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Peter Stephens

Having held various senior management positions in the manufacturing sector, Peter founded his own manufacturing company in 1996. This was subsequently sold in 2007. Meanwhile, his passion for investing (which began during the privatisations of the 1980s) remains strong and he couples this with writing for The Motley Fool as a Contractor. His investment style is value-oriented; focusing on company fundamentals, as well as assessing the strength and presence of a competitive advantage. While above-average growth prospects remain very attractive, a greater focus on dividends has crept in since Peter became a part-time retiree in 2007.

Stop saving, start buying dividend stocks: a simple plan to retire early

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Want to retire at 60? I think FTSE 100 dividend shares could help you beat the State Pension

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Why Warren Buffett says you should buy tracker funds

The ‘Sage of Omaha’ is optimistic about the impact that tracker funds could have on your financial future. More »

Cash savings could make you poorer! This is a better way to get rich and retire early

Investing in the stock market could be a more rewarding experience than having cash savings. More »

3 reasons I’d ditch buy-to-let property and buy FTSE 100 shares right now

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How to generate a monthly passive income

Here’s how you could obtain a growing passive income over the long term. More »

Forget saving money! Dividend stocks are a better way to get rich

Buying dividend-paying stocks could be a better means of improving your financial prospects compared to holding cash. More »

This Warren Buffett investing tip could help you to make a million

By following this piece of advice from Warren Buffett, you could improve your portfolio returns in the long run. More »

How much is enough when it comes to a monthly passive income?

Here’s how you could determine the level of passive income you require over the long run. More »

Don’t gamble with forex trading. Aim to get rich and retire early like this

Avoiding forex and focusing your capital on the stock market could be a highly profitable move. More »

Retirees: How to boost your passive income and enjoy greater financial freedom!

Here’s how you could increase your income, as well as benefit from long-term capital growth opportunities. More »

Forget buying property: Get rich and retire early by following Warren Buffett

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Forget gold! I’d rather invest in these FTSE 100 shares today to aim for a million

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Forget cash deposits and buy high-yield dividend shares today!

Focusing your capital on income stocks, rather than cash, could improve your long-term financial future. More »

The most obvious retirement mistake you could be making today

Here’s how you could overcome an oversight that may be holding back your retirement plans. More »

Forget the State Pension! I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 growth shares to retire early

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Forget Bitcoin. I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 growth shares in an ISA today

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No savings at 40? I’d start by buying these 2 FTSE 100 shares inside a Stocks and Shares ISA

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Forget buy-to-let: I’d aim to retire early through buying these 2 FTSE 100 shares

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Forget buy-to-let: I’d obtain a passive income with FTSE 100 dividend shares

I think that the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) could offer a higher income return than a buy-to-let investment. More »