2016 has been an eventful year for investments with the FTSE recently closing above 7000, just missing out on an all time high. Sarah is taking a look back at 2016 and what investments succeeded and which ones didn't. To look back with Sarah, she is joined by, Jeremy Leaf, from Jeremy Leaf and Co estate agents, Justin Urquhart-Stewart, one of the founders of seven Investment Management, John Mulligan director of market and member relations at the World Gold Council and Claire Walsh, head of advice at Unbiased.
Jeremy Leaf, Justin Urquhart-Stewart, John Mulligan, Claire Walsh
Christmas is supposed to be a time for giving, and millions of children will probably get some sort of cash gift - whether that's a few pounds in a Christmas stocking or a wodge of cash into a junior ISA. But what's the best way to give money away, assuming you have some cash to spare? Whether you want to give money to your children, grandchildren or to charity - what are the options? Sarah's guests are Claire Walsh, head of advice at Unbiased, Les Cameron who's a tax expert at Prudential and Peter King, a solicitor and partner at Nockolds.
Before the pensions freedom came along in 2015, many people using a pensions pot bought an annuity. But since then many providers have stopped selling annuities, or will be fading them out in the future. But what does this mean for you? Joining Sarah in the studio are Alistair McQueen from Aviva, Michael Bousfield from independent financial advice firm Helm Godfrey and David Blake, the Director of the Pensions Institute.
This week we discuss Phillip Hammond's Autumn Statement, where he announced changes to salary sacrifice schemes, new money for housing and the leaked ban on letting agent's fees. Joining Sarah are, Jane Moore, from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Debbie Lovewell-Tuck, editor of Employee Benefits magazine, Sue Warwick who's an Independent Housing Specialist at Infusion Living and Richard Connolly, the CEO of Rentplus.
Jane Moore, Debbie Lovewell-Tuck, Sue Warwick, Richard Connolly
In the wake of Brexit and Donald Trump being elected, what should you take account of and what should you ignore when it comes to investing? Sarah Pennells is joined by Louise Oliver, a Chartered Financial Planner at Piercefield Oliver, Lisa Stanley-Mann from Good with Money, and Share Radio's own Senior Analyst, Ed Bowsher, to guide you through investments and what to look out for in a post-truth environment.
What do you do if you’re due to retire, but you don’t really want to? This week Sue Dougan, sitting in for Sarah, looks at retiring without fully retiring and what your options are, including working for a charity or other voluntary organisation, and whether you can still take your pension if you’re still earning. Sue is joined by Michelle Cracknell of TPAS, Nici Audhlam-Gardiner, MD of Saga Money and Julian Noakes from Retirement Reinvented.
It’s been three years since the Government sold off the Royal Mail, when shares in the group were eagerly bought up by shareholders. But how do you know if buying shares in a company being sold by the Government, or floated on the stock exchange, are a good deal? And how do you go about it? Sarah and her guests offer tips and advice; she is joined by David Thorpe of What Investment, Tom Wilson from Moneywise and Justin Urquhart-Stewart of 7 Investment Management.
There are plenty of surveys which tell us we’re not saving enough for our retirement. Sarah and her guests look at how you can top up your pension and what you need to consider for each of the options. Sarah was joined by Michelle Cracknell of the Pensions Advisory Service, Malcolm McLean from Barnett Waddingham and Steve Webb of Royal London.
Four months after the referendum, Sarah and her guests look at what we know about Brexit and how this might impact our money. She is joined by Justin Urquhart Stewart of 7 Investment Management, Beverley Sunderland from Crossland Solicitors and Julia Rampe, editor of the Staggers blog at the New Statesman.
Sarah and her guests Clare Jefferies from HomeInstead, Janet Davies of Symponia and Bill Calderbank, Chairman of the Society of Later Lafe Advisers. consider the pros and cons of senior care at home and residential care, what the costs and how to fund it, and the responsibilities and financial burdens on family members.
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