Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Alan Higham, founder of Pensions Champion, and Tina Weeks, founder of Serenity Financial Planning, to discuss the state pension, and look at what you will actually get if you're due to retire. Despite being called a flat rate or single tier pension, not everyone will necessarily get the same amount and far fewer women than men will qualify for the full figure of £155.65 a week. In the programme Sarah will be looking at who is entitled to the new state pension and the differences between the current and the new pension.
Sarah Pennells is joined by this week's Young Money Champion, James Connington, from the Telegraph's personal finance team, as well as Graeme McColgan, an IFA from Million Plus Financial Planning, and also by Anna Bowes, founder of Savings Champion, to talk about the best ways to start saving if you're a student or starting your first job. Sarah and her guests discuss whether you actually need a savings account to start saving, what the basics are when it comes to how much to start saving, and what the best rates are when you're looking into savings accounts and products.
Women and Money with Sarah Pennells, talking to Simon Ranson, Head of Banking at Sainsbury's Bank and Claire Walsh, Chartered Financial Planner at Aspect8, about the recent Sainsbury's Bank report highlighting people's money confidence and financial worries.
On 1st October 2015, new legislation to protect and clarify consumer rights comes into force. Sarah is joined in the studio by James Walker, CEO of Resolver, and Martyn James from the Financial Ombudsman's Service, to answer your questions about consumer rights, what they are, and how they apply in different situations.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by David Thorpe, editor of What Investment, and on the phone by Anna Sofat of Addidi and Darren Cornish of The Share Centre to talk about investing for children using junior ISAs, tracker funds and trust funds.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by our Young Money Champion Kate Palmer, and also experts Karen Kennard from The Scholarship Hub and on the phone with David Jobbins from The Complete University Guide to talk about student grants for university.
Sarah Pennells is joined on the phone with Diane Neehman, an IFA with SOLLA (Society Of Later Life Advisers) and Alistair McQueen from Aviva, to talk about how to deal with unexpected expenses in later life.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Griselda Williams of TRUST|Pensions and on the phone with Debbie Houghton from the Rowan Organisation and Sarah-Jane Butler from Parental Choice to discuss how to set up a pension if you employee someone for help around the house or with your children such as a nanny, childminder, gardener or cleaner.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Martin Grombridge from the London Capital Credit Union, and on the phone with Laura Mostaghimi from National Debt Line and Richard Griffiths of the Consumer Finance Association to answer your questions about payday loans.
Martin Grombridge, Laura Mostaghimi, Richard Griffiths
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Malcolm McLean from Barnett-Waddingham and Claire Walsh from Aspect8 as well as on the phone with Jonathan Bland from Pension Geeks and Robert Cochran of Scottish Widows to talk about pensions and the Pensions Awareness Day 2015 Campaign.
Malcolm Mclean, Claire Walsh, Jonathan Bland, Robert Cochran