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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

Feb 25, 2019

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 authoritarian, whereas Scandinavian parents tend to be more permissive. Why?

My guest today is Matthias Doepke,...

Feb 22, 2019

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 out of time to arrange it. I was even thinking about hosting a live show in front of a...

Feb 18, 2019

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 the vast majority of abductions are peacefully resolved - often for remarkably low ransoms.

In fact,...

Feb 15, 2019

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 talk about how dating frequency is maintained in retirement, the cost of first dates, and the toll of...

Feb 11, 2019

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 house doesn’t necessarily correlate with being a happier person.

My guest on the podcast today is...