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PEF Community

Timely support and a friendly community to help you get your finances in order. Join hundreds of like-minded investors in our secure, online community.

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Our stated ambition is to improve the financial affairs of as many people as possible. We created the PEF online community with this goal in mind.

The community is an ongoing source of financial education, inspiration and the accountability that goes hand in hand with being part of a group of like-minded individuals on a similar journey.

It is hosted in an exclusive Facebook group and designed to be a support tool for you to help get your financial house in order. The group exchanges views, ideas and opinions about personal finance. We would like to think that being part of it will significantly increase the chance that you will take action to get your finances sorted once and for all - the ultimate purpose of the whole thing.

The group is open to anyone, from those who are just getting started on their financial journey, to seasoned investors - many of whom often share their knowledge with the rest of the community. The team at Plain English Finance are members, as you would expect, including our founder, Andrew Craig. You can ask any question you like and he or the team will come back to you as soon as they can.

It is important to understand that the group is NOT a forum for giving members specific investment recommendations or personal, tailored investment advice.

The primary purpose of the community is to give you access to reasonably timely support with all the "process" type questions that people so often have about getting their finances sorted. The focus, then, is on all that nuts and bolts process stuff which is so important to your financial success: The types of account you might use (ISA, SIPP etc...), direct debits, which brokers, how much you might save, what to do about property…

Of course we encourage discussions and questions on lots else besides and Andrew is more than happy to answer questions about different funds and other investments but this can only ever be in general terms and never as specific, personal recommendations.


Secure, familiar environment

Our community is hosted within Facebook Groups, so you can access discussions from anywhere using the Facebook app or website.

When you join the PEF Community, you will be sent an invitation to the email address you signed up with (between 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri). Once you have accepted the invitation, you will have full access to the group.

The "Complete Guide"

When you join the PEF community, you will receive your copy of Andrew's "Complete Guide to Owning the World" - Now in its second edition and updated for 2018, this is a 32 page document designed to help you get your finances humming.


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Pay what you wish...

Access to the group, including your copy of 'The Complete Guide', is charged on a 'pay what you wish' basis. We know that our audience includes people from all walks of life and a large cross section of different levels of income and wealth. Our hope is that by making the community available on a 'pay what you wish' basis, the wealthier members of our community can subsidise those who are just starting out who will get huge benefit from being part of our community from a young age.

We know that many of the wealthier members of our community think that paying the equivalent of a couple of coffees or two glossy magazines a month, to be a part of this group, is great value. (Online / email services that make specific investment or trading recommendations invariably cost ten or even more times that sum - quite often as much as thousands of pounds a year). For those of our audience who are students, for example, £5 or £10 a month has a meaningful impact on their budget.

Because we are on a mission to spread financial literacy far and wide, we have wanted to be as inclusive as possible - we are hopeful that the 'pay what you wish' charging model will enable us to do just that...

Students only

£2.00 Per Month, inc VAT.
  • Access to secret FB group
  • Our "Complete Guide" (PDF)
  • Support from other members
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Keen to learn

£5.00 Per Month, inc VAT. Popular
  • Access to secret FB group
  • Our "Complete Guide" (PDF)
  • Support from other members
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Lots to contribute

£10.00 Per Month, inc VAT.
  • Access to secret FB group
  • Our "Complete Guide" (PDF)
  • Support from other members
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I access the Community without a Facebook account?

No. If you wish to join our online community (by purchasing the Community package) you will need to set up your own Facebook account.

How do I join the secret Facebook group?

Once you have purchased the Community package, a notification is sent to the Plain English Finance team. One of us will then send you an invitation, via the email address you signed up with. Please be sure to check any spam / junk mail folders if, at first, you cannot locate the email. All you then need to do, is accept the invitation and introduce yourself to the group (if you'd like to, of course).

What are the payment options?

The subscription is charged on a monthly recurring basis.

Are my credit card details safe?

Yes. Plain English Finance does not store any of your details and all payments are handled by our payment partner, Stripe. Please look at their article on safe buying for more information.

Can I cancel my membership at any time?

Yes. You have the choice to cancel your subscription at any time. You will not be charged to cancel your membership. Cancelling will prevent any further charge to your account, but it will not refund you for the month/s you have already paid for.