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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

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.

Zoe Stabler 9 July 2021
How to invest in fractional shares

Artificial intelligence stocks

You might think that AI is just something you've seen in sci-fi movies, but it's slowly working its way into our day to day lives. Find out how you can invest in it.

Zoe Stabler 14 April 2021
Artificial intelligence stocks

How to invest in commodities

Commodities are things that aren't much different from one another if you were to get them from other sources. Find out how to invest in them.

Zoe Stabler 21 June 2020
How to invest in commodities
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