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ICR300: Glen Arnold, The Deals of Warren Buffett

Did you know it took the world's greatest investor, Warren Buffett, nearly four decades to make his first $100m? My guest on the podcast today is Glen Arnold, author of The Deals of Warren Buffett. Despite holding positions of Professor of Investment and Professor of Corporate Finance, Glen concluded that academic life was not nearly as much fun as making money in the markets. As a wealthy investor in his fifties, he now spends most of his time running his equity portfolio from an office...

Duration: 00:37:57

ICR299: Stop worrying about money

40% of UK adults anticipate that 2018 will be a very difficult year for them financially. In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, we tackle those money worries and give you the tools you need to stop worrying about your personal finances.

Duration: 00:39:05

ICR298: Sam Royston, Broken Benefits

My guest on the podcast today is Dr Sam Royston, author of a new book called Broken Benefits. Britain is going through the most radical upheaval of the benefits system since its foundations were laid at the end of the 1940s. In Broken Benefits, Sam Royston argues that social security isn’t working, and without a change in direction, it will be even less fair in the future. Drawing on original research and high-profile debates, this much-needed book provides an introductory guide to...

Duration: 00:33:42

ICR297: How to earn more and spend less in 2018

In this episode of the podcast, I'm talking about some very practical ways to earn more and spend less money in 2018. There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance news, details of the January book choice for the new Informed Choice Radio book club, and the aftershow segment.

Duration: 00:31:47

ICR296: Your Resolutions for 2018

Happy New Year! It's that time again, that time when we make our resolutions for the year ahead. Today on the podcast, it's all about resolutions. I'm going to be talking about why 92% of people fail to keep their New Year's Resolutions and how you can keep yours. I'll also share some important personal finance resolutions for 2018, before sharing my own goals and my resolutions for this podcast too!

Duration: 00:28:19

ICR295: Informed Choice Radio Rewind 2017 (Part Two)

This is Part Two of a two part special rewind this week, looking back at some of my favourite podcast interviews of 2017. On Monday in Part One, I shared clips from eight of the interviews we published between January and June this year. We shared conversations with Dan Hannan, Canna Campbell, Malene Rydahl, Tasneem Clarke, Kate Raworth, Pete Matthew, Erin Lowry and Danielle Marchant. In part two today, the best bits from interviews published between July and December.

Duration: 00:27:59

ICR294: Informed Choice Radio Rewind 2017 Part One

in this special two part episode, I’m sharing some of my favourite podcast moments from the past year. In Rewind 2017 Part One, I’m sharing some interview excerpts from episodes published between January and June. Part two which will be out on Friday will include interviews from July to December.

Duration: 00:31:21

ICR292: Nick Tucker, Wealth & the Next Generation

My guest on the podcast today is Nick Tucker, Head of UK Domestic at UBS Wealth Management. Nick is the author of a new report called What's it all for?; Wealth and the next generation. The question of what wealth is fundamentally for has no single answer, and will be a deeply personal matter for most individuals. UBS have created a report that brings together eight different case studies, highlighting some of the real challenges and dilemmas faced by different families when it comes to...

Duration: 00:21:07

ICR291: My two cents on Bitcoin

In this episode of the podcast, my two cents on Bitcoin. Is it the first genuinely successful get rich quick scheme in history, just a bunch of nerds and drug dealers speculating on a harmless game, or something far more sinister? I also chat to Bill McQuaker, portfolio manager in Fidelity International's Solutions team. We talk about how investment markets have performed in 2017, the outlook for next year, and Bill's own views on Bitcoin.

Duration: 00:36:51

ICR290: Ross Clark, War Against Cash

My guest on the podcast today is Ross Clark, author of The War Against Cash: The plot to empty your wallet and own your financial future – and why you MUST fight it. We're constantly being told that we are on the cusp of a cashless society. And if you're anything like me, more and more of your financial transactions are becoming cashless. According to Ross Clark, the financial services industry would certainly like to see it that way. We're being enticed with contactless cards, mobile...

Duration: 00:30:34

ICR289: The Do’s & Don’ts of the World’s Best Investors

In this episode, I'm sharing my chapter from the newly published Harriman's New Book of Investing Rules: The Do's and Don'ts of the World's Best Investors. I also pick a few of my favourite tips from other contributors to the book.

Duration: 00:31:34

ICR288: Stewart Cowley, Man vs Big Data

My guest on the podcast today is Stewart Cowley, author of the new book Man vs Big Data. Stewart is a regular columnist for the Sunday Telegraph and the financial magazine Citywire. He's a regular guest on BBC Newsnight, Radio 4 and SKY News. Having worked in finance in New York and London since the 1980s, Stewart is now passionate about reporting on economics, and Man vs Big Data is his latest book taking a deep dive into an interesting topic. Man vs Big Data distills the complexities...

Duration: 00:27:41

ICR287: Well&Truly and Enterprise Investment Schemes

In this episode of the podcast, I'm talking about Enterprise Investment Schemes, before sharing an interview with the founders of Well&Truly, an exciting new British business that has benefited from EIS funding. Enterprise Investment Schemes are topical at the moment after an announcement about them in the Budget last week. What is an EIS? How does it work? Who is it suitable for?

Duration: 00:26:50

ICR286: Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, Conscious Investing

My guest on the podcast today is Dr Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, author of the new book Conscious Investing. Dr Christin ter Braak-Forstinger is the founder of PVA Advisory and the co-founder of Chi Impact Capital. She has a longstanding and professional track record in the area of strategic philanthropy- and impact investing advisory. Christin completed her postgraduate studies at Duke Law School and at Harvard Law School. Her dissertation and her master’s thesis received several...

Duration: 00:23:55

ICR285: Getting to grips with the Budget (with co-host Kalpana Fitzpatrick)

Today on show, we're getting to grips with the Budget. It was Chancellor Philip Hammond's first autumn Budget on Wednesday, always an exciting day in the world of personal finance, and today we're going to take a closer look at some of the key Budget measures.

Duration: 00:33:47

ICR284: Paul Riseborough, Naked Banking

My guest on the podcast today is Paul Riseborough, Chief Commercial Officer of Metro Bank and co-author of Naked Banking: The Truth About Banks and You. We all depend on banks. They help us save and they help us spend. Yet for many they represent everything that's wrong with the world of finance. Poor service, high fees, creaking IT infrastructure and a market controlled by just a few providers have combined in recent years to create a personal banking crisis every bit as severe as the...

Duration: 00:21:08

ICR283: Improving your financial capability (with co-host Andy Webb)

It's Financial Capability Week and, in this episode, we're talking about improving your financial capability. Fincap Week is an annual event which takes place in mid-November (this year between 13th and 19th November 2017). Fincap Week celebrates, showcases and amplifies the work underway to improve financial capability and ultimately to improve financial wellbeing. The week is organised as part of the Financial Capability Strategy for the UK and aims to get more people talking about...

Duration: 00:31:04

ICR282: Dorie Clark, Entrepreneurial You

Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine and one of the Top 10 Business Books of the Year by Forbes. It was also a Washington Post bestseller. Dorie’s latest book is Entrepreneurial...

Duration: 00:27:23

ICR281: A Festival of Financial Planning

Earlier this week I spent two days hosting Festival Radio at the Personal Finance Society Festival of Financial Planning. The event at Birmingham NEC was the largest financial planning conference ever in the UK, with 3,300 delegates, 75 speakers and 100 exhibitors. In this special episode of Informed Choice Radio, I share highlights from some of the the 39 interviews we recorded at the Festival, including conversations with Sir Vince Cable about Brexit, Baroness Ros Altmann on state...

Duration: 00:28:07

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