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


Jul 22, 2016

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 and an update from the world of Informed Choice.

Gotta Catch ‘Em All

Have you caught any Pokémon yet? This week on the show, it’s all about catching Weadles, Jigglypuffs and, of course, the beloved Pikachu.

In the space of just 10 days, the Japanese game maker Nintendo has seen its share price double.

Pokémon Go, the new augmented reality game, which is played as a smartphone app, was launched on 6th July and became officially available in the UK last week.

In this episode we are talking about Pokémon Go, the surprising global game playing phenomenon, and what it means for your personal finances.

Could Pokémon Go offer an addition source of income in retirement, along with the opportunity to meet new people, get plenty of exercise and learn new skills?

What does the runaway success of Pokémon Go mean for investing in technology companies?

Have you thought about protecting your digital legacy when you die – have you made plans to pass on your Pokémon Go to your children or grandchildren?

Personal finance news update

-Mortgage lending has risen sharply in June, with total loan advances reaching £20.7bn.

-Lying when you make an insurance claim doesn’t necessarily invalidate it, according to a Supreme Court ruling.

-Younger people have experienced a big fall in their incomes, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

-The decision to leave the European Union could have a horrible impact on the British economy, according to one leading fund manager.

-Despite widespread expectations of an interest rate cut, the European Central Bank have voted to leave interest rates unchanged this month.

Useful links mentioned in this episode

Providing for your Pokémon in your Will

XPLAN from Iress

MRM London – Beer & Bytes Podcast

Informed Choice Radio Episode 100 on Blab.im (Thursday 28th July at 1pm)

Puppy photos on Martin’s Instagram

Get answers to your personal finance questions

Do you have a personal finance or investing question for Martin?

Email martin@icfp.co.uk or ask on Twitter @martinbamford.

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