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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Is this the answer to pension freedom without the pain?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Is this the answer to pension freedom without the pain?
More than five years since pension freedom arrived a solution to take the pain out of investing in retirement is being lined up. Before pension freedom many savers were locked into buying an annuity with their personal pensions or defined contribution work schemes – and a lot of them felt they were getting a raw deal. That’s meant that keeping a pension invested and drawing on it as you choose in retirement has proved a very popular option. It is also a very tricky one to navigate – but now some simple help is at hand, so will it crack the conundrum of pension freedom without the pain? Tumbling annuity rates, an industry that failed to make sure people shopped around and the gamble on life expectancy that meant if you died early then you and your family would lose out, made annuities hugely unpopular. So, Chancellor George Osborne came up with a big bang approach that meant nobody had to if they didn’t want to anymore. The problem is that many people had simply opted for a ‘pay money into my pension while working and not think about it’ approach and so had no real idea how to invest for retirement. Now the industry has come up with a solution that involves savers being offered four ready-made investment deals when they first dip into their pension pots, if they do so without financial advice. On this week’s podcast George Frost, Tanya Jefferies and Simon Lambert, discuss whether this is the answer that savers need. They also look at the tsunami of pension and investment scams, what people can do to protect themselves and ask whether it’s the FCA or Google and the social media companies that should be doing more to crack down on it. Simon outlines his theory on why just as we are about to be able to get out and enjoy ourselves again, some big ticket inflation might hit. And the team look at another Santander 123 account rate cut – is it time for customers to finally give up, or is it a deal still worth having?
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Hot IPOs, Big Banks, and Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Money: Hot IPOs, Big Banks, and Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: JPMorgan Chase reports big earnings; Citigroup surprises; Wells Fargo disappoints; Online clothing reseller Poshmark and fintech company Affirm have big Wall Street debuts; Petco rises on its IPO; Zoom Video and Lemonade issue secondary offerings; Visa and Plaid call things off; Beyond Meat rises on a deal with Taco Bell; Intel gets a new CEO; And Ben & Jerry’s launches frozen dog treats. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Penumbra and Pinterest. Plus, Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner and Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers talk with Twilio co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson about his new book, Ask Your Developer: How to Harness the Power of Software Developers and Win in the 21st Century.
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Chris Hill


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: You Say You Want A Resolution?

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers: You Say You Want A Resolution?
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show, Bro pulled some strings and got both Megan Brinsfield and Sean Gates to join the team and talk about what they're doing, what they're not doing, and what you should consider doing to improve your finances in the new year. Plus, Alison tries her two hands at telling it like an economist.
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Megan Brinsfield, Sean Gates


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Are investors right to buy British for better times after lockdown and Brexit?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Are investors right to buy British for better times after lockdown and Brexit?
Happy new year, happy new lockdown. 2021 has seen off 2020, but schools and large chunks of the economy have shut down again and people have been ordered to stay at home, as across the UK the nations adopt their own version of lockdown. It’s probably been the gloomiest start to a year for as long as many can remember and a tough winter for people, businesses and the economy lies ahead. So what happened? The UK stock market jumped, of course. Contrary as this may seem, there is some logic to investors buying into the hope that better times lie ahead. We have Covid-19 vaccines being rolled out that will hopefully make this national lockdown the last people have to endure – and we also have a Brexit deal. On this week’s podcast, Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Simon Lambert look at what the fresh lockdown means for the economy and why investors are choosing to look straight through it and develop a new appetite for buying British. Are UK shares undervalued and a great opportunity for 2021 and beyond – and will a strong consumer rebound once the economy is reopened prove the catalyst the FTSE needs? The team also discuss the potential implications of the Brexit deal for people’s finances and businesses. Meanwhile, the FTSE 100’s gains may have been substantial for a week on the stock market, but they are nothing compared to bitcoin’s continuing rise. The cryptocurrency cracked $40,000 this week: what’s going on, are people making real money out of this, and is there any idea what could happen next? Also, on this week’s podcast, the team talk moving home and getting your property looking attractive for a sale and with everyone stuck at home again, how to improve your wifi.
Guests:

Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Wall Street Reacts, CES Preview

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Motley Fool Money: Wall Street Reacts, CES Preview
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: The business world reacts to the insurrection at the United States Capitol Building; Bezos, Buffet, and Dimon pull the plug on health venture Haven; Teledyne Technologies and FLIR Systems team up in an $8 billion merger; Bed Bath & Beyond tumbles on earnings; Constellation Brands rises on earnings; Fintech start-up SoFi prepares to go public via a SPAC; Qualcomm’s CEO retires; Starbucks’ CFO steps down; And Roku buys the Quibi catalog. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on Burger King’s rebranding and Chipotle’s cauliflower rice. And Ron and Jason share two stocks on their radar: Beam Therapeutics and Itron. Plus, Wall Street Journal Senior Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern talks CES, Facebook, Twitter, and weird tech.
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Chris Hill


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Healthy Living for Fun and Profit

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers: Healthy Living for Fun and Profit
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show, Bro reminds us of how living a healthy life increases your chances of a living a wealthy life. And with the help of Jason Moser, the team will explore how you can also grow your wealth by investing in companies that are trying to make us all healthier with a few fitness-related stocks to watch.
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Jason Moser


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: 2021 Preview

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: 2021 Preview
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Why should investors be watching 5G, financials, healthcare, and industrials in 2021? Why do Cloudflare and Docusign have big upside potential? Will Berkshire Hathaway, Etsy, and NBC’s Peacock surprise investors in 2021? Will Roblox score a big IPO? Are Marriott International and Match Group poised for a comeback? And how will the cannabis industry fare in the new year? Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser tackle those questions and make some reckless predictions about 2021. And our analysts discuss Airbnb, Cerence, Discord, Live Events, Nikola, nCino, Peloton, and Quidel.
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Chris Hill


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Motley Fool Money: 2 Cutting-Edge Companies in 2020

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Motley Fool Money: 2 Cutting-Edge Companies in 2020
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: In 2020, Zoom Video grew from 10 million daily meeting participants to 300 million daily meeting participants. How has Zoom managed to scale? How will Zoom maintain its culture? What’s it like when your company becomes a verb? Motley Fool senior analyst Bill Mann explores those questions with Zoom Chief People Officer Lynne Oldham. One of 2020’s most successful IPOs was insurance company Lemonade. Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner and Motley Fool contributor Asit Sharma talk with Lemonade co-founder and CEO Daniel Schreiber about disruption, data, and the future of insurance.
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Chris Hill


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: The look back at 2020 and Zoom Christmas taste test episode

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: The look back at 2020 and Zoom Christmas taste test episode
Making predictions can be a mug’s game and never has that proved more true than for any made at the start of 2020. It’s been an astonishing year, when the lives and freedoms we took for granted were dramatically disrupted – and one where ordering people to stay at home triggered the biggest economic crash in the UK since the Great Frost of 1709. While looking forward to what might happen in 2020 will have proved fruitless, looking back certainly provides a few things to talk about. On this week’s podcast, Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Simon Lambert look back over 2020 and by popular podcast listener demand combine it with the return of a socially-distanced Zoom Christmas taste test. The team look at the low points, the high points and the bits in the middle of the year that has passed so far – and probably still has more to give. From the economic nosedive, to the flirtation with negative rates and the stock market and housing market’s surprising buoyancy, they pick through the main issues. And they look for the stories that provided some light relief, including Britain’s unlikely pandemic spending spree and hot tub boom.
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Auld Lang Mailbag

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Auld Lang Mailbag
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show, 2020 is almost over, but not before our final mailbag of the year. Buck Hartzell joins the teams to answer your questions about owning company stock, investing for kids, emergency accounts, and so much more. Grab a nog, put your feet by the fire, and get yourself some Answers, Fool!
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Buck Hartzell


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