Can you imagine not spending money on anything but essentials? That's no trips, no going out for a meal, no treats, nothing but groceries and bills for a whole year? Well this is exactly what freelance financial journalist Michelle McGagh is doing. She joined Sarah Pennells in the studio to discuss how this is going, and what the pros are.
Deborah Hargreaves, founder of the High Pay Centre, joins Sarah Pennells in the studio today to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, we look at the latest from the BHS hearing, PPI claims to be given a deadline, a third of people in their 40s say they feel under pressure to remain in their job, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
From a visit to Disneyland by Shanghai’s mayor in 1990, to Tuesday’s opening of the $5.5 billion joint venture. Shanghai Disney Resort has been more than 25 years in the making. But what impact will it have? Travel journalist and author, Sarah Tucker, discussed the theme park's affect on the Chinese tourism industry.
Purplebricks is a next generation estate agency combining local property experts and technology to help make the process of selling, buying or letting more convenient. On the day of the company’s full year results, CEO Michael Bruce joined Share Radio to give his insights to the company’s performance.
This is Crowdfunders, the show that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance, hosted by Share Radio's Senior Analyst, Ed Bowsher.
With all the talk of Brexit, Ed takes a look at whether a 'leave' vote would make any difference to the alternative finance industry by speaking to David Stevenson from the Altfi website to find out more.
He also looks at a business that is trying to help investors counteract their behavioural biases - so for example, some investors are reluctant to take a loss and hang onto a share for too long. A business called Essentia helps fund managers avoid that kind of mistake, and is raising money on one of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms. He talks to the companies CEO, Clare Flynn Levy.
The Chancellor George Osborne says he'll slash public spending and increase taxes in an emergency Budget to tackle a £30bn "black hole" if the UK votes to leave the European Union. That could include raising income and inheritance taxes and slashing the NHS budget. 57 rebel Tory MPs have threatened to block the measure which they've said would make the Chancellor's position "untenable". The Chancellor's warning comes as the latest polls suggest that public momentum is moving towards a vote to leave Europe. With both sides pulling out all the stops to change the minds of the vast pool of undecided voters, there is still everything to play for. Today we're going to hear the arguments For and Against Britain remaining in Europe. David Buik is a market commentator at Panmure Gordon and a supporter of the OUT Campaign. John Springford is a Senior fellow at the Centre for European Reform. He's also an Advisor to the House of Commons Treasury Committee for Economics of the Brexit inquiry.
Paul Whitlock Director of Savings, Charter Savings Bank, joins Sue Dougan in the studio today to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, long term #investments, #house prices vs local industry, #inflation rate and much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is underway in Los Angeles, as the latest developments within the industry are showcased. With the sector currently generating nearly £1.5 billion for the UK economy, Matt Cox spoke to games industry expert, Matthew Barr, from the University of Glasgow.
It's time for our weekly slot with Money Saving Expert. This week, Megan French tells us about new tricks to slash the cost of spending abroad, how to save money on cheaper medicines, and gives us a round-up of the best deals and discounts Money Saving Expert have found this week.
The Federal Open Market Committee continues its deliberations about whether to hike interest rates. It’s against a back drop of uncertainty as European stocks closed lower on Tuesday amid concerns over Brexit, and The German 10-year bund yield falling below zero for the first time. Michael Hewson, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets, offered his views.