Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show: The real estate market is bigger than the stock market, yet most people don't invest in it. Fool real estate expert Matt Argersinger of Millionacres.com (a Motley Fool company) joins the team to explain how the typical, non-tycoon person can begin to build their property empire... or at least earn attractive returns with tax benefits. Also, Alison discusses the future of where we'll work.
Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Matt Argersinger
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: The total number of unemployment claims climbs above 40 million; Costco slips on earnings; Salesforce sells off; Dollar Tree and Dollar General rise on strong growth; Williams-Sonoma serves up a surprise; And Hertz Global files for Chapter 11. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories, weigh in on the latest from Ulta Beauty, and share two stocks on their radar: Intercontinental Exchange and Bill.com. And we talk with Motley Fool contributor Rick Munarriz about Disney World's reopening, HBO Max, and the streaming wars.
It's nearly June, the sun is shining, and right about now people would usually be eagerly anticipating summer breaks they’ve booked, or planning where to go away. Meanwhile, the sunny weather over the past few months would usually have led to thoughts (and lots of features) on a staycation summer. But this isn’t any given year. Coronavirus and the lockdown means we are advised not to travel abroad, don't know when we will be able to, and might have to take an extra two weeks off to quarantine when we get back. That should means it’s Cornwall, Devon, Norfolk, Wales, or a week in Skegness on our minds, instead of France or Spain. Overnight trips are still barred though, the domestic holiday industry is unsure when it will be back up-and-running, and some locals are reportedly not too keen on visitors. So, will we get a holiday this summer and how can you protect yourself when booking and paying? On this podcast, Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost talk holidays: where to go, when you might be allowed to, and the all-important financial side involving booking, cancellations and refunds. There is also the thorny question of how travel will look in the future and whether the holiday industry will bounce back while people still have long waits and fights for refunds on cancelled trips fresh in their mind? And finally, what about opting for van life instead? Volkswagen revealed this week that quotes for its California campervans have soared in lockdown – and Simon fill us in on what it’s like to go away on a 2,000 mile road trip in one, having done so the summer before last. He’s also got an idea, involving buying a campervan and renting it out, so that it pays for itself and turns a profit. Classic man maths or solid money-maker, you decide?
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at the improvement in market sentiment and wonders if investors have got ahead of themselves, with big improvements in the fortunes of travel companies and airlines among others. He also examines recent news from British Land, Easyjet, M&G and Boohoo.
Technology editor Steve Caplin looks at some C19-inspired gadgets for keeping customers of Burger King and visitors to Florence's Duomo safe. There are also self-cleaning face masks, 5G underpants, virtual crowds for sporting events, a Wallace & Gromit AR app, crowdfunded game Star Citizen, shareable user interfaces and a very nippy e-bike.
James Cameron-Wilson looks ahead to those films supposedly being released in July and August. He also charts the top 12 comedies at the UK box office. He reviews eccentric star-studded dystopian sci-fi movie Snowpiercer, an earlier film from the maker of Parasite, Terry Gilliam's much-delayed The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and true-life crime drama Just Mercy.
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the Dominic Cummings' affair, the Government's response to what's happened and what it could mean for the public attitude to lockdown. He discusses the re-rollout of the track and trace scheme, at possible changes to the lockdown rules and at the economic cost of Covid-19.
Tamara Gillan is joined by Zahra Pabani, Family Law partner at Irwin Mitchell, to talk about how to protect yourself and your family in life, love, and money. Zahra shares her top tips for getting your personal affairs in order, and where individuals and couples should be focusing their attention – especially in a time of crisis, when security and protection are at the forefront of our minds.
Adam Cox is joined by coach and founder of Atomic Growth, Chris Richards. Chris discusses some of the major issues facing business owners in a time of chaos and turmoil. He highlights that while business owners face unique challenges, there are always opportunities to be found in difficult times. Chris offers some tips and advice for business owners who may be dealing with fear, doubt, or worry.
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show, Motley Fool Contributor Dan Caplinger joins us to answer your questions about the backdoor Roth IRA, navigating the new RMD rules, tax gain harvesting and more.