Many people don't switch broadband, mobile or TV provider - not because switching is confusing, but because finding the best deal can be a challenge. Sarah Pennells is joined by Peter Earl, Head of utilities at ComparetheMarket.com, Matt Powell, Editor at Broadband Genie, and Naufal Zamir, CEO of RightCallApp, to discuss how to save money on broadband bills.
It's a Bank Holiday weekend, it's half term, so maybe your thoughts have turned to holidays? Or perhaps you're heading off for a short break - encouraged by the fact that the pound is so high against the Euro! For many of us, holidays can cost more than we bargained for once you've added in insurance, foreign currency, a hire car and meals out. And so today Sarah Pennells is joined by Brenna Holeman, a travel blogger at This Battered Suitcase, Alex Edwards from price comparison site GoCompare, and David Else from Lonely Planet, to talk about how to make your money go further.
This week Sarah Pennells explores the issues revolving automatic enrolment pensions, the government's programme to encourage more people to save for their retirement through a workplace pension. While millions of people are being placed into their workplace pension, new research from pensions provider Aviva shows that one and a half million don't know what their money is invested in. Sarah is joined by Chris Daems, from Cervello Financial Planning, Ranila Ravi Burslem, from NEST, and Malcolm Goodwin from Aviva to discuss the topic.
Ever thought of turning your hobby into your dream job? From baking to arts and crafts, Sarah Pennells looks at what financial aspects one should consider when thinking of setting up a business. Kerry Ann Duffy, a photographer specialising in weddings and portraits, Bethany Armitage, from Make it Betty, and Helen Reed, founder of The Wool Kitchen, share their stories on how they set up their businesses. The guests explain what financial support they received and how they made their way into their dream career.
As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, Sarah Pennells and her guests look at the legal and financial aspects of funerals and why those arrangements can still be a taboo subject. Poppy Mardall, from Poppy's Funerals, and Gemma O'Driscoll, Funeral Director at G.E O’Driscoll & Daughters, discuss different types of funerals available and how funeral directors can offer help and support. Toby Scott, from the Dying Matters Coalition, explains how you can take part in the debate, and Rod Smith from Stone King Solicitors and part of the Law Society Wills and Equity Committee looks at wills and how to take care of them.
Poppy Mardall, Gemma O'Driscoll, Toby Scott, Rod Smith
These days, you can borrow or rent just about anything. Homes, cars, handbags, even pets! But how does it work, and what's important to think about when it comes to the fast growing sharing economy? Sarah Pennells is joined by Alex Stephany, a sharing economy expert, author of The Business of Sharing and Chief Executive of Just Park, Sam Stephens, the founder of Streetbank, and Tim Godwin, the Financial Director of Swishing Online, to help understand more about the sharing economy and to help answer some of your burning questions.
Ever thought of renting your loft for storage space, or renting your parking space for commuters? From using your home for a photo shoot location to setting up a pop up restaurant in your own kitchen, the possibilities to make money from your house are endless. Sarah Pennells is joined by Judy Niner, founder of Monday To Friday, Bally Sappal, Head of Operations at Store Mates, Harrison Woods, from Your Parking Space, Ben Wilson, from GoCompare, and Connie Henderson, Library Manager at MyYour Film Locations to look at some of the more creative ways you can make money from your home.
Judy Niner, Bally Sappal, Harrison Woods, Ben Wilson, Connie Henderson
Sarah Pennells is joined by Irina Iovita, Chief Operating Officer at Commuter Club, and Megan French, Consumer Writer from Moneysavingexpert, where they talk about how one can cut the costs of one's commute. Is it worth starting work later to save money on transport fairs? Do employers offer their staff season ticket loans? Sarah also discusses other alternative and efficient ways to get to travel to work.
As part of National Pet Month Sarah Pennells speaks to Paul Manktelow, from the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals; Sonia Scowcroft, from Cats Protection; and Ross Allan a partner of Pets'n'Vets Family Practice in Glasgow and The British Small Animal Veterinary Association. During the show they discuss about pet insurance and how to make sure customers are covered for most of their pet’s care. The guests also share advice about micro chipping pets, and why you should do your research before deciding to adopt a furry friend.
How safe is your personal data online? This week Sarah Pennells looks at data privacy and how you can protect your personal details online and how just small tweaks to your personal settings can protect you from fraud or identity theft. She is joined in the studio by John Mitchison, Head of Preference at the Direct Marketing Association, and Tony Neate, Chief Executive at Get Safe Online website.