The Rogue Guinea Pig: How I made £5,000 by Experimenting with a New Investing Platform

How I made £5,000 by Experimenting with a New Investing Platform

The following article was contributed by Simon from, a blog which helpfully groups its articles together into bundles which it calls free investing courses.

This is a fantastic story of how Simon made a huge profit on a new online investment platform. And while that particular opportunity might be closed to newcomers, he shares some valuable lessons at the end of this post that we can apply when we come across a similar situation.

Over to Simon:

10 Wealth Destroyers No One Talks About

10 wealth destroyers! Are you making these major personal finance mistakes? Well don't worry , they're easy to fix! Great quick and actionable personal finance tips to improve your money situation!

This week I have an awesome guest post from Sam Jefferies, a UK personal finance blogger who writes over at Money Nest. I love this take on hidden wealth destroyers. How many of these major money mistakes are you making?

Personal finance is the greatest topic that school never taught you. Most of us grow up simply without knowing how money really works which is why, despite our best efforts and hard work, many of just can’t seem to get financially ahead.

This inability to improve our financial situation often comes down to ten simple issues most completely disregard.

Here’s a list of ten major wealth destroyers people are making

The Key To Making Money While Flipping A Property

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This blog is all about making extra money. But every now and then, some of us are lucky enough to come into some money that we weren’t expecting.

It could be due to an inheritance, or an unexpectedly large dividend but when we have more money than we expected it can be difficult to ascertain the best way to put it to good use. We could spend it, we could save it, or we could find a way to grow it… Or of course you could do a little of all three.

Since this is a money making blog, it stands to reason that we

Is it Time to Invest In Property Abroad?

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Property has always been a relatively secure way to invest your savings. While the market certainly fluctuates and 2008 came as a nasty surprise to many investors, bricks and mortar tend to recover their value over time and are the most likely way that you can double the value of your invested assets if you are prepared to wait.

In the last couple of years, though, the housing market in the UK has become less certain. First, the decision to have the referendum on Europe flattened the market and since Brexit proceedings have begun, the uncertainty surrounding the housing market means that investing now feels

Should SMEs Invest In Stocks And Shares?

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The stock market is frequented by massive corporations who make a killing. Usually, small business owners leave the big game to the Big Three and feed on scraps. The thought of mixing it with the professionals and losing a heap of money isn’t appealing.

But, the truth is that stocks and shares are just as lucrative for SMEs as they are Apple, Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway. How? Well, it’s apparent that you can take a proportion of the firm’s wealth and leverage it against the market to make money. On the flip side, you can use the exchange to defend against potential pitfalls.

Below are four more reasons