Episode 008: Financial Foundations – Protection

Financial Protection (or ‘Foundations’) is the third step in The Money Plan. This consists of 8 foundations that you should consider to give yourself full financial protection, 3 of them are essential (Emergency Cash, Will’s and LPA’s) however in this podcast I look at the other 5 optional protections you should be considering.

These are: Life Cover, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Private Medical Insurance and General Insurance

In this episode we show you the options available to you to protect yourself from catastrophes such as long term illness or disabilty, protect your family from death and your estate from unnecessary taxes and potential hostile creditors.

March 1, 2019

Episode 007: Whats coming in the new tax year?

Preparation and planning is key to good money management. Knowing what’s coming up means you can prepare and adjust before things happen, rather than rushing to get things arranged at the last minute. On 6 April the new tax year begins.

Listen to the episide to discover the income-related changes that are on the way so that you can plan ahead.

February 22, 2019

Episode 006: Retirement planning for children – leaving a legacy

Anybody from a new-born baby until they are in their 70s can have a pension – you can even set one up in your baby’s name and pay into it from the day of their birth!

The beneficiary can’t access their pension until retirement age, so your children can’t use it to buy a car or a house or to pay for university. So why would you consider starting one for your child?

February 15, 2019

Episode 005: Money & Relationships

Money, like a relationship, is a very emotional thing. Put the two together and you’ve either got sweet sailing or stormy waters ahead. Discussing your thoughts and rules around money is important as a couple. You need to develop together in a financial sense as well as an emotional one. Based on over 20 years of working with couples and their finances, here are some tips on navigating the journey together.

February 8, 2019

Episode 004: How to plan for a great year

Around 10% of the year has already flown by – but that means there’s still 90% of it left to make your mark on 2019 and take control of your finances. If you resolved to do just that, but January wasn’t your month for whatever reason, then it’s time to be resilient, set a strategy, focus on your outcome and take consistent steps towards it.

In this episode I cover how you can put together a financial plan to achieve success.

January 31, 2019

Episode 003: Childrens Pocket Money

We don’t receive financial education at school, so teaching children about money starts at home. That can seem scary if you’re not good with money yourself, but with a simple pocket money system you can easily show your children strategies which help them learn and grow their own money management skills.

This episode covers a pocket money system for children that works.

January 25, 2019

Episode 002: Self Assessment

The 31 January deadline for submitting online self-assessment tax returns is suddenly looming large. If you’re not one of the 10,000 or so people who submitted their returns on Christmas Day or Boxing Day – no, me neither – and you still haven’t done it yet, then it’s time to get moving on your return.

This episode covers how to get on top of your self assessment.

January 18, 2019

Episode 001: January Credit Card Blues

It’s that time of year when credit card statements loom large – and for many, that means worries about their finances. Recent research showed that people take on average until May to pay off their Christmas.

This episode covers my steps to a foolproof plan to help you say goodbye to your credit card debt.

January 11, 2019