As housing prices continue to skyrocket, more and more people are still renting well into their 40s. So how can they ever get their own place, if the situation is like this? Moira O'Neill and Tom Wilson from Moneywise have been looking at this exact issue this week. Plus, how did successful couples deal with money matters? And hiring help…the do’s and don’ts of getting builders in
Joining Georgie Frost today on the Consuming Issues News Review, Harrison Kelly, Media Relations Manager at the TSB. Top on the agenda, nursing home expenses, challenger banks, contactless cards payments and holiday costs. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio
Conor D'Arcy, Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, talked about their new research published on the lack of career routes for non-graduates. Public policy is often focused on boosting high-level skills and helping those with the poorest qualifications. But those in between are often overlooked, so how can we break down the barriers?
According to research by business banking market research and analysis firm, East & Partners, four-fifths of Britain's major companies have taken steps to hedge against the risk that a vote to leave the European Union will knock more than 10% off the value of sterling. In contrast, 83% of small and medium-sized firms think sterling will be unharmed by a vote for Brexit. Simon Kleine is the Head of Client Services at East & Partners, and he discussed the findings.
Simon spoke to Patrick McGinnis- author of 'The 10% Entrepreneur - Live your startup dream without quitting your day job', a book that shows how you can be an entrepreneur without having all the risks associated with failure.
Bitcoin is an unregulated, independent, decentralised virtual currency, thought to be impervious to fraud or theft and with no transaction fees.
It was invented - it's claimed - by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008.
Then last week an Australian computer scientist named Craig Wright, came forward claiming he was Satoshi.
But does it matter who invented Bitcoin? and what are the problems with cryptocurrencies? Listen to Billy Bambrough, City A.M.'s deputy news editor
India's long term economic prospects are good...that's according to the professional services company Price Waterhouse Coopers, whose latest analysis predicts that by 2050 India's economy could outperform those of the United States and China. However if India is to realise its potential, it has to sustain its reform policies whilst increasing investments in infrastructure and education. With so much in its favour is India the next investment hotspot? That's certainly the view of Spike Hughes, founder and CEO of Cohesion Investments whose joined forces with India's Reliance Capital Asset Management to launch a new fund. Spike Hughes now joins Juliette Foster in the studio.
The US Federal Reserve says it's upbeat about America's economy while the recent pick-up in inflation is on track to hit the Fed's target of 2%. It's a timely prognosis that comes ahead of next week's meeting of Fed officials and after February's employment data showed the US economy is creating more jobs. So if you're looking to take a punt on the world's biggest economy, what's the best way to get in? Cole Smead is a Co- Portfolio Manager of the Washington based investment advisor, "Smead Capital Management" and he joined Juliette Foster in the studio.
Does the idea of trading stocks, options or other financial products appeal to you, or is it something that's better off in the hands of the market professionals? Anyone can trade although some people never make it beyond the first hurdle, especially after losing money. Yet its worth staying the course because with a little bit of patience its possible to learn how to read a market and find the strategies that turn losses into gains. It may sound a bit too good to be true but according to author John Piper its definitely not a fairy tale. He should know because he has been trading for over 30 years with considerable success. His new book, "The Way to Trade Better" explains how to get started and the mindset required for financial success. John Piper joins Juliette Foster on the line to discuss his strategy.