This month is Free Wills month where you can make an appointment to get a will written - without the solicitors’ fees. Scope is one charity that runs free will scheme anyway throughout the year - in partnership with the Trust and Security Network - which is a network of Will writers - who come to you and go through the paperwork with you. To find out more about the importance of making a will Georgie Frost was joined in the studio by Tom Dickson, legacy manager at Scope.
Over the last few weeks there's been a lot of focus on housing and older people, with the government's White Paper on housing looking at ways to encourage older people to downsize. But not everyone wants to sell up. Last year people released over £2 billion of equity from their homes. So, how can you make money from your property? What are the options and what do you have to bear in mind? Sarah Pennells was joined in the studio by Jane King who's from Ashridge financial planning and by Ceri Wheeldon who's the founder of the website Fab After Fifty.
In a world of volatile market conditions and poor savings returns it's perhaps no surprise many are turning to alternative investments. Whisky has currently emerged top of Britain's favourite passion investments with the Rare Whisky Apex 1000 Index closing 2016 up 38%. To find out more about the alcoholic commodity currently outperforming the FTSE Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to co-founder of analyst and broker Rare Whisky 101, David Robertson.
Every week some 100 experts from the UK Money Blogger community take to social media to discuss and compare notes on the latest money related issues. This time their Twitter chat took the form of a discussion of everything Valentine's Day and relationship related. To tell us more Georgie Frost was joined by Cat Wilson, whose site is pennywiseliferich.co.uk.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. We’re still on course for Brexit, albeit pending Parliament’s approval. Already a number of banks seem intent on following through on their threats to relocate jobs, but what about the local branches already shutting down across the UK? Meanwhile the FTSE continues to soar on the back of the slumping pound but questions remain as to the underlying health of the UK economy. Inflation also looks set to rise as does national debt although the latest GDP figures do offer some good news at least. To discuss how people can save and invest for the turbulent times ahead Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Editor Simon Lambert and Deputy Editor Adrian Lowrey. Plus just when BT thought their problems couldn’t get any worse we’ll be announcing the results of the annual Money Mail Wooden Spoon Awards. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. After a year of doom and gloom stories this week we’re looking at the positives. Despite the Michael Fish style forecasting of the post-Brexit economy the FTSE is surging to unprecedented levels, could this be the time to start investing? For those less keen on the cut and thrust of the stock market a glimmer of hope for savings rates does seem to be on the horizon in 2017 as we look through some of the accounts paying up to 5%. Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert who gives his wish list of headlines for the next year whilst Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce takes centre stage on everything coin related. But just how well will their financial knowledge stack up in our Podcast Quiz of the Year? This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
This week Sarah looks at how you can save money on your weekly shop, if you need to make your money stretch a little bit further. Saving money on your food shopping doesn't mean eating badly though and joining Sarah to discuss how to get the most for your pound are Kelly Eroglu from the Reduced Grub blog, Caroline Taylor from the All That I'm Eating blog and young money champion, Rachael Healy.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. This week of course the top financial story was Philip Hammond’s first, and indeed last, Autumn Statement. Just what state are the country’s post-Brexit finances in, and crucially what would the Chancellor offer to help his much referenced ‘Jams’? In the end those ‘just about managing’ certainly received a few headline policies but with predictions pointing towards low growth, high borrowing and high inflation many argue Jam spending has been spread too thin. There were also some losers with those enjoying salary sacrifice perks and letting agents coming into the crosshairs, as well as in fact the Autumn Statement itself which will now be scrapped. So what will all this mean for the pound in your pocket? Georgie Frost joins editor Simon Lambert and reporter Becky Rutt to answer just that. Also on the agenda this week they discuss Black Friday and for a slightly different purchase the opportunity to buy a road legal Formula 1 car. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
There was plenty of employment news from the Chancellor's Autumn Statement yesterday. In addition to a raise in the minimum wage Philip Hammond also announced pay for apprentices would rise by 10p an hour. Sue Dougan spoke to David Allison, Founder and CEO of GetMyFirstJob to find out more.
Ever wanted to get the experience of trading stocks without the risk of losing your money? One new option is the Invstr App. Created by former Deutsche Bank Managing Director Kerim Derhalli the app allows users to trade on real markets, in real time, but with virtual money. This year Kerim's launching the Student Investment Championships using the app to get more young people interested in investing. Our reporter Tom Hill joined Kerim for the launch of the championships to find out what it's all about.