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.
Have you been using your credit cards to get in on the black Friday deals, or perhaps some Christmas shopping? Credit cards can be extremely useful against fraud but can be a big problem if you aren't able to pay them off quickly. So should you bother, or are you better off without? To discuss this with Sarah she is joined by Young Money champion, James Connington, Andy Webb of becleverwithyourcash.com, Andrew Haggar of Moneycomms and Hannah Maundrell of Money.co.uk.
James Connington, Andy Webb, Andrew Hagger, Hannah Maundrell
Struggling to get on the property ladder? Sarah Pennells and Young Money Champion Olivia Rudgard look at the pros and cons of shared ownership with experts Lynda Clark, Editor of First Time Buyer Magazine, Kush Rawal, Sales and Marketing Director at Thames Valley Housing, and Paula Higgins, Chief Executive of Homeowners Alliance. Sarah and Olivia also hear from Alex Campbell who's bought a shared ownership property in Phoenix Quarter in Dartford in Kent.
Olivia Rudgard, Lynda Clark, Kush Rawal, Alex Campbell, Paula Higgins
Sarah covers the basics about stock markets, clears up some jargon, looks at different fund types and explains how and where you should open an Isa. Her guests today are Young Money Champion James Connington, Moneywise writer Tom Wilson and Richard Stone from the Share Centre.
This week, Sarah talks travel money. How do you get the best exchange rate? How do you avoid credit and debit card charges abroad? Do travellers' cheques still exist? What about prepaid currency cards? Sarah answers all these questions with this week's Young Money champion Rachael Healy, Andy Webb from the Money Advice Service and Bob Atkinson from TravelSupermarket.
Want to make a little extra cash over the summer? Sarah Pennells and James Connington are joined by Chris Eccles, founder of Employment4Students, Zoe McMillan from The Student Room and Jo Phelps, founder of Novacroft, to discuss how to go about getting a job for the holidays. The panel discuss how getting work experience during the holidays can really boost your employability for the future, and how to make the most of your job.
Sarah looks at the idea of fraud and how people are most likely to be targeted. Figures show an increase of 16 per cent for 2015 compared to the year before, but how can you help to lower your risk of being a target. To discuss this Sarah is joined by young money champion Amelia Murray, Mike Haley from CIFAS and Steve Proffitt from Action Fraud.
It's festival season! Before you grab your wellies and tent, listen to Sarah Pennells and our Young Money Champion, Rachel Healy, discuss how to cut and keep the costs of festivals down. Bronnie Hughes of Student Money Saver and Nick Hill of Money Advice Service share tips and tricks of using vouchers to save and give us the do's and don'ts when it comes to protecting your valuables.
Thinking of hiring a car abroad this summer? Sarah Pennells looks at the problems that young people can face, from extra costs and charges being slapped onto the price at the last minute, to being charged an excess of hundreds of pounds if you get a tiny scrape or scratch. Amelia Murray, this week's Young Money Champion, discusses what the extra charges are and how much they can add up to. Amanda Stretton, Motoring Editor of Confused.com, looks at collision damage insurance and what other options are available. Ian Crowder, from the AA, shares some tips for someone hiring a car.
If you're trying to save money on your holiday accommodation, what are the options? And what do you have to think about if you want to use Airbnb? Sarah Pennells speaks to this week's Young Money Champion, Rachel Healy, about how Airbnb works, meanwhile David Weston, of B&B Association, debates whether it would be cheaper to stay in a B&B. Will Coldwell, Journalist at The Guardian and Guardian Travel, also tells Sarah why he's concerned about organisations such as Airbnb.