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

  • Can a second career save my retirement?

    Can a second career save my retirement?

    17/11/2020 Duration: 23min

    For 61-year old Margaret, and millions of other women, being able to retire with a pension has become an unaffordable dream. She has relied on working as a supply teacher to pay the bills. But she says employers don’t want to hire older workers. After many unsuccessful job applications, Margaret has gone back to university to study creative writing and to seek a new career. Lindsay Cook, the FT’s Money Mentor columnist, suggests how women in Margaret’s situation can maximise their retirement income, and Stuart Lewis, the founder of over-50s online community Rest Less, has plenty of tips for older jobseekers.If you would like to talk to Claer for a future episode, please email the Money Clinic team at money@ft.com with a short description of your dilemma, and how you would like us to help. Follow Claer on Twitter and Instagram @Claerb and read her weekly Serious Money column in the FT Money section of the FT Weekend newspaper.Further reading:-The experts had plenty of practical tips for UK

  • A young entrepreneurs story

    A young entrepreneur's story

    10/11/2020 Duration: 21min

    29-year-old jewellery designer Roseanna Croft is having her mettle tested by the pandemic. Wedding cancellations have dented her sales, and now the second UK lockdown threatens Christmas trading. As a limited company director, she has restricted access to government support and must rely on her own efforts to redesign her business plan. Claer finds creative inspiration for Roseanna from Suli Breaks, the entrepreneur, poet and presenter of the 7even Figures Business Podcast, and financial tips from Andy Chamberlain, head of policy at IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed).Further reading:-Claer has written extensively about issues facing small business owners during the pandemic, and the problems of accessing government support schemes. Her recent FT column Help for the self-employed won’t save everyone is free to read -Suli presents the 7even Figures podcast, where he interviews an entrepreneur who has set up a business from scratch, finding out how they grew their pass

  • Should I buy a shared ownership property?

    Should I buy a shared ownership property?

    03/11/2020 Duration: 18min

    Lucy is on the cusp of buying a shared ownership flat with her partner — but she’s getting cold feet. The shared ownership model enables buyers to take out a mortgage on part of the property, and pay rent on the rest. However, Lucy is worried this could be more expensive than she bargained for, and fears she will never be able to afford to own 100 per cent of her new home. Claer hears from independent property expert Henry Pryor and mortgage broker Andrew Montlake from Coreco. Further reading:-Henry Pryor tweets @HenryPryor and has a website packed with tips for property buyers.-Andrew Montlake tweets @Montysblog and blogs about the mortgage market (which is genuinely more interesting that it sounds!) Read it here.-Claer’s recent column in FT Money tackled the pitfalls of shared ownership properties, the government’s Help to Buy scheme and a mad-sounding new idea to let young people borrow from their pensions to get on the property ladder.-This Millennial Mone

  • Can ESG investing really change the world?

    Can ESG investing really change the world?

    27/10/2020 Duration: 24min

    Claer Barrett chats to Harri about the challenges of building an ethical investment portfolio. The 29-year old is saving £1,000 a month into his retirement fund, and has noticed a growing array of ESG options (a label applied to investments that address environment, social and governance considerations). Are they genuinely doing good — or have they just done a good job on their marketing? And does investing ethically mean he has to sacrifice some investment returns? Experts Gillian Tett and Moira O’Neill offer their tips.If you would like to talk to Claer for a future episode, please email the Money Clinic team at money@ft.com with a short description of your dilemma, and how you would like us to help. Follow Claer on Twitter and Instagram @Claerb and read her weekly Serious Money column in the FT Money section of the FT Weekend newspaper.Further reading:--Gillian Tett chairs the FT’s editorial board, and set up Moral Money, the FT’s online hub for all things ESG. Read the latest stor

  • Should I pay off my credit cards or buy a house?

    Should I pay off my credit cards or buy a house?

    20/10/2020 Duration: 25min

    Claer Barrett chats to Josh, a high-earner living in New Jersey who has large credit card bills to settle. The 30-something finance worker has spent $20,000 paying for holidays and unexpected bills on his interest-free cards, but his wife is unaware of how much he now owes. Under lockdown, the couple have impressively managed to save more than $27,000. His wife wants to use their savings towards a deposit on a house, but should Josh come clean and pay off some of his card debt? Experts Robert Armstrong and Sara Williams (aka the Debt Camel) offer their tips.If you would like to talk to Claer for a future episode, please email the Money Clinic team at money@ft.com with a short description of your problem, and how you would like us to help. Follow Claer on Twitter and Instagram @Claerb. Further reading:--Sara Williams writes the independent Debt Camel blog, offering no-nonsense advice for people who want to get out of debt. Covering debt problems and debt solutions, she has wo

  • Advice for graduate job seekers

    Advice for graduate job seekers

    13/10/2020 Duration: 21min

    Could there be a worse year than 2020 to graduate from university? Lockdown disrupted final exams, not to mention final goodbyes - and graduates face one of the toughest recruitment markets in recent times. Claer Barrett chats to 21-year-old graduate Olly. He’s landed a traineeship with a big City of London firm, but his start date has been delayed until January 2021. Other friends have had job offers withdrawn, ending their hopes of renting a London flat together. Olly also worries how Covid-19 could affect his job security and career progression. Can his love of spreadsheets help him budget for the unexpected? With experts Iona Bain and Jonathan Black.The pandemic has made everyone feel very differently about their finances — and we’ve changed our podcast to reflect this. Every week, Money Clinic features real life stories from FT readers around the world (on a first name only basis) to help everyone get to grips with common financial dilemmas. If you would like to talk to Claer for a future episode, p

  • How can I get started as an investor?

    How can I get started as an investor?

    06/10/2020 Duration: 18min

    In this week's episode of the Money Clinic, presenter Claer Barrett chats to Naureen, a 37-year old Londoner who has been saving money under lockdown — and now wants to start investing it in the stock market. Naureen had a wake up call when she received her annual pension statement through the post, and saw that her projected income in retirement would not even cover the basics. She is so keen to learn more about investing she has even started a vision board to inspire good financial habits - but with so much information out there, she doesn’t know where to begin. Experts Jason Butler, the FT columnist and Charlotte Brayton, financial planner at James Hambro & Partners join Claer to give their two pennies worth.The pandemic has made everyone feel very differently about their finances — and we’ve changed our podcast to reflect this. Every week, we feature real life stories from listeners around the world (on a first names only basis) to help everyone get to grips with common financial dilemmas. If you woul

  • The ‘silver squeeze’ on retirement hopes

    The ‘silver squeeze’ on retirement hopes

    19/06/2020 Duration: 15min

    If you’re thinking of taking early retirement - don’t. That’s the blunt assessment from financial advisers on both sides of the Atlantic, who fear that volatility on the stock markets - not to mention pressures within the jobs market - will be a toxic combination for those in their 50s and 60s who are planning to retire. FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss the practical steps investors can take to secure a better future.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Growth vs value investing: the gap widens 

    Growth vs value investing: the gap widens 

    11/06/2020 Duration: 10min

    Crisis? What crisis? On Monday, investors in the main US stock market index, would have been up on the year as the S&P 500, incredibly, regained the group lost to the coronavirus. FT Money show presenter Claer Barrett talks to special guest Merryn Somerset Webb about how globally, markets are getting their mojo back thanks to huge amounts of government stimulus, and big US tech companies like Amazon and Netflix have prospered under lockdown conditions - showing that yet again, investing for growth has trumped investing for value. But how long can it go on for - and should investors fear a second slump?     See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How to give money to your children during the pandemic 

    How to give money to your children during the pandemic 

    04/06/2020 Duration: 12min

    There’s nothing like a global pandemic to remind people of their own mortality and coronavirus has sent individuals rushing to get their financial affairs in order. In this week's FT Money show presenter Lucy Warwick-Ching talks to guests - Julia Cox, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys and Ian Dyall, head of estate planning at Tilney - about how best to pass money down the generations. From trusts to family investment companies, or regular gifts out of income - how can you give your children or grandchildren money without being hit by high taxes? We discuss the issues.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Can I get my money back for cancelled flights?

    Can I get my money back for cancelled flights?

    28/05/2020 Duration: 19min

    FT Money presenter Claer Barrett talks to FT columnists Michael Skapinker and Lindsay Cook about the issues travellers are experiencing, which airlines appear to be the best and worst and how UK listeners can go directly to their credit or debit card provider to request a refund for cancelled flights and holidays.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Will UK taxes have to rise to pay for the pandemic? 

    Will UK taxes have to rise to pay for the pandemic? 

    21/05/2020 Duration: 19min

    Will UK taxes go up in the near future? A leaked Treasury document shows the government is pondering some taxing questions. In this week's FT Money Show podcast Claer Barrett and guests discuss what could happen - and when. Plus, financial planning is a topic we know many of you are turning to under lockdown - Michael Martin from Seven Investment Management gives some tips on what to prioritise.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Shoring up your personal finances  

    Shoring up your personal finances  

    14/05/2020 Duration: 22min

    As the chancellor commits to spending billions more on support packages for workers and companies, FT Money presenter Claer Barrett and experts explain what you could claim. Next up on the show, maths teacher and TV personality Bobby Seagull talks about this year’s National Numeracy Day - an opportunity for people of all ages to boost their numeracy and money management skills.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Learning about money and rich peoples problems

    Learning about money and rich people's problems

    07/05/2020 Duration: 18min

    Claer Barrett and Lucy Warwick-Ching discuss covert and overt ways to interest children in learning about money, and columnist James Max reveals that his biggest problem during the lockdown has been keeping his house clean without his regular cleaner.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Investing through the crisis

    Investing through the crisis

    30/04/2020 Duration: 14min

    Claer Barrett explores some of the biggest issues facing small investors with investment columnist Merryn Somerset Webb and Fidelity’s Maike Currie.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • What you should do if your company wants to cut your pay

    What you should do if your company wants to cut your pay

    23/04/2020 Duration: 25min

    There are lots of pressures on household budgets at the current time, but experts on the FT Money show are here to guide you through it. On this week's podcast we’re going to be talking about worker’s rights if companies want to cut their pay; whether you should take a ‘payment holiday on your mortgage’, and how to get a refund on a holiday you can no longer take - our Money Mentor Lindsay Cook is here to help. And with children at home, we’ve also got ideas to inspire them to learn more about money matters - and there’s even a competition parents can enter for sharing their best ideas.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Individual Savings Accounts - could these tax free wrappers take over from pensions as our preferred savings vehicle?

    Individual Savings Accounts - could these tax free wrappers take over from pensions as our preferred savings vehicle?

    19/03/2020 Duration: 10min

    Could Isas overtake pensions as the UK's tax-saving vehicle of choice? The tax benefits of pensions have been steadily eroded over the past decade but at the same time, Isas have been coming into their own. Most people approaching retirement today will rely on a combination of pensions and Isa income. In this week's show, FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett takes a break from covering the coronavirus and what it means for your money, and interviews the FT's Money Mentor columnist about why investors like Isas so much and how these investments compare to pensions.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • UK Budget, coronavirus planning and crashing stockmarkets

    UK Budget, coronavirus planning and crashing stockmarkets

    13/03/2020 Duration: 25min

    It's been a week of shock and awe for UK investors. Wednesday started with an emergency interest rate cut from the BoE. New chancellor Rishi Sunak then delivered a Budget full of emergency "first aid" measures to help workers, the self employed and small businesses survive the crisis - and some very unexpected news for wealthy pension savers. And in the meantime - stock markets around the world continue to experience deep falls as central banks work out how to respond to the coronavirus.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Campaign for clear pension charges, how the coronavirus has hit stock markets and coal fires

    Campaign for clear pension charges, how the coronavirus has hit stock markets and coal fires

    05/03/2020 Duration: 30min

    Join our campaign for clear pension charges - FT Money has been exploring the impossibility of comparing the costs of drawdown plans. The FT is calling on the pensions and advise industry to be transparent about charges to help people to shop around. In this week's show, FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett interviews o the FT's pensions expert about our campaign. Next up, the spread of the coronavirus has given world stock markets a nasty turn - FT Moneys' new investment reporter, Madison Darbyshire, talks about how investors are reacting. And finally, to cheer listeners up a bit - James Max, our Rich People's Problems columnist is here to discuss a burning issue - the government's proposed ban on coal fires.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Split mortgages, scams, and free money for childcare

    Split mortgages, scams, and free money for childcare

    27/02/2020 Duration: 27min

    Do you want to find out how to do the splits on your mortgage? FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett is not talking about stretching yourself, but instead, how thousands of borrowers are finding their mortgage lender is flexible enough to give them more than one type of mortgage. Next up, nearly a million people reported scam calls, texts or emails from criminals posing as UK tax authority HMRC last year - we tell you how to protect yourself. And finally, despite the rising cost of childcare, statistics show a million parents are not claiming for the tax free childcare they are entitled to - are you one of them?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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