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Motley Fool Answers: Think You’re Too Smart to be Scammed? Think Again.

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

 Motley Fool Answers: Think You’re Too Smart to be Scammed? Think Again.
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. Ron Lieber with the New York Times is back to talk about some of the most common scams in current circulation and why younger people are more susceptible to falling for them.
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Ron Lieber


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Are we returning to toll roads, the new regional "Great Game" & unrest in Cuba

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Are we returning to toll roads, the new regional "Great Game" & unrest in Cuba
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University asks if we are going back to the future, with users of Britain's roads paying as they go as they used to with turnpikes in the Georgian era. If so, why can't our politicians admit that's where we are headed? As United States forces leave Afghanistan, he points out that a new regional "Great Game" is looming. And, as unrest erupts in Cuba, he wonders if the regime there knows that its days are numbered.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Black Widow, The Water Man & Luca

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Black Widow, The Water Man & Luca
James Cameron-Wilson on the latest UK box office where Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson, has not quite topped the opening weekend success of Fast & Furious 9. He feels it to be, however, one of the better Marvel films for some time. Online, he reviews fantasy adventure The Water Man, with Rosario Dawson, the only film to be directed by actor David Oyelowo. He enthuses over Pixar's latest animated feature Luca, which doesn't underestimate its audience's intelligence, finding it sad, though, that it is released not in cinemas but on Disney+.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The £1m Super Mario Game, 3D police mugshots & robot sculptors

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The £1m Super Mario Game, 3D police mugshots & robot sculptors
Share Radio tech whizz Steve Caplin explains why Sainsbury's has decided to stop selling CDs and DVDs and why the Japanese government hasn't been able to scrap its fax machines. He gasps at the $1.5m auction for a Super Mario 64 game and even more being spent on Isaac Newton's handwritten notes. He discusses 3D police mugshots, the proposal to shoot containers at 760 mph down a mag-lev tube, at robot sculptors at Carrara, Italy's famed marble centre and at dynamic focus sunglasses and a table lamp controlled by a hovering steel ball - until it gets lost.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: How to protect your portfolio against inflation's return

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: How to protect your portfolio against inflation's return
Have you seen what's happening to second-hand car prices? Tim Price, director of Price Value Partners, is convinced that inflation is returning and feels he has the most compelling investment opportunity of his entire life. He argues that investors should be inflation-proofing their portfolios and he discusses types of shares, sectors and countries that should fare better than others. He suggests value rather than growth stocks with an emphasis on companies extracting or highly-linked to commodities (at their cheapest in 60 years) while he favours Asia (though not China) and, in particular Vietnam and Japan. If the market falls out of bed, wise investors will have ensured they have available funds to take advantage of the fact that quality investments will be even cheaper than now.
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Tim Price


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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Will the government pay out on the triple lock if it means an 8% state pension rise?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: Will the government pay out on the triple lock if it means an 8% state pension rise?
The triple lock has always been a hot potato but things have stepped up another gear as it could deliver a bumper 8% state pension increase due to a statistical quirk. The state pension pledge means that payouts rise by the greatest of inflation, wage growth or 2.5%. Yet, wage growth numbers are being skewed this year because the Covid crash a year ago saw millions put on furlough on a maximum of 80% of earnings, workers suffer temporary pay cuts, and many lose their jobs. Job cuts disproportionately hit the low paid and continue to do so, taking them out of the figures and bumping up the average wage, workers coming back from furlough are seeing pay go back up to their full amount, and short-term pay cuts have been reversed. All this makes average wage growth look artificially high, despite many public and private sector workers suffering pay freezes or negligible rises. The Office for Budget Responsibility forecast that distortion could lead to an 8% wage growth figure in the month the triple lock reading is taken from, delivering a £14 weekly increase to the state pension and £3billion bill. Is it fair for pensioners to get a bumper increase based on a distortion caused by the pay pain suffered by workers in lockdown? Some say ‘no’, others say ‘stick to the deal’. Tanya Jefferies, Georgie Frost and Simon Lambert look at what is causing the triple lock anomaly and what the Government might do. Will they pay up or fudge it? Also this week, the painful cases of those who cannot afford funerals for loved ones, the return of gazumping to the property market, and finally, the crazy NatWest banking rule that has forced a reader to have their employer’s bank accounts mixed with theirs in online banking

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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Streaming Wars, Curious Acquisitions

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Streaming Wars, Curious Acquisitions
Google is sued over its app store, Wells Fargo cuts its personal lines of credit, the Chinese government slows down ride-hailing app Didi, Stamps.com gets taken private, Levi Strauss expands its bottom line, Philip Morris buys a pharmaceutical company, and college students have food delivery robots to look forward to this fall. Jason Moser and Emily Flippen analyse those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Itron and Chewy. Plus, Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers discusses the current state of the streaming wars with Netflix, Disney+, Peacock, etc., and what to expect from Apple’s event this fall
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Tim Beyers


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Foods that heal and foods that harm

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Foods that heal and foods that harm
It's said that more people die of obesity than smoking today: so in this episode Adam Cox sets about changing the mindset towards food. Many people become addicted to high sugar, high salt processed foods, and it takes quite a shift in attitude to become accustomed to those high in fibre and nutrients, such as vegetables, salads and fruit. Listen in a quiet place to see if you can make the change ..

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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Dickie Cullimore talks World Rum Day

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Dickie Cullimore talks World Rum Day
Adam Cox is joined by the Global Brand Ambassador for BACARDÍ, Dickie Cullimore, to talk rum for World Rum Month. They look at why rum needs its own month and why it's coming back into popularity. Dickie recommends some great rum based drinks, both for when going out on the town or staying at home. https://www.bacardi.com
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Dickie Cullimore


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Life Insurance for Fun and Profit

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Life Insurance for Fun and Profit
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. Okay, we’re kidding about the fun part. But Joe Perna with Motley Fool Wealth Management joins us to talk about everything you’d want to know about life insurance including who needs it, how much, what kind, possible tax benefits, and more
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Joe Perna


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