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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Excess Debt is not the answer

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Excess Debt is not the answer
The past seventy years have seen remarkable progress in so many areas, but they have also been accompanied by a growing addiction to debt. We've lost connection with the disciplines which should govern the use of debt: like the road runner who has just lost touch with the cliff edge, there is no longer any solid ground on which we can land — so we must now anticipate painful re-adjustment as markets fall. We need to move to a mindset where debt is a form of investment for the future, to be drawn down carefully and sparingly — not to be used either for chasing higher and higher prices, or for incessant Government bail-outs. Background music: 'Addicted' by VYEN

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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: How bad will the mortgage chaos get and will it sink house prices??

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: How bad will the mortgage chaos get and will it sink house prices??
Rocketing rates have sent the average two and five-year fixed rate mortgage through the 6% barrier. This is a level that would have been considered unthinkable a year ago, when there were fifty mortgage deals on the market at below 1%. The Bank of England belatedly playing catching up with inflation has sent base rate from 0.1% last December to 2.25% now - and with inflation far from tamed and the US Federal Reserve going in all guns blazing on monetary policy, rates are likely to keep going up from here. But the catalyst for the past month's big jump in mortgage rates has been the turmoil triggered by the Chancellor's ill-received mini-Budget and the flurry of borrowing Britain will have to do to fund it. So, what happens next to mortgage rates, what should people who need to fix now do, and will this send house prices sinking? Georgie Frost, Helen Crane and Simon Lambert dive into the mortgage market to look at what is happening and why - and what borrowers can do about it. Are expensive fixes now worth taking, what should you do if you are buying a home and is a variable rate mortgage really now the answer? They answer these questions and more. Plus, while rate rises are bad for mortgage borrowers they are proving good news for savers, who have been starved of decent deals for many years. The top fixed rate savings are knocking on the door of 5%, but how high will savings rates go and should you fix and risk losing out on better ones in future? The ill-fated mini-Budget also brought about the abolition of the 45p tax rate, except that's now been abolished itself as Kwasi Kwarteng staged a screeching U-turn this week. Nonetheless, Simon has some middle-class tax cutting ideas that he reckons make more sense and could be popular. And finally, a reader wrote to This is Money telling us they had some letters written to them in the 1960s by a rock star who then died young and they could be worth £20,000... but will they have to pay tax if they sell? More to the point, who could the mystery rock star be?
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Helen Crane


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Musk/Twitter Back On? (5/10)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Musk/Twitter Back On? (5/10)
Elon Musk says he's going to buy Twitter at the original price, and this time he means it! Bill Mann discusses his belief that the Musk/Twitter deal will get done, forward guidance being the thing he'll be watching in the upcoming earnings season, and why he believes stagflation is the biggest risk to the economy right now. Plus - if you think SaaS companies are efficient, can we interest you in a retailer that that sells gently-used goods? Jim Gillies discusses a small cap business that's been rewarding shareholders. Stocks discussed: TWTR, TSLA, WINA, EBAY. Host- Chris Hill; Guests - Bill Mann, Jim Gillies
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Bill Mann, Jim Gillies


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: No Solutions, Just Trade Offs: Doomberg on Worldwide Energy Challenges Molecules, Physics, and Platitudes (1/10)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: No Solutions, Just Trade Offs: Doomberg on Worldwide Energy Challenges Molecules, Physics, and Platitudes (1/10)
The world’s energy crunch is a battle between platitudes and physics. Leaders may want to pay closer attention to the physics part. So for more insight on the world’s energy crunch we reached out to a cartoon chicken. Wait, what? Doomberg is an anonymous team of analysts covering energy and economic trends. Their newsletter is Substack’s #1 finance publication and the group is represented by a cartoon chicken. Motley Fool Senior Analyst Nick Sciple caught up with Doomberg’s head writer for a chat about the state of Europe’s energy crisis, Nuclear’s place in a decarbonized future, and what the Nord Stream pipeline attack means for the world. Host - Nick Sciple; Guest - Doomberg
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Doomberg


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: The Copilot and the Destination

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: The Copilot and the Destination
When your mind is focused on a clear and compelling vision, but there's a continual, nagging part of you - perhaps lifestyle resistance - which seems to steer you away, to mess up those best-laid plans, it's a bit like a pilot having to contend with a copilot who has a different destination in mind. This episode helps to find consensus on what's important, a common decision. Except in the strange world of quantum entanglement, we can only be in one place at the same time: so this might just help you resolve those internal conflicts.

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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Amanda Rosewarne on Professional Development

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Amanda Rosewarne on Professional Development
Adam Cox is joined by Amanda Rosewarne, CEO and CO-Founder of The CPD Standards Office, to discuss why they think terms such as "quiet quitting" and "the great resignation" are popping up so much in the media. She explains how the CPD Institute can help, and what the options are out there for people looking to gain skills for their current and future job. https://www.cpdstandards.com/
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Amanda Rosewarne


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset - Brannan Coady on Parking Space Rental

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset - Brannan Coady on Parking Space Rental
Adam Cox is joined by Brannan Coady, COO of YourParkingSpace, to discuss how Brits are making thousands a year by renting out their driveways to help beat the cost of living crisis. They look at how renting a parking space out works, and what the benefits of parking on a drive way are compared to other parking spaces. https://www.yourparkingspace.co.uk/
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Brannan Coady


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Denis Garcia for Back Care Awareness Week

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Denis Garcia for Back Care Awareness Week
Adam Cox is joined by Denis Garcia, one of the eight co-founders of Hinomi, for Back Care Awareness Week to discuss why ergonomics are so important when taking care of your back. He explains exactly what ergonomics are, and how Hinomi is helping people care for their spine. https://uk.hinomi.co/
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Denis Garcia


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Sandra Robinson on Dysphagia Awareness

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Sandra Robinson on Dysphagia Awareness
Adam Cox is joined by Sandra Robinson, an independent speech and language therapist who specialised in dysphagia management, to raise awareness of the condition and the EAT-10 UK survey. They discuss what dysphagia is, and how it is diagnosed, in addition to how the condition can be managed. https://www.nestlehealthscience.co.uk/dysphagia-awareness/eat-10
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Sandra Robinson


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: What the cut in oil output could mean for global growth

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: What the cut in oil output could mean for global growth
Victoria Scholar of Interactive Investor looks at the rally in the oil price in the wake of Opec+ planning to cut oil output by 2 million barrels a day. While this may mean more misery for the motorist, it could benefit oil companies, despite Shell slumping after its pre-earnings announcement. But with many countries teetering on the edge of recession, could the higher oil price depress economies still further?
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Victoria Scholar


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