MMP110: The One-Page Financial Plan with Carl Richards

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Here we are at session number 110, and we’re going to be talking to a US financial planner called Carl Richards about his new book, The One-Page Financial Plan. You know I’m always banging on about planning here on the podcast, and Carl’s book distills the idea of financial planning down to the basics. Carl has a knack of explaining financial planning and particularly behavioural finance concepts in an easy-to-understand way through a series of sketches that he draws. These sketches are peppered throughout the book and also on his website, behaviorgap.com. Stay tuned for my chat with Carl, and scroll to the bottom of this post to learn of a competition to pick up one of Carls books!

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Special Episode: Meaningful University is GO!

MU Launch headerYes, hello, and welcome to this short, special edition of the MM Podcast. The purpose of this is, FINALLY, to announce the launch of MeaningfulUniversity which goes live on Friday 15th May 2015 at 10am. This podcast will be released an hour or two before that, so if you’re really eager you might just have to hang on a short while longer!

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MMP109: Behavioural Finance: Making Good Decisions

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Here we are at session number 109 , and this week we’re continuing my chat, begun last time, with Greg Davies, Head of Behavioural Quant Finance at Barclays. We’re talking about why investors are often their own worst enemies – it’s a fascinating topic with practical lessons we can all learn, so stay tuned for the conclusion of my chat with Greg in just a sec…

MeaningfulUniversity is finally ready to go live on 15th May. The first course there will be Learn How To Budget. A few of you registered on the site after my chat a couple of weeks ago with Martin O, which was meant to coincide with the launch of MU, but in the end I just couldn’t get things done for the 1st May as I hoped. As usual, I bit off a little more than I could chew! I am pleased with how the site has turned out however, so if you want to learn the best practice for setting and sticking to a monthly budget, then head on over to MeaningfulUniversity.com and put in your email address and I’ll keep you posted.

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MMP108: Behavioural Finance: Beeswax and Ropes

Behavioural FinanceHere we are at session number 108, and we’re going to be talking about how to stop making daft mistakes when it comes to your investing. I chat to a gentleman named Greg Davies who is Head of Behavioural Quant Finance at Barclays Bank. That title will become clear. But I’m so excited to bring this interview to you, because it blew me away. It’s so good in fact that this is part one of two, with the conclusion coming next week. You won’t want to miss it…

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MMP107: Budget To Win

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This week, we’re revisiting the very important subject of budgeting. This is inspired by a wonderful email received this week from a listener called Martin in Pontefract in the UK. I was just going to read the email out, but I decided instead to ask Martin onto the show and he agreed! We’ll hear from him in just a second…

It is also timely as I am about to launch MeaningfulUniversity.com and the inaugural course at MU will be Learn How To Budget. I’m taking a break from our investing mini-series for this, because the release of this session will coincide with the launch of MU, give or take a few days. Stay tuned for an MU discount code specially for you lovely podcast listeners too…

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MMP106: Investment Masterclass Part 2 – Risk & Return

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We continue our investment masterclass and this week we’ll be looking at risk and return. We covered this last way back in session 16 but I think it needs to be revisited in the particular context of risk when investing. So stay tuned, because your investing education continues shortly…

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