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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

Dec 23, 2016

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 investment stories from this year.

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

The big personal finance events of 2016

As we approach the end of the year, it’s a good time to reflect.

2016 has been a fairly tumultuous year. We’ve had Brexit, we’ve had Donald Trump, and we’ve had the death of Terry Wogan, David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Victoria Wood, among many others.

But what were the big events that had an impact on your personal finances? What can we learn from some of these to make better choices with our money in the future?

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about some of the big investment stories from 2016 and what we can learn from these, in order to make better decisions in the future.

Personal finance news update

-MPs have recommended the Pensions Regulator is given more powers to deal with rogue employers who fail to properly support their pension schemes.

-HM Treasury is set to receive record tax revenues from property sales, despite a fall in the number of property transactions.

-Citizens Advice has warned that thousands of people in their twenties are struggling with debt after signing up to buy now, pay later deals.

-New research from SunLife has revealed that today’s over 50s are having the time of their lives  – free to do what they want, when they want, and they don’t care what anyone thinks.

-The local authority district of Winchester (which includes the City of Winchester) has been named the UK’s best place to live.

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