It's a Bank Holiday weekend, it's half term, so maybe your thoughts have turned to holidays? Or perhaps you're heading off for a short break - encouraged by the fact that the pound is so high against the Euro! For many of us, holidays can cost more than we bargained for once you've added in insurance, foreign currency, a hire car and meals out. And so today Sarah Pennells is joined by Brenna Holeman, a travel blogger at This Battered Suitcase, Alex Edwards from price comparison site GoCompare, and David Else from Lonely Planet, to talk about how to make your money go further.
Figures show that an increasing number of people in their 50s and 60s are getting their elderly parents to move in with them, moving into their home, or are pooling their money to buy a property that they can all live in together. It can be a good option for some families, but there are some disadvantages. So, what do you need to think about if you're considering asking your parent to live with you and what are the pros and cons? Sarah Pennells is joined by Christine Webber, an author, broadcaster and psychotherapist, Adrian Kidd from Plan Your Money.co.uk and Deborah Stone who's the founder of the website Myageingparent.com.
If your son or daughter is planning to go to university in the autumn, are you planning on how you'll help them pay for it? Are you going to be supporting them with help towards their rental costs or will you be paying some of their bills? And if you're off to university, are you wondering how much debt you'll leave with? Sarah Pennells is joined by Annie O'Leary from the parenting website Netmums, Jane King who's from Ash-ridge financial planning and James Seymour who's from the Complete University Guide.
Sue Dougan and Lisa Harris from Sainsbury's magazine talk about jams and preserves with the team at Granny Cool, hear about how the humble Pea is having a renaissance, and Action Against Hunger discuss how your meal out can now make a big difference to the charity.
With Eadaoin McDonagh, Caroline Dyer, Granny Cool, Tim Mudge, Gianluca D'Angelo
t's estimated that almost half of first time buyers get some sort of help when they're buying their first property. And according to Legal and General, the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' will finance one in four of all property purchases this year. But what are the different ways family members can help someone buy their first property? Sarah Pennells is joined by our Young Money Champion, Rachel Healy, and guests Lina Bourdon from City and Country Financial Services, Andrew Montlake, founder of Coreco Mortgages, and David Hollingworth from London and Country Mortgages, to help share tips for first time buyers.
Sue Dougan sits down with Ed Stafford, explorer, adventurer, film maker and Guinness World Record holder as the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River. Ed shares his incredible travel experiences, as well as his favourite musical tracks.
The Entrepreneur Show takes a look at interesting businesses and talks to the people behind them. Whether you already run your own business or are thinking about taking the plunge, we'll bring you everything you need to guide your business from concept to success.
Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, pensioners problems if the UK quits the European Union, what happened on deadline day for BHS, how can you stop nuisance calls to your mobile, France protests could disrupt British holiday makers this bank holiday, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
It’s time again for This Is Money, in partnership with NS&I. Every week, Financial Broadcaster of the year Georgie Frost teams up with Financial Website of the Year This is Money, to go through all the money stories you need to know about. This week, Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard-Strauss are in the studio taking a big look at two major bugbears of the modern age: we’re looking at will-disputes and enhanced inheritances, as well as our own financial competence (or lack thereof). We’re also finding the most expensive parking spots in the UK, and finding a way to stop those pesky cold calls once and for all.
This Is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I.
Should we have been surprised to learn this week that the US nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system -- complete with 8-inch floppy disks.
Younger listeners may not even know that a floppy is a 1970s- era magnetic storage medium -- a thin disc sealed in a rectangular plastic carrier which you stuck in your computer.
Anyway, the very idea that mission- critical ballistic missiles and nuclear bombers were being run on an old IBM computer, got us thinking about how much ancient computer technology is still in daily use out there. And why.
Prof. Alan Woodward, University of Surrey technologist, joins Nigel Cassidy