Inequality is on the rise, with the difference in financial fortunes between low and high income families becoming starker over the past year, according to Aviva's latest Family Finances Report. At the same time, families are also facing increased financial pressure from stalling incomes and savings, combined with rising debt and inflation fears. To talk through these findings, Alistair McQueen, Head of Savings and Retirement at Aviva, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio Podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. We’ve had a few stats to digest this week with inflation continuing to rise, now up 1.8%, whilst employment remains at record highs according to the ONS. Behind the figures though we’re hearing much of this is based on freelance and zero-hours work with both salaries and interest rates failing to keep pace with the cost of living. With all this spelling disaster for savers there’s been a few interesting additions to Money Mail’s Best Buy table this week. Joining Georgie Frost to go through the options is Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus. Plus, we take a look at the new rate hikes threatening the future of small businesses and the costs of bereavement.
Every week we meet a different member of the UK Money Blogger community to find out more about the person behind the Twitter handle. This time our reporter Sara Macham spoke to Maria Nedeva, the blogger behind The Money Principle.
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. It’s housing madness this week as the Government finally unveiled its white paper aimed at fixing Britain’s “broken” housing market. Decisive action or damp squib? We take a closer look at what the proposals will mean and what exactly is going on with property and rental prices, which experts claim could rise at least 20% in the next four years. Unpacking all this Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus. Plus a special guest appearance from Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce to reveal everything he learnt during an inside look at German discounter Aldi. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
A website for fashionable mums and dads has compiled a list of 10 key parenting trends for 2017. TantrumXYZ say gender-neutral clothing and toys will be top of the shopping lists, while homeschooling and flexible working will become more popular for the mums and dads.
Meanwhile Parents apparently believe their children are more confident than them at operating home entertainment technology by the time they're 10. Sue Dougan was joined by
Co-founder of TantrumXYZ, Ben Wynne Simmons, to find out more.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher. On today's show they discuss the latest offers in the credit card price war as well as the harmful effects of overwork. Plus the latest predictions for food price inflation in 2017. All these stories and more on The News Review.
We've just had Christmas and New Year is on its way but did you realise we're now in Twixtmas. For those that don't know that's the time inbetween Christmas and New Year...
Whilst it can prove a bit of a limbo between festive partying one group is trying to promote the 5 days of Twixtmas and get people using them more productively. To explain more Sue Dougan was joined by Val McKie who's involved in the campaign.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by web editor at MoneySuperMarket.com Kevin Pratt. On the agenda today they look at the state of Britain's aging railways as well as our spending trends from 2016. Plus what to do with any unwanted Christmas gifts. All these stories and more on The News Review.
With the help of guests, Malcolm McLean, from Barnet Waddingham, Claire Walsh, head of advice at Unbiased, Cleona Lira from 2Plan Wealth Management and Caroline Siarkiewicz from the Money Advice Service. Sarah looks at how you can get a head start on your finances in 2017