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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

Featured Publications

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

246 articles written by this author

Mintus review

Our Minuts review looks at the features, customer reviews, fees, learning resources and some pros and cons of investing with Mintus

Zoe Stabler 21 September 2022
Mintus review

GreenGrowth review

GreenGrowth is a brand new ethical investment platform that creates a portfolio for you based on your carbon footprint. See what we thought.

Zoe Stabler 12 September 2022
GreenGrowth review

How to invest in art

Investing in art could be a nice way to animate your investment portfolio with an alternative asset. Here's how it works and the risks.

Zoe Stabler 12 September 2022
How to invest in art

Account types: ISAs, LISAs, JISAs and SIPPs explained

We explain the different account types that you'll come across when signing up with an investment platform.

Zoe Stabler 12 September 2022
Account types: ISAs, LISAs, JISAs and SIPPs explained

How to invest in whisky

Find out if whisky is considered a good investment, how you can invest it, and the best ways to buy whisky in the UK.

Zoe Stabler 23 August 2022
How to invest in whisky

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 16 August 2022
The best stock trading apps and platforms in the UK

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 16 August 2022
The best stock trading apps and platforms in the UK

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 2 August 2022
The best stock trading apps and platforms in the UK

Earnings calendar

"Earnings season" is the unofficial term for the period in which companies report their earnings for the latest quarter. Here's what we're expecting to see.

Zoe Stabler 26 July 2022
Earnings calendar

How to sell shares

Find out how you can sell your shares in the UK.

Zoe Stabler 26 July 2022
How to sell shares
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