
Saxo Markets Ireland Review

eToro vs Trading 212 in Ireland

eToro and Trading 212 allow you to buy and sell stocks, ETFs, cryptocurrencies, commodities and currencies, without any fees in Ireland.

Zoe Stabler 8 July 2020
eToro vs Trading 212 in Ireland

DEGIRO vs Trading 212

Trading 212 and DEGIRO are both low-fee options with a great choice of shares and ETFs for traders in Ireland.

Zoe Stabler 7 July 2020
DEGIRO vs Trading 212

Trading 212 Ireland review

We review the features and costs of Trading 212, an investment platform in Ireland designed to teach you about investing and let you buy shares with zero fees.

Zoe Stabler 26 June 2020
Trading 212 Ireland review
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