In this week’s edition Sarah looks at ethical investing – what it involves and how you can make money from it. It’s been around for more than 30 years, but how many of us know what it means, let alone do it?
John Ditchfield, Simon Clements, Becky O’Connor, Dan Hird
What do you do if you have large debts or haven’t paid off your mortgage, but retirement is just round the corner? Sarah looks at your options are if you owe money and how mortgage lenders will look at you if you’re heading towards retirement.
Fiona Tait, Nigel Waterson, Sara Williams, Jane King
A recent poll revealed that 1 in 4 students suffers from mental health problems, rising to 1 in 3 among female students. This can affect your ability to study effectively and even forces some students to give up their courses altogether. Sarah looks at the link between money and mental health and what support is available.
This week Sarah looks at how ISAs work. What are the different types available now, and how do they all work? Are they still the best option for savers? Figures published last week showed that 12.7m people had an ISA in the tax year up to April, down slightly from 13m last year. With savings rates so low, maybe that's not surprising.
Why are women’s products more expensive than men’s? Women pay more for a whole range of items, including razors, some models of pen, perfume compared to aftershave and even for things like dry cleaning. So, is this a premium that's unfairly imposed on female products or is it a justified cost that manufacturers and retailers pass on?
Belinda Phipps, Donna Ferguson, Emma Simon, Libby Mayfield
It emerged last month that savers using the Help to Buy ISA can’t in fact use this money for a deposit, and the government was criticised for misleading hopeful homebuyers after many were left with huge holes in their budgets. So what are the options now for those desperate to get on the property ladder?
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss claims landlords are letting properties on Airbnb instead of to long term tenants as well as the latest cut in interest rates from peer to peer lender Zopa. Plus they look at new research which finds only two models of car achieve the fuel efficiency they advertise. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by digital editor of Pensions Insight and Engaged Investor Sara Benwell. Today they discuss the latest league tables of UK energy suppliers as well as the growing popularity of contactless payment. Plus could viewers be fined for using BBC iPlayer without a licence? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Are you a fitness fanatic or do you think you've done your exercise when you've got up to get the remote control? The sunny weather that some parts of the country have been enjoying may have prompted you to get outside- walk or run. Or perhaps you've been inspired by the Olympics and want to take up cycling or swimming. But how do you get fit for less money?
Angus Browne, Matt Nathanielsz, Adrian Hon, John Treharne