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The DIY Investor

How to get started in investing and plan for a financially secure future

By Andy Bell

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About the Author

Andy Bell

Born in Liverpool in 1966, Andy Bell was educated at Rainford High School and then went onto study at Nottingham University. He graduated with a first-class degree in Mathematics in 1987 and subsequently joined a large insurance company as a trainee actuary.

Somewhat disillusioned with the financial services industry, Andy took a sabbatical in 1990, which lasted for three years on and off, to ... Read more on Andy Bell

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Investing expert Andy Bell shows you how to plan your financial future in this updated edition of his bestselling guide to do-it-yourself investing.

Andy shows you how to build a long-term investment portfolio using a range of low-cost, tax-efficient strategies. He provides expert guidance and industry insights suitable for first-time investors and those who are more experienced. The DIY Investor teaches you the skills and strategies you need to take control of your investments and manage your money in the years ahead.

Professional Reviews

"Provides you with the knowledge to enter the personal finance maze with confidence and come out of it a richer person." Jeff Prestridge, Personal Finance Editor, The Mail on Sunday

"Provides readers with valuable lessons in constructing a portfolio, investing in a tax-efficient manner, focusing on low-cost investments and executing deals, all without having to pay for professional help." Holly Cook, Morningstar

"Bell has produced an incredibly useful volume from which anyone from beginner to experienced investor can learn." Mindful Money

"Andy Bell is a DIY investment pioneer ... If you are thinking of starting out on the road to DIY investing, or are already part-way along the road, I can heartily recommend this book." John Edwards, author of DIY Simple Investing

"Bell's book is admirably clear ... providing clear explanations and detail on the route you must take to ensure you do not fall into too many traps" Stephen Spurdon, Money Market

"A great new edition of this valuable guide for private investors" Neil Woodford CBE

"The DIY Investor is an excellent book for anyone looking to take to control of their financial future. ...All in all buying this book should be a no brainer for those who want to nail down plans to go on a self investment journey." Richard Gill, Master Investor magazine

Media Coverage

Informed Choice Radio

Andy Bell provides expert guidance and industry insight for nervous newcomers and those hungry for help.

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The Telegraph

The first thing to do is decide why you are investing. Then decide what type of investor you are, in direct stocks or a more hands-off approach using funds and whether the funds should be passive or ...

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Master Investor

The DIY Investor is an excellent book for anyone looking to take to control of their financial future. For beginners, it provides a thorough and insightful view into the sometimes ...

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Jeremy Prescott, Private Investor

This is the updated, second edition of a very useful and clearly written book, providing detailed guidance for “people who want to invest for the future and then get on with the rest of their ...

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This is Money

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A practical "how to" guide, explaining how modern platforms, investment products and tools can be used for equity investment.

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The Financial Times

Andy Bell, author of the best selling book The DIY Investor, naturally wants to democratise investing.

So what better way than to offer shares in AJ Bell, the investment platform he founded, to ...

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The Independent

Investing is a difficult topic to digest at the best of times-so at first, the thought of reading a whole book on the topic didn’t fill us with excitement.

However, Bell-founder of one of the ...

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