MMP081: Advanced Investing – VCTs and EISs

Session 81 HeaderLook at that! It’s session number 81, and we’re most definitely going to be taking things up a level and talking about some advanced investing using some very useful tools which most people never even consider. For those bored with pensions and ISAs, or if you have maxed your contributions to these, this session is for you.

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MMP080: Pension or ISA?

Session 80 Header - Pension or ISA?Here we are at session number 80 , and we’re going to be answering one of the most frequently asked questions received by all financial advisers everywhere. Should I pay into a pension or an ISA? With recent pension changes, this is a more pertinent question than ever and one which merits its own session here on MeaningfulMoney.

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Protecting your finances online

Protecting Your Finances OnlineThe amount of money lost each year to online scams is immense. Estimates differ as to exactly how much, but it is safe to say that it amounts to billions of pounds EVERY YEAR!

If I had a pound for every time I have been spammed by a friend whose computer had been compromised, then I’d be, well, richer than I am now! I have always been quite cynical about these episodes, assuming this was down to the technological ineptitude of my friends. But there are plenty of clever people trying to separate you from your money online, and they are using ever more subtle techniques to get you to hand over your details. So now, more than ever, it is essential to be aware, and to be careful online.

MMP079: Financial Forecasting with Andy Hart

Session 79 HeaderWelcome, friends, to session 79 – hope this finds you well and raring to go to learn more about personal finance. Today I’m going to be talking to Andy Hart, a friend and kindred spirit in many ways. He’s a financial planner based up in London and has a particular specialism in financial forecasting. Hopefully this kind of forecasting is more effective than Michael Fish in the clip there. More on this coming up…

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