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Informed Choice Radio - personal finance peace of mind with Martin Bamford

Feb 27, 2017

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 during our conversation, Vicky found herself in debt following the death of her father.

She quickly took control of the situation and now shares her story with other people who...


Feb 24, 2017

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 right, to meet your chosen investment goals, is crucial.

But when investing for the long-term, it's also important to think about what the world might look like in the...


Feb 22, 2017

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 overlooked and kept out of the loop when it came to money.

As well as editing and writing for Mummy...


Feb 20, 2017

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, leading political economist Ann Pettifor.

Ann is a UK-based economist, director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME), an honorary research fellow at the Political...


Feb 17, 2017

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 our homes, so from a financial perspective, it's important we take them seriously, both during our...