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IN THIS ISSUE OF MONEYWISE, we help to clear the path to a lifetime of investing and making your money work for you.

The biggest obstacle to investing is often getting started. It can be hard to know the right time to start, what you should consider and where the pitfalls lie.

Our updated list of First 50 Funds for Beginners on pages 55-60 is a good starting point for putting together a balanced portfolio.

Our Isa supplement also includes a guide to Stocks and

Shares Isas and how they work (pages 10-11), as well as a round-up of the mostrecommended funds across the major investing platforms (12-13).

On pages 62-63 we look at the legacy of Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard and the man who invented cheap, index funds – changing the way we invest forever.

Our March issue is also jam-packed with ways you could save money. On pages 9-11 we look at how you can cut the cost of watching the latest movies at the cinema and at home. We round up the cinema membership schemes to see how often you would have to go to get a good deal.

On pages 44-46, we investigate some of the whackier ways you could cut your energy bills, from putting clingfilm on your windows to turning a rug into instant underfloor heating.

On pages 42-44, we look into outlets – both bricks and mortar and online. Can you really grab a bargain or do they just sell last season’s old tat no one wants? Meanwhile on pages 50-53 we’ve put together a guide to pensions when you change jobs. A few savvy moves

On pages 42-44, we look into outlets – both bricks and mortar and online. Can you really grab a bargain or do they just sell last season’s old tat no one wants? Meanwhile on pages 50-53 we’ve put together a guide to pensions when you change jobs. A few savvy moves could boost your wealth in retirement. Moneywise reporter Stephen Little looks into the plight of women who had the state pension age moved further out of reach just when they were planning to retire on pages 73-75.

reporter Stephen Little looks into the plight of women who had the state pension age moved further out of reach just when they were

Finally, for a quick boost to your Isa savings, check out our competition on page 35 for a chance to win £3,000 to put into a CapitalRise Innovative

Finally, for a quick boost to your Isa savings, check out our competition on page 35 for a chance to win £3,000 to put into a CapitalRise Innovative Finance Isa. We also have a great hotel competition on page 24, where you can win a seaside break for two.

We also have a great hotel competition on page 24, where you can win a seaside break for two.

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EASY ISA GUIDE 2019 Our Easy Isa guide features 16 pages on the Isas on offer and how to make the most of them. We look at the nation’s favourite – the Cash Isa – and where to get the best deals.

to-peer lending in Isas and the most-recommended Isa funds. We also compare Help to Buy and Lifetime Isas (Lisas) and what they offer to those saving for their first home – or retirement in the case of Lisas.

Our Stocks and Shares Isa guide covers when you should consider starting to invest and the benefits investing in an Isa offers. We also look at peer

Finally, our Junior Isa guide considers the best places for saving and investing for your children.

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