Neil Woodford's Equity Income Fund, which has locked in investors' money since June, will never reopen – the star fund manager has seen his empire toppled. Editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost, ask: what is next for investors and what lessons will be learnt? We also talk about where it went wrong and what it could mean for the investment industry. Elsewhere, we reveal what makes a 'comfortable' retirement – and what changes you can make to ensure that you are doing enough to secure one. We reveal whether you can find rare quarters from the US in your change while visiting. Meanwhile, a reader asks whether they need to come clean to their car insurer as they're about to tick over the mileage they quoted when they started their annual policy.
Adam Cox talks to transformational life coach, Ian Blunt, about how the way in which we define success to ourselves can either make us feel miserable, or empowered. He talks about how very few of us actually know what we want, which in turn can lead to frustration or procrastination. Ian offers a few tips to help you clarify what success really means to you, and how you can achieve those goals.
Dave Coplin recently left Microsoft after ten years as CEO (Chief Envisioning Officer!) and now runs The Envisioners, his own company dedicated to helping companies manage future technology. He’s an in-demand speaker and writer. His first proper job was in an Apple store, and he urges us to be less cautious and fearful about technology, especially where our children are concerned. He says he still takes inspiration from a former boss and mentor, whose management style was to ‘sit quietly at the back and let things unfold with his encouragement.’ Listen as he urges us to get out of the 9-5 commuter, “bums in seats” mentality many corporations still have, and instead to use technology – such as laptops – as they were supposed to be used: to encourage a new way of working, rather than sticking to an outdated model of what work should be.
Most of us associate short term lets with AirBnB; but holiday lets, villas and all kinds of serviced accommodation make this a much more diverse arena. Far from competing with hotels, there is increasing convergence with other hospitality sectors. How can landlords finance or switch to these kinds of investments, and what are the management challenges? What is the broader impact of this rapidly growing area on our communities, and is existing regulation transparent, fair and adequate? Richard Blanco is joined by Fiona Veitch: Marketing Director from Portico (AirBnB partner and letting agent), Merilee Karr: MD of Under The Doormat and member of the Short Term Accommodation Association, and Chris Poulter from the Serviced Accommodation Podcast.
Adam Cox is joined by consultant neurosurgeon, Adam Williams, and social worker Lynda Cooper, who suffered with chronic back pain for more than ten years. They discuss the physical and psychological issues of dealing with chronic back pain, how many medical interventions can make things work, and how new technology is giving hope to the 28 million people across the UK with chronic pain.
Adam Cox talks to Chris Bielby, Chairman of the Gas Safety Trust and Julie Connolly, a nursing lecturer from Liverpool John Moores University, about the worrying fact that 38% of the UK population don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm. They discuss the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, and the importance of having gas appliances checked regularly.
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 episode: We're joined by Jennifer Petriglieri, author of Couples That Work, to discuss her research on how dual-career couples can successfully navigate the tough transitions in life and ultimately thrive together.
Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Jennifer Petriglieri
Political commentator Mike Indian assesses the deal struck between Boris Johnson and the EU. But with the DUP claiming they will not vote for the deal, is there a chance of getting it through the House of Commons? Mike expects a General Election next month and feels the Queen will be having to make another speech very soon.
Steve Caplin on the asteroid that destroyed Fortnite's entire map. Playstation have a new controller, Google has a new phone, James Dyson gives up on electric cars, SeatyGo have a removable bike seat, Lego considers renting out bricks and the Eden Project plans to drill miles into the earth to heat local homes.
James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office where Joker steams ahead to £30m after 2 weeks, while the rest succumb to the wet weather. Animated Abominable opens at #2 with Will Smith's Gemini Man at #3. Chris Morris's The Day Shall Come limps in at #8. For home viewing, James recommends the Elle Fanning Isle of Wight-set drama Teen Spirit.