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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Will there be a mis-selling scandal over final salary pension advice?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Will there be a mis-selling scandal over final salary pension advice?
Two-thirds of savers are being told to abandon final salary pensions - and this is despite the Financial Conduct Authority saying that advisers should start with the standpoint this is not a suitable option. That revelation arrived this week as the FCA said too much advice on valuable pensions is 'still not of an acceptable standard.' Are people getting the right advice about their gold-plated pensions, or are they right to jump ship? That's the question tackled by editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost this week. Meanwhile, a reader discovers an old Post Office Savings Bank book from the 1960s – but what is it worth now and can you even take the money out. Premium bonds – how do you really find out you've won the jackpot? Britain has a net zero emissions target for 2050, but what are the best electric cars to buy now? And forget fantasy football, we reveal the details of our fantasy share picking game where the winner will scoop a giant £20,000 grand prize.
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: An Amicable (as Possible) Divorce

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: An Amicable (as Possible) Divorce
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 latest in our series on major life events leads us to divorce. Motley Fool Wealth planner, Amanda Kish guides us on how to make the split as amicable as possible.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Amanda Kish


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: It’s Maylbag Time! (Get it? Mail. May. Wordplay!)

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: It’s Maylbag Time! (Get it? Mail. May. Wordplay!)
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, Emily Flippen is back to talk about investing in Chinese stocks, when to sell, and more.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Emily Flippen


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: How rich are you?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: How rich are you?
Georgie Frost is joined by editor Simon Lambert and reporter Tanya Jeffries to talk about wealth: are the rich getting richer and should we worry about inequality? How rich are you? Fear not, if the answer is: Not very. This is Money has a plan to help you out. Also there's a focus on the over 60s, what perks you get and what help is available to you, if you are struggling. Plus, what is going on at Metro Bank drama and what you can do if you fancy a house that’s not actually for sale. Don’t worry, it’s all legal!
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Simon Lambert, Tanya Jeffries


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Are you one of the millions in line for a pay rise this tax year?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Are you one of the millions in line for a pay rise this tax year?
There are three certainties in life. You know the drill. You’re born, you will die and you will listen to this podcast about tax. As another new tax year is upon us, editor Simon Lambert and host Georgie Frost explain the tax changes that will affect you. There is a nice pay rise for more than 20 million people as the personal allowance is raised. And Simon answers some of the questions on everyone’s lips: What is the lifetime allowance What is inheritance tax? Why do married couples get a tax break? Should families be rewarded when both parents work? How does national insurance work? And why do the cost of stamps and all your bills all go up on the same day? You'll learn an awful lot about things you need to know about tax without having to read about it.
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Simon Lambert


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Answers: Foolish Guide to Buying a Home

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Foolish Guide to Buying a Home
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: home sweet home or a money-pit nightmare? Ross Anderson, a planner with Motley Fool Wealth Management, joins us for the third installment of our series that tackles major life events - this time to help you navigate how to (or whether to) buy that sweet little house you've been dreaming of.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Ross Anderson


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Is the 8% return on your 'savings' really just a complex fraud?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Is the 8% return on your 'savings' really just a complex fraud?
As we fast approach one fifth of the way through the 21st century, the world of finance is modernising in ways that would have been unimaginable a few years ago. And not always in a good way. The language of ‘savings’ has evolved to the point of dishonesty and even fraud. On this week’s podcast editor Simon Lambert and reporter George Nixon join host Georgie Frost to look at fancy new Innovative Finance Isas, at savings products that claim to offer 8% returns and to be protected by the official savings watchdog but are in fact risky investments – and the fraud investigation at London Capital and Finance, where thousands of ‘savers’ lost millions of pounds. Simon guides listeners through the dark side of mini bonds and the complex web of companies that savers’ money was poured into at LC and F before it collapsed owing £236m. The City watchdog supposedly overseeing the company is also now being investigated . On a cheerier note, George explains how teenagers are able to invest on the stock market and how easy it can be to get started, plus a couple of new free share dealing services, an old-fashioned holiday trap and whether insurance companies would pay out if your flash car crash is on video and on social media.
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Simon Lambert, George Nixon


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: ISA special

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: ISA special
This is Money in partnership with NS&I. Host Georgie Frost and Editor Simon Lambert are joined by assistant editor Lee Boyce for an ISA special. With the clock ticking on Brexit and the tax year, now is the time to sort your ISA or pension. However, you may already be too late as some banks and building societies have already pulled their market-leaders. Saying that, Lee has still manage to find his top cash picks for 2019. Plus Simon helps you how to get started on investing in an ISA and how to choose the best (and cheapest) SIPP. The team call in the experts to give their last minute fund ideas and they tackle the B-word – Brexit- and it’s potential impact on your money, especially older savers.
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Ed Bowsher

The Big Call: Smart Beta performance and more!

Ed Bowsher
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The Big Call

The Big Call: Smart Beta performance and more!
Ed Bowsher finds out more about smart beta investing – passive funds that can follow particular investment strategies such as value or momentum. He speaks to Adam Laird, Head of ETF strategy at Lyxor and Steve Goldin, Managing Partner at Parala Capital. Steve gives the rundown on recent Smart Beta performance and also looks at how smart beta ETFs that look similar may actually be very different.
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Adam Laird, Steve Goldin


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Answers: Deconstructing the 4% Rule

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Deconstructing the 4% Rule
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 interviews financial-planning expert Wade Pfau about the assumptions underlying the 4% safe withdrawal rate in retirement, and whether they’re still valid. And Alison discusses whether an elite college degree is worth the price.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp


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