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.
We begin with a clip of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaking after his victory in Indiana over rival Hillary Clinton, as they slug it out for the Democratic nomination in the US presidential elections. Although Mrs Clinton as good as has the top prize in her pocket, Mr Sanders has refused to make life easy for her. Despite trailing by an average of seven points in opinion polls and losing bigger states on the east coast, his latest victory shows that he still appeals to disaffected mid-west voters. So...does Bernie Sanders have any further rabbits to pull from a hat...or could Hilary Clinton yet outfox him by inviting him onto her ticket as her running mate? In the studio is Jeff Faux, author of The Servant Economy and founder of the "Economic Policy Institute in Washington", and Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator.
Workers who say they were blacklisted by construction companies have won millions in compensation after a long-running legal battle finally ended.
The union Unite has reached a settlement with construction firms that will mean over 250 workers share more than £10 million pounds in compensation. Georgie speaks to Beverley Sunderland from Crossland Employment Solicitors
Today the founders of Money Fight Club -Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn- talk about pay-day spending -has it reached pandemic proportions? And packaged bank accounts…most people don’t know they are paying extra for these deluxe accounts. Plus, thieves on trains and tubes…will your insurer pay you?
Joining Georgie Frost today on the Consuming Issues News Review, Simon McCulloch Director of Insurance, comparethemarket.com. Top on the agenda, business and the EU, workers and Brexit, pensions, retail sales and construction workers. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio