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Our primal fear of loss, with Dr Mark Tobak

My guest on the podcast today is a psychiatrist who has discovered most of his patients have one thing in common; anxiety about money. This manifests itself as fears and doubts about their financial future and day-to-day financial needs. Mark Tobak, MD, is a general adult psychiatrist in private practice. He is the former chief of inpatient geriatric psychiatry at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Harrison, New York, where he is an attending physician. Mark graduated the University at Buffalo...


Keeping your personal finances on track when you're starting a business

In this episode, it's all about becoming self-employed or starting a business, and how to get and keep your personal finances in the best possible shape at the same time. We're asked about this a lot; after-all, more than 600,000 new businesses are started each and every year in the UK, so it's a really important issue. There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and a look at what we're up to here at Informed Choice this week.


Personality traits, experiences and attitudes of the super rich, with Dr Rainer Zitelmann

What makes the super rich tick? Is there a specific mindset that sets ultra-high net worth individuals apart from the rest of us? Are they meticulous planners - or is their wealth an unintended by-product of their entrepreneurial activities? Is it nature or nurture that sets them on the path to great financial success? In this episode I'm joined by Dr Rainer Zitelmann, author of The Wealth Elite. Rainer is a renowned German historian, author, management consultant and real estate...


How to boost pension savings for women

In this episode, it's all about the ladies and an interesting suggestion on a way to boost their levels of retirement savings. Keep listening if you're of the less fair persuasion too, as there's still plenty in this episode for you! There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance news, with the Bank of England keeping interest rates on hold and the FCA taking action against insurance companies who rip-off loyal customers. And there's the aftershow segment with talk of new team...


What you need to know about the Autumn Budget

In this special bonus episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin explains the key personal finance measures announced in the Autumn Budget.


How to make extraordinary profits from ordinary investment funds, with Brian Dennehy

In this episode I'm joined by Brian Dennehy, a veteran of the financial services profession and regular media commentator for more than 20 years. Brian's written his first book. It's called Clueless: New research uncovers the story of two extraordinary financial mysteries, massive investor losses, and a brilliantly straightforward blueprint to achieve huge profits from investment funds. This first book from Brian pulls no punches, and is absolutely essential reading for any investor, big...


Three things we're not doing with our money

In this episode, three things we're not doing with our money - and why this needs to change. I'm talking about mortgages, pensions and long-term care in later life, and the important actions we're not collectively taking, along with some tips for making changes in these areas.


How to Sell More, Earn More, and Become the Ultimate Sales Machine - with Ryan Serhant

On September 15, 2008, the subprime mortgage industry collapsed, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, and a 24-year-old Ryan Serhant began his first day in the real estate business. The real estate sector has slowly recovered since then, and Serhant has become one of the most successful brokers in the world. He now manages agents in New York City, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Miami and the Hamptons. Ryan Serhant is recognized as a real estate powerhouse. His team at Nest Seekers International...


5 of the worst investments you can make right now

In this episode, Martin shares five of what he considers to be the worst investments you can make right now. There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and an update from the world of Informed Choice in the popular aftershow segment.


Direct lending as an asset class, with Jake Wombwell-Povey

In this episode I'm joined by energetic Fintech professional Jake Wombwell-Povey. Jake recently joined Goji Investments, an investment platform focused on Direct Lending. Within this episode Jake explains all about direct lending as an investment asset class. Here’s my conversation with Jake Wombwell-Povey, CEO of Goji Investments, in episode 363 of Informed Choice Radio.


Late Night Money Live 001

Hello and welcome to Late Night Money Live, a special live broadcast episode of Informed Choice Radio. This episode was recorded live at 10pm on Wednesday the 10th of October 2018. Martin was joined by Neil, Michael and Alam to discuss AI and behavioural finance, the impact of Brexit on financial services, and how hard it is becoming for some young adults to get on the property ladder. He also explains where the concept for this Late Night Money Live format comes from. If you’re new to...


How to thrive in retirement, with Celia Dodd

Retirement is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be yourself and do what you want to do. It offers new possibilities for personal growth through learning, retraining, travelling and friendship. But it’s also one of the biggest transitions we face, and brings huge psychological and emotional challenges. It’s not surprising that many people struggle with the adjustment to a different pace of life. In this episode I’m joined by Celia Dodd, author of Not Fade Away – How to Thrive in...


The Cost of Staying Loyal

In this episode, the cost of loyalty. What’s the cost of staying loyal to providers of insurance, banking and financial services? It could be a lot more than you think. I'm taking a closer look at this cost of loyalty and suggesting some ways to deal with it. There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and the aftershow segment, where we share some updates from the world of Informed Choice.


How to transition a business for the employee ownership revolution, with Chris Budd

In this episode, I'm pleased to welcome Chris Budd back to the show. Chris has come on today to talk about his new book. It's called The Eternal Business: How to transition a business for the employee ownership revolution. When it comes this employee ownership revolution, Chris knows his onions, and that's because he's recently sold his own business, Ovation Finance, to an Employee Ownership Trust. But the movement for employee ownership is global - and interest in this alternative...


How to become a Financial Planner

In this episode, Martin becomes a careers adviser and shares some thoughts on how to become a Financial Planner. Which exams do you need to take? Which roles should you apply for in order to get started? What should you never say on your CV? There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and and after show segment, along with news of a special late night live broadcast of Informed Choice Radio next month.


The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, with Saifedean Ammous

When a pseudonymous programmer introduced "a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party" to a small online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. In this episode I'm joined by economist Dr Saifedean Ammous. In his book The Bitcoin Standard, he analyzes the...


Missing out on pensions when getting divorced

In this episode, we're talking about divorce and separation. It's been in the press a lot this week, with the government considering changes to the law to remove fault from divorce, and also a warning from Age UK that women are missing out on pensions as a result of failing to consider them in divorce. We hear from Katherine Muldoon, a solicitor in the family law team at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in London.


Everything you need to KNOW and everything you need to DO to secure your financial future, with Pete Matthew

In this episode I'm joined by legendary personal finance podcaster Pete Matthew. Pete's written his first book, it's called The Meaningful Money Handbook. Rather than read out an author bio, I wanted to share a testimonial for the book written by Andy Hart, host of the Maven Money Podcast. Andy said: "Pete has shared more financial wisdom with more people than anyone I know. He is not only a credit to our mighty profession, he’s a credit to humanity. He’s on a selfless pursuit to assist...


Exhaustion epidemic and four day working week

In this episode, why an exhaustion epidemic is sweeping the UK and how workers can look forward to a four day working week in the future, thanks to efficiency savings from improved technology.


Thoughtful Philanthropy, with Lauren Janus

In this episode I’m joined by Lauren Janus, founder of Thoughtful Philanthropy. Thoughtful Philanthropy is a charitable giving advisory service for individuals, families and organisations that want to become informed and empowered philanthropists. With so many worthy charities vying for your attention, how do you create a giving strategy that transforms you into an engaged force for good in support of your issues? This is where the services of a philanthrophic adviser, like Lauren, come...