Figures show that an increasing number of people in their 50s and 60s are getting their elderly parents to move in with them, moving into their home, or are pooling their money to buy a property that they can all live in together. It can be a good option for some families, but there are some disadvantages. So, what do you need to think about if you're considering asking your parent to live with you and what are the pros and cons? Sarah Pennells is joined by Christine Webber, an author, broadcaster and psychotherapist, Adrian Kidd from Plan Your Money.co.uk and Deborah Stone who's the founder of the website Myageingparent.com.
If your son or daughter is planning to go to university in the autumn, are you planning on how you'll help them pay for it? Are you going to be supporting them with help towards their rental costs or will you be paying some of their bills? And if you're off to university, are you wondering how much debt you'll leave with? Sarah Pennells is joined by Annie O'Leary from the parenting website Netmums, Jane King who's from Ash-ridge financial planning and James Seymour who's from the Complete University Guide.
Deborah Hargreaves, founder of the High Pay Centre, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, HMRC call-handling delays cost personal tax payers £97million, the Marks and Spencer boss to cut prices and hire more staff, lack of awareness could cost us thousands in our pensions, and much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Sarah Pennells looks at how to create the perfect work/life balance with guests Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Officer at the Stress Management Society, and life coach Karen Perkins, who discuss other factors that can increase stress, and Sarah Evans, an Employment Lawyer with Slater and Gordon, who looks at whether people should have the right to work flexibility and what employers should take into account.
Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, the tobacco companies lose their court case, while Whirlpool tumble dryers catch fire as the average household will have to pay more in their annual bills, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Do you have money worries? Is it affecting your state of mind? Personal debt for many is spiralling out of control with the levels topping £180bn in Britain. That's more than the annual budget for the NHS. Well one organisation is looking to help those who are in trouble by offering free debt advice and management plans. Jane Clack from PayPlan speak to Georgie Frost about how serious the debt in this country is, and how to overcome these issues.
As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, Sarah Pennells and her guests look at the legal and financial aspects of funerals and why those arrangements can still be a taboo subject. Poppy Mardall, from Poppy's Funerals, and Gemma O'Driscoll, Funeral Director at G.E O’Driscoll & Daughters, discuss different types of funerals available and how funeral directors can offer help and support. Toby Scott, from the Dying Matters Coalition, explains how you can take part in the debate, and Rod Smith from Stone King Solicitors and part of the Law Society Wills and Equity Committee looks at wills and how to take care of them.
Poppy Mardall, Gemma O'Driscoll, Toby Scott, Rod Smith
If you're self-employed and need to set up a pension, where do you start? Sarah Pennells looks at a recent report published by Royal London with former Pensions Minister Steve Webb, currently Director of Policy at pensions and life insurance provider Royal London. Paul Allington founder and head of The Code Guy, gives his own account of setting up his pension, while Claire Walsh, Chartered Financial Planner and Head of Advice at Unbiased, gives advice on how to set up a pension plan. Sarah discusses whether the new Lifetime ISA can also help people set their pension.
It's time for This is Money! Once again, the guys from the award-winning finance website join Georgie in the studio to run down the hottest money stories of the week. On this show, editor Simon Lambert and consumer affairs Lee Boyce are in to discuss the return of the no-deposit mortgages, the 5 biggest threats to your pensions, and finally, Leicester City for the win! Lee gloats on the clubs surprise victory, while a slightly more prosaic Simon breaks down the ridiculous odds placed on the teams chances - half as likely as seeing Elvis!
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Since the death of pop superstar Prince - we've learnt that he didn't leave a will and it's apparently caused some problems for his family. Even if you're not a multi-millionaire, it's a good idea to write a will so that your assets are distributed according to your wishes...and to make things easier for your loved-ones. Georgie speaks to Gary Rycroft, partner at Joseph A. Jones & Co Solicitors in Lancaster