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

Jul 20, 2018

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

My inspiration for this episode came from two places.

Firstly, a Sky News article with the title Ex-GP hired hitman on dark web to kill financial adviser after losing £300k, court hears.

Secondly, our annual...


Jul 16, 2018

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 empower women all around the world economically.

Gates later wrote that the research indicated that economic power was “the most promising entry point for gender equality.”...


Jul 13, 2018

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 coming out of the two days.


Jul 9, 2018

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 for people who live or work in West Sussex, Surrey or Kingston. They give local people access to...


Jul 6, 2018

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 of living increases:

1 - Learn to budget effectively

2 - Trim the fat from your household budget

3 -...