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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: With new plans to tackle bogus ratings online; How much can you trust reviews?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: With new plans to tackle bogus ratings online; How much can you trust reviews?
The Government is planning a major crackdown on fake reviews. Under proposals, it will become illegal to pay someone to write, or host, bogus online ratings. How much weight should we put behind buying decisions when it comes to reviews and ratings, and what exactly are the plans to prevent this kind of consumer manipulation? Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost discuss this, along with the others measures the Government is planning, including on subscription traps and Christmas savings clubs, and how it'll be enforced. How much are you saving? You might think a lack of a rainy day pot is solely an issue for those on low incomes, but you'd be wrong. A quarter of Britain's wealthiest households do not have one - why is this the case? That comes as fixed-rate deals nudge higher, but Lee warns listeners not to get too excited. Are you paying for too much mobile phone data? And would you take part in a home swap in order to save on your summer holiday?

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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Relentless Determination.

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Relentless Determination.
Motivation is important to get things started but, in itself, it's not sufficient to carry them through to completion: what's needed for that is relentless determination. Have you experienced starting something - a project, a diet, visits to the gym - but not been able to see it through? This episode is all about building a 'whatever it takes mentality' to achieve those big goals or missions which are important to you.

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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Has Brits financial wellbeing taken a hit in the last year?

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Has Brits financial wellbeing taken a hit in the last year?
Adam Cox is joined by Hannah-Rebecca Findlay and Ian Price, from Morrinson Wealth Wellbeing, to discuss how many Brit's financial wellbeing has taken a hit over the last year, and what further effects this will have on the physical and mental wellbeing of those suffering from financial vulnerability. They look at why 'money talk' is still such a taboo subject and how businesses can promote positive conversations around financial wellbeing. www.morrinsonwellbeing.co.uk
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Hannah-Rebecca Findlay, Ian Price


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Restaurant Record Highs and The Cult of We

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Restaurant Record Highs and The Cult of We
Domino’s delivers. Chipotle serves up big earnings. Snap surprises. Netflix slips. Crocs kicks it up a notch. Zoom Video buys Five9. Johnson & Johnson rises. And Boston Beer fizzles. Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Maria Gallagher discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: PayPal and Squarespace. Plus, Wall Street Journal reporter Elliot Brown talks about the new book he co-authored, The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion.
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Elliot Brown


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: The prospect for UK banks.

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: The prospect for UK banks.
Ahead of the banks' results, Russ Mould, Investment Director of A J Bell asks if the markets are saying something is not quite right in the sector. With all banks trading below book value, are they screamingly cheap or is it the case that the underlying valuations will prove to be highly inaccurate. Investors' attitudes may depend on whether they are optimistic for the economy as a whole or fear the worst.
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Russ Mould


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Space Jam - A New Legacy, The Forever Purge & The Croods - A New Age

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Space Jam - A New Legacy, The Forever Purge & The Croods - A New Age
James Cameron-Wilson laments the 41% drop in UK box office weekend takings - and that against cinemas hit by a weekend of sport. But he has trouble recommending the new chart entries, Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Forever Purge & The Croods: A New Age. Wondering why Brits don't seek shelter from the heat in air-conditioned cinema comfort, as Americans do, he still highly recommends A Quiet Place 2 and In The Heights.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Editors Pick

Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Bezos in space, Aston Martin Valhalla, Deep Dive Dubai & dog poo DNA

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Bezos in space, Aston Martin Valhalla, Deep Dive Dubai & dog poo DNA
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology editor, admires Jeff Bezos's space flight but wishes the crew had thought to take a camera with them. He is perplexed by the new James Bond Aston Martin which needs refuelling every 10 miles. There's also a new Steam Deck portable console, Deep Dive Dubai with a sunken city to explore, Morrison's abandoning checkouts, Tel Aviv tackling a dog poo epidemic with DNA testing, Google Maps "potentially fatal" route up Ben Nevis and the high-tech travel saxophone.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: "Freedom Day", the pingdemic and the Cummings' interview

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: "Freedom Day", the pingdemic and the Cummings' interview
In the light of so-called "Freedom Day" and the pindemic, political commentator Mike Indian discusses with Simon Rose whether the government is breaking its contract with the public, opining that many of the problems appear to be caused by ineffective leadership at the top. It's a view reinforced by the explosive Dominic Cummings' interview on the BBC. It is Mike's contention that the Covid crisis will see the end of Boris Johnson's premiership.
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Mike Indian


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Travel Hack Your Way to a Cheaper Vacation ...

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Travel Hack Your Way to a Cheaper Vacation ...
...And then send us a postcard! Dan Miller, founder of the Points With a Crew blog, joins us to talk about travel hacking and how you can cut vacation costs by maximizing your credit card points.
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Dan Miller


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Spring Clean Your Mind.

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Spring Clean Your Mind.
Physical clutter is often a sign of mental clutter, and this episode aims to help clear away the hoarding complex. So if you're inclined to hold onto things with no good purpose, Adam Cox may be able to help as he takes us into the home of JR Tolkein's Hobbit in order to see past all that mental and emotional baggage.

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