Sarah Pennells is joined by Claire Finn, Head of Pensions at BlackRock, and Louise Oliver of Piercefield Oliver, to talk about women investing for their future pensions. In this week's programme, dedicated to finance from a female perspective, Sarah and her guests look at how to prepare for your pension and what to look out for when investing.
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 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 Tom Laws from the National Careers Service, and Adam Cox from Working From Home Week, to help discuss some of the benefits and drawbacks of working from home and how to be more productive during your time at home. They also discuss what to do whether you're thinking of setting up your own company to work from home, or just want to know what your rights are in asking to work from home.
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 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 in the studio by Jill Rutter from the Family and Childcare Trust and Anastasia de Waal from Family Lives, to talk about the cost of childcare during the holiday period, and what help and support there is out there for single parents or working parents who are looking to provide care for their children during the holidays.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by three experts from My Family Care, Silverman and Sherliker and Russell Cooke to discuss the challenges facing people in the 'sandwich generation', people who are caring for their parents and their children at the same time.
Katie Wood, Legal Officer at Maternity Action and Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser at the National Childbirth Trust talk to Sarah Pennells about the cost of pregnancy, your rights with work and and what can be done to ease the financial burden.