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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

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Welcome to Informed Choice Radio, the personal finance podcast all about achieving your financial goals in life. New episodes are published every Friday, featuring expert interviews and practical tips for making the most of your money. Your host for Informed Choice Radio is Martin Bamford; a Charter… read more

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Farewell

February 22nd, 2024

0:39

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Exploring Elevated Food for Life with James Ellis and Jason Shaw

May 19th, 2023

32:47

In today's episode, we have two very special guests joining us, James Ellis and Jason Shaw, the founders of Elevated Food for Life.

Elevated Food for Life is a groundbreaking platform that can be best described as the …

Goal-Setting, Budgeting, and Staying Motivated with Personal Finance Expert Allison Baggerly

May 5th, 2023

21:47

In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Allison Baggerly, the author of Money Made Easy and the founder of Inspired Budget.

Allison is a former teacher turned money coach who has helped countless women break …

The Secrets of Successful Matchmaking with Karen Mooney

April 21st, 2023

18:04

In this episode, I’m speaking with Karen Mooney, the Founder and CEO of Sara Eden, the UK’s leading matchmaking agency.

Karen started Sara Eden back …

Exploring the World of Fashion, with Countess Jennifer Walderdorff

March 31st, 2023

27:43

Our guest today is Countess Jennifer Walderdorff, a fashion merchandising and retail expert, and the author of “Look at the Labels”.

Jenn’s passion for fashion was instilled in her by her Nigerian parents and she’s …

The Truth about the Property Market, with Charlie Lamdin

March 24th, 2023

29:30

In this episode, we’re joined by Charlie Lamdin, the founder of BestAgent.co.uk and a renowned economic and political commentator in the housing …

Overcoming Financial Challenges, with Peter Komolafe

March 17th, 2023

22:50

In today’s episode, we have a very special guest – Peter Komolafe, an author, and finance expert with a story that will inspire you to take charge of …

A faster way to pay off your mortgage, with Jinesh Vohra

February 17th, 2023

22:24

Would you like to repay your mortgage faster?

For many homeowners, that's the dream, especially during this period of rising interest rates.

But …

How to take every Friday off, with Dustin Serviss

February 3rd, 2023

29:26

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 …

Helping Adult Children, with Christine Thornley

December 23rd, 2022

18:04

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 …

Celebrating 10 years of auto-enrolment and workplace pensions: what’s next?

November 11th, 2022

18:25

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 …

This GP learned about money – and now she’s a Money Coach!

October 7th, 2022

19:29

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 …

Entering the Metaverse, with Marcel Stotzel (Fidelity European Trust)

September 9th, 2022

22:28

Welcome to the Metaverse.

You may have come across augmented reality before, but what happens when this cutting edge technology becomes an ordinary …

Will Aid, the charity will writing scheme

August 26th, 2022

10:55

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 …

Smart home energy technology, with Mark Harrison from dcbel

August 12th, 2022

15:01

We need to get smarter about home energy consumption.

With rising wholesale prices and concerns about the capacity of the National Grid, could your …

Embracing the energy transition, with Tom Holl from Blackrock Energy & Resources Income Trust

July 29th, 2022

28:56

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 …

How to make life Easier, with Chris Westfall

July 15th, 2022

26:10

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 …

How to Succeed in the New World of Work, with Kerry Hannon

July 1st, 2022

21:50

Anyone who began working 20 or 30 years ago has witnessed astonishing changes in the workplace during their career.

When the global pandemic hit, …

How the Masters of Private Equity Always Win, with Sachin Khajuria

June 17th, 2022

36:49

Private equity was once an investment niche.

Today, the wealth controlled by its leading firms surpasses the GDP of some nations.

My guest on the …

Should You Invest in Gold? (The Pros and Cons), with Adrian Ash

June 3rd, 2022

32:45

What part should gold play in your investment portfolio?

My guest today is Adrian Ash, director of research at BullionVault, the world’s largest …

Cascading your wealth, with Marlene Outrim

May 20th, 2022

19:29

Do you want to live your life well and enjoy financial security while leaving a legacy for family members?

My guest on today’s show is Marlene Outrim, author of Cascading Your Wealth, a comprehensive guide to putting …

How to reduce your energy bills and combat fuel poverty, with James Sommerville

May 13th, 2022

25:21

Energy bills are soaring and many of us are wondering what, if anything, we can do to ease the burden.

My guest today is James Sommerville, Head of Business Development at AgilityEco.

AgilityEco is on mission to play a …

Money mindset, with Makala Green

April 29th, 2022

21:48

The financial services profession is often accused of being male, pale and stale.

Things are changing (for the better!) with greater diversity and a younger cohort becoming Financial Planners, bringing with them a …

Critical Thinking Skills: How to Combat Fake News, with Helen Lee Bouygues

April 16th, 2022

24:41

In this episode, we're talking about how to think critically about the news and information that you come across every day.

With today's guest, Helen Lee Bouygues, we're chatting about something really important: …

Managing an ‘all-weather’ global equity portfolio in 2022, with Matthew Tillett

April 1st, 2022

23:34

How do you manage an ‘all-weather’ global equity portfolio in 2022?

My guest on the podcast today is Matthew Tillett, Lead Portfolio Manager of The …

Life Lessons to Help You Find Purpose, Prosperity, and Happiness, with Keisha Blair

March 18th, 2022

25:03

Imagine a life where you are financially savvy and independent, living with purpose and generosity while inspiring others.

That’s what Holistic …

How to Create, Sell and Buy Non-Fungible Tokens, with Matt Fortnow

March 4th, 2022

17:04

I imagine you've heard of NFTs?

Non-fungible tokens are the latest hot digital property, but what are they, how did they evolve, and why do they have …

How to Make More Money to Do More Good, with Derrick Kinney

February 18th, 2022

24:44

Make more money. Change the world. Live the life you deserve.

Sounds good, right?

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Derrick Kinney and he is all about changing how you feel about money.

Derrick …

Rising wholesale energy prices: what does it mean for your household?

November 19th, 2021

25:10

Soaring wholesale energy prices are squeezing household budgets, with higher costs for gas and electricity bills this winter.

Many smaller energy …

568 Your pension can fight climate change, with Sarah Pennells

November 12th, 2021

18:13

Do you think of yourself as climate-conscious?

With the COP26 climate change summit drawing to a close, I catch up with Sarah Pennells from Royal London to discuss responsible investing with your pension.

Their new …

567 Fun stories to teach kids about money, with Will Rainey

November 5th, 2021

19:51

An ever-increasing number of young adults are living in debt, with minimal financial knowledge and without the skills to build long-term wealth.

My …

566 Disputed inheritance, with Samara Dutton

October 29th, 2021

17:41

What happens when someone dies and their family disputes the terms of their will?

My guest on the podcast today is Samara Dutton, a contentious …

565 Invest Your Way to Financial Freedom, with Robin Powell

October 22nd, 2021

23:16

Whatever financial freedom means to you – living the life you want, not working to someone else’s timetable, not worrying about money ever again, or some other dream – the way to get there is through investing.

My guest …

Fraud and asset recovery, with Tim Carter & James Lister

September 24th, 2021

23:39

We know that scams are increasingly prevalent during the pandemic.

With a growing number of people falling victim to Ponzi schemes, corporate fraud and other nasty scams, what action can you take if you lose money?

My …

Understanding the Trust Registration Service, with Adrian Moss

September 17th, 2021

18:20

If you're a trustee, you need to know about the Trust Registration Service.

My guest on the podcast today is Adrian Moss, Trusts and Tax Director at Penningtons Manches Cooper.

Adrian manages the Penningtons Manches …

Stopping financial sabotage before it stops you, with Catherine Morgan

August 20th, 2021

26:47

The meaning we attach to money becomes the lens that we think, feel and behave with money.

My guest on the podcast today is Catherine Morgan, an …

Securing a second passport, with Brandon Miller

August 6th, 2021

19:35

Do you ever dream about upping sticks and moving to a different country?

Perhaps you have one eye on the future and want the security of a second passport, 'just in case' things go wrong in your home country.

My guest …

Dealing with finances when getting divorced, with Charlotte Plowman

July 30th, 2021

17:43

Getting divorced can be an expensive business.

Where divorcing parties end up in court to settle their financial arrangements, those legal expenses can become substantial.

My guest on the podcast today is Charlotte …

Mindful Investing, with Jonathan Satovsky

July 23rd, 2021

26:59

My guest on the podcast today is Jonathan Satovsky, the CEO and Chief Behavioral Coach of Satovsky Asset Management.

Jonathan provides leadership, coaching, advanced financial planning, and oversight across client …

Reignite your inner drive, with Sharath Jeevan

July 16th, 2021

24:05

Do you ever feel like you’re going through the motions, at work or at home?

It’s common to feel jaded and unhappy with the various organisations of which we are a part.

Life doesn’t have to feel like this.

My guest on …

Strategies to Avoid Financial Regrets, with Sten Morgan

July 9th, 2021

26:31

Anyone who has learned a financial lesson the hard way has probably thought, "I wish I knew that sooner".

We've all got financial regrets, some big and some small.

My guest on the podcast today wants people to have …

Crypto Wars, with Erica Stanford

July 2nd, 2021

30:30

Crypto is always in the headlines, with a growing number of people speculating on Bitcoin, Ethereum and other tokens.

But, along with the rest of the …

Finding Funded Contentment, with Brian Portnoy & Neil Bage

June 25th, 2021

32:28

What has the pandemic taught us about wealth and what my guests today refer to as 'funded contentment'?

I'm delighted to welcome back to Informed Choice Radio two of my favourite people from the world of behavioural …

Lasting Powers of Attorney: Are you prepared to lose mental capacity?

June 18th, 2021

19:55

The recent high-profile ITV documentary ‘Kate Garraway: Finding Derek’ highlighted the severe issue of losing mental capacity.

This documentary is about Kate’s struggle to support her Husband Derek, in a year-long …

Employee wellbeing as we return to the workplace, with Vicky Walker

June 11th, 2021

15:16

Businesses in England could stimulate the economy by as much as £61 billion by 2025, if they proactively develop new wellbeing strategies and improve …

Why 4 in 10 women struggle with their financial wellbeing (Talking Money #20 from Informed Choice Radio)

June 4th, 2021

31:19

4 in 10 women struggle with their financial wellbeing as a result of a focus on short-term finances.

According to the latest Aegon Financial …

Passion, Persistence, and Financial Independence, with Dave Mason

May 28th, 2021

21:19

My guest on the podcast today found himself deeply in debt, despite earning significant amounts of money in his career.

He came to realise that what he didn't understand about money was really hurting him. It was the …

UK's Decisive Decade (Talking Money #19 from Informed Choice Radio)

May 21st, 2021

28:23

The absence of a renewed economic strategy in the UK risks creating a relative decline in the coming years. That's according to a new report from the …

How to Work from Home and Actually Get Sh*t Done

May 14th, 2021

25:51

The pandemic has forced a huge number of people to work from home.

In some cases, this enforced change in our working practice has been a revelation; life became instantly better overnight, with distractions removed and …

Rental market: pandemic, economic uncertainty and shifting housing preferences (Talking Money #18 from Informed Choice Radio)

May 7th, 2021

27:50

The post-pandemic rental market outlook is clouded by economic uncertainty and shifts in housing preferences. In this episode of Talking Money, Martin and Hannah discuss new figures showing a decline in the private …

A Global Economy that Works for Progress, People and Planet, with Peter Vanham

April 30th, 2021

24:27

Our global economic system is broken.

The experience of the past 12 months, living through an unprecedented global pandemic, has illustrated the need to find a new way.

My guest on the podcast today is Peter Vanham, …

Red hot property market (Talking Money #17 from Informed Choice Radio)

April 23rd, 2021

31:26

The UK property market is red hot right now, with the latest data from property portal Rightmove showing a record high for asking prices and a rapid turnaround for property sales. Does the launch of low-deposit …

Bring on the Wall of Cash, with Alasdair McKinnon

April 16th, 2021

30:28

It's been a funny old year for investments.

As investors shifted their attention to high-growth tech stocks, perhaps better suited to our new way of …

Talking Money #16

April 9th, 2021

27:35

We’ve saved an average of £1,744 each since last March, spending 65% less overall on typical day-to-day expenses. But what would happen if we …

Gain Big & Give Back, with Patrick Rush

April 2nd, 2021

23:24

What does it take to live with purpose and retire with confidence?

Our lives have changed dramatically, with the steady employment and affluence enjoyed by the post-war baby boomer generation replaced by a more …

One Year Later (Talking Money #15 from Informed Choice Radio)

March 26th, 2021

28:16

With the one-year anniversary of the first national lockdown, it’s a time for reflection. In this episode of Talking Money, we look at new research into how our shopping, spending and television viewing habits have …

How to Bring Clarity, Contentment and Certainty to Your Financial Life

March 22nd, 2021

25:41

Do you want to live a fulfilled and purposeful life?

Are you unsure how to create the fulfilled life that you’re seeking?

My guest on the podcast …

White chocolate out, loungewear in (Talking Money #14 from Informed Choice Radio)

March 19th, 2021

25:28

Inflation basket changes can have a big impact on your finances. Here’s what you need to know about why these changes are happening and how they may affect your personal experience of price inflation in 2021.

We also …

Women need to find £100,000 in time for retirement (Talking Money #13 from Informed Choice Radio)

March 12th, 2021

26:27

In this episode of Talking Money from Informed Choice Radio, why women need to find an additional £100,000 in time for retirement, to match what men typically save.

We also discuss the latest 5-year forecast for rising …

Budget Reaction Special (Talking Money #12 from Informed Choice Radio)

March 5th, 2021

33:23

In this episode of Talking Money from Informed Choice Radio, we look at the Budget. The good, the bad and the bits that it will take more time to understand!

We cover everything from extended furlough, more …

Know your number, plan your exit & enjoy financial freedom, with Adam Carolan

March 1st, 2021

23:24

If you’re a business owner with a dream of selling your business, so you can enjoy financial freedom, then you need a plan.

Knowing your number – how much you need to realise from the sale of your business – is …

Bitcoin goes a bit nuts (Talking Money #11 from Informed Choice Radio)

February 26th, 2021

32:57

In this episode of Talking Money from Informed Choice Radio; Bitcoin has gone a bit nuts this week after setting a new record high of $57,000 and …

Woodford rides again? (Talking Money #10 from Informed Choice Radio)

February 19th, 2021

29:51

In this episode of Talking Money from Informed Choice Radio; fallen star fund manager Neil Woodford has issued an apology and revealed plans to …

Where is the best place to invest in buy to let in 2021?

February 15th, 2021

29:57

Where is the best place in the UK to invest in a buy-to-let property?

Aldermore’s Buy to Let City Tracker, analysing 50 cities across the UK to understand the top places for landlords to invest in, has found Manchester, …

Pensioner tax raid fears (Talking Money #9 from Informed Choice Radio)

February 12th, 2021

21:37

In this episode of Talking Money from Informed Choice Radio; fears of a tax raid on pensions and pensioners in the Budget next month.

We also talk about how Covid financial support has been skewed in favour of men, and …

Loss aversion & Robinhood questions, with Dr Richard Smith

February 8th, 2021

30:35

Younger people have flocked to platforms like Robinhood during the pandemic, making trading the pandemic hobby of choice.

But how does Robinhood make its money? If something is free, there’s every chance that you are …

GameStop Saga, Klarna & Jab & Go

February 5th, 2021

26:48

In this episode of Talking Money from Informed Choice Radio; what on earth is going on with the GameStop saga as the Reddit bros continue with their …

Hedonic adaptation & financial freedom, with Tightwad Todd

February 1st, 2021

23:02

My guest on the podcast today became financially free at age 35, following a wake-up moment as he was following the traditional path of school, …

Rigged Economic System (Talking Money #7 from Informed Choice Radio)

January 29th, 2021

21:21

In this episode of Talking Money from Informed Choice Radio; the Bank of England faces criticism for its financial support of high-carbon businesses, there’s a chance to the self-assessment deadline, and Covid income …

Don't miss this important deadline

January 25th, 2021

14:52

The clock is ticking, with the self-assessment tax deadline coming up this Sunday, 31st January 2021.

With the deadline looming, millions of people will be scrambling this week to finalise the information needed to …

Dangerous TikTok Investment Influencers

January 22nd, 2021

27:42

In this episode of Talking Money from Informed Choice Radio; an indication that the house price boom might be over; TikTok influencers talking utter rubbish about trading stocks; and the closure of more local bank …

Expensive Funerals & Risky Bitcoin

January 15th, 2021

26:40

Welcome to episode 4 of Talking Money, with Martin Bamford and Hannah Godfrey.

In each episode of Talking Money, we take a topical look at the big money stories of the week, putting our personal spin on the news.

What does a no-deal Brexit mean for your money?

December 18th, 2020

25:30

Welcome to episode 4 of Talking Money, with Martin Bamford and Hannah Godfrey.

In each episode of Talking Money, we take a topical look at the big money stories of the week, putting our personal spin on the news.

Nigel …

What an international tax laywer thinks about a one-off wealth tax in the UK

December 14th, 2020

20:14

What does an international tax lawyer think about the introduction of a one-off wealth tax in the UK?

The Wealth Tax Commission has published …

Covid cards, lottery ban, & mysterious monoliths

December 11th, 2020

25:44

With V-Day this week and the start of a mass vaccination programme to bring the coronavirus under control, what do 'covid cards' mean for your rights …

What We Think When We Think about Wealth, with Dr Rainer Zitelmann

December 7th, 2020

37:39

What do people think about the rich?

While the study of stereotypes and prejudices directed at women, people of various races or nationalities, and even the poor are well documented, there has only been sporadic …

Talking Money: Arcadia collapse & expensive EVs

December 4th, 2020

23:30

Welcome to episode 2 of Talking Money, with Martin Bamford and Hannah Godfrey.

In each episode of Talking Money, we take a topical look at the big money stories of the week, putting our personal spin on the news.

This …

What you need to know about trusts, with Emily Taylor

November 30th, 2020

25:38

The number of trusts in use across the UK appears to be in decline.

With tougher tax rules and more reporting requirements, is there still a role to …

Talking Money: Black Friday & London Exodus

November 27th, 2020

22:00

Welcome to Talking Money from Informed Choice Radio.

In this new Friday format for the podcast, I’m joined by Hannah Godfrey, an experienced freelance finance journalist and reporter at City AM.

Coming up in this …

Optimising FIRE basics, with Logan Leckie

November 23rd, 2020

29:20

FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) is a ‘game of optimisation’.

That’s according to my guest today, Logan Leckie, who is developing an app designed to aid in that FIRE optimisation process.

Topia is the UK’s …

Money Secrets, with Sarah Porretta

November 16th, 2020

23:02

As a nation, we are notoriously secretive about our money.

Yet, while the Covid-19 pandemic is causing financial uncertainty for many of us, it is better to build resilience now by opening up to someone about money …

Working from home, with Karen Mangia

November 9th, 2020

23:00

One feature of the Covid-19 pandemic is a huge shift towards working from home.

With government advice to work from home if you can, millions of people are facing this reality for the first time.

But what are some of …

How to fuel your legacy, with Samuel Knickerbocker

November 2nd, 2020

32:01

Have you ever thought about building a legacy?

Maybe you’ve wanted to start your legacy but don’t know where to start.

My guest on the podcast today is Samuel Knickerbocker, author of Fuel Your Legacy: 9-Pillars to …

An Investment Framework for Predicting the Future, with Marko Papic

October 26th, 2020

28:55

My guest on the podcast today has developed an original and compelling approach to forecasting the future and beating investment markets while doing so.

Marko Papic is a Partner and Chief Strategist at Clocktower Group, …

Adventures in opting out, with Cait Flanders

October 12th, 2020

23:51

My guest on the podcast today came up with the idea for her latest book while hiking the mountain in her backyard.

She wanted to share the truth about what it really takes to opt-out of expectations, change paths, and …

Create Your Dream Entrepreneur Lifestyle, with Dan Warburton

September 28th, 2020

28:47

My guest on the podcast today is Dan Warburton.

Despite his great ambition to create, live and share an extraordinary lifestyle, Dan spent most of his life dealing with sadness, anxiety and frustration.

He struggled to …

Finding the path to financial peace, with Dr Margaret Curlew

September 21st, 2020

29:40

My guest on the podcast today is Dr Margaret Curlew.

Margaret is a professional, mompreneur and a real estate investor.

She’s a firm believer in the principle that we can all influence our destiny through vision, …

Balancing today and tomorrow, with Lynn Beattie (Mrs MummyPenny)

September 14th, 2020

37:37

How do you strike the right balance between the competing financial needs of today and tomorrow?

My guest on the podcast today is Lynn Beattie (also known as Mrs MummyPenny), author of The Money Guide to Transform Your …

Helping you buy your first home, with Matthew Addison from StepLadder

August 31st, 2020

23:01

We all know just how challenging it can be for a first-time buyer to get on the property ladder today.

But what if a solution that’s used in …

Living a richer life by design, with Jonathan Krueger

August 17th, 2020

26:50

How can you become a better steward of your money?

My guest on the podcast today is Jonathan Krueger, CEO of Lionsgate Advisors, and host of the Living a Richer Life by Design podcast.

In each episode of Living a Richer …

Find your clear path to abundance and prosperity, with Gull Khan

August 10th, 2020

30:42

Everything in the world is made up of energy.

Our thoughts, feelings and emotions are made up of energy. The things that people do or say also have energy.

But what happens when our experiences in life leave energy …

How to Balance Your Career and Personal Finances to Get What You Want, with Roger Ma

August 3rd, 2020

23:23

Do work and money have you tied up in knots?

Job stuff, money stuff, and personal stuff — not only is it all linked, but it can feel impossible to disentangle.

My guest on the podcast today is Roger Ma, an award-winning …

Lessons on the FIRE life, with The Financial Father & Son

July 27th, 2020

27:04

In this episode of the podcast, we continue exploring FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) principles.

My guests are Financial Father and his son, Jay.

Financial Father is a relatively latecomer to the FIRE …

Mindful Millionaire, with Leisa Peterson

July 20th, 2020

23:45

In the world of personal finance, the biggest challenge is the sense that there’s never going to be enough.

It is this mindset of scarcity, and not …

Here’s what you need to know about financial protection, with Tom Baigrie

July 13th, 2020

24:27

Life insurance and other types of financial protection form the cornerstone of sound Financial Planning, but do we focus enough on these valuable products?

My guest on the podcast today is Tom Baigrie, Founder and CEO …

Start your FIRE, with Allison Tom & Dylin Redling

July 6th, 2020

26:44

Living your best life someday starts with saving smarter for retirement.

My guests on the podcast today are Allison Tom and Dylin Redling, authors of Start Your F.I.R.E.: A Modern Guide to Early Retirement.

Allison and …

The Family Lawyer’s Guide to Separation and Divorce, with Laura Naser

June 29th, 2020

31:55

If you’re thinking about or are in the process of splitting up with your partner, this podcast episode is for you.

Laura Naser is a Senior Associate …

The Art of a Successful Life, with Dr Rainer Zitelmann

June 22nd, 2020

30:04

The German poet Theodor Fontane once wrote: A good aphorism contains the wisdom of an entire book in one sentence.

In his new book, The Art of a …

Irish FIRE, with Michael Houghton

June 15th, 2020

24:35

My guest on the podcast today is Michael Houghton, host of The Irish FIRE Podcast.

Michael originally hails from New Zealand, but has lived in Ireland for the past decade.

He graduated from the University of Auckland in …

Cannabis investments – what you need to know (with Stuart Forbes from Rize ETF)

June 8th, 2020

30:16

When you think about new investment trends, what pops into your head?

Bitcoin? Renewable energy? Cannabis?

Today on the podcast we’re talking about investing in medical marijuana, with my guest Stuart Forbes.

Stuart is …

Finding hope and opportunity in the depths of adversity, with Beth Kempton

June 1st, 2020

33:25

We know that the global pandemic has disrupted life as we know it.

None of us could have imagined the scale and nature of the changes to our daily …

Ending the Struggle for Work-Life Balance, with Gail Golden

May 25th, 2020

23:05

We all lead increasingly hectic lives, in many cases shaken up beyond recognition today during the Covid-19 pandemic.

My guest on the podcast today …

The Value We Place on Life, with Howard Friedman

May 18th, 2020

19:39

How much is your life worth? And why?

Everyday decisions made by governments, businesses and individuals place a price on human life.

Your personal price tag is made up of the economic and social value, but the …

How to heal in times of anxiety, loss and change, with Suzy Reading

May 11th, 2020

23:20

There's no getting around the fact that tough times hurt.

Right now, we're all living through some pretty tough times.

My guest on the podcast today …

Keys to a successful retirement, with Fritz Gilbert

May 4th, 2020

22:30

Lockdown life has given many of us a glimpse of what our retirement might look like.

What will you do with your free time when you retire?

My guest on the podcast today is FIRE practitioner Fritz Gilbert.

Fritz retired …

Coronavirus financial support - your comprehensive guide

May 1st, 2020

44:23

What financial support is available for individuals and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic?

In this special episode of Informed Choice Radio, I'm joined by Philip Wise to discuss the ins and outs of the various …

Misfits changing finance forever, with Daniel Simon

April 27th, 2020

28:37

Every day, financial technology (or fintech) is creating seismic changes within the banking and finance sector.

My guest today is author of the …

What's happening at Informed Choice?

April 24th, 2020

22:24

In this special episode, Martin talks to Informed Choice managing director Shelley McCarthy.

They chat about what the coronavirus crisis means for life at Informed Choice, how the teams are working remotely and adapting …

Three blind mice, with Scott McLean

April 20th, 2020

27:29

You receive investment advice from a financial adviser, your tax return is completed by an accountant, and your estate planning is carried out by a …

Self-nourishment to feed your professional soul, with Dr Alka Patel

April 13th, 2020

21:54

We could all do with a little self-nourishment right now.

My guest on the podcast today is Dr Alka Patel.

Alka is a GP, lifestyle medicine physician …

How to Be Happy at Work, with Samantha Clarke

April 6th, 2020

21:37

Life is too short to put up with a job you hate.

My guest today is happiness consultant Samantha Clarke, who wants you to say goodbye to the dread of …

Happy Side Hustle, with Bec Evans

March 30th, 2020

17:15

If you’re looking for fulfillment outside the day job, you might start a side hustle.

But what happens when you have an idea but don’t know where to …

The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money, with Jill Schlesinger

March 23rd, 2020

22:41

Why do even the smartest among us make dumb mistakes with our money?

I’m sure we all know someone who is super intelligent, has a successful career, …

How to use motivational psychology to change your habits for life, with Andy Ramage

March 16th, 2020

18:42

My guest on the podcast today is Andy Ramage.

Andy’s background in professional sport and running a busy financial brokerage in London has created a unique set of skills and experience that flow through his work. His …

Freedom first, with Matthew Klan

March 9th, 2020

24:09

“In this rapidly changing world, spending your life pursuing security in the hope of winding up with freedom is insane”, says my guest today. “If you want to be financially free, you’ve got to start by getting free …

Seven Mistakes Every Investor Makes, with Joachim Klement

March 2nd, 2020

25:40

Every investor makes mistakes. Private or professional, amateur or experienced, there is no exception.

And many of these are common mistakes. Whether or not they want to admit it, many investors have committed the same …

Your Blueprint to Financial Independence, with Chris Mamula

February 24th, 2020

17:23

If you are in debt, bad with money, or looking for a straightforward way to take command of your finances, my guest today has written the book for you.

This isn’t just another personal finance book or budgeting guide …

Prosperity Life Lessons, with John Soforic

February 17th, 2020

25:10

What are the most important prosperity life lessons we should pass on to the next generation?

My guest today has experienced hardship, faced …

Value investing, with Simon Gergel

February 10th, 2020

17:38

In today's podcast episode, I chat with Simon Gergel, head of the UK Equity team at AllianzGI, all about value investing.

Simon manages The Merchants …

Warren Buffett’s journey to $1bn, with Glen Arnold

February 3rd, 2020

31:18

How did Warren Buffet go from $100m to $2bn?

In this episode of the podcast, I chat with Glen Arnold, author of The Deals of Warren Buffett.

In the …

Self Made People Secrets, with Dr Rainer Zitelmann

January 27th, 2020

27:01

Richard Branson once said: “No goal is beyond our reach and even the impossible can become possible for those with vision and belief in themselves.”

In his third guest appearance on Informed Choice Radio, I chat with Dr …

Common sense approach for your money, with Harry Stout

January 20th, 2020

17:59

It’s fair to say that money matters are the cause of stress and anxiety of a great many people.

When you don’t fully understand the decisions you …

Making complex finance subjects simple, with Tina Hay

January 13th, 2020

11:44

How’s your financial literacy?

As a listener to Informed Choice Radio, I’m guessing it’s pretty good! Certainly better than average!

But, for most people, a lack of financial literacy is a serious challenge. After all, …

100 things millionaires do, with Nigel Cumberland

January 6th, 2020

24:06

What are the habits you need to adopt so you can build and retain sustainable wealth?

In this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by Nigel Cumberland, …

Escaping from your financial prison camp, with The Escape Artist

December 2nd, 2019

20:58

Are you trapped in a financial prison camp of your own making?

My guest on the podcast today didn't realise he was part of the wider FIRE movement until a chance encounter with the work of Mr Money Mustache.

In this …

Journey to financial independence, with Ken Okoroafor

November 25th, 2019

20:51

Financial independence is a super power. Whether we know it or not, we're all on a stage of a money journey; anything from financially solvent to …

This is why you need to fund your retirement

November 22nd, 2019

5:49

You might not plan to retire. Increasingly these days, retirement is delayed because we can’t afford it, or we don’t want to give up work; after all, …

Teaching Kids to Buy Stocks, with J. J. Wenrich

November 18th, 2019

18:14

How can we best educate our children to equip them for success when it comes to their money?

My guest today is J. J. Wenrich, a Certified Financial Planner and 20-year veteran of the investment world.

He developed his …

How would you spend your Freedom Dividend?

November 15th, 2019

8:30

Universal Basic Income. If you’ve not come across the term before, you’re likely to hear a lot more about it in the future.

It’s an economic policy …

No debt business startup explained, with Alan Donegan

November 11th, 2019

21:11

If you're thinking about starting a business, it's likely that writing a business plan and then borrowing money will be two factors putting you off.

My guest today runs workshops which show budding entrepreneurs how to …

Building a property portfolio, with Michelle Niziol

November 4th, 2019

23:59

Investing in bricks and mortar, and building a property portfolio, is an ambition for many investors.

The tangible nature of property makes it appear …

It’s not a wealth tax. It’s a wealth multiplier.

November 1st, 2019

8:44

An obsession with the cost of advice is denying investors access to the value of advice.

When influential commentators position ongoing adviser fees as a ‘wealth tax’, they ignore the significant level of value added by …

How To Make Good Decisions, with Gerd Gigerenzer

October 28th, 2019

18:40

Risk-taking is essential for innovation, fun, and the courage to face the uncertainties in life.

Yet for many important decisions, we're often presented with statistics and probabilities that we don't really understand …

7 ways to join the latest influx of global millionaires

October 25th, 2019

23:31

We’re fascinated by millionaires. There’s a certain mystique about how people become rich, and how they live their lives once they reach millionaire …

Guide to a Great Later Life, with Louise Ansari

October 21st, 2019

18:06

Today’s fifty-year-olds are likely to have an astounding 36 or more years to live.

So if you’re approaching later life, you need to think very …

Three lessons for investors following the Woodford demise

October 18th, 2019

8:06

The financial press has been dominated this week by former-star fund manager, Neil Woodford.

After being sacked from his flagship Equity Income fund, …

Real assets explained, with Luke Hyde-Smith

October 14th, 2019

21:28

Real assets have grown in popularity in recent years, as an option to combat a low-yield from fixed income and perceived high equity market values.

Tips for the Bank of Mum & Dad, with Mark Bogard

October 7th, 2019

16:40

We hear a lot about the Bank of Mum and Dad.

With high property prices and a rising cost of living, it's becoming common for young adults to turn to …

When is the right time to get a Financial Plan?

October 4th, 2019

7:03

Big life events are often a prompt to establish a Financial Plan.

Retirement is a big one, along with starting a family, buying a home, or the death of a loved one.

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, the right …

Closing the gender pensions gap, with Dame Helena Morrissey

September 30th, 2019

17:35

We hear a lot about the gender pay gap, but what about the gender pension gap?

My guest on the show today is Dame Helena Morrissey, Head of Personal Investing at Legal & General Investment Management.

Helena joined …

Earliest childhood money memories

September 27th, 2019

6:37

They f*** you up, your mum and dad.

They may not mean to, but they do.

They fill you with the faults they had

And add some extra, just for you.

Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together, with Gaby Dunn

September 23rd, 2019

18:31

In the first episode of her "Bad With Money" podcast, my guest asked patrons at a coffee shop two questions: First, what's your favorite sex position? Everyone was game to answer, even the barista. Then, she asked how …

Do you want to look rich or be rich?

September 20th, 2019

6:50

In my nearly twenty years working in the financial planning sector, I've noticed something that goes against most conventional wisdom. The wealthiest people don't tend to look rich.

From living in modest homes to …

Later life law, with Kelly Greig

September 16th, 2019

22:02

What are the top legal issues is to consider as you get older?

My guest on the podcast today has a particular interest in mental capacity law, …

How to make the most of your money in a low savings environment

September 13th, 2019

25:39

Let's be honest; interest rates on cash savings are rubbish.

Ever since the global financial crisis, when the Bank of England and other central banks slashed interest rates to prevent the world economy from going over a …

How to Restart Your Life and Get F.U. Money, with David Sawyer

September 9th, 2019

37:09

Are you happy? Is there more to life than this? What if there is another way?

My guest today had something of a mid-life crisis shortly before his 40th birthday, quit his job, read a load of books, and became a …

What to do when things go wrong, with Frank Supovitz

September 2nd, 2019

20:12

It's entirely reasonable to assume that things will go wrong from time to time.

Things will go wrong in your life, your business, and within your …

How liquid is your investment portfolio?

August 30th, 2019

31:01

Investment liquidity is a topic that's regularly on the mind of investors, more so recently with the high profile and ongoing suspension of Woodford …

Keep on Squirrelling, with Gary Edwards

August 26th, 2019

18:28

I'm passionate about financial education.

As father to three school age children and husband to a primary school teacher, I get to see this subject …

We got it all wrong about the baby boomers

August 23rd, 2019

19:14

In this episode of the podcast, I'm talking about a bunch of self-entitled, fortunate, some would say selfish people. That's right, we're discussing …

Reinventing power, purpose and capitalism, with Joel Solomon

August 19th, 2019

25:47

By the year 2050, $50 trillion will change hands in North America in the largest generational wealth transfer ever. It will remake the world and be the biggest money-making opportunity in history.

"Business as usual", …

6 signs of true wealth

August 16th, 2019

29:19

What are the signs of true wealth? After spending a few days this week staying in one of the most expensive places in the world, I've drawn up a list of six signs of true wealth, that go beyond the material and …

Better financial services communication, with Joe Craig

August 12th, 2019

26:59

The world of retail financial services is notorious for its poor communication, especially in written form.

Communicating complex topics, such as …

THIS is why you need to work with a financial adviser

August 9th, 2019

22:35

There's a great news story doing the rounds this week, about a chap who received a windfall of nearly £133,000 after a chance conversation with his financial adviser which led him to a state pension pot he didn't know …

Navigating the gig economy, with Diane Mulcahy

August 5th, 2019

23:40

The world of work is changing. Gone is the idea of a job for life. Instead, traditional employment is more uncertain than ever, leading a growing …

Turning passion into profit

August 2nd, 2019

25:59

In this episode, I answer a listener email, sharing my thoughts on how he can turn his passion into profit.

Spotting financial bubbles before they burst, with Vikram Mansharamani

July 29th, 2019

27:17

My guest on the podcast today is author of a book based on the popular undergraduate course he taught at Yale University.

The course was called …

Should you worry about Boris?

July 26th, 2019

20:34

The United Kingdom has a new Prime Minister!

Boris Johnson beat his opponent Jeremy Hunt to secure leadership of the Conservative Party this week, before taking the keys to Number 10 Downing Street from his predecessor, …

Ditch debt, save money, build real wealth - with Bola Sokunbi

July 22nd, 2019

21:23

My guest on the podcast today is on a mission to help women become accountable, ditch debt, save money and build real wealth.

Bola Sokunbi is a …

Why the next recession will test your financial plan

July 19th, 2019

22:52

We're overdue a recession. Based on the typical length of an economic cycle, it's reasonable to expect a recession sometime soon.

Throw some current affairs into the mix; Brexit, the US/China trade war, and everyone …

What money means in the 21st Century, with Alice Tapper

July 15th, 2019

19:20

My guest today on Informed Choice Radio is Alice Tapper, the Founder of Go Fund Yourself, an online platform and community which makes personal finance relatable.

She also works with start-ups and financial institutions …

Opposite-sex couples set to gain civil partnership financial advantage

July 12th, 2019

19:05

Today on the show, I'm talking about proposals to make civil partnerships available to opposite-sex couples, and the financial advantages this would …

How to manage your finances to get the life you want, with Lisa Conway-Hughes

July 8th, 2019

17:15

If you spent one hour a month nurturing your finances for the next twelve months, how would you feel this time next year? What would be different?

Celebrating 25 years of Independent Financial Planning at Informed Choice

July 5th, 2019

21:36

Martin and Nick chat in the Sundial House Courtyard ahead of celebrations for the 25th anniversary of Informed Choice, which started in 1994.


They talk about the early days of the business, finding the offices, how …

Rewiring the way you think about retirement, with Jamie Hopkins

July 1st, 2019

24:37

Common misconceptions, assumptions, and behavioral biases often prevent people from building robust and flexible retirement plans—and this is an enormous problem. If you don’t know your decisions are based on false …

Illiquid funds are built on a lie

June 28th, 2019

18:04

I had a conversation yesterday with a lady I know. Not a client, I should add.

She's recently discovered that a quarter of her pension pot is …

How ideas from the great economists can help us today, with Dr Linda Yueh

June 24th, 2019

21:36

What can the ideas of history's greatest economists tell us about the most important issues of our time?

Since the days of Adam Smith, economists have grappled with a series of familiar problems - but often their ideas …

What's with all of the sub-standard pension transfer advice?

June 21st, 2019

23:44

The suitability of advice to transfer from a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme to a personal pension has faced a great deal of regulatory scrutiny …

Rules for richer, happier days, with James Wallman

June 17th, 2019

38:30

If the most precious thing we have is time, the most highly prized expertise should be knowing how to spend it well.

Yet, busier than ever, do we …

Are you paying too little tax?

June 14th, 2019

20:11

In the world of Financial Planning, the goal when it comes to tax is to pay as little as necessary.

This approach is legal tax avoidance, rather than …

Quit like a millionaire, with Kristy Shen & Bryce Leung

June 10th, 2019

23:34

My guests today are two leaders of the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement, and they've written a bold, contrarian guide to retiring …

What's happened to Neil Woodford?

June 7th, 2019

18:03

It's been a busy week for the financial press, but for all of the wrong reasons.

Neil Woodford's £3.7bn fund flagship Equity Income fund suspended …

Calling the top of the Bitcoin boom, with Glen Goodman

June 3rd, 2019

27:59

My guest on the podcast today is Glen Goodman.

His goal was to retire young and wealthy, escaping the daily grind. He taught himself how to trade everything from shares to Bitcoin and made enough money to realise his …

Carnage on the High Street

May 31st, 2019

28:25

In this episode, I'm talking about the impact of fairly dire retail conditions on the High Street, and what this could mean for commercial property …

Thinking differently from the investor crowd, with Alasdair McKinnon

May 27th, 2019

25:10

When it comes to investing, it pays to think differently from the rest of the crowd. Contrarian thinking is something we've explored on Informed Choice Radio before, and we're back at it today in conversation with …

Why women are better with money than men

May 24th, 2019

33:25

It’s official – women are better with money than men.

Researchers who carried out a detailed study found the female of the species to be more financially responsible than their male counterparts.

According to the …

Is it ever too late to get started?

May 10th, 2019

21:52

Start young, start early. That's the mantra of Financial Planning, But what if you leave it later in life before starting to save for retirement or another financial objective? Is it too late to get started?

In this …

Becoming a financial grownup, with Bobbi Rebell

May 6th, 2019

17:57

My guest today is Bobbi Rebell, an award-winning TV anchor and personal finance columnist at Thomson Reuters

In hew new book, How to Be a Financial …

Tackling inter generational unfairness

May 3rd, 2019

24:46

It's not fair.

The financial gulf between young and old in society has reached epic proportions.

While retirees are sitting on vast amounts of …

Rewiring brain science for wealth, with David Krueger MD

April 29th, 2019

23:47

Neuroscientists estimate that over 90 percent of our operating systems - our beliefs, behaviors, patterns - are unconscious.

Since the surface story determines less than 10 percent of our decisions, how can we …

Why we put off important financial decisions

April 26th, 2019

23:47

I'm a master procrastinator. Easily distracted, very proficient at finding trivial things to fill my time, right up until a looming deadline, when I become the most productive machine known to humankind.

It turns out …

Becoming a sceptical investor, with John Stepek

April 22nd, 2019

28:13

It seems that all investors want to be contrarian investors.

My guest today explains that being a contrarian is hard work. It requires a lot of patience, both in terms of waiting for opportunities and then waiting to be …

Rewilding Knepp Castle, with Isabella Tree

April 19th, 2019

21:22

What happens when an intensively farmed estate is handed back to nature?

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, something a little different.

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the award-winning nature and …

Playing with FIRE, with Scott Rieckens

April 15th, 2019

34:49

A successful entrepreneur living in Southern California, my guest today had built a “dream life”; a happy marriage, a two-year-old daughter, a …

Making the case for active investment management

April 12th, 2019

21:02

I came across an article on Marketwatch.com last week, and it's a controversial one.

We hear a lot about the benefits of index tracker funds. These are the low-cost funds that aim to replicate the performance of a …

An economist walks into a brothel, with Allison Schrager

April 8th, 2019

16:14

An Economist Walks Into a Brothel. It's not the first line of a bad joke, but the title of a new book all about unexpected places to find risk.

Is it worth swimming in shark-infested waters to surf a 50-foot, …

Why not now

April 5th, 2019

31:26

Did you know that 90% of women will have complete control over their finances at some point in their lives due to lifecycle events like divorce or …

Control over obscene top pay, with Deborah Hargreaves

April 1st, 2019

19:51

Wages for the majority have been stagnant for decades, but a lucky few have enjoyed a pay bonanza.

Top company bosses take home in several days as …

Powerful systems to boost your wealth

March 29th, 2019

38:30

What are the simple systems you should follow to boost your long-term wealth?

In this episode, I'm sharing four systems that i believe can have the …

Essential personal finance at work, with Jason Butler

March 25th, 2019

20:49

There is increasing pressure for all of us to take responsibility for our own financial security and wellbeing. But we often overlook how the benefits that come with a job can help us do just that.

My guest on the …

Talking about invisible illnesses

March 22nd, 2019

22:25

In this episode, we're talking about invisible illnesses and why it's important to talk about your health, especially with your financial adviser.

There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance news, and some …

Capitalism matters more than ever, with Dr Rainer Zitelmann

March 18th, 2019

25:30

"The market has failed, we need more government intervention" - that's the mantra politicians, the media and intellectuals have constantly been …

Spring Statement, Brexit Bombshell, & Clued Up for ISA Season

March 15th, 2019

34:14

In this episode, there's an update on the key economic and personal finance points in this week's Spring Statement; I have a short rant about Brexit and the latest occurrences; and we hear from our correspondent Kitty …

Successful retirement planning, with Justin King

March 11th, 2019

27:09

What does it take to live a successful retirement?

My guest today is Justin King; a Chartered Financial Planner, Certified Financial Planner and …

5 signs your investment portfolio is in great shape

March 8th, 2019

32:54

In this episode, I'm sharing 5 signs that your investment portfolio is in great shape.

As we move ever closer to an uncertain Brexit outcome, …

Understanding the City's best-kept secret, with Jonathan Davis

March 4th, 2019

26:05

My guest on the podcast today is Jonathan Davis, one of the UK’s leading authors and commentators on stock market investment.

He's the author of …

How economics explains how we raise our kids, with Matthias Doepke

February 25th, 2019

15:51

Parents everywhere want their children to be happy and do well. Yet how parents seek to achieve this ambition varies enormously.

For instance, American and Chinese parents are increasingly authoritative and …

Finding the next Apple or Google

February 22nd, 2019

29:50

Today on the podcast, I was going to bring you a big name guest interview...but that fell through. I thought I might ask past guests of the show to record their favourite money making or money saving tips...but I ran …

Inside the ransom business, with Anja Shortland

February 18th, 2019

23:17

Kidnap for ransom is a lucrative but tricky business.

Millions of people live, travel, and work in areas with significant kidnap risks, yet kidnaps of foreign workers, local VIPs, and tourists are surprisingly rare and …

Romance is dead

February 15th, 2019

21:42

We're getting romantic in this episode. After all, it was Valentine's Day this week.

I've found three new money and romance related studies to share, along with a few of my thoughts on the subject.

In this episode, I …

Happy Go Money, with Melissa Leong

February 11th, 2019

18:35

Everything tells us that what will make us happy can be bought, whether it’s the latest gadgets, renovated kitchens, or luxury goods. But research has shown that having more money in the bank and more stuff around the …

5 side hustles to make you extra money in 2019, with Emma Drew

February 8th, 2019

34:58

It’s February and I know a lot of people are still feeling the post-Christmas pinch. With so much economic uncertainty in the build up to Brexit, it’s no surprise that we want to earn a little extra money.

A big trend …

Old jobs in the new urban economy, with Richard Ocejo

February 4th, 2019

25:01

There's a big change happening in the new economy. Traditionally low-status, manual labour jobs are being transformed into elite, taste-making occupations.

This is redefining 'good' jobs, which are typically knowledge …

Doing things by the book

February 1st, 2019

25:22

In money, as in life, there are two ways of doing most things. You can do things the easy, informal way. Or you can do things right, by the book.

In this episode I'm talking about the importance of managing money for …

Solving money worries at work, with Jeanette Makings

January 28th, 2019

21:17

The vast majority of us are suffering from money worries, with more than three quarters of employees saying money worries impact them at work.

That's according to new research from Close Brothers, who found 25 million …

Making the mental switch from saver to spender

January 25th, 2019

26:32

At some point in your life, you're going to have to switch from being a saver to being a spender.

This usually happens as a result of that big life …

Millennial Money Makeover, with Conor Richardson

January 21st, 2019

22:40

 

We hear a lot about Millennials and their challenges with money. Rarely a week goes by when this generation isn't being slated in the press for their failure to get onto the property ladder - or their obsession with …

Making sure financial advice is unbiased

January 18th, 2019

28:21

We're all biased, whether consciously or unconsciously. But what happens when that bias enters the financial advice you receive? In this episode, I'm sharing a couple of examples of bias when it comes to financial …

Clues for investors that a company is heading for a fall, with Tim Steer

January 14th, 2019

18:13

When it comes to investing, things sometimes go wrong.

There's risk involved when investing your money. Companies sometimes suffer a dramatic, even a …

Death, divorce and debt week

January 11th, 2019

28:23

Death, divorce and debt have been in the news a lot this week. Not the most cheerful subjects as we get back into the swing of things in the New …

Why the corner office doesn't work for every woman, with Kathryn Sollmann

January 7th, 2019

25:57

My guest today believes it's time to acknowledge that not all working women are interested in climbing the corporate ladder or securing the corner office.

In fact, most women want and need flexible, less life-consuming …

How to make your money goals stick in 2019

January 4th, 2019

30:51

In this episode of the podcast, I'm sharing seven tips for sticking with your money goals in 2019.

What good are New Year's Resolutions if you give …

What Financial Planning can learn from technology giants, with Jose Supico

December 31st, 2018

26:41

Today on the show, I take you to Lisbon in Portugal for a conversation with Jose Supico.

Jose is CEO and co-founder of Advicefront, a fintech firm designed from the ground up with the new reality of personalised advice …

What I've learned from our guests in 2018

December 28th, 2018

46:09

In this episode, I've picked 12 of my favourite guest interviews from 2018 and selected the best lessons from those conversations.

It was hard work to whittle this down to just 12 guests.

During the course of 2018, I've …

From here to financial happiness, with Jonathan Clements

December 24th, 2018

20:04

My guest on the show today is Jonathan Clements, founder of HumbleDollar.com and prolific author of personal finance books.

His new book is From Here …

The Informed Choice Christmas Letter

December 21st, 2018

46:40

In this episode, it's the Informed Choice Christmas letter.

I take a look back at 2018, with personal finance highlights and news from here at Informed Choice throughout the year.

It's like that letter you get in the …

Setting financial goals and building our savings, with Single Mom CPA Michele Cagan

December 17th, 2018

19:48

If there's a personal finance topic I'm happy to come back to again and again, it's budgeting.

Budgeting is the foundation, the very cornerstone of a great financial plan.

Like many things in the world of finances, it's …

Don't do this when investment markets are choppy

December 14th, 2018

19:38

Oh Theresa, what have you been doing?!

Brexit is all anyone is talking about at the moment, with the Brexit induced uncertainty prompting another …

Why ego is the enemy for investors, with Dr Daniel Crosby

December 10th, 2018

23:29

Regular listeners to this podcast will know I'm particularly interested in the field of behavioural finance. So I'm pleased to welcome back to the …

Are we nearly there yet? Counting down the days until the next global recession

December 7th, 2018

22:10

In this episode, I bring you shocking news of an inverted yield curve in the United States, heralding the onset of an economic recession.

But when? How much? What is an inverted yield curve?

I've got some of the answers …

How to Brexit-proof your personal finances

November 30th, 2018

29:46

It's been an interesting few weeks in British politics.

Prime Minister Theresa May survived what start to look like a Conservative Party coup. She …

The value of a financial plan, with Nick Bamford

November 26th, 2018

23:24

What's the value of a financial plan? In this episode, chartered financial planner Nick Bamford from Informed Choice talks to Martin about financial …

How regular climaxes could add billions to the British economy

November 23rd, 2018

23:19

Did you know that regular climaxes could help add a whopping £90 billion to the British economy? Almost four in five Brits say they felt happier and …

Making the millionaire choice, with Tony Bradshaw

November 19th, 2018

24:36

My guest today, Tony Bradshaw, realised he was in a financial mess when he tax return as an engineer just out of college. $39,000 gross. $16,000 of …

5 money myths that aren't always true

November 16th, 2018

24:25

We're told a lot about money, investing and personal finance. There are plenty of strongly held beliefs out there.

But there are also lots of money …

Our primal fear of loss, with Dr Mark Tobak

November 12th, 2018

26:54

My guest on the podcast today is a psychiatrist who has discovered most of his patients have one thing in common; anxiety about money. This manifests itself as fears and doubts about their financial future and …

Keeping your personal finances on track when you're starting a business

November 9th, 2018

30:09

In this episode, it's all about becoming self-employed or starting a business, and how to get and keep your personal finances in the best possible shape at the same time.

We're asked about this a lot; after-all, more …

Personality traits, experiences and attitudes of the super rich, with Dr Rainer Zitelmann

November 5th, 2018

36:02

What makes the super rich tick? Is there a specific mindset that sets ultra-high net worth individuals apart from the rest of us?

Are they meticulous …

How to boost pension savings for women

November 2nd, 2018

25:15

In this episode, it's all about the ladies and an interesting suggestion on a way to boost their levels of retirement savings. Keep listening if you're of the less fair persuasion too, as there's still plenty in this …

What you need to know about the Autumn Budget

October 30th, 2018

16:20

In this special bonus episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin explains the key personal finance measures announced in the Autumn Budget.

How to make extraordinary profits from ordinary investment funds, with Brian Dennehy

October 29th, 2018

23:20

In this episode I'm joined by Brian Dennehy, a veteran of the financial services profession and regular media commentator for more than 20 years.

Three things we're not doing with our money

October 26th, 2018

29:03

In this episode, three things we're not doing with our money - and why this needs to change. I'm talking about mortgages, pensions and long-term care …

How to Sell More, Earn More, and Become the Ultimate Sales Machine - with Ryan Serhant

October 22nd, 2018

19:39

On September 15, 2008, the subprime mortgage industry collapsed, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, and a 24-year-old Ryan Serhant began his first …

5 of the worst investments you can make right now

October 19th, 2018

31:49

In this episode, Martin shares five of what he considers to be the worst investments you can make right now. There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice in …

Direct lending as an asset class, with Jake Wombwell-Povey

October 15th, 2018

21:46

In this episode I'm joined by energetic Fintech professional Jake Wombwell-Povey.

Jake recently joined Goji Investments, an investment platform focused on Direct Lending. Within this episode Jake explains all about …

Late Night Money Live 001

October 12th, 2018

32:08

Hello and welcome to Late Night Money Live, a special live broadcast episode of Informed Choice Radio.

This episode was recorded live at 10pm on Wednesday the 10th of October 2018.

Martin was joined by Neil, Michael and …

How to thrive in retirement, with Celia Dodd

October 8th, 2018

20:41

Retirement is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be yourself and do what you want to do. It offers new possibilities for personal growth through learning, retraining, travelling and friendship.

But it’s also one of the …

The Cost of Staying Loyal

October 5th, 2018

31:02

In this episode, the cost of loyalty. What’s the cost of staying loyal to providers of insurance, banking and financial services? It could be a lot …

How to transition a business for the employee ownership revolution, with Chris Budd

October 1st, 2018

25:58

In this episode, I'm pleased to welcome Chris Budd back to the show.

Chris has come on today to talk about his new book. It's called The Eternal Business: How to transition a business for the employee ownership …

How to become a Financial Planner

September 28th, 2018

31:54

In this episode, Martin becomes a careers adviser and shares some thoughts on how to become a Financial Planner. Which exams do you need to take? …

The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, with Saifedean Ammous

September 24th, 2018

32:48

When a pseudonymous programmer introduced "a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party" to a small online …

Missing out on pensions when getting divorced

September 21st, 2018

32:57

In this episode, we're talking about divorce and separation. It's been in the press a lot this week, with the government considering changes to the …

Everything you need to KNOW and everything you need to DO to secure your financial future, with Pete Matthew

September 17th, 2018

26:58

In this episode I'm joined by legendary personal finance podcaster Pete Matthew.

Pete's written his first book, it's called The Meaningful Money …

Exhaustion epidemic and four day working week

September 14th, 2018

31:12

In this episode, why an exhaustion epidemic is sweeping the UK and how workers can look forward to a four day working week in the future, thanks to …

Thoughtful Philanthropy, with Lauren Janus

September 10th, 2018

24:38

In this episode I’m joined by Lauren Janus, founder of Thoughtful Philanthropy.

Thoughtful Philanthropy is a charitable giving advisory service for …

Is social media driving us into debt?

September 7th, 2018

30:37

In this episode, is social media driving us into debt? I chat with social media influencer Jasmine Jonas, along with Barclays Bank Head of Savings …

A beginner's guide to the stock market, with Rodney Hobson

September 3rd, 2018

25:07

In this episode, I'm pleased to welcome Rodney Hobson back to the show.

Rodney is an experienced financial journalist who has held senior editorial positions in the UK and Asia, including Business News Editor for The …

Mid-life MOTs and pension tax relief speculation

August 31st, 2018

36:42

In this episode, it's a double-header! I chat with Alistair McQueen, Head of Savings & Investments at Aviva, about how they are checking up on …

How to live a life well lived in retirement, with Marlene Outrim

August 27th, 2018

18:34

Retirement today is the golden era, not the olden one.

Everyone I meet who is entering the retirement phase of their life wants to have a life well …

ICR348: This is why you're not saving enough for later life care

August 25th, 2018

29:55

In this episode, why you're not saving enough for your care in later life and why a proposed care ISA is a really bad idea. There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance news, and the aftershow, where I share …

Blockchain solutions for small countries, with Robert Koenig

August 20th, 2018

24:46

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you're probably familiar with bitcoin and it's rollercoaster ride for cryptocurrency …

An industry insider's look at the fintech explosion, with Susanne Chishti

August 13th, 2018

26:35

The financial technology, or fintech, sector is booming.

Entrepreneurs, bankers, consultants, investors and asset managers are scrambling for more …

A millennial's view of financial planning

August 10th, 2018

26:19

Today on the show, I'm joined by my colleague Andy Bodman, paraplanner at Informed Choice and soon to be financial planner, to get a millennial's …

How to give financial advice that people will follow, with Dr Moira Somers

August 6th, 2018

24:27

What good is excellent advice if you don't follow it?

As a financial planner, I know that when my advice goes unimplemented, the well-being of my …

Interest rates are going up!

August 3rd, 2018

32:57

Interest rates went up this week, for only the second time in nearly a decade. In this episode, we're looking at the factors behind the rate rise decision and what it means for your personal finances. There's also a …

How to shape a life of money and meaning, with Dr Brian Portnoy

July 30th, 2018

24:04

How does money figure into a happy life?

In his new book The Geometry of Wealth, behavioral finance expert Dr Brian Portnoy delivers an inspired answer to this important question. He builds on the critical distinction …

ICR341: Another failed financial policy from the government

July 27th, 2018

35:04

In this episode, I’m looking at the a new Treasury Committee report about household finances.

We’ve got high levels of debt and low levels of …

ICR340: Russ Koesterich, Portfolio Construction for Today's Markets

July 23rd, 2018

15:58

For almost 50 years the simplest investment solution was often the best.

A balanced portfolio of stocks and bonds provided most investors with a …

ICR339: How to order a hit on your financial adviser

July 20th, 2018

22:09

In this episode I'm talking about resolving problems with your financial adviser or financial planner.

My inspiration for this episode came from two …

ICR338: Barbara Vrancik, She Will Get The Money

July 16th, 2018

20:06

Earlier this year, Melinda Gates wrote in an op-ed published in Quartz that she and her husband, Bill Gates, would be donating $170 million to …

ICR337: What went wrong in Port Talbot?

July 13th, 2018

23:24

This week I've been in Port Talbot in South Wales, for the Great Pension Debate II. In this episode, I'm sharing the story of why this conference was held in this seaside town in South Wales and some of the key points …

ICR336: Sarah Davidson, Saving & Borrowing with a Credit Union

July 9th, 2018

18:11

In this episode, I chat to Sarah Davidson from Boom! about how credit unions work and the type of work they do, across both saving and borrowing, as well as their support for the local community.

Boom! is a credit union …

ICR335: Coping with the crippling cost of living

July 6th, 2018

28:09

In this episode, how can families cope with the crippling cost of living?

I share some new research into rising living costs and then suggest some steps we can take to deal with them.

My five tips for coping with cost …

ICR334: Amanda Abella, Make Money Your Honey

July 2nd, 2018

27:42

How can millennials, especially entrepreneurs in this generation, forge a better relationship with work and money?

My guest on the podcast today is Amanda Abella.

Featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Inc, and …

ICR333: Wake up when it comes to your retirement income

June 29th, 2018

33:31

In this episode I'm talking about retirement income; the good, the bad and the ugly.

I'll be talking about a new report from the Financial Conduct Authority, looking at how the retirement income sector is serving …

ICR332: Joanna Nylund, The Finnish Art of Courage

June 25th, 2018

19:40

We all want to lead a life of greater purpose and happiness. Cultivating the Finnish quality of sisu might be the answer.

My guest on the podcast …

ICR331: Andy Bird, The Inspired Leader

June 18th, 2018

22:00

My guest today is Andy Bird, an independent leadership consultant, coach and author.

Andy began his career over 30 years ago working for Unilever in …

ICR330: Jude Thorne, Loyalty Rewards for Good

June 11th, 2018

13:32

My guest today is Jude Thorne, founder and CEO of a loyalty rewards programme with a difference.

Jude has 24 years’ experience in customer relationship management, customer loyalty, marketing and branding.

She joined …

ICR329: Warren Shute, The Money Plan

June 4th, 2018

24:04

What if money was easy?

If you’ve ever wondered why some people make money easily, enjoy great holidays, have nice things and retire rich, while …

ICR328: Vishal Argarwal, Give to Get

May 28th, 2018

21:23

My guest on the podcast today is Vishal Agarwal and he has lived the corporate life cycle from start to finish. He started as an intern and worked up to Senior Deals Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Until very …

ICR327: Herman Brodie, The Trust Mandate

May 21st, 2018

27:53

My guest on the podcast today is co-author of a new book called The Trust Mandate.

Herman Brodie spent over a decade in investment banking roles in …

ICR326: Marc Lichtenfeld, You Don’t Have to Drive an Uber in Retirement

May 14th, 2018

20:20

My guest today has written an excellent new book called You Don't Have to Drive an Uber in Retirement: How to Maintain Your Lifestyle without Getting a Job or Cutting Corners.

Marc Lichtenfeld is the Chief Income …

ICR325: Olivia Bowen, Thoughtful Investing

May 7th, 2018

21:04

The way in which we choose to invest our money can have a much bigger impact than we might realise. Money can be a force for good, encouraging positive change in the world, as well as being a force for evil; funding …

ICR324: Niels Jensen, The End of Indexing

April 30th, 2018

29:43

What's worked before won't always work in the future. In the world of investing, we often hear the risk warning that past performance is not necessarily a guide to future returns.

My guest on the show today has written …

ICR323: Danielle Town, How Warren Buffett Taught Me to Master My Money

April 23rd, 2018

21:23

Growing up, the words finance, savings, and portfolio made my guest's eyes glaze over, and the thought of stocks and financial statements shut down …

ICR322: Cait Flanders, Year of Less

April 16th, 2018

22:23

In her late twenties, my guest today found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. 

Even after she worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer …

ICR321: Damion Lupo, Freedom from Money Bondage

April 9th, 2018

24:06

One million people financially free. That's the mission of my guest on the podcast today, who joins me to share his tips on freedom from money bondage.

Damion Lupo is a best selling personal finance author and host of …

ICR320: Hayley Tink, Behavioural Money Patterns

April 2nd, 2018

25:10

My guest today is Hayley Tink.

Hayley is the first Chartered Financial Planner in the UK to also be a Certified Money Coach. 

She's able to bring this new dimension to her financial advice work, as well as providing …

ICR319: Bill Francavilla, Madoffs Among Us

March 26th, 2018

21:41

Each year investors lose billions to fraudulent activity. Today on the podcast we talk about why and how people fall prey and what steps you can take …

ICR318: Sarah Stanley Fallaw, Millionaire Next Door

March 19th, 2018

17:46

My guest in this episode is Dr Sarah Stanley Fallaw.

Sarah is the founder and President of DataPoints LLC, a company that provides scientifically …

ICR317: What you need to know about the Spring Statement

March 17th, 2018

33:45

In this episode, I share everything you need to know about the Spring Statement. There's an interview with Tim Roache General Secretary of GMB Union and Jon Craven from UIA Mutual Insurance about new research which has …

ICR316: Victor Seidler, Making Sense of Brexit

March 12th, 2018

29:35

After the shock decision to leave the EU in 2016, what can we learn about our divided and increasingly unequal society and the need to listen to each other? This episode isn't strictly about personal finance, but the …

ICR315: Beyond the 4% rule, with Abraham Okusanya

March 9th, 2018

35:09

In this episode, I'm joined by Abraham Okusanya, author of a new book called Beyond The 4% Rule: The science of retirement portfolios that last a …

ICR314: Warren Hogarth, Replacing Your Banking App

March 5th, 2018

25:47

My guest on the show today is Warren Hogarth.

Warren spent eight years as a Partner at the number one venture capital firm in the world, Sequoia Capital. 

Sequoia have invested in companies like Square, Uber, WhatsApp, …

ICR313: You need to do these things when you get divorced

March 2nd, 2018

26:01

In this episode of the podcast, I'm talking about getting divorced. Not an uplifting topic for conversation, I know, but an important one, especially from a financial planning perspective.

I'll be sharing a few of the …

ICR312: Meredith Jones, Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns

February 26th, 2018

30:58

My guest on the show today is Meredith Jones.

Meredith is an internationally-recognized researcher, writer, speaker and expert in the alternative investment industry with more than 20 years of experience.

She's is an …

ICR311: A Mixed Bag

February 23rd, 2018

20:37

I've called this episode a mixed bag, because that's what it is! All will become clear, so please listen on as I share the story of how I spent Saturday and then some big news. There's also a roundup of the latest …

ICR310: Jim Mellon, Investing in the Age of Longevity

February 19th, 2018

30:02

My guest on the show today is Jim Mellon, co-author of a new book called Juvenescence.

Jim is a visionary entrepreneur with a flair for identifying emerging global trends. Most notably and very publicly, he predicted …

ICR309: The Gilt bear market has begun

February 16th, 2018

32:39

In this episode, I'm joined by Jeff Keen from Waverton Investment Management to talk about gilts - the bear market has begun. With rising interest rates and inflationary pressures, what can cautious investors expect …

ICR308: Jason Butler, Simple steps to financial well-being

February 12th, 2018

26:31

Whether it’s affording the basics in life, feeling more in control of your money, or balancing today’s spending needs with those in later life, many …

ICR307: Give yourself a pay rise (with co-host Lynn James)

February 9th, 2018

30:18

Today on the show, we're talking about some easy ways to give yourself a pay rise.

It's been a tough few years financially; low interest rates, low wage inflation, but rising prices.

So today on the podcast, we're …

ICR306: Neil Bage, Behaviours that drive our financial decisions

February 5th, 2018

26:02

What are the sub-conscious behaviours that drive our financial decisions?

My guest on the show today is Neil Bage.

Neil is the Founder of multi-award …

ICR305: What should I do with my defined benefit pension?

February 2nd, 2018

31:38

In this episode of the show, I’m joined by Nick Bamford to talk about defined benefit pensions. These are a hot topic in the world of financial planning at the moment and Nick has written a comprehensive white paper …

ICR304: Dr Joseph Coughlin, Longevity Economy

January 29th, 2018

20:05

Oldness is a social construct at odds with reality that constrains how we live after middle age and stifles business thinking on how to best serve a group of consumers, workers, and innovators that is growing larger and …

ICR303: Saving money on your energy bills (with Katy Kicker)

January 26th, 2018

37:49

Today on the show we’re talking energy bills; it’s Big Energy Saving Week 2018 with a number of organisations helping people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.

There’s also a …

ICR302: Professor David Hand, The Improbability Principle

January 22nd, 2018

18:09

Why is it that incredibly unlikely things actually happen quite regularly and why should we, in fact, expect such things to happen? 

My guest on the …

ICR301: Playing catch-up with retirement savings

January 19th, 2018

27:05

In this episode, I answer a listener question about playing catch-up on retirement savings. If you’ve left it late to save for your future, you’re going to want to hear my answer.

I also speak to Curtis Evans,  …

ICR300: Glen Arnold, The Deals of Warren Buffett

January 15th, 2018

37:58

Did you know it took the world's greatest investor, Warren Buffett, nearly four decades to make his first $100m?

My guest on the podcast today is

ICR299: Stop worrying about money

January 12th, 2018

39:06

40% of UK adults anticipate that 2018 will be a very difficult year for them financially. In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, we tackle those …

ICR298: Sam Royston, Broken Benefits

January 8th, 2018

33:44

My guest on the podcast today is Dr Sam Royston, author of a new book called Broken Benefits.

Britain is going through the most radical upheaval of the benefits system since its foundations were laid at the end of the …

ICR297: How to earn more and spend less in 2018

January 5th, 2018

31:49

In this episode of the podcast, I'm talking about some very practical ways to earn more and spend less money in 2018.

There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance news, details of the January book choice for …

ICR296: Your Resolutions for 2018

January 1st, 2018

28:20

Happy New Year!

It's that time again, that time when we make our resolutions for the year ahead. Today on the podcast, it's all about resolutions.

ICR295: Informed Choice Radio Rewind 2017 (Part Two)

December 29th, 2017

28:00

This is Part Two of a two part special rewind this week, looking back at some of my favourite podcast interviews of 2017.

On Monday in Part One, I shared clips from eight of the interviews we published between January …

ICR294: Informed Choice Radio Rewind 2017 Part One

December 25th, 2017

31:22

in this special two part episode, I’m sharing some of my favourite podcast moments from the past year. In Rewind 2017 Part One, I’m sharing some interview excerpts from episodes published between January and June. Part …

ICR293: The Best Ways to Protect Your Estate

December 22nd, 2017

48:49

Today on the podcast, I’m joined by three solicitors to talk about estate planning – what are the best ways to protect your estate?

Louise, Isabel …

ICR292: Nick Tucker, Wealth & the Next Generation

December 18th, 2017

21:08

My guest on the podcast today is Nick Tucker, Head of UK Domestic at UBS Wealth Management.

Nick is the author of a new report called What's it all for?; Wealth and the next generation.

The question of what wealth is …

ICR291: My two cents on Bitcoin

December 15th, 2017

36:48

In this episode of the podcast, my two cents on Bitcoin.

Is it the first genuinely successful get rich quick scheme in history, just a bunch of nerds …

ICR290: Ross Clark, War Against Cash

December 11th, 2017

30:35

My guest on the podcast today is Ross Clark, author of The War Against Cash: The plot to empty your wallet and own your financial future – and why …

ICR289: The Do’s & Don’ts of the World’s Best Investors

December 8th, 2017

31:35

In this episode, I'm sharing my chapter from the newly published Harriman's New Book of Investing Rules: The Do's and Don'ts of the World's Best …

ICR288: Stewart Cowley, Man vs Big Data

December 4th, 2017

27:42

My guest on the podcast today is Stewart Cowley, author of the new book Man vs Big Data.

Stewart is a regular columnist for the Sunday Telegraph and …

ICR287: Well&Truly and Enterprise Investment Schemes

December 1st, 2017

26:45

In this episode of the podcast, I'm talking about Enterprise Investment Schemes, before sharing an interview with the founders of Well&Truly, an …

ICR286: Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, Conscious Investing

November 27th, 2017

23:54

My guest on the podcast today is Dr Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, author of the new book Conscious Investing.

Dr Christin ter Braak-Forstinger is the founder of PVA Advisory and the co-founder of Chi Impact Capital. …

ICR285: Getting to grips with the Budget (with co-host Kalpana Fitzpatrick)

November 24th, 2017

33:48

Today on show, we're getting to grips with the Budget.

It was Chancellor Philip Hammond's first autumn Budget on Wednesday, always an exciting day in the world of personal finance, and today we're going to take a closer …

ICR284: Paul Riseborough, Naked Banking

November 20th, 2017

21:09

My guest on the podcast today is Paul Riseborough, Chief Commercial Officer of Metro Bank and co-author of Naked Banking: The Truth About Banks and …

ICR283: Improving your financial capability (with co-host Andy Webb)

November 17th, 2017

31:05

It's Financial Capability Week and, in this episode, we're talking about improving your financial capability.

Fincap Week is an annual event which takes place in mid-November (this year between 13th and 19th November …

ICR282: Dorie Clark, Entrepreneurial You

November 13th, 2017

27:24

Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review.

Recognized as a …

ICR281: A Festival of Financial Planning

November 10th, 2017

28:08

Earlier this week I spent two days hosting Festival Radio at the Personal Finance Society Festival of Financial Planning.

The event at Birmingham NEC was the largest financial planning conference ever in the UK, with …

ICR280: Neala Okuromade, What's Your Financial Game Plan?

November 6th, 2017

21:16

Today on the show, I'm joined by Neala Okuromade.

Neala is known for her passion aimed at personal finance. She's the author of the book What’s Your Financial Gameplan? which deals with personal finance issues, founded …

ICR279: They've only gone and put up interest rates

November 3rd, 2017

29:36

This week we're looking at the interest rate rise - interest rates in the UK doubled this week, from 0.25% to 0.5%.

Is this the start of a trend towards higher interest rates? Did it come too soon for the fragile …

ICR278: Nicole Yershon, Turning Disruption Into Advantage in Business and Life

October 30th, 2017

22:25

Today on the show, I'm joined by Nicole Yershon, who knows a thing or two about disruption.

Nicole is a maverick, inspiration and the original rough …

ICR277: Bringing forward your Bill Free Day

October 27th, 2017

29:08

Today on the show, we're talking about your Bill Free Day and how to make it happen earlier in the year.

I'm joined by personal finance broadcaster Georgie Frost who shares a few tips.

If you ever feel like you're …

ICR276: Dan Ayling & Kieran Lynn, The Trap

October 23rd, 2017

17:01

Today on the podcast, I'm chatting to playwright Kieran Lynn and theatre director Dan Ayling, two of the creative team behind The Trap, a hilarious new comedy that's receiving its European premiere at the Omnibus …

ICR275: What an interest rate rise will mean for you

October 20th, 2017

21:17

In today's episode, I'm looking at interest rates - how likely are they to rise next month, and what would any rate rise mean for your personal …

ICR274: Robert Carver, Smart Portfolios

October 16th, 2017

35:35

Today on the show, I'm joined by Robert Carver, to discuss his new book, Smart Portfolios: A practical guide to building and maintaining intelligent …

ICR273: Putting a price on happiness (with co-host Faith Archer)

October 13th, 2017

23:40

Can money buy you happiness? That's our topic for this episode, with some new research aiming to place an actual monetary amount on being happy.

The latest research from SunLife reveals that while cash and happiness are …

ICR272: Scott Mautz, Find the Fire

October 9th, 2017

33:57

Today on the show, I'm joined by Scott Mautz.

Scott led several of Procter & Gamble’s largest multi-billion dollar businesses before becoming an …

ICR271: How to declutter your personal finances (with co-host Katy Kicker)

October 6th, 2017

32:42

This week on the show, we're talking about how to declutter your personal finances.

Katy and I chat about why it's so important to declutter when it comes to your personal finances, before sharing a few of our own tips …

ICR270: Ruth Williams, Walking in the Rain

October 2nd, 2017

26:59

My guest on the show today is behind a beautiful new book called Walking in the Rain.

Ruth Williams is Managing Director at Department Store for the …

ICR269: Stemming the tide of rising consumer debt (with co-host Kalpana Fitzpatrick)

September 29th, 2017

33:46

This week on the show, we’re talking about stemming the tide of rising consumer debt.

This is for you if you’ve got any unsecured consumer debts – things like store cards, credit cards, overdrafts, personal loans, car …

ICR268: Beth Kempton, Freedom Seeker

September 25th, 2017

32:59

 

Beth Kempton is lifelong adventurer whose quest for freedom has taken her to the ends of the earth, and given her a catalogue of wild and crazy experiences.

Beth has lived, worked and travelled in 50+ countries on …

ICR267: Christmas is coming! (with co-host Lynn James)

September 22nd, 2017

30:15

It's now less than 100 days until Christmas, so for those of us who like to plan ahead, it's really not that long to go.

We've seen some new research this week which shows consumers start their Christmas shopping as …

ICR266: Marion Shoard, How to Handle Later Life

September 18th, 2017

30:09

My guest on the podcast today is Marion Shoard.

Marion is acclaimed for her work in environmental activism. She is best known for her work concerning access to the countryside and land use conflicts.

Since 2004 she has …

ICR265: What's in your wallet? (with co-host Andy Webb)

September 15th, 2017

33:07

Today on the show, we're talking about what's in your wallet and all things payment cards.

It's the tenth anniversary of contactless payments in the UK, and we're also going to look at the pros and cons of charge …

ICR264: Jean Chatzky, Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip

September 11th, 2017

22:37

Have you ever considered the link between health and wealth that could add years to your life and dollars (or pounds) to your retirement savings?

My …

ICR263: Underestimating the cost of care (with Faith Archer)

September 8th, 2017

29:56

According to some new research, people in the UK are underestimating the cost of elderly care by £7bn every year. That's according to research from Scottish Widows’ independent think tank, the Centre for the Modern …

ICR262: Erin Odom, More Than Just Making It

September 4th, 2017

28:45

What happens when you get trapped in a cycle of financial frustration? When it feels like everything you try to get out of debt and back on track financially is failing?

My guest on the podcast today is Erin Odom, …

ICR261: Real world maths skills (with Katy Kicker)

September 1st, 2017

32:31

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, what are the real world maths skills we should be teaching in schools?

I'm joined by Katykicker to chat …

ICR260: Liz Zeidler, Happy City

August 28th, 2017

35:26

My guest on the show today is founder of a charity which exists to get people talking, thinking and moving towards what really matters.

Liz Zeidler is chief executive of Happy City. Her mission is to improve lives, our …

ICR259: Demystifying car finance with Stuart Masson, The Car Expert.

August 25th, 2017

42:51

This week on the show, I'm talking about demystifying car finance and I'm joined by Stuart Masson, founder of The Car Expert.

There's also the aftershow segment, which this week includes an important announcement about …

ICR258: Humphrey Bowles, Insurance for the Sharing Economy

August 23rd, 2017

28:48

My guest on the show today is Humphrey Bowles.

Our conversation cover two main areas, which Humphrey and his team have brought together through GUARDHOG; that's insurtech and the sharing economy.

You're probably already …

ICR257: Michael Nicholas, Making Complex Decisions with Confidence in a Fast-Moving World

August 21st, 2017

28:14

How to do you make your decisions?

The decisions we make every day – frequently automatic and incredibly fast – impact every area of our lives.

My guest on the show today is an expert when it comes to making decisions …

ICR256: Opening the Bank of Mum & Dad (with Mrs Mummypenny)

August 18th, 2017

33:12

This week on the show, what are the risks to consider when it's time to open a branch of the Bank of Mum & Dad?

Introducing Mrs Mummypenny

My co-host for this episode is Lynn James, otherwise known as Mrs Mummypenny.

ICR255: Ray LeVitre, Retirement Decisions You Need To Make Right Now

August 16th, 2017

22:38

My guest on the show today is Ray LeVitre.

Ray is Managing Partner of Net Worth Advisory Group, based in Utah. He's a Certified Financial Planner and Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.

ICR254: Tim Albert, A Baby Boomer's Journey

August 14th, 2017

27:10

Hello and welcome to this episode of Informed Choice Radio. My guest on the show today is Tim Albert.

Tim was born in 1947. He studied psychology and …

ICR253: How to get Generation Debt back on track

August 11th, 2017

34:09

This week on the show, we're talking about how to get Generation Debt back on track.

Insurer LV= has published some new research which has found …

ICR252: Spencer Jakab, Why Smart Investors Fail

August 9th, 2017

34:30

Hello and welcome to this episode of Informed Choice Radio. My guest on the show today is Spencer Jakab.

Spencer writes for and edits the “Heard on …

ICR251: Marion McGovern, Thriving in the Gig Economy

August 7th, 2017

30:27

My guest on the show today is Marion McGovern.

Marion was the founder and CEO of M Squared Consulting, one of the first gig economy talent …

ICR250: It's time for me to answer some questions

August 4th, 2017

46:54

This week on the show, as we celebrate the milestone of 250 podcast episodes, I answer questions from some past guests.

A big thank you to Iona Bain, Pete Matthew, James Wallman, Jon 'JB' Beckett and Kelly Eroglu for …

ICR249: Rob Dix, The Property Geek on How To Be A Landlord

August 2nd, 2017

28:16

My guest on the show today is Rob Dix, someone who you may well already know if you're at all interested in the world of property investing.

Rob is …

ICR248: Dawid Konotey-Ahulu - Behaviour, Fintech & Ageing

July 31st, 2017

39:53

Today on the show I'm joined by the excellent Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, co-founder of Redington.

Redington advises large pension funds around the world …

ICR247: Lifelogging and your money

July 28th, 2017

39:44

This week on the show, I'm talking about lifelogging and what it means for your money.

Wikipedia defines lifelogging as a movement to incorporate …

ICR246: George Schofield, Planning for Retirement When the Old Rules No Longer Apply

July 26th, 2017

31:53

My guest on the show today specialises in helping people craft their life after age 50.

George Schofield, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, and …

ICR245: Alan Weiss, Lifestorming & Creating Meaning in Life

July 24th, 2017

22:30

My guest on the show today is an absolute giant in the world of consulting and public speaking.

Alan Weiss is one of those rare people who can say …

ICR244: Jumping ship; why, when & how to make financial changes in life

July 21st, 2017

43:20

Today on the show, jumping ship. Why, when and how to make those big financial changes in your life.

I'll be talking about the big financial decisions, why you need to make then, when the right time is, and how you can …

ICR243: Iona Bain, Spare Change

July 19th, 2017

24:48

My guest on the show today is Iona Bain.

Iona is a young journalist and broadcaster who writes for the Glasgow Herald, the Daily Mail, Investazine, the Independent and the Sunday Times.

In 2011 she established Iona's …

ICR242: Michelle Lowbridge, The Science of Smashing Money Blocks

July 17th, 2017

23:07

My guest for this episode is Michelle Lowbridge, author of the new book, Wealthology: The Science of Smashing Money Blocks.

Michelle is also known as …

ICR241: How to prepare for the end of your life

July 14th, 2017

34:44

I hate to break this to you, but you're going to die at some point. This week on the show, I'm talking about how to prepare for the end of your life.

This one is for you regardless of your age, health or how close to …

ICR240: Irene Aldridge, Flash Crashes & High Frequency Trading

July 12th, 2017

44:51

Hello and welcome to Informed Choice Radio. My guest for this episode is Irene Aldridge, author of the new book Real-Time Risk: What Investors Should …

ICR239: Elle Martinez, Couple Money

July 10th, 2017

26:28

Today on the show, I'm joined by Elle Martinez.

Elle is the creator and award-winning blogger behind Couple Money, a site and podcast dedicated to helping spouses build their marriage and wealth together. 

Each week she …

ICR238: Dealing With 5 Common Financial Regrets

July 7th, 2017

39:57

This week on the show, I'm talking about dealing with 5 common financial regrets. 

I was prompted to talk about this after seeing a new survey from Bankrate in the US. Apparently 73% of people there have financial …

ICR237: Matthew Partridge, Superinvestors

July 5th, 2017

22:16

My guest on the show today is Dr Matthew Partridge, author of Superinvestors: Lessons from the greatest investors in history.

Superinvestors lays bare the investing secrets of legendary investors - from early …

ICR236: Linnea Dunne, Lagom & The Swedish Art of Balanced Living

July 3rd, 2017

20:10

The latest concept about the hit the UK from Sweden is Lagom.

Lagom has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'.

It's widely believed that the word …

ICR235: Investment managers have been living high on the hog

June 30th, 2017

31:27

This week on the show, I'm talking about investment managers who have been living high on the hog and steps the regulator will be taking to improve …

ICR234: Tom Nichols, The Death of Expertise

June 28th, 2017

27:17

Today on the show I'm joined by Tom Nichols, author of The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters.

Tom is …

ICR233: Paul Moore, The Perfect Investment

June 26th, 2017

31:14

Today on the show I'm joined by Paul Moore, founder of Wellings Capital and author of The Perfect investment.

After graduating with an engineering …

ICR232: So you're thinking of transferring your pension

June 23rd, 2017

32:50

Today on the podcast, I'm tackling the thorny and topical issue of defined benefit pension transfers.

Some big cash sums are on offer to members of …

ICR231: Andy Bell, The DIY Investor

June 21st, 2017

24:56

Today on the show I'm joined by Andy Bell, founder and chief executive of AJ Bell, and author of The DIY Investor.

Andy co-founded AJ Bell in 1995, having spent a number of years working within the financial services …

ICR230: Danielle Marchant, Pressing Pause

June 19th, 2017

30:54

My guest on the podcast today is Danielle Marchant, author of the new book Pause: How to press pause before life does it for you.

Danielle has a long …

ICR229: Protect Your Dad

June 16th, 2017

30:16

With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, in this episode I'm talking about new research which highlights the importance of dads taking out financial protection.

Research from Scottish Widows has found that 53% of men in …

ICR228: Clayton Morris, Creating Legacy Wealth with Real Estate Investing

June 14th, 2017

25:05

My guest on the podcast today wants to inspire you to live your best life, build legacy wealth for you and your family through real estate investing, and have fun while you do it.

Clayton Morris is the weekend anchor …

ICR227: Benjamin Brandt, Retirement Starts Today

June 12th, 2017

30:50

My guest today is Benjamin Brandt, all the way from Bismark in North Dakota. He's the host of the popular podcast Retirement Starts Today Radio …

ICR226: Why you should pay for your own care

June 9th, 2017

25:46

This week on the show, I'm going on a bit of a rant and talking about why you should pay for your own care in later life.

This was triggered by some …

ICR225: Phil Oakley, How to Pick Quality Shares

June 7th, 2017

25:15

My guest on the podcast today is Phil Oakley, author of the new book How to Pick Quality Shares.

Phil is an investment analyst and private investor. He works for Ionic Information, the makers of the market-leading …

ICR224: Chris Rowland Thomas, Your Accountant

June 5th, 2017

18:50

My guest on Informed Choice Radio today is Chris Rowland Thomas.

Chris has been an accountant in public practice for over thirty years. He founded his own firm the day after he qualified and is now the senior partner of …

ICR223: Everything you wanted to know about inheritance tax

June 2nd, 2017

22:30

Martin is on holiday this week so hands podcast hosting duties across to Nick for this episode.

Nick shares the latest personal finance news before …

ICR222: Erin Lowry, Broke Millennial

May 31st, 2017

25:02

What's avocado toast got to do with being able to afford your first home?

If you're part of the millennial generation, born between the early 1980s and mid 1990s, you're probably finding things tough, financially at …

ICR221: Gervais Williams, The Retreat of Globalisation

May 29th, 2017

18:19

Today on the show I'm joined by Gervais Williams, author of The Retreat of Globalisation.

Gervais Williams is an award-winning equity fund manager. As a professional investor, he has exceptional credentials. He received …

ICR220: What the manifestos mean for your money

May 26th, 2017

35:10

This week on the show, ahead of the general election on 8th June, I'm talking about what the political party manifestos mean for your money.

I take a …

ICR219: John Adams, Dad Blog UK

May 24th, 2017

19:50

My guest today is John Adams, founder of Dad Blog UK.

John is a married father of two girls, dad blogger and vlogger.

Back in 2011, John and his wife …

ICR218: Greg Davies, Making Better Decisions

May 22nd, 2017

29:29

My guest today is Greg Davies, a specialist in applied decision science and behavioural finance.

Greg specialises in turning academic insight into practical applications.

With a prior background in academia and …

ICR217: 14 Ways To Stop Wasting Your Money

May 19th, 2017

38:59

What is the biggest waste of money in your life?

Inspired by an article from Business Insider, this week on the show I'm looking at 14 ways to stop …

ICR216: Guy Standing, Basic Income & How We Can Make It Happen

May 17th, 2017

34:51

Here at Informed Choice Radio, we're not afraid to examine the big ideas. And few ideas are bigger than the concept of a universal basic income. 

Professor Guy Standing is a founder member and honorary co-president of …

ICR215: Corey Poirier, Super Achievers

May 15th, 2017

31:08

Today's episode of Informed Choice Radio is a little different. We're taking a closer look at achievement. What does it take to achieve more in life, in fact to become a super achiever?

My guest today knows all about …

ICR214: #FPWUK Finish well in retirement, with Nick Bamford

May 12th, 2017

14:51

Hello and welcome to the final episode in a series of Informed Choice Radio podcasts as we celebrate Financial Planning Week 2017.

If you're one of …

ICR213: #FPWUK Invest with confidence

May 11th, 2017

12:30

Hello and welcome to the fourth of five special episodes of Informed Choice Radio as we celebrate Financial Planning Week 2017.

If you're one of the …

ICR212: #FPWUK What do you want out of life? with Justin King

May 10th, 2017

20:50

Welcome to the third of five special episodes of Informed Choice Radio as we celebrate Financial Planning Week 2017.

If you're one of the millions of …

ICR211: #FPWUK Budget, Protect & Invest, with Pete Matthew

May 9th, 2017

18:20

Welcome to the second of five special episodes of Informed Choice Radio as we celebrate Financial Planning Week 2017.

If you’re one of the millions …

ICR210: #FPWUK What is Financial Planning? with Ruth Sturkey

May 8th, 2017

22:51

Today is the start of Financial Planning Week 2017. 

If you're one of the millions of people in the UK who could do with improving their overall …

ICR209: Don't live to regret your retirement

May 5th, 2017

17:25

Nobody should regret the decision to retire, yet more than 80% of over 50s think they made the decision to retire too early. That's the main topic …

ICR208: Gleb Tsipursky, Purpose & Bad Decisions

May 3rd, 2017

33:20

My guest on the podcast today is Dr Gleb Tsipursky.

Gleb is founder of Intentional Insights; a nonprofit that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, …

ICR207: Amy Florian, How to Handle Grief

May 1st, 2017

42:08

What is thanatology? Until speaking to my guest on the podcast today, I didn't know either. It's the scientific study of death and the practices …

ICR206: Snap election, delayed legislation

April 29th, 2017

18:59

The snap election called by Theresa May last week is already upsetting some policies.  In this episode, I'm taking a look at what the snap election …

ICR205: Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics

April 26th, 2017

26:27

What's a doughnut got to do with the future of economics? My guest on the podcast today is Kate Raworth and her doughnut model is making big waves …

ICR204: Steve Keen, Avoiding the Next Financial Crisis

April 24th, 2017

25:37

Today on the podcast, I'm joined by Professor Steve Keen, author of Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?

Steve is Professor of Economics and Head …

ICR203: When is the right time to sell?

April 21st, 2017

23:56

When is the right time to sell an investment? That's our main topic this week, inspired by a listener question.

There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance news - everything you need to know about what's going …

ICR202: Holly Johnson, Zero Down Your Debt

April 19th, 2017

14:36

Today on the podcast, I'm joined by Holly Johnson, author of Zero Down your Debt.

Listen to this episode to understand how to use a zero-sum budget, …

ICR201: David Orrell, The Money Formula

April 17th, 2017

22:13

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to David Orrell, author of The Money Formula.

Listen to this episode to learn how the global …

ICR200: Past, Present & Future

April 14th, 2017

28:49

Today’s episode is a big milestone, 200 episodes of this podcast.

I look back at some of the highlights of those past 200 episodes, and describe the …

ICR199: Lorenzo Fioramonti, World After GDP

April 12th, 2017

27:29

Today on the podcast, I'm joined by Lorenzo Fioramonti, author of The World After GDP.

Listen to this podcast to learn about the flaws in a system which values GDP as the primary measure for growth and also for …

ICR198: Ryan Biddulph, Blogging from Paradise

April 10th, 2017

24:46

My guest on the podcast today is Ryan Biddulph, founder of Blogging from Paradise.

Listen to this episode to find out about making the leap from paid …

ICR197: How to master your savings habit

April 7th, 2017

25:52

How do you solve a problem like the nation's savings crisis?

Half of all UK adults do not have any savings or investments and are struggling to put …

ICR196: Sandra Navidi, Superhubs

April 5th, 2017

20:28

Hello and welcome to this episode of Informed Choice Radio, where I'm joined by Sandra Navidi, author of Superhubs.

Sandra Navidi is a macroeconomic …

ICR195: Gayle Roberts, Room for Profit

April 3rd, 2017

21:32

Hello and welcome to this episode of Informed Choice Radio, where I'm joined by Gayle Roberts, author of the new book Room for Profit.

Gayle is a former lawyer turned CEO of an award winning short term lettings agency. …

ICR194: Live from Master Investor Show 2017

March 31st, 2017

40:43

Each Spring, around 5,000 private investors gather in London to learn from expert speakers how to make the most of their savings, talk directly to CEOs of companies they can invest into, and hear the UK’s leading …

ICR193: Dr James Hannam, What Everyone Needs To Know About Tax

March 29th, 2017

25:48

My guest on the podcast today is Dr James Hannam.

James writes about the politics and policy decisions behind tax and economics. He’s particularly …

ICR192: Lars Kroijer, Investing Demystified

March 27th, 2017

29:14

My guest on the podcast today is Lars Kroijer, former hedge fund manager and author of Investing Demystified.

Lars was the chief investment officer …

ICR191: Key assumptions to make in your Financial Plan

March 24th, 2017

22:09

Assumptions are at the very heart of financial planning as they provide the foundations for a robust plan.

Because financial planning is more of an art than a science, it is important to make a number of assumptions …

ICR190: Tasneem Clarke, Money and Mental Health

March 22nd, 2017

24:50

My guest on the podcast today is Tasneem Clarke, Research Officer at the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute.

This is a really important …

ICR189: Paul Mumford, The Stock Picker

March 20th, 2017

21:35

My guest on the podcast today is Paul Mumford, one of the longest-serving fund managers in the UK.

Paul has 50 years’ experience in the markets as a …

ICR188: The Importance of Investor Sentiment

March 17th, 2017

26:14

Today on the podcast, I'm talking about investor sentiment; what is it and why is it so important?

With the FTSE 100 index closing at a new record high and rising investment sentiment, we look at the definition of …

ICR187: Jo Thresher, Better With Money

March 15th, 2017

18:56

My guest on the podcast today is Jo Thresher, author of What’s Your Excuse for Not Being Better With Money?.

Jo is an award-winning financial services professional with almost 30 years’ experience, a trained money coach …

ICR186: Malene Rydahl, Happy as a Dane

March 13th, 2017

29:30

My guest on the podcast today is Malene Rydahl, author of the international bestseller, Happy as a Dane.

For decades Denmark has ranked at the top of the world’s happiness surveys.

How is it that these 5.6 million Danes …

ICR185: Everything you need to know about the final Spring Budget

March 10th, 2017

33:52

In this episode of the podcast, I take a look at everything you need to know about the final Spring Budget which took place on Wednesday lunchtime.

I talk about the current state of the economy, changes to personal …

ICR184: Diana Chambers, The Family Wealth Mentor

March 8th, 2017

20:29

My guest on the podcast today is Diana Chambers.

Known as The Family Wealth Mentor, Diana is committed to helping her clients manage their wealth in emotionally intelligent ways.

She has always been a trailblazer. Not …

ICR183: Andy Agathangelou, Transparency Task Force

March 6th, 2017

29:16

My guest on the podcast today holds something of a unique position in the world of pensions. He’s been a facilitator, networker, marketer, project …

ICR182 Warren Buffett's Annual Shareholder Letter

March 3rd, 2017

35:10

In this episode of the podcast, I take a look at Warren Buffett's latest annual letter to shareholders and some of the lessons we can learn from it …

ICR181: Kelly Eroglu, Reduced Grub

March 1st, 2017

17:10

How much do you spend each week on food?

If you’re anything like me, you probably aren’t as frugal in the supermarket as you could be. When I’m food …

ICR180: Vicky Eves, I Beat Debt

February 27th, 2017

15:51

My guest on the podcast today is Vicky Eves, founder of the blog I Beat Debt.

Vicky is in her early 30s and lives in Surrey. As she will explain …

ICR179: 5 Investment Themes for the Next Decade

February 24th, 2017

22:04

Investing should be a long-term activity. And when I say long-term, I mean 20, 30 or 40 years. Really, truly, long-term.

Getting the asset allocation …

ICR178: Kalpana Fitzpatrick, Mummy Money Matters

February 22nd, 2017

21:37

My guest on the podcast today is Kalpana Fitzpatrick, founder of Mummy Money Matters.

Kalpana is an experienced financial journalist and broadcaster, who started her blog after she discovered that mums were often …

ICR177: Ann Pettifor, The Production of Money

February 20th, 2017

30:15

What is money, where does it come from, and who controls it?

These are the questions answered in the new book from my guest on the podcast today, …

ICR176: What Happens To My Pension When I Die?

February 17th, 2017

24:30

Today on the podcast, I'm talking about what happens to your pension when you die.

I know it's a morbid subject, but it's so important. Our pensions are usually the second biggest asset in our lives, after the value of …

ICR175: Curtis Evans, Fixed Income Outlook

February 15th, 2017

19:37

There's an old saying on Wall Street; Nobody rings a bell at the top or the bottom of a market.

As true as this is, many investors have concerns …

ICR174: Jo Read, Suddenly Single

February 13th, 2017

21:04

My guest on the podcast today is Jo Read, author of the new book Suddenly Single.

Jo is an experienced Financial Planner, who has a real passion for helping her clients get peace of mind, understanding and clarity …

ICR173: Fixing the broken housing market

February 10th, 2017

38:18

This week on the show, I take a closer look at the new government white paper which aims to fix our broken housing market.

The housing white paper, ‘Fixing our broken housing market’, was published earlier this week by …

ICR172: Canna Campbell, Sugar Mamma

February 8th, 2017

23:42

Canna Campbell is a Financial Planner and money vlogger from Sydney, Australia.

She's founder of SugarMamma.TV, which serves not only an educational platform for everyone to access her knowledge, experience and …

ICR171: Trevor Greetham, Rock Around The Investment Clock

February 6th, 2017

24:16

My guest on the podcast today is an investment expert with more than quarter of a century of experience.

Trevor Greetham is Head of Multi Asset at

ICR170: It's all about charges

February 3rd, 2017

28:46

How much are you paying for financial advice and investment products.

In this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by Nick Bamford to chat about fees, charges and the cost of financial advice.

The Sunday Times recently …

ICR169: Martyna Sroka, Money Saving Girl

February 1st, 2017

17:28

Martyna Sroka is Money Saving Girl; a money blogger born in Poland and based in London.

She likes finding money saving deals and offers. Martyna …

ICR168: Faith Archer, Much More With Less

January 30th, 2017

18:31

Have you ever dreamed about moving to the country, living more simply and making the most of life?

My guest on the podcast today is Faith Archer.

Faith is an award-winning money journalist, who also writes the blog Much …

ICR167: How to Get Poor Quick

January 27th, 2017

28:22

We often hear about strategies to get rich quick and treat these, quite rightly, with suspicion and distrust.

Instead of focusing on dubious get rich quick schemes, in this episode of Informed Choice Radio I’m sharing …

ICR166: Simon Watkins, Trade Like The Pros

January 25th, 2017

31:52

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Simon Watkins, author of Trade Financial Markets Like The Pros.

Simon worked for many years as …

ICR165: James Wallman, Stuffocation

January 23rd, 2017

39:47

There are a handful of books which have genuinely inspired me to live a better life.

I've always thought that the measure of a good book is not how …

ICR164: 10 Most Important Money Lessons For Your Kids

January 20th, 2017

32:36

I’m a parent to three wonderful children.

As all three grow up, we are very aware of the importance of teaching them about money.

There’s slightly …

ICR163: Professor Tim Jackson, Prosperity without Growth

January 18th, 2017

25:58

My guest on the podcast today is Professor Tim Jackson, author of Prosperity without Growth.

Tim is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey. He's also a Director of the Centre for the …

ICR162: Daniel Hannan, What Next for Brexit

January 16th, 2017

22:29

I've got a confession to make. On Thursday 23rd June 2016, I visited the polling station and, like every other adult in this country, answered a …

ICR161: How To Make More Money By Doing Less

January 13th, 2017

24:27

Today on the podcast, I'm sharing some thoughts on How To Make More Money By Doing Less.

One of my personal goals for 2017 is to do less. This isn't about being lazy, but wanting to make more of my time.

After all, we …

ICR160: Tim Drake, Generation Cherry

January 11th, 2017

24:12

Are you part of Generation Cherry? This is the generation who benefited from free education and abundant employment opportunities, often with a …

ICR159: Sophie Robson, Generation Austerity Brexit and Beyond

January 9th, 2017

16:11

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Sophie Robson.

Sophie is a consultant at MRM Communications, part of a multi-disciplined public …

ICR158: 7 questions to change your relationship with money in 2017

January 6th, 2017

32:17

As we head into a New Year, it’s important to revisit our relationship with money.

What I’ll share with you in this episode isn’t personal finance or investment tips, but a series of 7 questions you need to ask yourself …

ICR157: Maria Nedeva, Money Principle

January 4th, 2017

26:40

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Maria Nedeva.

Maria is the founder and blogger behind The Money Principle.

As you will hear in this interview, back in 2009 Maria and her husband discovered they had …

ICR156: Setting goals for 2017

January 2nd, 2017

36:58

Have you set your goals and made resolutions for 2017 yet?

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I share the process I use to establish goals and …

ICR155: Best of 2016 (Part Three)

December 30th, 2016

25:13

Welcome to Best of 2016 Part Three, in episode 155 of Informed Choice Radio.

This is the third in a three part episode showcasing the best of Informed Choice Radio in 2016.

It’s been an incredible year for the podcast, …

ICR154: Best of 2016 (Part Two)

December 28th, 2016

31:38

Welcome to the Best of 2016 (Part Two), in episode 154 of Informed Choice Radio.

It’s been an incredible year for Informed Choice Radio, with more than 27,000 episode downloads, 89 new episodes and, 44 interviews with …

ICR153: Best of 2016 (Part One)

December 26th, 2016

36:01

Welcome to Best of 2016 (Part One), in episode 153 of Informed Choice Radio.

It’s that time of the year, when we look back and reflect, before we look forward to the New Year ahead.

It’s been an incredible year for this …

ICR152: The big personal finance events of 2016

December 23rd, 2016

18:06

What had the biggest impact on your personal finances in 2016? What lessons can we learn from these events in order to make better choices in the future?

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin explores the big …

ICR151: Richard Parkin, Save More Tomorrow

December 21st, 2016

20:20

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Richard Parkin.

Richard is Head of Pensions Policy at Fidelity International.

He has over 20 …

ICR150: Claire Walsh, Unbiased

December 19th, 2016

17:33

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Claire Walsh.

Claire is Head of Advice at Unbiased.co.uk, the UK’s biggest and most versatile …

ICR149: Money matters at Christmas

December 16th, 2016

25:47

This week on the show, Martin has run out of things to talk about in 2016, so instead he’s looking through some seasonal press releases about money.

There’s also a roundup of the latest personal finance news.

Money …

ICR148: ScamSmart with Nick Hewer & Darren Cooke

December 14th, 2016

23:09

In episode 148 of Informed Choice Radio, we’re getting ScamSmart with Nick Hewer and Darren Cooke.

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, we’re talking about scams; how to spot them and how to stay safe when the …

ICR147: Angela Sherman, Care to be Different

December 12th, 2016

26:43

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Angela Sherman.

Care to be Different is an information website set up by Angela after her own parents’ experience of the UK care system.

Based in Buckinghamshire, …

ICR146: Dave Ramsey's Seven Baby Steps

December 9th, 2016

23:34

In episode 146 of Informed Choice Radio, Martin reviews Dave Ramsey's seven baby steps to financial freedom.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

ICR145: Adam Piplica, Money Life Live

December 7th, 2016

22:03

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Adam Piplica.

Adam made a career change into financial planning after spending years studying investment and financial planning in his spare time. His original …

ICR144: Michael Fotis, Smart Money People

December 5th, 2016

18:21

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Michael Fotis.

Mike is a man on a mission.  He’s the founder of Smart Money People, a business seeking to deliver real change in financial services by leveraging the …

ICR143: Searching for the Santa Rally

December 2nd, 2016

15:16

In episode 143 of Informed Choice Radio, Martin is searching for the Santa Rally and explaining why investors should pay it no attention at all.

ICR142: James Rickards, The Road to Ruin

November 30th, 2016

26:08

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is James Rickards.

Jim is the Editor of Strategic Intelligence, a financial newsletter, and Director of The James Rickards Project, an inquiry into the complex …

ICR141: Gary Antonacci, Dual Momentum Investing

November 28th, 2016

17:20

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Gary Antonacci.

Gary has over 40 years’ experience as an investment professional, focusing on underexploited investment opportunities.

Since receiving his MBA from …

ICR 140: What you really need to know about the Autumn Statement

November 25th, 2016

23:54

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin explains what you really need to know about the Autumn Statement.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed …

ICR139: Stewart Cowley, Man vs Money

November 23rd, 2016

25:52

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Stewart Cowley.

Stewart has worked in financial markets in New York and London since the 1980s. …

ICR138: James Mee, Income Investing

November 21st, 2016

25:07

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is James Mee.

James is an investment manager at Waverton Investment Management.

He joined the …

ICR137: How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Living Longer

November 18th, 2016

29:28

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about solving the biggest problem with living longer.

There is also a roundup of the latest …

ICR136: Rodney Hobson, The Book of Scams

November 16th, 2016

25:06

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Rodney Hobson.

Rodney is an experienced financial journalist who has held senior editorial positions with publications in the UK and Asia.

He was previously News …

ICR135: Jon Beckett, New Fund Order

November 14th, 2016

27:10

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Jon Beckett.

Jon is a thought leader in the fields of fund strategy, research and governance. He’s been a fund selector and strategist for over 16 years, acting as a …

ICR134 Saving for retirement without using a pension

November 11th, 2016

19:02

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about saving for retirement without using a pension.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

ICR133: Craig Palfrey, The Wealth Secret

November 9th, 2016

24:19

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Craig Palfrey.

Craig is a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Wealth Manager and a board member of the Institute of Financial Planning.

He started in Financial …

ICR132: Cahal Moran, The Econocracy

November 7th, 2016

21:35

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Cahal Moran.

Cahal is chairman of the Post-Crash Economic Society.

The Post-Crash Economics Society is a group of economics students at The University of Manchester. …

ICR 131: Why are they reducing my State Pension?

November 4th, 2016

26:32

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin explains why so many people are seeing an amount deducted on their new State Pension forecasts.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update …

ICR130: Dr Lynda Shaw, Greed, Decision Making, & the Ageing Brain

November 2nd, 2016

29:52

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Dr Lynda Shaw.

I met Lynda a year ago, when she was leading a workshop for the Society of Later …

ICR 129: Andy Webb, Cash Hacking

October 31st, 2016

25:03

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Andy Webb.

Andy is a personal finance blogger, bargain hunter and journalist, covering all things money and consumer.

He is the founder of Be Clever With Your Cash, …

ICR128: The Cost of Regulating Your Financial Adviser

October 28th, 2016

28:13

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has started a consultation about its new mission.

As a firm of Chartered Financial Planners providing …

ICR127: Daniel Crosby, The Laws of Wealth

October 26th, 2016

25:26

My guest for this episode of Informed Choice Radio is Dr Daniel Crosby.

Educated at Brigham Young and Emory Universities, Dr Daniel Crosby is a …

ICR126: Gemma Godfrey, Everyone Needs To KISS More

October 24th, 2016

24:32

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I talk to Gemma Godfrey, FinTech influencer, quantum physicist and founder of Moo.la.

I’ve got the pleasure of introducing you today to an incredible individual. She’s been …

ICR125: 5 Important Tax Breaks You Might Be Missing

October 21st, 2016

26:19

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about five important tax breaks you might be missing.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

5 …

ICR124: Investing Through The Looking Glass

October 19th, 2016

24:01

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Tim Price, author of Investing Through The Looking Glass.

Tim Price has worked in the capital markets for 25 years. A graduate of Christ Church, Oxford, he spent a …

ICR123: Lisa Stanley, Good With Money

October 17th, 2016

25:55

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Lisa Stanley, founder, director and head of communications at Good with Money

Good with Money is a website offering views on how well products and providers match our …

ICR122: The Falling Pound & Why It Matters To Your Personal Finances

October 14th, 2016

31:35

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about the falling pound and why it matters to your personal finances.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of …

ICR121: Tom Blomfield, A New Kind of Banking

October 12th, 2016

21:39

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Tom Blomfield, CEO and co-founder of Monzo, a new smartphone-based bank.

He previously founded GoCardless, the UK's largest Direct Debit Processor, which has gone on …

ICR120: 7 ways to make your money last in retirement

October 7th, 2016

25:39

It’s official, we are all living for much longer! The latest data shows more than half a million people over the age of 90 living in the UK. So how can you make your money last until you reach your 100th birthday?

In …

ICR119: Joan Sotkin, Holistic Approach to Prosperity

October 5th, 2016

27:50

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Joan Sotkin, a holistic prosperity and mindset mentor.

Joan has spent the past 30 years …

ICR118: "The Most Important Thing To Improve Your Financial Wellbeing"

September 30th, 2016

34:48

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks to seven personal finance experts about the most important thing to improve your financial wellbeing.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news …

ICR117: Robin Powell, Evidence Based Investing

September 28th, 2016

27:21

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Robin Powell.

Robin was a TV reporter, producer and presenter for more than 20 years, working …

ICR116: Financial tips for Brad & Angelina

September 23rd, 2016

31:54

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, we get an investment market update from Ayesha Akbar, Portfolio Manager in the Fidelity Multi Asset team, …

ICR115: David Stein, Money For The Rest of Us

September 21st, 2016

25:02

What happens when a money manager responsible for billions of dollars of investments feels burnt out and decides to become a personal finance teacher …

ICR114: Multi-Asset Funds vs Brainless Portfolios

September 16th, 2016

27:18

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks to Abraham Okusanya, founder of research firm Finalytq, about new research into multi-asset …

ICR113: Jasmine Birtles, Putting Funny Into Money

September 14th, 2016

22:57

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Jasmine Birtles, founder of Moneymagpie.com.

Jasmine is an internationally recognised finance expert, financial and business commentator, journalist, TV and radio …

ICR112: 7 quotes to change your relationship with money

September 9th, 2016

32:26

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about 7 quotes to change your relationship with money.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

ICR111: Joe Saul-Sehy, Stacking Benjamins

September 7th, 2016

30:07

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Joe Saul-Sehy.

Joe is a former financial advisor, spending 16 years advising families, and …

ICR110: Saving for Tomorrow, Today

September 2nd, 2016

29:22

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about saving for tomorrow, today.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

Saving For Tomorrow, …

ICR109: Daniel Ameduri, Choose To Be Rich

August 31st, 2016

28:28

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Daniel Ameduri, Chief Strategist at Future Money Trends.

Daniel is a self-made millionaire and …

ICR108: 10 ways to improve your financial resilience

August 26th, 2016

27:43

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about 10 ways to improve your financial resilience.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

10 …

ICR107: Brad Baldridge, Taming the Cost of College

August 24th, 2016

23:38

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Brad Baldridge.

Brad is a Certified Financial Planner based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He is a …

ICR106: Sensible pension pot withdrawal

August 19th, 2016

21:51

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about making sensible withdrawals from your pension pot.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

ICR104: Avoid inheritance tax like the Duke of Westminster

August 13th, 2016

20:16

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about how to avoid inheritance tax like the Duke of Westminster.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of …

ICR103: Adam Bauer, Cost of College

August 10th, 2016

19:52

Higher education is an expensive business.

Tuition fees, the cost of accommodation and lost earnings potential all take their toll, often resulting …

ICR102: They've only gone & cut interest rates!

August 5th, 2016

30:44

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about the Bank of England cutting interest rates and what it means for your personal finances.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an …

ICR101: Laura Thurlow, Love of Humanity

August 3rd, 2016

19:49

Surrey is often considered to be an affluent county.

Yet 27,000 young people and children are living in poverty in Surrey, and more than 108,000 people are providing unpaid care.

In this episode of Informed Choice …

ICR100 - The Live Episode

July 29th, 2016

35:26

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin looks back over the past 100 episodes and we hear from some past guests on the show.

He interviews someone very close to home, Nick Bamford, executive director and …

ICR099 - Steve Webb, Politics of Pensions

July 27th, 2016

19:25

Pensions have become increasingly political in recent years.

They rarely seem to be out of the headlines and the recent appointment of a new Prime …

ICR098: Gotta Catch 'Em All

July 22nd, 2016

27:47

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about the personal finance implications of Pokémon Go, the new gaming craze that is sweeping the world.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news …

ICR097 - Holly Mackay, Ladies Losing Out

July 20th, 2016

25:01

Women face a number of challenges when it comes to money. They tend to earn less, have more career breaks, save less in their pensions and live for …

ICR096 - How to stop scammers taking your money

July 15th, 2016

26:25

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about how to stop the scammers from taking your money.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

ICR095 - Pete Matthew, Meaningful Money

July 13th, 2016

30:53

Money is fundamentally simple. Or at least it should be.

We often get overwhelmed by the complexity of choices, especially when it comes to investing …

ICR094 - They won't let me sell my property fund!

July 8th, 2016

27:41

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about about the recent spate of property fund suspensions – why won’t they let me sell my …

ICR093 - Damien Fahy, Money to the Masses

July 6th, 2016

35:35

When a financial analyst became a father and realised his work had become pretty soulless, he started sharing his personal finance knowledge online.

ICR092 - How Brexit will affect your investments

July 1st, 2016

33:25

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about how Brexit will affect your investments.

How Brexit will affect your investments

When the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union last week, …

ICR091 - Andrew Scott, The 100 Year Life

June 29th, 2016

25:42
Does the thought of living to celebrate your 100th birthday fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a …

ICR090 - Selling your pension annuity

June 24th, 2016

18:51

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks to Steven Cameron from Aegon about selling your pension annuity and why they have been …

ICR089 - Kathyrn & Alan Knowles, Life Insurance & Zombies

June 22nd, 2016

24:39

What does The Walking Dead have to do with life insurance?
In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks to Kathryn and Alan Knowles from the Special Risks Bureau.
Kathyrn and Alan specialise in high risk …

ICR088 - Cash versus shares

June 17th, 2016

18:59

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about keeping your money in cash versus investing it in shares.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed …

ICR087 - Chris Budd, Creating Financial Peace of Mind

June 15th, 2016

23:36

Money worries are a big deal. They can cause a great deal of stress, and that stress can harm our general wellbeing.

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to my friend Chris Budd, a very talented author, …

ICR086 - Financial Planning Week & Investment Market Outlook

June 10th, 2016

29:05

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about Financial Planning Week 2016 and we get an investment market outlook from Kevin O'Nolan, …

ICR085 - Michelle McGagh, Year Of Buying Nothing

June 8th, 2016

20:09

What happened when a financial journalist Googled ‘getting rid of stuff’ and decided to spend twelve months buying nothing?

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to the personal finance journalist Michelle …

ICR084 - What happens when your pension scheme goes bust?

June 3rd, 2016

21:14

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about what happens when your defined benefit pension scheme goes bust.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of …

ICP083 - What will happen when you retire?

May 27th, 2016

21:25

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about what will happen when you retire.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

What will …

ICP082 - Sell in May

May 14th, 2016

19:40

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about selling an investment portfolio in May and staying away from the equity markets …

ICP081 - And the winner is...

May 6th, 2016

20:48

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about a big night at the Toast of Surrey Business Awards 2016 and Nick appearing on BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live.

There is also a roundup of the latest …

ICP080 - Clandon Wood Natural Burial

April 26th, 2016

27:51

In this special episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin interviews Simon Ferrar and Adrian Shaw of Clandon Wood about Naturial Burial.

Clandon Wood is a 31 acre natural burial site in the Surrey Hills, named …

ICP079 - Mortgage freedom day & cost of living

April 24th, 2016

19:50

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about mortgage freedom day and the cost of living.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

ICP078 - Generation Austerity & Young Money

April 15th, 2016

30:16

In this episode of the podcast, Martin talks to Sophie Robson, Public & Regulatory Affairs Consultant at MRM London about Generation Austerity …

ICP077- Things you need to know in the new tax year

April 8th, 2016

28:32

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about the personal finance things you need to know in the new tax year. 

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the …

ICP076 - Listener personal finance questions

March 31st, 2016

27:01

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin answers listener personal finance questions.

If you’re new to the Informed Choice Podcast, this might not be the best episode to start with.

Most of our podcast …

ICP075 - Latest long term care & dementia research

March 25th, 2016

23:51

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about the latest research in the world of long-term care and dementia.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the …

ICP074 - The Voice of New Retirement

March 22nd, 2016

28:31

In this special episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin chats to Alistair McQueen about Aviva’s Voice of New Retirement Report.

The Voice of New Retirement

In this interview, Martin asks Alistair about the …

ICP073 - Budget for the next generation

March 18th, 2016

31:57

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about a Budget for the next generation.

Budget for the next generation 

This episode of the Informed Choice Podcast is a Budget special, recapping the main …

ICP072 - Sexually transmitted dementia

March 11th, 2016

27:01

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about sexually transmitted dementia and staying healthy in retirement.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the …

ICP071 - Creating Financial Peace of Mind

March 9th, 2016

12:06

In this special episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, we bring you a talk by Chris Budd about creating financial peace of mind.

Chris delivered this talk at the Cranleigh Literature Festival on Friday 4th March ahead …

ICP070 - Rethinking the state pension age

March 4th, 2016

26:00

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about rethinking the state pension age. 

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

ICP069 - Interview with Keith Richards, Personal Finance Society

March 1st, 2016

13:35

In this bonus episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Nick chats to Keith Richards, Chief Executive of the Personal Finance Society, about Chartered Financial Planner status.

Keith Richards has over 30 years experience …

ICP068 - Lifetime & Annual Allowance Changes in April 2016

February 26th, 2016

28:58

Big changes are being made to the pensions lifetime allowance and annual allowance in April 2016. In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about these important changes for pension savers and what …

ICP067 - Justin Harper, LV, Cost of a Child Report

February 24th, 2016

11:32

In this bonus episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin chats to Justin Harper, Life & Health Specialist at LV, the UK's largest friendly society, about the 13th annual LV Cost of a Child report.

The report has …

ICP066 - What happens to investments if the UK leaves Europe?

February 21st, 2016

23:04

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about what could happen to investment markets if the UK votes to leave the European …

ICP065 - Love and Money

February 12th, 2016

21:14

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about love and money.

There is also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

Love and Money

With …

ICP064 - Rethinking the emergency fund

February 5th, 2016

27:37

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about rethinking the emergency fund.

There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

Rethinking …

ICP063 - Investment market predictions for 2016

January 29th, 2016

24:17

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about what the name of your road means for house prices, some investment market predictions for 2016, and there’s a roundup of the latest personal finance …

ICP062 - Why investors need to hold their nerve

January 22nd, 2016

29:41

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about stock market volatility. There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance and …

ICP061 - Property as a pension, our ageing population & moving everything to cash

January 15th, 2016

29:37

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin answers a listener question about moving the entire value of her pension pot to cash ahead of retirement. He takes a look at a new survey from Barings which …

ICP060 - Investing & intergalactic travel: insanely complicated & sometimes resulting in panic

January 13th, 2016

7:05

In this special episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin explains why investors should avoid panic, despite current investment market events …

ICP059 - Women are much better than men at doing this

January 8th, 2016

27:59

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about what makes women much better investors than men and what the latest retirement income survey figures tell us about the income decisions people are …

ICP058 - How to make your personal finance resolutions stick in 2016

January 1st, 2016

45:37

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin reviews progress at Informed Choice in 2015 before looking ahead to 2016, sharing his business and personal goals, and explaining how we can best make personal …

ICP057 - How to invest a defined contribution pension

December 24th, 2015

18:30

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin answers a listener question about the best way to invest a defined contribution pension. There's also a roundup of the latest news from the world of personal …

ICP056: Pretending to be rich

December 18th, 2015

23:10

This week in episode 56 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about selling your pension annuity, pretending to be rich, and some of the …

ICP055: Andrew Tully, Retirement Advantage

December 16th, 2015

22:18

In this special episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin chats to Andrew Tully about a Retirement Sentiment Index. 

Andrew is Pensions …

ICP054 - Really understanding investment risk

December 11th, 2015

24:58

This week in episode 54 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about really understanding investment risk, a growing imbalance between the wealth of the generations and dressing smarter for success.

Find show …

ICP053 - Building a Professional Adviser Practice (Bonus Episode)

December 10th, 2015

36:50

Hello and welcome to a special bonus episode of the Informed Choice Podcast.

In this episode, you will hear Informed Choice executive director Nick Bamford delivering a presentation live at the Personal Finance Society …

ICP052 - How to cope with an unexpected windfall

December 4th, 2015

26:31

This week in episode 52 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about how to cope with an unexpected windfall and the level of investment returns we might expect in 2016.

There’s also a roundup of the latest news …

ICP051 - Autumn Statement 2015 Special

November 27th, 2015

32:11

This week in episode 51 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin examines the Autumn Statement 2015.

There’s also a roundup of the latest personal finance and investing news.

ICP050: Behind the scenes & guest interview highlights

November 20th, 2015

31:52

This week in episode 50 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin takes a behind the scenes look at producing the podcast and shares some highlights from previous guest interviews.

There’s also a roundup of the latest …

ICP049: When a fund manager leaves

November 13th, 2015

15:58

This week in episode 49 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about what investors should do when a fund manager leaves.

There’s also a …

ICP048 - Staying fit & healthy in later life

November 6th, 2015

16:52

This week in episode 48 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about the importance of staying fit and healthy in later life.

There’s also a roundup of the latest personal finance and investing news.

ICP047 - Transparency of financial advice fees

October 30th, 2015

18:19

This week in episode 47 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin discusses some new research by Which? asking why so many financial advisers appear reluctant to publish their advice fees on their websites. There is also a …

ICP046: Investment Companies with Nick Britton

October 23rd, 2015

32:35

This week on the show, Martin talks to Nick Britton, head of training at the Association of Investment Companies, all about Investment Trusts. If you’re an investor, this interview will provide a great introduction to …

ICP045 - Pension changes, end of commission & important assumptions

October 16th, 2015

27:17

This week in episode 45 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks to his colleagues Nick and Andrew about pension freedoms, the end of investment …

ICP044 - Auto enrolment with Chris Daems

October 9th, 2015

32:19

This week in episode 44 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks to Chris Daems, founder of AE in a Box and one of the leading experts in pension …

ICP043 - Five Things Worrying Investors Right Now

October 2nd, 2015

27:29

This week in episode 43 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks to Dr Peter Westaway, Chief Economist at Vanguard Asset Management about the five things influencing investment market sentiment.

There’s also a …

ICP042 - Myth of the baby boomer, retirement questions & untucked shirts

September 25th, 2015

28:12

This week in episode 42 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks to David Sinclair, Director of the International Longevity Centre, about the myth of the baby boomer.

He also shares the three questions you need to …

ICP041 - High yield bonds & rising interest rates

September 18th, 2015

31:49

This week in episode 41 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks to Michael Scott, manager of the Schroder Monthly High Income Fund, about what rising interest rates mean for high yield bonds, explains why building …

ICP040: Greedy, spoiled, self-absorbed Baby Boomers

September 11th, 2015

26:57

This week in episode 40 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about the causes of intergenerational wealth inequality, whether Alzheimer’s disease can be transmitted by medical procedures and why teenagers are …

ICP039 - Time Perspectives, Longevity & Doing Nothing

September 4th, 2015

24:38

This week in episode 39 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about time perspectives for retirement planning, what it means that we’re all living longer, and why nothing is often the best thing to do with your …

ICP038 - The Great Fall of China

August 28th, 2015

29:02

This week in episode 38 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about the Great Fall of China, signs you might be financially unstable and the ostrich effect when it comes to your financial health.


He also answers a …

ICP037 - Money lessons from the very rich

August 21st, 2015

22:00

This week in episode 37 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about the most important money lessons from the rich and why retirees are shunning financial advice.

He also answer a listener question about …

ICP036 - Sharks, pre-pups & 50 Cent

August 14th, 2015

19:22

This week in episode 36 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about investment sharks who are after your pension fund, why couples are choosing to put in place 'pre-pup' agreements in case of divorce, and how the …

ICP035 - What's so bad about getting old?

August 7th, 2015

20:11

In episode 35 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin answers a listener question about whether cautious investors should still be investing in fixed …

ICP034 - Could you cope with an interest rate hike?

July 31st, 2015

14:51

In episode 34 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin shares the latest personal finance news, and talks about coping with higher interest rates and …

ICP033 - Principles for an ideal retirement

July 24th, 2015

22:36

In episode 33 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about the ten principles for the ideal retirement, a rather expensive new retirement community opening in London, and why investment fund managers are …

ICP032 - Getting divorced, care fees cross-subsidy & pension freedom progress

July 17th, 2015

22:48

In episode 32 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about getting divorced, care fees cross-subsidy, and how well the new pension freedoms are actually doing.

If you listen to the Informed Choice Podcast, please …

ICP031 - China Syndrome, Postponing Caps & Emergency Budget

July 10th, 2015

21:52


This week in episode 31 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about a stock market plunge in China, why the lifetime cap on residential care fees might be postponed, and of course the emergency Summer Budget.

ICP030 - The cost of a housewife

July 3rd, 2015

25:43

This week in episode 30 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about what people want from the emergency Budget next week, properly qualified …

ICP029 - You're not rich enough for a private wealth manager

June 26th, 2015

17:44

This week in episode 29 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about how private wealth managers are shunning the moderately rich, why …

ICP028 - Experiences make you happier than material possessions

June 19th, 2015

20:59

This week in episode 28 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about a return to inflation in the UK, interest rates expectations in the US and why experiences make you happier than material possessions. He …

ICP027 - Silver splitters, worst case scenario retirement & Lasting Powers of Attorney

June 12th, 2015

17:58

This week in episode 27 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks silver splitters, retirement as a worst case scenario, and the importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney.

ICP026 - Female fund managers, bad financial decisions & wearing suits

June 5th, 2015

17:11

This week in episode 26 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about the worrying lack of female fund managers, why your genes cause you to make bad financial decisions and why he doesn't wear a suit and tie to …

ICP025 - Wow! Financial Advisers with Michelle Hoskin

May 29th, 2015

32:19

This week in episode 25 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin chats to Michelle Hoskin, founder of Standards International, about what it means to be a Wow! Financial Adviser.

As founder of Standards International, …

ICP024 - Interview with Paul Claireaux, Author & Financial Educator

May 22nd, 2015

46:28

This week in episode 24 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin interviews author and financial educator Paul Claireaux.

 

 

 

Paul's first book, "Who …

ICP023 - Election Results, Forgotten Subscriptions & Bond Bubbles

May 15th, 2015

24:07

This week in episode 23 of the Informed Choice Podcast, we talk about election results, forgotten subscriptions and bond bubbles.

 

 

Martin starts …

ICP022 - Pension liberation interview with Angela Brooks

May 8th, 2015

35:13

In the Informed Choice Podcast this week, Martin interviews Angela Brooks of Pension Life about pension liberation scams. With significant financial …

ICP021 - General Election Special

May 1st, 2015

32:29

This week in episode 21 of the Informed Choice Podcast, it’s a General Election 2015 special!

With less than a week to go before Britain decides who …

ICP020 - MoneyFit Week, Property Scams & Tesco Shares

April 24th, 2015

21:02

This week in episode 20 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin answers five personal finance questions from the Unbiased.co.uk MoneyFit Week …

ICP019 - Sexy men make you take greater investment risks

April 17th, 2015

22:20

In episode 19 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin answers a listener question about what sounds like a very dodgy investment scam being offered to her dad.

Why do sexy men make average looking men take greater risks …

ICP018 - Pension reform winners & losers with Rachel Vahey

April 10th, 2015

36:43

In the latest episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks to independent pensions consultant Rachel Vahey about the new pension freedoms …

ICP017 - Carl Richards & Dee Searle

April 3rd, 2015

31:30

This week in episode seventeen of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin interviews Certified Financial Planner and financial sketch artist Carl Richards about the publication of his new book, The One Page Financial Plan. …

ICP016 - Noflation, Secret Inheritance & End of Tax Year Tips

March 27th, 2015

27:49

Noflation has landed in the UK! Martin talks to James Griffin from Fidelity Worldwide Investment to find out what CPI inflation at zero means for the economy and markets. There's a listener question asking how to tell …

ICP015 - Budget 2015, State of Retirement & Investment Risk Genetics

March 20th, 2015

24:10

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin reviews the pre-election Budget, delivered by George Osborne on Wednesday 18th March 2015. There's an interview with Steve Lewis of LV= about their latest State of …

ICP014 - Pension fleecing day, FTSE 100 record high & finding your purpose

March 6th, 2015

23:42

In episode 14 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin explains why pension freedom day on 6th April 2015 could be pension fleecing day. He answers a …

ICP013 - Boosting financial knowledge for higher investment returns

February 27th, 2015

26:29

In the latest episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin reveals the details of a study which proves his catchphrase; "When it comes to money, the more you know, the faster it can grow!" There's also news on his …

ICP012 - Foreign Sounding Fund Managers, Women & Dementia, & Investment Outlooks

February 20th, 2015

27:10

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin examines new research which suggests investors are less likely to invest with fund managers who have foreign sounding names. Bizarre? Almost certainly, but the …

ICP011 - Abraham Okusanya, Retirement Misconceptions & a Listener Question!

February 13th, 2015

33:28

In epsiode 11 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin interviews Abraham Okusanya about his new white paper, Pound Cost Ravaging. He also talks about five misconceptions about retirement and answers a question from …

ICP010 - Risks to wealth creation, withdrawing pension cash & pound cost ravaging

February 6th, 2015

17:30

In the latest episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about the five big risks to wealth creation in the year ahead. He also looks at the reasons why you might not want to withdraw money from your pension …

ICP009 - BBC Cost of Care Calculator, MAS Retirement Directory & Fund Inflows

January 30th, 2015

19:07

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin test drives the new BBC cost of care calculator. He talks about the new retirement advice …

ICP008 - European Central Bank Big Bazooka

January 23rd, 2015

9:42

The European Central Bank (ECB) has fired its BIG BAZOOKA, with at least 1.1 trillion euros of quantitative easing due to be injected into the ailing eurozone economy this year and next. What does it mean? Martin …

ICP007 - Pensioner Bonds, Inflation & Genetic Testing

January 16th, 2015

22:32

In the latest edition of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about the new 65+ Guaranteed Growth Bonds from National Savings & Investments, asks why price inflation is falling so quickly and reveals the …

ICP006 - Simonne Gnessen & Falling Oil Price

December 19th, 2014

31:03

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin interviews Simonne Gnessen of Wise Monkey Financial Coaching and also talks about the falling oil price - what does it mean for investors?

ICP005 - Retirement Income & Value of Advice

December 12th, 2014

19:57

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about why pension providers continue to fail consumers reaching retirement and attempts to quantify the value of a good financial adviser. He also talks about …

ICP004 - Autumn Statement Special

December 4th, 2014

20:13

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin takes a closer look at the main Finanical Planning and investing measures contained in the Autumn Statement. He also recaps his week, talks about being a media IFA …

ICP003 - Justin King, Equity Exposure & Growing Old Without Children

November 28th, 2014

37:29

In this episode of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks to Justin King about Financial Life Planning and their new book - Ready, Steady, Retire! …

ICP002 - Financial Planning Week, Under 30s & Inflation Figures

November 20th, 2014

35:47

In this episode of The Informed Choice Podcast, Martin interviews Sue Whitbread from the Institute of Financial Planning and talks to her about Financial Planning Week 2014. He examines an article in The Telegraph by …

ICP001 - Introductions & higher risk investing

November 14th, 2014

14:47

This week on the Informed Choice Podcast was all about making introductions and talking about higher risk investing.

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