How to buy a car

Most people’s biggest purchase after their house

How to make EIS investments

Generous tax breaks can offset investment risks

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How to file a self-assessment tax return

Taxpayers must act quickly to meet the January 31 deadline

How to invest in pets

The multibillion pound pet sector is resilient and growing

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How to collect rare books

Antiquarian books can be rewarding, but not always in the financial sense

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How to cope with serious illness

Cover can help with costs and loss of income

Best of 2014 - How to spot investment scams

Fraudulent schemes lure in investors seeking high returns

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How to invest in university knowhow

Investors need patience as well as tolerance of risks

How to value companies’ shares

From p/e ratios to discounted cash flow

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How to write a will

Professional help is advisable

How to invest in infrastructure

Options grow as governments look for private project funding

How to invest in international equities

Different ways to buy overseas shares

How to recover orphaned estate assets

Many ways of tracking down investments exist for heirs

How to invest like Warren Buffett

Value, patience and leverage are the keys to the great man’s success

How to invest in gold

The precious metal divides opinion

How to make money by renting

You can earn an income from yachts and jets to wedding dresses

How to sell a house

Don’t pay an estate agent thousands to sell your house

How to pick small-cap shares

‘Isa millionaire’ John Lee offers advice for stockpickers

How to profit from smoking

Tobacco’s addictive properties have been good for investors

How to start a small business

Where to find advice and funding for budding entrepreneurs


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