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Zoe Stabler DipFA

Zoe Stabler DipFA

Senior writer

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.

Expertise

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

Experience

  • 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

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

Featured publications

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

181 articles written by this author

Copytrading: What can you learn from top traders on eToro?

Traders reveal their biggest wins.... and their biggest losses, and the lessons the markets have taught them. (Paid content)

Zoe Stabler DipFA 2 February 2023
Copytrading: What can you learn from top traders on eToro?

Finder Life Insurance Customer Satisfaction Awards 2023

See the full results of our independent customer satisfaction survey of 1,587 life insurance customers – how did your company fare?

Zoe Stabler DipFA 19 January 2023
Finder Life Insurance Customer Satisfaction Awards 2023

Finder Car Insurance Customer Satisfaction Awards 2023

See the full results of our independent customer satisfaction survey of 1,654 car insurance customers – who raced to the top spot?

Zoe Stabler DipFA 19 January 2023
Finder Car Insurance Customer Satisfaction Awards 2023

Finder Share Dealing Customer Satisfaction Awards 2023

Find out the winning share dealing platform in this year's Finder Customer Satisfaction Awards.

Zoe Stabler DipFA 19 January 2023
Finder Share Dealing Customer Satisfaction Awards 2023

5 assets investors are buying in the dip: From commodities to ETFs

Markets have taken a hit in 2022. We share which assets are popular in the recent market pull-back. Created in collaboration with eToro.

Zoe Stabler DipFA 3 January 2023
5 assets investors are buying in the dip: From commodities to ETFs

The best stock trading apps and platforms in the UK

We've taken a look at some of the best trading apps in the UK and explained who they're best suited to. Our table compares fees and services too.

Zoe Stabler DipFA 14 December 2022
The best stock trading apps and platforms in the UK

Best performing stocks and shares ISA

Find out the best performing stocks and shares ISA funds year-to-date, annually and over the last 5 years.

Zoe Stabler DipFA 5 December 2022
Best performing stocks and shares ISA

Best forex trading platforms

We have listed the top forex trading platforms in the UK, who they're best for and the pros and cons.

Zoe Stabler DipFA 17 November 2022
Best forex trading platforms

How to open a stocks and shares ISA

Looking to invest in an ISA and not sure how to open an account? Read our guide as we look at what types are available and how to invest.

Zoe Stabler DipFA 3 November 2022
How to open a stocks and shares ISA

Cash ISA vs stocks and shares ISA

Looking to invest in an ISA and not sure of the difference? Read our guide as we look at the pros and cons of each and how to invest.

Zoe Stabler DipFA 3 November 2022
Cash ISA vs stocks and shares ISA
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