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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Are you a Premium Bond winner or loser?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: Are you a Premium Bond winner or loser?
Have Premium Bonds turned you into a savings winner, or are you one of the losers who have been missing out on prizes for years? We dive into Britain’s beloved savings lottery, looking at who holds the most Premium Bonds, who wins and who doesn’t. NS&I revealed exclusively to This is Money this week that an astonishing 43% of bonds are held by just 4.3% of savers – that’s £56billion out of the £107billion total. Or to put it another way every £2 out of £5 saved belongs to less than one million savers out of a total £21.4million. That may go some way to explaining why close to 75% of Premium Bonds savers haven’t won a prize in 14 years. Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Simon Lambert dig into the statistics, deliver a theory on how much you might need to hold to bag at least one prize a year, and look at whether Premium Bonds are worth having. They are certainly popular and that’s why Nationwide has launched a savings lottery – is that worth signing up to as well? In crypto-corner this week, we discuss the crash, the rebound and the slump again, along with banned adverts and Chinese crackdowns: is this the end of the recent hot phase or just another average week for bitcoin to take in its stride? Also, paying bills with commemorative coins – and what legal tender really means, why self-storage is the latest thing in short supply and who's investing Czech Sphinx?

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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Amazon’s Entertaining Buy, Tesla’s Ford-Tough Competition

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Amazon’s Entertaining Buy, Tesla’s Ford-Tough Competition
Amazon buys MGM Studios, Costco slips a bit despite strong earnings, Salesforce rises, and Dick’s Sporting Goods swings higher thanks to strength in its golf business. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Okta, Ulta Beauty, Autodesk, and Williams-Sonoma. Plus, Ron and Jason share two stocks on their radar: Elastic and Toro; and Reuters automotive reporter Paul Lienert discusses Ford’s new electric F-150, Tesla, Apple, and the future of the auto industry.
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Paul Lienert


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Sound and Energy Alchemist

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Sound and Energy Alchemist
Adam Cox interviews Carmel Crinnion, an Australian who has discovered real healing powers. Her first spiritual experience was with an after-communion prayer during her Catholic upbringing. As an adult, she started on her own healing journey some 10 years ago; made a spiritual retreat to Macchu Piccu, and experienced a new language of healing. She now runs Sanctum Healing as a transformation coach based in Sydney.
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Carmel Crinion


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Lagom Hypnosis - Regaining Balance in Your Life

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Lagom Hypnosis - Regaining Balance in Your Life
Adam creates a hypnosis session inspired by the Swedish concept of Lagom, which means just the right amount. In modern times people can find that their life is out of balance with too much or too little so this hypnosis session is designed for you to find more balance in your life. It is set in a Swedish forest and uses a metaphor based on the Goldilocks story to help you find more lagom in your life and is also a useful session to help people relax before sleep.

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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: May-be it’s the May Mailbag Episode! (It Is.)

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: May-be it’s the May Mailbag Episode! (It Is.)
Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. We just can’t get enough of Motley Fool contributor Dan Caplinger as he helps us answer your questions about SPACs, Variable Universal Life Insurance, maximizing accounts, hopes for Gen X, and more.
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Dan Caplinger


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Could rising US pay inhibit equity markets?

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Could rising US pay inhibit equity markets?
Russ Mould, Investment Director of A J Bell, looks at mounting evidence of wage pressure in the United States. Amazon is taking on 75,000 more workers in the US and Canada but is having to offer double the minimum wage together with a signing-on bonus and health & dental care. While it took two years for US incomes to recover after the Financial Crisis, this time it's only taken eight months. What might the ramifications be for central banks and for markets? Russ advises investors to think about the things people are not talking about rather than what they are and to hunt out intrinsic value.
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Russ Mould


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Peter Rabbit 2, The Unholy and Oxygen

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Peter Rabbit 2, The Unholy and Oxygen
James Cameron-Wilson unveils the first UK box office cinema charts since the reopening of cinemas. It is topped by the hugely-successful Peter Rabbit 2, although James laments the film itself, about which he struggles to find a kind word. As for The Unholy, he considers it a formulaic horror quickie. To find anything worthwhile, he had to turn – as so many do – to Netflix, where he found excitement in the French-American futuristic film Oxygen, starring Melanie Laurent, which he recommends.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Airships, hydrogen engines, the sky pool and an electric Popemobile

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Airships, hydrogen engines, the sky pool and an electric Popemobile
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology editor, looks at Google's 3D video chat system, the return of airships, Einstein's e-mc squared letter, the installation of the swimming pool 35 metres high, a hydrogen engine with only 20 parts, an electric Popemobile, an anti-hacking system, how a man blind for 40 years has recovered his eyesight, a 3D-printed electric scooter and he discovers just how prescient rocket scientist Wernher von Braun was in one of his science-fiction novels.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Dominic Cummings' testimony, Labour & Batley and Spen and the BBC & Bashir

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Dominic Cummings' testimony, Labour & Batley and Spen and the BBC & Bashir
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the explosive claims made by Dominic Cummings, asking what his testimony tells us about the Prime Minister and the Government – and what it tells us about Cummings himself. He looks ahead to the Batley & Spen by-election and predicts what the result might be. He considers the political ramifications of the Martin Bashir scandal for the BBC. And he looks at Northern Ireland politics now that Edwin Poots has taken over the leadership of the DUP.
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Mike Indian


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Queen of Resilience

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Queen of Resilience
Adam Cox interviews Scarlett O'Connor, AKA The Queen of Resilience, and Miss Atlas winner about her journey from being abandoned by a narcissistic mother and alcoholic father at the age of 12, to being in a coma as a result of police brutality to becoming a beacon of hope for many. She did'nt allow a very difficult childhood and adolescence to get her down, but has succeeded through sheer determination. A quote from the Rocky movie, 'it's not how hard you can hit, but how hard you can be hit and still get up again' describes her journey well, and she's earned the title 'Queen of Resilience' from friends and colleagues who know her well. This is an inspiring example of how everyone has great potential, and how important it is to retain a positive mindset for the future, whatever the challenges.
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Scarlett O'Connor


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