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ICR257: Michael Nicholas, Making Complex Decisions with Confidence in a Fast-Moving World

How to do you make your decisions? The decisions we make every day – frequently automatic and incredibly fast – impact every area of our lives. My guest on the show today is an expert when it comes to making decisions in an increasing complex world. Michael Nicholas is author of The Little Black Book of Decision Making. His book delves into the cognition behind decision making, guiding you through the different ways your mind approaches various scenarios. Michael is a coach, corporate...

Duration: 00:28:13

ICR256: Opening the Bank of Mum & Dad (with Mrs Mummypenny)

This week on the show, what are the risks to consider when it's time to open a branch of the Bank of Mum & Dad? Introducing Mrs Mummypenny My co-host for this episode is Lynn James, otherwise known as Mrs Mummypenny. Lynn left the corporate world in June 2015 to run Mrs Mummypenny, a personal finance & lifestyle brand. She launched Mrs Mummypenny in 2013 whilst on maternity leave with her youngest son and kept it going as a hobby when she returned to full time work. Lynn has always...

Duration: 00:33:11

ICR255: Ray LeVitre, Retirement Decisions You Need To Make Right Now

My guest on the show today is Ray LeVitre. Ray is Managing Partner of Net Worth Advisory Group, based in Utah. He's a Certified Financial Planner and Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. Ray's gained a unique perspective of the financial industry during his 19 years of experience. Ray has worked as representative for one of the nation’s largest mutual fund companies; as a bank investment representative at one of the nation’s largest banks; and as an...

Duration: 00:22:36

ICR254: Tim Albert, A Baby Boomer's Journey

Hello and welcome to this episode of Informed Choice Radio. My guest on the show today is Tim Albert. Tim was born in 1947. He studied psychology and sociology at Surrey University and then trained as a journalist on local newspapers in Devon. In 1973 he moved to London and started working on national newspapers, and specialised in education. In the 1980s he became a medical journalist, and in 1990 set up as a trainer, specialising in writing and editing skills for health...

Duration: 00:27:09

ICR253: How to get Generation Debt back on track

This week on the show, we're talking about how to get Generation Debt back on track. Insurer LV= has published some new research which has found renters among the late-Millennial generation (25-34 years old) are one of the least financially resilient groups in the UK. Based on research conducted with over 9,000 people, the first instalment of LV=’s ‘Income Roulette’ research found that more than half (55%) of 25-34 year olds fall short of the Money Advice Service (MAS) recommended amount...

Duration: 00:34:07

ICR252: Spencer Jakab, Why Smart Investors Fail

Hello and welcome to this episode of Informed Choice Radio. My guest on the show today is Spencer Jakab. Spencer writes for and edits the “Heard on the Street” column for The Wall Street Journal and previously wrote its daily investing column, “Ahead of the Tape.” He has also written about investing for the Financial Times, Barron’s, and Dow Jones news wires. Prior to becoming a journalist, he was a top-rated stock analyst covering emerging markets at Credit Suisse. His first book is...

Duration: 00:34:29

ICR251: Marion McGovern, Thriving in the Gig Economy

My guest on the show today is Marion McGovern. Marion was the founder and CEO of M Squared Consulting, one of the first gig economy talent intermediaries before the term was even coined. She also founded Collabrus, a company focused on independent contractor compliance. Marion is the author of A New Brand of Expertise: How Independent Consultants, Free Agents, and Interim Managers Are Transforming the World of Work. Her new book is Thriving in the Gig Economy. So much has changed in...

Duration: 00:30:26

ICR250: It's time for me to answer some questions

This week on the show, as we celebrate the milestone of 250 podcast episodes, I answer questions from some past guests. A big thank you to Iona Bain, Pete Matthew, James Wallman, Jon 'JB' Beckett and Kelly Eroglu for sharing their questions. Thank you also to Richard Hanson, an Informed Choice Radio listener who I bumped into last weekend and asked to record a question for the share! Most importantly, thank you for listening and continuing to support Informed Choice Radio. With 250...

Duration: 00:46:53

ICR249: Rob Dix, The Property Geek on How To Be A Landlord

My guest on the show today is Rob Dix, someone who you may well already know if you're at all interested in the world of property investing. Rob is co-host of the incredibly popular The Property Podcast, along with Rob Bence. He's also founder of the Property Geek blog and podcast, and author of several popular property investing books. Rob's new book is How To Be A Landlord; a straightforward guide to everything involved in letting and managing a property – whether you’re an accidental...

Duration: 00:28:15

ICR248: Dawid Konotey-Ahulu - Behaviour, Fintech & Ageing

Today on the show I'm joined by the excellent Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, co-founder of Redington. Redington advises large pension funds around the world and believes there is a way to solve the pensions challenge, and that it involves bringing together great minds in conversation, as well as connecting unlikely dots to provide new and better ways for pension funds to reach their goals. Dawid qualified as a barrister of Lincoln’s Inn in 1987, before transitioning into banking to work for...

Duration: 00:39:52

ICR247: Lifelogging and your money

This week on the show, I'm talking about lifelogging and what it means for your money. Wikipedia defines lifelogging as a movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person's daily life in terms of inputs (food consumed, quality of surrounding air), states (mood, arousal, blood oxygen levels), and performance, whether mental or physical. In short, lifelogging or quantified self is self-knowledge through self-tracking with technology. But what does this...

Duration: 00:39:43

ICR246: George Schofield, Planning for Retirement When the Old Rules No Longer Apply

My guest on the show today specialises in helping people craft their life after age 50. George Schofield, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, and developmental/organizational psychologist who advises clients on retirement and career planning. He's author of the new book How Do I Get There from Here?: Planning for Retirement When the Old Rules No Longer Apply. Our conversation today is all about how retirement has changed and what we need to do to craft a meaningful life after age 50. We used...

Duration: 00:31:52

ICR245: Alan Weiss, Lifestorming & Creating Meaning in Life

My guest on the show today is an absolute giant in the world of consulting and public speaking. Alan Weiss is one of those rare people who can say he’s a consultant, speaker, and author and mean it. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Mercedes-Benz, The Federal Reserve, The New York Times Corporation, Toyota, and over 500 other leading organizations. His new book, co-authored with Marshall Goldsmith, is Lifestorming:...

Duration: 00:22:29

ICR244: Jumping ship; why, when & how to make financial changes in life

Today on the show, jumping ship. Why, when and how to make those big financial changes in your life. I'll be talking about the big financial decisions, why you need to make then, when the right time is, and how you can approach them for the best chance of success. If you’re new here, welcome to the show! I’m Martin Bamford, your host for this podcast. I'm a Chartered Financial Planner, Chartered Wealth Manager and personal finance author. This is a podcast from Informed Choice, an...

Duration: 00:43:19

ICR243: Iona Bain, Spare Change

My guest on the show today is Iona Bain. Iona is a young journalist and broadcaster who writes for the Glasgow Herald, the Daily Mail, Investazine, the Independent and the Sunday Times. In 2011 she established Iona's Young Money Blog, the first of its kind in the UK. Nominated as a rising industry star in 2014, she also writes a column the trade industry bible Financial Adviser. She has appeared on BBC Scotland, the Radio 1 Surgery Show, Channel 4 News and the Max Keiser Show and...

Duration: 00:24:47

ICR242: Michelle Lowbridge, The Science of Smashing Money Blocks

My guest for this episode is Michelle Lowbridge, author of the new book, Wealthology: The Science of Smashing Money Blocks. Michelle is also known as The Energy Editor. She's one of the most sought-after teachers and healers in Europe. She works with entrepreneurs to quickly identify the money blocks that are stopping them from unleashing their superpower, then smashes them, using her powerful Wealthology system. Her clients release lifelong patterns, and multiply their income as a...

Duration: 00:23:06

ICR241: How to prepare for the end of your life

I hate to break this to you, but you're going to die at some point. This week on the show, I'm talking about how to prepare for the end of your life. This one is for you regardless of your age, health or how close to the end of your life you think you might be. There is something in this episode for everyone. What are the main financial things to consider when planning for the end?

Duration: 00:34:43

ICR240: Irene Aldridge, Flash Crashes & High Frequency Trading

ello and welcome to Informed Choice Radio. My guest for this episode is Irene Aldridge, author of the new book Real-Time Risk: What Investors Should Know About Fintech, High-Frequency Trading, and Flash Crashes. Irene is managing director and quantitative portfolio manager at ABLE Alpha Trading and president of ABLE Markets. She's a frequent speaker at top industry events and a contributor to academic, practitioner, and mainstream media publications, including the Journal of Trading,...

Duration: 00:44:50

ICR239: Elle Martinez, Couple Money

Today on the show, I'm joined by Elle Martinez. Elle is the creator and award-winning blogger behind Couple Money, a site and podcast dedicated to helping spouses build their marriage and wealth together. Each week she interviews financial experts and real-life couples who've achieved impressive financial goals like becoming debt free, starting a business, and retiring early. Through her podcast, she finds patterns and habits that help couples become successful. In addition to Couple...

Duration: 00:26:27

ICR238: Dealing With 5 Common Financial Regrets

This week on the show, I'm talking about dealing with 5 common financial regrets. I was prompted to talk about this after seeing a new survey from Bankrate in the US. Apparently 73% of people there have financial regrets. So what are these regrets? Why do we have them? Most importantly, what can we do about them? Personal finance news -Student debts are on the rise, with gradates in England due to have average debts of £50,800. New figures from the Institute of Fiscal Studies warn of...

Duration: 00:39:56

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