Ft Money Show

Synopsis

The Financial Times Money Show brings you engaging insight into personal finance. Claer Barrett, her team and leading industry commentators dissect the weeks news and discuss how it will affect you and your pocket. Produced by Lucy Warwick-Ching.

Episodes

  • You’ve made a financial mistake - now what

    You’ve made a financial mistake - now what

    18/12/2019 Duration: 24min

    2019 has been a bumper year for bad investments - the unravelling of Neil Woodford's investment empire has left many nursing heavy losses, others have lost money in mini bonds or have money trapped in property funds. Presenter Claer Barrett talks to experts about what people should do if their investments haven't worked. Plus, as we enter the season of goodwill we tell listeners how to talk to their family about money.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • What you need to know before hiring a nanny

    What you need to know before hiring a nanny

    12/12/2019 Duration: 25min

    Finding suitable childcare is an issue that we know makes many of the FT Money Show listeners bawl so we've invited someone onto the show to try to make sense of it. Today's lead guest on the FT Money Show, Izabella Kaminska, was so struck by the financial complexity of working out the costs of hiring a nanny - from tax, to organising a pension and accounting for various extras - she decided to write about her experiences. On this week's podcast Izzy talks to presenter Claer Barrett about the true costs of childcare. Plus, we discuss what makes a person more at risk of being scammed.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The general election and your finances, the gender pensions gap and our love/hate relationship with cash

    The general election and your finances, the gender pensions gap and our love/hate relationship with cash

    05/12/2019 Duration: 31min

    The general election and your finances - with a week to go, what changes could the major parties bring in? Presenter Claer Barrett talks to Rachael Griffin, a tax expert at Quilter, about the pledges. Next up on the show if you're self employed, have you got a pension? A third of self-employed women say they are saving nothing into a pension. Blogger Emma Maslin, better known as the Money Whisperer, has lots to say on this topic. And finally - they might say it's vulgar to talk about money, but James Max, our Rich People's Problems columnist is here to explain why he loves cash.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • What happens to our digital assets and online accounts when we die?

    What happens to our digital assets and online accounts when we die?

    28/11/2019 Duration: 18min

    Have you ever counted how many online accounts you have? Do you listen to music on Spotify, upload your pictures to the cloud or hold your savings in an online bank account? If the answer is yes to any of these questions you should consider what happens to these assets when you die. On this week's FT Money show presenter Lucy Warwick-Ching delves into the world of digital legacies - from Facebook to cryptocurrencies. She talks to Angharad Lynn of VWV, James Norris of the Digital Legacy Association and Ian Bond of the Law Society about the rise of digital wills and end of life planning companies.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Investment trusts: family trusts, dividend heroes and compared to other investments

    Investment trusts: family trusts, dividend heroes and compared to other investments

    22/11/2019 Duration: 30min

    On this week's FT Money show we discuss investment trusts and the different ways investors can use them in their portfolios. Presenter Emma Agyemang, FT Money reporter, talks to Jason Hollands, managing director at Tilney Group and Moira O'Neill of interactive investor about how listeners can invest alongside the wealthiest families. Plus, the dividend heroes - which offer the most consistent income and are they still a good option for investors? And finally, Merryn Somerset Webb tells listeners why she thinks investment trusts have a better chance of lasting a lifetime compared to other assets.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How to find a financial adviser, general election planning for your finances and the rise of the 40 year mortgage

    How to find a financial adviser, general election planning for your finances and the rise of the 40 year mortgage

    14/11/2019 Duration: 27min

    How to find a financial adviser - a relationship with an adviser you can trust is something that FT readers often tell us is hard to come by. FT Money editor Claer Barrett talks to Damian Fantato, deputy editor of FT Adviser about the solution. Plus, with less than a month to go until the general election, financial advisers tell us they are getting calls from a lot of worried clients - we discuss what's troubling them. And finally, the rise of the 40-year mortgage - Paul Lewis, presenter of BBC Moneybox is here to share his own worries about extra long hours.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Election planning for your finances, digital tax returns and balancing your budget

    Election planning for your finances, digital tax returns and balancing your budget

    07/11/2019 Duration: 31min

    Taxing questions ahead of the General Election - as the spending pledges of the major parties add up, how might the tax rules change to pay for it all? Presenter Claer Barrett talks to Nimesh Shah, a partner at Blick Rothenberg to get the answers. Plus, if you’re already dreading your annual tax return, would you prefer it if computers did it for you? Chris Giles, the FT’s economics editor, has been probing the future shift toward personal tax accounts that could deduct what you owe in real time! And finally, Becky O'Connor from Royal London tells listeners about a host of savings tips and tricks that could help you balance your own budget.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How much do you need to retire on? The answer is more than you think

    How much do you need to retire on? The answer is more than you think

    31/10/2019 Duration: 25min

    There's been a series of scary surveys this week about how much we need to save to fund our retirement so Claer Barrett, FT Money editor, has invited Moira O'Neill from Interactive Investor joins onto the podcast to talk us through the numbers. Next up, have you heard of a Susu? Emma Agyemang reveals details about the revival in this decades-old method of saving. And finally, the FT's Rich People's Problems columnist James Max joins us in the studio to discuss the cost of getting a new puppy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How to set up your own investment club 

    How to set up your own investment club 

    24/10/2019 Duration: 20min

    FT Money editor Claer Barrett and guests discuss how tens of thousands of UK private investors are meeting in pubs, restaurants and private homes to discuss how to beat the market - with tips for anyone thinking of doing the same.Plus why the wealthy get married in secret, and how banks could do more to help customers with mental health issues.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Are you facing losses from the closure of the Woodford equity income fund?

    Are you facing losses from the closure of the Woodford equity income fund?

    17/10/2019 Duration: 32min

    Hundreds of thousands of investors with money trapped in the Woodford Equity Income fund found out this week that the fund is to be liquidated, the fund manager would be sacked and that their money would be returned to them eventually. Claer Barrett, FT money editor, talks to guests about how much money investors have lost and how much they are likely to get back and when. Plus we hear from someone who was landed with a £476 fine and a criminal record - just for forgetting to charge her iphone.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • You probably have a pension - but have you got a retirement plan?

    You probably have a pension - but have you got a retirement plan?

    10/10/2019 Duration: 17min

    It's financial planning week and this year's theme is retirement planning. As part of the initiative, thousands of certified planners are offering a free hour-long session to people wanting help with setting their financial goals. FT Money deputy editor James Pickford talks to the FT's pensions correspondent about retirement planning. Plus we hear from Jackie Lockie, head of financial planning with the CISI, and Patrick Connolly of Chase de Vere, about how best to plan for retirement.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Students: top tips on how to budget at university

    Students: top tips on how to budget at university

    03/10/2019 Duration: 15min

    What's the best bank account for students? Who will give you an interest-free overdraft? And how can you get hold of a student railcard? Lucy Warwick-Ching, FT Money digital editor talks to three experts about how to make the most of your money as a student. Plus we hear how your credit rating as a student can affect your ability to get finance long after you've finished studying. And finally Guy Anker of Moneysavingexpert.com tells us why you shouldn't automatically pay off your student loan if you can afford it.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Would you lend your parents money?

    Would you lend your parents money?

    26/09/2019 Duration: 22min

    FT journalist Alice Kantor's recent column "Why I refused to lend money to my parents" is one of the FT Money's most-read and most commented columns ever. Claer Barrett, FT Money editor, invites Alice onto the show to talk to her about why she said no to her parents request for a loan. We also hear tips on how listeners can say no to friends and family who ask to borrow money.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Escape the motherhood penalty, teenage investors and best buy investment lists

    Escape the motherhood penalty, teenage investors and 'best buy' investment lists

    19/09/2019 Duration: 20min

    Having a baby is one of the best things that could happen in your life - but sadly it could also be the worst thing that could happen to your finances. We discuss the effects of the gender pay gap. Plus FT Money editor Claer Barrett talks to guests about what kind of investor Adrian Mole could have grown into. And what could happen to the 'best buy' lists used by fund supermarkets in the wake of the Woodford scandal?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Financial Room 101 - what would you most like to banish?

    Financial Room 101 - what would you most like to banish?

    12/09/2019 Duration: 41min

    What are the biggest barriers to managing our money? Special guests Martin Wolf, Bobby Seagull and Justin Urquhart Stewart tell presenter Claer Barrett what they would banish to ‘Room 101’ to improve the nation’s finances. This week's podcast comes to you from the FT Money tent at the FT Weekend Festival at Kenwood House.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Do you have a joint bank account with your partner?

    Do you have a joint bank account with your partner?

    05/09/2019 Duration: 23min

    As research shows modern couples are more likely to keep their finances separate, presenter Claer Barrett and guests debate how women in particular are managing their money. Plus, ahead of the new university term we reveal finance tips for students and their parents, and ask what could emerge as the next consumer misselling scandal after PPI.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Could you profit from a last minute PPI claim?

    Could you profit from a last minute PPI claim?

    16/08/2019 Duration: 26min

    With a matter of days until the deadline, presenter Claer Barrett discusses the practicalities of making a claim online with the FT's Money Mentor Lindsay Cook. Plus, how to build effective money habits, and the growing NHS pensions row.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Investing for the under 40s - the pros and cons of the Lifetime Isa

    Investing for the under 40s - the pros and cons of the Lifetime Isa

    08/08/2019 Duration: 23min

    Presenter Claer Barrett and guests explore how under 40s are using the Lifetime Isa to save for a property, or invest for the future. What strategies are younger investors taking? Plus the new rules on automatic compensation when broadband goes down, and the six ways pensions scammers are most likely to try and con you - would you fall for it?   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Your money under a Boris government

    Your money under a Boris government

    01/08/2019 Duration: 25min

    As fears of a 'No Deal Brexit' rise, the pound and share prices of UK domestic stocks have tumbled. Some might see this as a buying opportunity - yet others fear there's further to fall. Termed 'The BoJo trade' by investment pundits, Claer Barrett, FT Money editor asks - which side of this trade are you on? Next up on the show - why are some investors moving into defensive stocks? And finally, we hear from our Rich People's columnist, James Max, about the cost of private medical insurance.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How to enjoy your retirement, and top tips for getting the best deal on your holiday money

    How to enjoy your retirement, and top tips for getting the best deal on your holiday money

    25/07/2019 Duration: 28min

    If ever there was a word that needed to be retired it's 'retirement'. The kind of images this word conjures up is sunny beaches and no longer having to set an alarm clock, or a stressful feeling about how much longer you will need to work to afford such a lifestyle. This week author Don Ezra talks to FT Money editor Claer Barrett about how best to get to and enjoy what used to be called retirement. Next up, if you're heading off on holiday soon then listen to our top tips on how to get the best deal on your holiday money.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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