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Georgie Frost

This is Money: How many state pensions have been underpaid?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: How many state pensions have been underpaid?
A This is Money investigation has revealed a string of women who have been underpaid their state pension, but are they just the tip of an iceberg? On this week’s podcast, our pensions agony uncle Steve Webb and pension and investing editor Tanya Jefferies tell the stories of the women paid thousands less in state pension over the years than they should have been - and discuss their probe into the matter. Steve estimates that there could be tens of thousands of women who have been underpaid state pension. This is Money has called for a full review, but the Department of Work and Pensions is reluctant to act other than on a case-by-case basis. Should more be done? Also, on this week’s podcast Simon Lambert and Georgie Frost discuss the reopening of the property market, who might be brave enough to buy and sell now, and what the forecasts are for sales and house prices. Estate agents Knight Frank predict a 7 per cent drop, while the Bank of England says property prices may fall 16 per cent, but agents claim that lockdown has created pent-up demand. And, as the furlough scheme is extended, we look at the implications of 7.5million people having 80 per cent of their wages picked up by the state and how Britain weans itself off that.
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Simon Lambert, Tanya Jefferies, Steve Webb


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Vicky Sayers

The Share Interview: A brave new world?

Vicky Sayers
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Share Radio Interview with Vicky Sayers

The Share Interview: A brave new world?
Over two months into lockdown here in the UK, you may well be wondering when life is going to get “back to normal” once this is all over – but many are already convinced that things will never be the same. Vicky Sayers is joined by Ian Jenkins, CEO of Intrinsic Insight and author of a report projecting how behaviours could change following the COVID-19 outbreak, to talk about what the “new normal” might look like.
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Ian Jenkins


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Which Companies Won’t Survive the Pandemic

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Which Companies Won’t Survive the Pandemic
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, with the help of Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline, the team will talk about which companies are least likely to survive the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Guests:

Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Santander's 123 chop and how do we pay for the coronavirus crash?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Santander's 123 chop and how do we pay for the coronavirus crash?
The latest Santander 123 account rate cut, trying to turn a profit on mortgage holidays, how we pay for the coronavirus crisis and furlough scheme and the crash in car sales all feature on this week’s This is Money podcast. Once upon a time, Santander’s 123 could lay claim to being the king of the current accounts. As banks battled to customers to switch, Santander’s cashback and 3% interest-packing deal was one of the main challengers for the crown. The shine came off slightly when that interest rate was chopped to 1.5% in 2016, but now the 123 account has been doubly dented with a rate cut to 0.6% announced on the very same day the rate was already being cut to 1%. In all but name it’s now the Santander 1, 2, 0.6 account and that doesn’t quite have the same attraction. But when letters are coming through the post telling you that your savings account has been chopped to 0.01%, perhaps it is still worth bagging a current account paying 0.6%. On this week’s podcast, Simon Lambert and Georgie Frost look at why Santander has chopped again, if the deal is still worth taking regardless, and whether the great current account switching push has fizzled out. Next up on the podcast is mortgage holidays. Figures show almost 2 million people have taken up the option of a break from their mortgage payments, but some who don’t need to take one have been wondering if it might be a financially savvy move to do so anyway. Could you save or invest the skipped payments and make money in the long run? And even if that is possible, is it ethical? Plus with 6.3 million people furloughed, can we really expect the mortgage holidays to end in June – and how does the nation pay for the colossal coronavirus rescue package? And finally, Britain’s best-selling car in April was Tesla’s Model 3 but astonishingly it wasn’t the most sold vehicle. That accolade went to a van, the Mercedes Sprinter, but will the motor industry be changed by all this?
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Simon Lambert


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Surging Unemployment, Skyrocketing Stocks

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Surging Unemployment, Skyrocketing Stocks
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 unemployment rate surges to nearly 15%; Uber and Lyft shares rise on earnings; MercadoLibre, PayPal, and Twilio hit all-time highs; And Disney announces plans to reopen Shanghai Disneyland. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on Activision Blizzard, Berkshire Hathaway, Beyond Meat, Electronic Arts, Etsy, Pinterest, Roku, Shake Shack, Square, and Wayfair. Plus, our analysts share three stocks on their radar: Costco, Coupa Software, and Smartsheet.
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Chris Hill


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Moms Deserve a Little Financial Self Care

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Moms Deserve a Little Financial Self Care
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 joined by Chelsea Brennan, founder of the Smart Money Mamas blog, on how handling your money can be the ultimate form of self care and bro delivers the highlights from the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Chelsea Brennan


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Sell in May and Go Away?

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Sell in May and Go Away?
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: An additional 4 million Americans file for unemployment as the total number of unemployed tops 30 million; The S&P 500 wraps up its best month since 1987; Amazon reports surging sales and rising costs; Apple sees strength in services; Mastercard and Visa beat expectations; Alphabet gets a boost from YouTube; Microsoft gets a boost from the Cloud; And Facebook rises on strong engagement. Motley Fool analysts Aaron Bush, Andy Cross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Atlassian, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Spotify, Starbucks, Teladoc, and Twitter. Aaron talks about the future of gaming. And the guys share three stocks on their radar: Beyond Meat, Medtronic, and Docusign.
Guest:

Chris Hill


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Is the Fomo rally the real deal, or will shares fall again?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Is the Fomo rally the real deal, or will shares fall again?
It’s been called the Fomo rally, as shares picked themselves up off the floor after a diabolical March and bear markets turned bullish. The FTSE 100 closed a notch below 5,000 on 23 March, the day it was announced Britain was going into lockdown, but somehow managed to bounce 23 per cent to the middle of this week before slipping back. In the US, April was even more astonishing – the S&P 500 had its best month since 1987. So, what’s going on? Is this the stock market signalling the start of a coronavirus recovery, or have investors merely been piling in driven by Fomo – the fear of missing out. The big US tech names’ star turn has helped drive confidence and in the UK it has been the big names hit hard that have rebounded over the past four weeks, including housebuilders, Next, Cineworld, ITV and the FTSE 100’s top riser is cruise ship firm Carnival – up 63 per cent as brave investors buy in. But are investors getting ahead of themselves and simply all chasing in the same direction like kids with a football? On this week’s podcast, we look at the rally, what’s driving it – beyond Fomo – and the history of false dawns in stock market crashes, known as the dreaded dead cat bounce. Simon Lambert and Georgie Frost also discuss how Britain gets back to business and how the plans might shape up for getting us back into factories, offices, shops, pubs, restaurants and everywhere else. Plus, would you dare book a holiday now? If so, the podcast duo discuss what you need to consider. And finally, the clock has have passed by quickly for a generation of cars that some of us grew up with and the Metro, Fiat Panda and early Vauxhall Astra are now 40 years old, tax exempt, and theoretically classic cars… but are they?
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Simon Lambert


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: April Mailbag - Backdoor Roth, Dividend Aristocrats, and How to Write a Song

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: April Mailbag - Backdoor Roth, Dividend Aristocrats, and How to Write a Song
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 answering your questions about the wash sale rule, preferred stock, retirement accounts for the self-employed, and more with the help of Motley Fool Contributor Asit Sharma.
Guests:

Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Asit Sharma


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Chipotle’s Special Sauce, Netflix’s Big Number, DraftKings’ Latest Bet

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Chipotle’s Special Sauce, Netflix’s Big Number, DraftKings’ Latest Bet
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: More than 4.4 million Americans file for unemployment as the total number of unemployed climbs to 26 million; Netflix adds 16 million subscribers for the quarter; Verizon loses subscribers and withdraws guidance; Chipotle gets a big boost from digital sales; DraftKings makes its Wall Street debut; Snap surges on surprising growth; Coca-Cola falls on concerns over declining volume; And Domino’s delivers. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share a couple of stocks on their radar: Masimo and Roku. Plus, Time Value of Money Fund manager Michael Shearn talks about what he looks for in leadership and shares some of his favorite stocks.
Guest:

Chris Hill


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