The time to fret over buy-to-let?

The bubble may burst when interest rates rise

FT Wealth bylines. Matthew Vincent.

Dodgy deals, MCC tickets, China equities

You should only entrust your money to reputable intermediaries

FT Staff Bylines, Jonathan Eley, Editor of FT Money.
©Charlie Bibby

A Budget for inheritors and not workers?

We will almost certainly get . . . more bad policy on pensions

KIEV, UKRAINE - MAY 21, 2014: Woman holding a white Apple iPad Air with eBay welcome message on a screen. eBay is the worldwide online auction and shopping website that founded in September 3, 1995.
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I made £2,000 on eBay — and so could you

Top tips to convert your trash into treasure

Kate Burgess
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Time to add colour to Aim market’s game of chance

Aim regulation must evolve too, particularly if it is to put its reputation as a casino behind it

FT Staff Bylines, Jonathan Eley, Editor of FT Money.
©Charlie Bibby

German lessons in renting

Those who oppose rent controls should object to all government interference in housing

Claer Barrett, FT Money, Editor.
©Charlie Bibby

HMRC’s numbers don’t add up

The tax authority is buried under a paper mountain of its own making

Claer Barrett, FT Money, Editor.
©Charlie Bibby

What’s on the menu at the Death Cafe?

Tea, cakes and talking about wills and mortality

Claer Barrett, FT Money, Editor.
©Charlie Bibby

An imperfect past with echoes of today

Savings rate in 1985 was 8% and you could buy a Docklands flat for £67,000

Claer Barrett, FT Money, Editor.
©Charlie Bibby

Ten ways Osborne should fix our finances

What the chancellor should focus on in his summer Budget

My one-stock Isa

For those who want a simple life, my strategy seems to work

Post-election nightmare of stealth taxes

Rather than coming clean about taxes, politicians are reduced to picking investors’ pockets

Insurance renewal — a tiresome game

Financial services firms play existing customers off against new ones — leaving us footing the bill

Emerging markets confusion

Some look cheap compared to developed peers, but the rise of the dollar is a threat

Why save for children?

Most Britons have insufficient pensions and savings. So why are they bothering with junior Isas?

Too much excitement for all concerned

Losses suffered by Swiss franc traders highlight need for limits on leverage

Less politics, more policy please

Would Labour do any better than Osborne’s Budget? I’m not optimistic

What will the Budget rabbit be this year?

Osborne may find the money for one last big gesture

No interest in raising rates

The ‘dismal science’ got it so wrong for so long

Annuities are part of solution

Mis-selling and low bond yields have skewed investors’ perceptions

ABOUT SERIOUS MONEY

Claer Barrett Claer Barrett is the personal finance editor of the Financial Times. She edits the weekend Money section, co-presents the FT Money Show podcast, and writes for the weekday newspaper and FT.com. She also represents the FT at external events, and regularly appears on TV and radio.

An experienced FT news editor, she has previously reported breaking online news, retail, consumer and property stories for the FT. She was previously an associate editor at Investors Chronicle, the FT-owned magazine and website for self-directed UK investors

Jonathan Eley, a previous FT Money editor, remains an regular contributor to the Serious Money column.

E-mail: claer.barrett@ft.com
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