This week the team ask the million dollar question: are interest rates really about to rise before the end of 2017? Are house buyers in property 'paradise' after a recent index showed a fall in monthly house asking prices - and should homeowners fix their mortgages for the long term? Brexit has thrown up many potential problems and could private expat pensions be one of them? And note mania is back - last week saw the new polymer £10 note launched. We tell you what serial numbers to look out for to potentially make a tidy profit.
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 which matter. In this week show, Apple unveils its new iPhone. Target hires for the holidays. Oracle shareholders have their worst day in years. Nestle adds some caffeine. And Chipotle rolls out queso.
On this editon of Track Record - motivational psychologist, speaker, one-time pop star and writer, Paul Boross. He is a believer in the redemptive power of communication. He's been the team psychologist on Sky TV's School Of Hard. Knocks for the past seven years. His early career was as a musician and comedian - he led the chart-topping Morris Minor & The Majors and partnered Ainsley Harriott in the Calypso Twins. He's a Society of NLP Master Trainer and his most recent book on successful pitching is a collaboratrion with Scott Quinnell, the former rugby player, 'Leader On The Pitch'.
This is Money has had a string of questions from readers looking to give away money to children or grandchildren but who also wish to protect it from being squandered or lost in a relationship break-up. Whether gifting money for house deposits, or to avoid inheritance tax, or for any other reason this is a major concern for people, especially as nowadays the sums involved can be tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds. On this week’s This is Money podcast, Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard Straus and Georgie Frost discuss why people are worried and what they can do – if anything. Also, on the agenda this week is the ten-year anniversary of the run on Northern Rock. How has the decade that followed changed our financial lives and who have been the winners and losers.
The IEA’s Head of Education Dr Steve Davies and News Editor Kate Andrews discuss how farming technology is revolutionising our world. Although current discussions of the future of tech tend to focus on AI, automation and robotics, Steve explains how recent advancements in farming offer solutions some of the key crises of our time – allowing us to feed an ever-growing population without compromising on economic development or environmental concerns. They also discuss some of the ongoing debates within the environmentalist movement, over these varying technologies.