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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.
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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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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Let It Snow!

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Let It Snow!
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: Snowflake dazzles with the biggest software IPO ever; Adobe reports record revenue; Lennar Corp raises the roof with big earnings; Nvidia makes a $40 billion buy; Telehealth company AmWell makes its debut on Wall Street; FedEx hits a new all-time high; Dave & Buster’s declines on bankruptcy concerns; And the nation prepares for a Peeps-free Halloween. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share a couple of stocks on their radar: Nike and Freshpet. Plus, award-winning personal finance expert Laura Adams offers helpful tips for anyone starting a business and shares other insights from her new book, Money-Smart Solopreneur: A Personal Finance System for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Side-Hustlers.
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Chris Hill


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: How to make an offer and avoid overpaying for a home

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: How to make an offer and avoid overpaying for a home
Britain is in the grip of a mysterious property mini-boom. Talk of a property market more buoyant than it’s been in years, of viewings and offers flooding in and family homes in hot demand, doesn’t seem to just be the usual estate agent puff. Evidence from mortgage reports, surveyors and data on estate agent activity, appears to bear this out. The stamp duty holiday and lockdown itchy feet have combine to make parts of the market a sellers’ one, so as a buyer what can you do to get a decent offer accepted and avoid overpaying? On this week’s podcast, Simon Lambert, Georgie Frost and Lee Boyce talk buying homes. They discuss what’s going on, whether all parts of the market are flying (not quite), why some homes go to above asking price offers but others linger, and how as a buyer you can get a good deal, while as a seller you can also try to go under offer swiftly at a decent price. Also, on this week’s show, the team discuss the rise of the lockdown trader and why more people – and younger ones at that – are buying shares. They look at inflation and how many savings account beat it. And finally, why has the Royal Mint said it probably won’t need to make anymore 2p pieces or £2 coins for a very long time?
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Will You Be Able to Work as Long as You Want?

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Will You Be Able to Work as Long as You Want?
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, Richard Johnson of the Urban Institute discusses the likelihood that workers over the age of 50 will experience a career disruption, and how to increase the chances that you can work well into your 60s.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Richard Johnson


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