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This is Money: NS&I and Marcus Bank cut rates - what's the point of saving?

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This is Money: NS&I and Marcus Bank cut rates - what's the point of saving?
This week, savings have been in the spotlight with National Savings and Investments cutting rates on a number of its offerings, including popular Premium Bonds. Both Marcus Bank and Saga also cut easy-access rates. On this week's podcast, Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost look at what's behind the cuts and question: should savers head elsewhere, and what is the point of tucking money away for little interest? Nationwide Building Society has launched a Start to Save easy-access account with a £100 lottery – is it any good and can it help get people into the savings habit? We cover a curious case of one reader who found their Spotify infiltrated by someone with appalling music taste. Simon reveals how he was stung by the loyalty penalty when a renewal letter came through from his insurer Halifax. It hiked his premium, but after weeks of back-and-forth, couldn't give him a concrete reason as to why. And Lee looks at whether a Fitbit is worth the money and how a fitness tracker helped his mum, with an underlying health condition, become healthier.
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Motley Fool Answers: How to Land a Better Job

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Motley Fool Answers: How to Land a Better Job
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, members of The Motley Fool's recruiting team join us with their best advice for how to make your resume and cover letter stand out, nailing a job interview, and how to negotiate a great offer.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp


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Motley Fool Money: Record Highs, Coronavirus Concerns, Facebook’s New Hobby

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Motley Fool Money: Record Highs, Coronavirus Concerns, Facebook’s New Hobby
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: Nvidia shakes off its “crypto hangover” and reports blowout earnings; Shopify soars; Pepsi surprises; And Roku rises. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Mattel, Lyft, Under Armour, and Restaurant Brands International. Plus, our analysts talk about the coronavirus and what it means for investors. We dig into Facebook’s Pinterest-like app, Samsung’s foldable phone, Kellogg’s Incogmeato, and Kentucky Fried Crocs. And our analysts share three stocks on their radar: Appian, Tencent, and Salesforce.
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Chris Hill


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Will the new Chancellor give pension tax relief the chop?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Will the new Chancellor give pension tax relief the chop?
This week started with rumours of a pension tax relief cut and mansion tax, saw the Chancellor fall on his sword, and ended with people none the wiser about whether a Budget tax raid is more or less likely after all that. Sajid Javid exited the stage to be replaced by one of his own men, Rishi Sunak, after an attempt by Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings to take back control at the Treasury was rebuffed by the short-lived Chancellor. The question now is just whose idea the pension tax relief and mansion tax plans were and whether they are now on the cards or not (or was the whole shebang just a bit of Machiavellian manoeuvring)? What we do know is that a Budget is due in less than a month, so other than the national purse strings being loosened for the ‘levelling-up’ agenda what are we likely to see? On this week’s podcast, Simon Lambert, Tanya Jefferies and Georgie Frost delve into the Chancellor saga, what we know about the new man, and what could happen in the Budget that will affect your finances, from a stamp duty cut, to IR35 easing and a tax raid on the wealthier.
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Simon Lambert, Tanya Jeffries


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Motley Fool Answers: How Does America Compare to the Rest of the World?

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Motley Fool Answers: How Does America Compare to the Rest of the World?
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, the team is looking at how America compares to the rest of the world around issues of debt, college spending, retirement savings, and more.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp


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Motley Fool Money: Video Stars, Academy Awards, and 1 Sleepy IPO

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Motley Fool Money: Video Stars, Academy Awards, and 1 Sleepy IPO
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: Alphabet breaks out its YouTube revenue for the first time; Activision Blizzard scores with “Call of Duty: Mobile”; Casper’s IPO turns into a snoozefest; Pinterest pops; And Chipotle serves up strong growth. Analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Disney, Take-Two Interactive, Twitter, and Yum! Brands. And we share three stocks on our radar: Empire State Realty Trust, Limelight Networks, and Moody’s.
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Chris Hill


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Georgie Frost

Are you ready for an electric car? From range anxiety, to Tesla’s boom, and how to buy at 40% off

Georgie Frost
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Are you ready for an electric car? From range anxiety, to Tesla’s boom, and how to buy at 40% off
Would you swap your car for an electric one? If the government gets it way, soon many more of us will have to. The proposed ban on selling new petrol and diesel cars was dragged forward by five years to 2035 this week – and hybrid cars were bundled into the showroom clear-out too. If that sticks, this means that by 2030 – just a decade from now – it’s highly likely the vast majority of cars being sold new will be pure electric. On this week’s podcast, we deliver an electric car special. Simon Lambert, Georgie Frost and Lee Boyce look at the logic behind banning the sale of petrol and diesel cars, whether the move can be pulled off and why hybrids are now also on the naughty list. Charging infrastructure, range anxiety and questions over their lifecycle environmental costs are issues flagged by electric car sceptics, are they right? Meanwhile, the thing holding many people back from buying them, argues Simon, is cost. Second hand supply of electric cars is thin and choice is limited; and while the pipeline of new models is picking up dramatically, they remain pricey compared to a standard petrol car. But there could be a game-changer in the form of a salary sacrifice perk combined with a change to benefit-in-kind rules, so should you be badgering your boss to sign the company up so that you can buy a new electric car at 32% or 42% off? Fittingly, this week the great Tesla adventure tale delivered another riveting chapter. In the first two days of the week, shares rocketed more than 35 per cent and have doubled since the start of 2020. Can Elon Musk’s stock heading for the moon be justified in any way?Also, on this week’s show we talk about the 5 per cent interest offered by Zeuk – and our exclusive on the Financial Conduct Authority hitting back at adverts. And finally, why did Lee Boyce take his wife and daughter out to lunch with a set of scales to eat a watermelon steak?
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Lee Boyce, Simon Lambert


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Motley Fool Answers: How Do You Compare to the Average American?

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Motley Fool Answers: How Do You Compare to the Average American?
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 will walk the team through the heaps of research to see how you compare to the average American in all things financial: debt, savings, income, and more. Also, which way will your credit score when the new FICO scoring system is in place? Probably up because you're smart and listen to this podcast.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp


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Motley Fool Money: Earnings-palooza - Welcome to Club Trillion!

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Motley Fool Money: Earnings-palooza - Welcome to Club Trillion!
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: Amazon’s huge 4th-quarter gets the company back above the trillion-dollar market cap; Apple and Microsoft continue their hot streaks, while Facebook sells off due to margin concerns. Jason Moser, Andy Cross, and Ron Gross analyze the latest earnings results from Tesla, Visa, Colgate-Palmolive, McCormick, Starbucks, McDonald’s, and PayPal. Plus, we discuss IBM’s new CEO, Atari’s new line of hotels, and why the guys have Mastercard, Walker & Dunlop, and Pinterest are on their radar.
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Chris Hill


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: It's Brexit Day, so what happens next?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: It's Brexit Day, so what happens next?
It’s Brexit Day – and whether you voted leave or remain, are celebrating, or commiserating, we wish you a happy one. After 11pm on Friday 31 January 2019, Britain is officially no longer a member of the European Union. The big question is, what happens next? On this week’s podcast, Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost discuss both what Brexit means immediately for consumers and travellers, and how things may pan out for the economy and our finances over the year ahead. Where do we stand on Ehic medical cover in Europe, driving on the continent, mobile phone roaming, flight compensation and expat pensions? And what will the trade discussions on our future relationship with Europe and the rest of the world mean for the nation’s finances, businesses, inflation, the pound and interest rates? Also on this week’s podcast, the team dive much deeper into house prices than the usual survey, with a look at 174 years of property affordability and whether we can learn anything from a 70 year period when they got cheaper. They discuss Neil Woodford’s investors getting some money back and finding out how much they have lost so far and the curious case of the Lloyds customer of years who won a surprise bumper PPI payout that proved to be the ultimate loyalty penalty for being ripped off.
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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