How to take every Friday off, with Dustin Serviss
Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast
by Martin Bamford
5d ago
What's the secret to taking every Friday off, so you can spend more time with your family and doing the things you love? My guest on the podcast today is Dustin Serviss, and he appears to have cracked the code for work/life balance! Dustin built a wildly successful businesses in the wealth and lifestyle design space. He's a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Investment Manager, and Certified Health Specialist. In this conversation, we chat about his secret for never working on a Friday, how this is linked to his money mindset, and the importance of a 'never reti ..read more
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Helping Adult Children, with Christine Thornley
Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast
by Martin Bamford
1M ago
The Bank of Mum and Dad is becoming a major casualty of the cost-of-living crisis, as parents are under growing strain to support their adult children. That’s according to new research from law firm Irwin Mitchell, which found 6 in 10 are currently financially supporting adult children, with more than a third saying they would not be able to make ends meet without this support. Joining me in this episode is Christine Thornley, Head of the Tax, Trusts and Estate team in the firm’s Manchester office. I chat with Christine about why so many adult children are still financially dependent on their ..read more
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Celebrating 10 years of auto-enrolment and workplace pensions: what’s next?
Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast
by Martin Bamford
3M ago
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the government’s auto-enrolment policy. Since its introduction in 2012, more than 10 million people have been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme. But, with a cost of living crisis and challenging economic times ahead, what are employers and pension providers able to do to support continued saving? My guest today is Jason Green, Head of Research at Benefits Guru, an independent technical resource to support advisers and employers. We chat about how auto-enrolment works, things employers need to consider about their workplace pension sc ..read more
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This GP learned about money – and now she’s a Money Coach!
Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast
by Martin Bamford
4M ago
What happened when a GP went on a mission to learn about money management? My guest today is Dr Nikki, aka The Female Money Doctor, a financial empowerment coach for women. As a Certified Money Coach, Nikki is helping women from all over the world to improve their mental health and well-being, through getting organised with their finances and building wealth for the future they truly deserve. Dr Nikki is also a GP with over 13 years of experience as an NHS doctor and women’s health specialist, and in that role she sees first hand the impact poor money management skills have on the mental healt ..read more
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Entering the Metaverse, with Marcel Stotzel (Fidelity European Trust)
Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast
by Martin Bamford
5M ago
Welcome to the Metaverse. You may have come across augmented reality before, but what happens when this cutting edge technology becomes an ordinary part of our daily lives? My guest on the podcast today is Marcel Stotzel, portfolio manager of the FTSE 250 listed Fidelity European Trust PLC. Marcel covers European Software and IT Services as an analyst, and we have a good conversation about investment opportunities in the emerging Metaverse space. Did you know that 10% of luxury sales are forecast to be entirely digital by 2030? It seems clear that the world is changing, and Europe is convenien ..read more
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Will Aid, the charity will writing scheme
Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast
by Martin Bamford
5M ago
With 60% of UK adults not having a valid Will in place, a charity campaign coming up later this year is more important than ever. Will Aid is a special partnership between the legal profession and nine of the UK’s best-loved charities. Together, they raise vital funds for these wonderful causes, while ensuring that people in the UK gain the reassurance of knowing they have a professionally written Will. I’m joined today by Lauren Smith, a solicitor at Taylor Bracewell, and supporter of the Will Aid scheme. Here’s my conversation with Lauren in episode 584 of Informed Choice Radio ..read more
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Smart home energy technology, with Mark Harrison from dcbel
Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast
by Martin Bamford
6M ago
We need to get smarter about home energy consumption. With rising wholesale prices and concerns about the capacity of the National Grid, could your battery electric vehicle be part of the solution to a smart energy future? In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Mark Harrison from dcbel, who are bringing to Europe their smart home energy technology. dcbel sits at the nexus of residential solar power, electric vehicle charging and prosumer-centric energy systems. Its AI-driven sustainable energy technology puts the power into the hands of customers to fuel their car, home, and lifestyle with sola ..read more
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Embracing the energy transition, with Tom Holl from Blackrock Energy & Resources Income Trust
Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast
by Martin Bamford
6M ago
The world of energy is changing, with a dramatic shift towards sustainability. At the same time, the price of wholesale energy went through the roof as the economy returned to normal levels of activity post-pandemic. Joining me for this episode is Tom Holl, co-manager of the BlackRock Energy and Resources Income Trust plc and a member of BlackRock's Natural Resources team. Tom is responsible for the nutrition strategy, the gold and mining sectors, and co-manages a number of the team's gold and mining portfolios as well as income strategies. Mining and energy companies lie at the heart of the g ..read more
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How to make life Easier, with Chris Westfall
Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast
by Martin Bamford
7M ago
How can we make our lives easier? My guest on the podcast today is Chris Westfall, a business coach, author and speaker. In his latest book, Chris writes about ways to make your work life work for you. Easier is the hold-your-handbook on coaching, leadership and resilience, offering insights on creating the future of work, finding connection and guidance, and finding ways to make everything in life easier. Chris Westfall is one of the most sought-after coaches and keynote speakers in the world. He has helped launch over five dozen businesses and has appeared on ABC News, NBC TV, and CNN. His c ..read more
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How to Succeed in the New World of Work, with Kerry Hannon
Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast
by Martin Bamford
7M ago
Anyone who began working 20 or 30 years ago has witnessed astonishing changes in the workplace during their career. When the global pandemic hit, older workers fortunate enough to retain their jobs once again had to navigate enormous upheaval, virtually overnight. Working from home, often in isolation, over-fifties found themselves facing daunting technological and social challenges. My guest on the podcast today is Kerry Hannon, author of In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work. Kerry Hannon is a leading authority and strategist who has spent more than three decades coverin ..read more
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