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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Is Boris's 95% mortgage idea a wise move?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Is Boris's 95% mortgage idea a wise move?
The cornerstone of the Prime Minister's Conservative Party speech this week was turning Generation Rent into Generation Buy with state-backed 95% mortgages. The idea is that this will help first-time buyers frozen out by the need for big deposits - and combining it with long-term fixed rates will reduce risk? But is this a good idea or a bad plan? Is more help just what first-time buyers could do with, or is inflating the property market with more cheap money the last thing we need? On this week's podcast, Simon Lambert, Georgie Frost and George Nixon talk mortgage plans and house prices. Plus GDP is still rising but not as strongly, so is the V shaped recovery off and what will further lockdown measures do to it? And what are the charts that tell the real story of the coronavirus economy?
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: When More is Not Better

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: When More is Not Better
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: Roku and Netflix rise on upgrades; AT&T prepares to sell DirecTV at a steep loss; Movie theater stocks AMC, Cinemark, and Cineworld tumble on news that Cineworld is closing all cinemas in the U.S. and U.K. IBM spins off its legacy business; AMD gets serious about acquiring chip maker Xilinx; Domino’s dips due to rising cheese costs; Software company Alteryx surges on a boost in guidance; Costco reports big sales numbers for September; And Apple and Amazon get primed for big events. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Equinix and EXP World Holdings. Plus, management consultant Roger Martin shares insights from his book, When More Is Not Better: Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency.
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Chris Hill


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: The In’s and Out’s of IPOs

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: The In’s and Out’s of IPOs
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, Abi Malin, analyst with The Motley Fool’s Discovery: IPO Trailblazers service, joins the team to explain the IPO process and talk about recent and upcoming IPOs to watch.
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Abi Malin, Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Can we keep our lockdown savings habit?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Can we keep our lockdown savings habit?
Lockdown Britain has produced a nation of savers, ONS figures showed this week, with people salting away almost 30% of their disposable income on average. But for those hoping that we might finally have got the savings habit, there’s a catch. Those figures cover April to June, a three-month period when most shops were shut, along with pubs, restaurants, hotels and B&Bs, and going on holiday was a near-impossible task. Deprived of the opportunity to spend, Britain put money aside instead – but is not spending the same as saving? On this week’s podcast, Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost dive into the lockdown saving phenomenon and look at what triggered it, whether there was anything other than an inability to spend that drove saving so much higher than in previous recessions and how the paradox of thrift plays out. They also look at where people can put the money they have set aside – with interest on savings deals negligible – and whether the sudden imposition of a savings habit bodes well for people building up better nest eggs when life gets back to normal.Some won’t have been so lucky in lockdown, however, with job losses mounting. The team look at how this affects those already committed to moving home. And finally, are brand new mobile phones a waste of money? Chasing the latest handset is an expensive game, but a new breed of cheap but high quality phones are changing the minds of some of those committed to holding onto old ones.
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Market Uncertainty, Surprising Earnings, and Thinking Bigger

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Market Uncertainty, Surprising Earnings, and Thinking Bigger
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 market reacts to news that President Trump has tested positive for COVID-19; The Labor Department reports slowing jobs growth; Bed Bath & Beyond soars on surprising earnings; Twilio hits a new high; Pepsi gets a boost from snacks; McCormick serves up strong earnings and a stock split; Popeye’s gets into the chocolate-stuffed beignet business; And the Supreme Court of Ireland rules that Subway bread isn’t really bread. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stores and share two stocks on their radar: Union Pacific and Rocket Companies. Plus, journalist Matthew Yglesias talks about his new book, One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger.
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Chris Hill


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Vicky Sayers

The Share Radio Interview: Why aren’t women as rich as men?

Vicky Sayers
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Share Radio Interview with Vicky Sayers

The Share Radio Interview: Why aren’t women as rich as men?
In this episode, Vicky Sayers is joined again by Esther Mukoro, founder of the career and personal finance blog for women: Money Nuggets. They talk about why, when it comes to taking action to ensure their financial security, women tend to fall behind compared to men – and Esther offers her advice on how to change that.
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Esther Mukoro


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: It’s the September Mailbag!

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: It’s the September 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, Megan Brinsfield from Motley Fool Wealth Management joins the team to talk about Incentive Stock Options, HSAs versus FSAs, tax benefits for working from home, and more.
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Megan Brinsfield


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Costco, Tesla, and Temptation Bundling

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Costco, Tesla, and Temptation Bundling
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: Costco reports strong growth but shares slip; Nike just does it; AutoZone revs up revenues; Stitch Fix gets slammed; Tesla generates some buzz from Battery Day; Nikola founder and Chairman Trevor Milton abruptly resigns; Quibi explores strategic alternatives; And Amazon unveils an indoor drone security camera. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Unity and Inspire Medical. Plus, Wharton Professor and consumer behavior expert Katy Milkman talks temptation bundling and how an increase in temperature makes us bad at shopping.
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Chris Hill


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Will the Winter Economy Plan save jobs and how does it work?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Will the Winter Economy Plan save jobs and how does it work?
There won't be another budget this year. Instead, we had the Winter Economy Plan unveiled this week as fears over a second wave of coronavirus infections - and the further economic turmoil it could create - takes hold. Despite repeated calls to extend the furlough scheme, Chancellor Rishi Sunak held firm. How does this new Jobs Support Scheme stack-up, will it be enough and what else did Mr Sunak reveal? Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost take a look. Meanwhile, importers are worried about container delays at Felixstowe Port, with coronavirus measures reportedly creating a backlog. NS&I made some brutal cuts to savings rates and its Premium Bonds – why did it make the move, just how severe are the cuts and where can savers head next? We could be about to see the end of the loyalty penalty - when sticking with one insurer for your car or home really doesn't pay – and it may save households nearly £4billion in the next decade. And lastly, hot tubs… the hot weather at the start of lockdown saw many people snap them up. But, now, many are complaining of faulty ones, with difficulties getting them fixed.
Guests:

Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: What’s Behind the Unemployment Numbers?

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: What’s Behind the Unemployment Numbers?
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 episode, the team is joined by Dr. Rakesh Kochhar from the Pew Research Center to help us understand how the unemployment rate is calculated, how to dig into the numbers of the monthly Jobs Report, and the impact of COVID-19 on workers in the US.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Dr. Rakesh Kochhar


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