Best of Money Clinic: Investment masterclass — the cheapest way to invest
Money Clinic with Claer Barrett
by Financial Times
2w ago
Best of Money Clinic: Against the backdrop of market turbulence, investors Jonathan Hollow and Robin Powell explain why they believe investing in broad-based index funds is the cheapest way to increase long-term wealth. This investment masterclass breaks investing down into six simple steps, with tips for those just getting started and those further along their investment journey. If you would like to be a future guest on Money Clinic, email the team via money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media - she’s @Claerb on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. How to Fund the Life You Want: What everyo ..read more
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How do I choose a stocks and shares ISA?
Money Clinic with Claer Barrett
by Financial Times
3w ago
Thirty-year-old Henrietta wants to start investing but has found herself lost in the small print of stocks and shares ISAs. How to choose the right one? Which fee structure is right for the amount she is investing? And should she go for passive or active investing? Presenter Claer Barrett is joined in the studio by FT personal finance and investing columnists Moira O’Neill and Jason Butler to discuss everything new investors need to know about opening a stocks and shares ISA. Want more? For more about passive vs active investing, listen to Money Clinic investment masterclass The cheapest way ..read more
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Young, gifted and broke — navigating the cost of living crisis
Money Clinic with Claer Barrett
by Financial Times
1M ago
How to invest when you’re cash-strapped? What to do if you think your landlord is unfairly demanding more rent? Could moving out of the city save money? Host Claer Barrett and a panel of personal finance experts field questions at the ‘Young, Gifted and Broke: how to navigate the cost of living crisis’ event, organised by the FT Financial Literacy and Inclusion Campaign. With expert tips on renting, investing and budgeting from Margot de Broglie, founder of Your Juno app, Dan Wilson Craw, deputy director at Generation Rent, Timi Merriman-Johnson aka Mr MoneyJar, and Jason Butler, FT columnist ..read more
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What will 2023 bring for your investments?
Money Clinic with Claer Barrett
by Financial Times
1M ago
The past 12 months have not been kind to investors — but will the going get rougher or smoother in the year ahead? Presenter Claer Barrett hears from three of the FT’s most experienced investment writers who pass on tips on how to handle volatility, what’s driving change in the markets and where they think the best opportunities could lie in 2023. With Rob Armstrong, the FT’s US financial correspondent and author of the Unhedged newsletter, Stuart Kirk, the FT’s new Skin in the Game columnist, and Rosie Carr, editor of Investors Chronicle. Please note that Money Clinic is a general discu ..read more
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New year, new finances: resolutions for 2023
Money Clinic with Claer Barrett
by Financial Times
1M ago
The new year is a perfect time to rethink and reorganise your financial affairs but where should you start? Host Claer Barrett is joined by Iona Bain of Young Money blog, financial educator Timi Merriman-Johnson, aka Mr Money Jar, and Sara Williams of the Debt Camel. They discuss their own new year’s resolutions, whether it’s worth overpaying on your mortgage as interest rates are set to rise, and why paying more into your pension could be a good idea. Plus, advice on how to keep to your new year’s financial goals. Money Clinic is keen to hear from listeners and readers. If you would like to ..read more
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The crypto winter: will my investments ever recover?
Money Clinic with Claer Barrett
by Financial Times
2M ago
More than a million crypto investors around the world stand to be wiped out by the collapse of crypto exchange FTX. Presenter Claer Barrett is joined by Scott Chipolina, the FT’s digital assets correspondent, and Rob Armstrong, the FT’s US financial commentator, to discuss what the collapse means for the future of crypto. What should people still holding crypto investments do? Will crypto recover? What role should regulators play? And is there a way of keeping your crypto investments safe? Want more? Bahamas reels from FTX collapse: ‘Crypto was going to be our way out’ More from Scott Chipoli ..read more
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The ultimate tax return guide, revisited
Money Clinic with Claer Barrett
by Financial Times
2M ago
With more than 10mn people in the UK set to file their tax returns by January 31, are you dreading the annual nightmare - or have you already got it licked? This week presenter Claer Barrett revisits Money Clinic’s tax return guide from last year, with guests Jacquetta Brown, tax specialist at HM Revenue & Customs, and chartered accountant Deborah Edwards, who runs the money mentoring programme Raised Up Finance. They discuss how much extra income you need to earn before you have to submit a return, how apps can make the whole process easier, and whether it pays to get an accountant. Plus ..read more
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‘The dopamine is so high’: the psychology of shopping addiction
Money Clinic with Claer Barrett
by Financial Times
2M ago
Thirty-year-old Brooke struggles with a shopping addiction and feels as if no one is taking it seriously. With thousands of dollars of credit card debt spent at thrift stores and bargain clothes sales, shopping is an obsession that leaves her both mentally and financially exhausted. Presenter Claer Barrett speaks to financial therapist Amanda Clayman, and addiction specialist Pamela Roberts about why people get addicted to shopping, and what they can do to break the cycle.  You can find Amanda Clayman through her website or follow her on Instagram. Pamela Roberts works for addiction and ..read more
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Autumn Statement digested: taxing times
Money Clinic with Claer Barrett
by Financial Times
2M ago
UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Budget Statement spelled out gloomy times ahead for the UK economy, but what does it mean for your money? Host Claer Barrett, the FT’s consumer editor, is joined by political editor George Parker and Chris Giles, economics editor, to discuss taxes, energy bills, mortgages rates and why this Budget will squeeze the finances of lower and middle earners. Plus, why were young people left out of the new Budget plans? Money Clinic is keen to hear from listeners and readers. If you would like to get in touch, please email us at money@FT.com or DM Claer on social me ..read more
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Should I pay off my student loan early?
Money Clinic with Claer Barrett
by Financial Times
3M ago
Should you overpay on your student loan to try and beat rising interest rates? Or are you better off putting your hard-earned salary towards other things? Presenter Claer Barrett hears from recent graduate James who is struggling with these very questions, and speaks to Ben Waltmann, research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Ben explains how student loan repayments work and what the statistics tell us about repayments. Plus, FT columnist and former financial adviser Jason Butler gives his view on how graduates should approach their loans as part of a long-term financial plan. Mo ..read more
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