What do you do when you buy big ticket item, like a computer or a car, and it immediately breaks down? Sarah Pennells is joined by James Walker, founder of Resolver, Matt Stone, founder of TestDrives2U and Peter Stonely, from Trading Standards on this week's programme. Together they look at the changes in the Consumer Protection Law, what warranties are available for faulty cars and how to avoid any pitfalls when researching the products.
An increasing number of people are choosing to live together, rather than get married or form a civil partnership. But, while it’s becoming more commonplace, the legal status of cohabiting couples remains something of a mystery to most of us. Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Mary Marvel of Advicenow and Law for Life, Paula Myers, a lawyer with Irwin Mitchell, and over the phone by Christine Webber, a writer, broadcaster and psychotherapist, to discuss the various different issues moving in with a partner can have, and how best to deal with them.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Jane King, an IFA at Ash-Ridge Private Finance, Adam Lake of Turn2Us, Tom Connor of Drewberry Insurance and over the phone by Alistair McQueen of Aviva, to discuss how to best protect your finances if you're self-employed and don't have the security of working for a large company or organisation. What are the benefits and drawbacks of being self-employed? Do the positives outweigh the negatives?
Jane King, Adam Lake, Tom Connor, Alistair McQueen
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Laura Whitcombe, deputy editor of Moneywise and on the phone by Simon Besswell, director at The DIY School, and Martyn Foulds from Halifax Home Insurance to discuss DIY jobs you can do around the house to save you money, what you should avoid doing yourself and courses you can take to become more DIY savvy, only on Women And Money.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Steph Savill of Foxy Lady Drivers Club, Charlotte Halkett from Insurethebox and on the phone by motoring journalist Maria McCarthy, to discuss car insurance, dealerships, and how to get the best deals in terms of motoring products only on Women And Money.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Belinda Aspinall, founder of Life After London, David Hollingworth from London and Country Mortgages and Mark Hayward from the National Association of Estate Agents to talk about the financial and social aspects of moving to the country.
Belinda Aspinall, David Hollingworth, Mark Hayward
Sarah Pennells is joined by a panel of female travel experts from Wellbeing Escapes, Maiden Voyage and the Lonely Planet, to talk about travelling solo for business or pleasure and the financial and safety aspects to think about.
Stella Photi, Carolyn Pearson, Frances Linzee Gordon