Over two months into lockdown here in the UK, you may well be wondering when life is going to get “back to normal” once this is all over – but many are already convinced that things will never be the same.
Vicky Sayers is joined by Ian Jenkins, CEO of Intrinsic Insight and author of a report projecting how behaviours could change following the COVID-19 outbreak, to talk about what the “new normal” might look like.
We all grow up expecting school to prepare us for life as adults – but up until recently, the national curriculum did not cover lessons in financial literacy. In this episode, Vicky Sayers is joined by Esther Mukoro, founder of the career and personal finance blog for women: Money Nuggets.
Together they discuss the effects that lack of financial education can have in adulthood, and Esther details how a risky investment choice gone wrong was the catalyst for her creation of Money Nuggets. She shares how she went about educating herself in finance, and offers advice for the best place to start to get control of your money.
With countries facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, Vicky Sayers speaks to brother Richard Hendrick, a Capuchin monk whose poem – “Lockdown” – has resonated with millions of people on a global scale. He talks about his inspiration for writing the uplifting piece, and offers advice to anyone suffering from anxiety or struggling with self-isolation measures in this difficult time.
Since the suffragette movement, women have had to work hard to gain autonomy in what was once very much “a man’s world”; and when it comes to finances, women are yet to achieve equality. Vicky Sayers is joined in this episode by Tamara Gillan, founder of the WealthiHer Network: created to inspire and empower women to grow and protect their wealth. They discuss the continuing economic inequality of the sexes, and the initiatives put in place by the WealthiHer Network to work towards equality.
70% of us will, at some point in our lives, experience “Impostor Syndrome”: the feeling of not deserving our accomplishments, and the persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. Vicky Sayers is joined in this episode by team and leadership development consultant, Rebecca Godfrey, who shares her own story of dealing with Impostor Syndrome. Rebecca talks about spending three weeks at The Priory in 2014 for work-related stress, and details her journey from her lowest point to founding her own consultancy business, Etheo Limited. She also shares some encouraging tips for anyone else struggling with similar feelings of inadequacy, and highlights the importance of talking to others when feeling overwhelmed.
Nowadays, you can invest with conscience to help spread a little good around the world – as well as keeping an eye on your returns. Did you know for instance, that investing in sustainable businesses over the last few years now delivers equal, or even better returns than conventional investments*? Whether you want to support businesses working to reverse climate change, ensure access to clean water for everyone, give people a head-start with a micro-loan or encourage gender diversity and equality in the boardroom – you can do this. Find out how at the first Sustainable & Social Investing Conference – for private investors, in London, on Thursday 12th December (not the only important thing happening that day!) Share Radio are media partners which means our listeners can claim £20 off the cost of the ticket – just remember to use the code SHARERADIO when you register. Find out more by visiting the website sustain.social.
We’re becoming increasingly reliant on technology of all kinds, divulging more and more of our most personal details online and on internet-connected devices. But are we investing in suitable safeguarding measures to protect ourselves against hacking?
Well, apparently not. Research from cyber-security experts, nCipher Security, has revealed that as more and more things become connected to the internet – from wireless home sensor networks, to smartphones, to wearable tech – we’re leaving ourselves wide open to cyber-attacks.
In this episode of the Share Interview, Vice President of Global Distribution from nCipher Security, Peter Carlisle, joins Vicky Sayers to offer his advice.
How can we help young people who may have a pot of cash they don’t know about?
In this episode of the Share Interview, Chairman and Founder of The Share Foundation, Gavin Oldham, and Child Trust Fund ambassador Fiona Ross discuss the importance of young people gaining access to their Child Trust Funds. Anybody born between 1st September 2002 and 2nd January 2011 will have one of these trust funds, but as many as one in three are unaccounted for. Gavin shares the importance of rediscovering these lost funds, and how to gain access to them.
Are you “financially fit”? According to a recent study, the cost of monthly bills is leaving some people forced to cut back on essentials like food, daily travel, and even medication.
In this episode of the Share Interview, Vicky Sayers speaks to Mary Johnson – spokesperson for free home management site, Hoppy – to find out how we can improve our financial wellbeing.
We’re living in a world fascinated with the future and what it might bring. But with technology and AI improving all the time, could a “Terminator situation” be on the horizon?
Vicky Sayers speaks to Futurologist, Dr Ian Pearson, who says the only way to make sure artificial intelligence doesn’t eventually overtake our own, is for humans to become more like the machines we’re creating. But how realistic is a bionic future for Britain, and the world at large?