Weekly Round-Up – Friday 15th July 2016

Informed Choice Weekly RoundupHappy Friday, readers! It’s time to catch up.

Here are some of the things that we covered at Informed Choice this week.

On the blog this week

Parents are putting their financial health at risk to fund university education, according to this new research.

Will interest rates fall on Thursday? We know the answer now, but we didn’t then!

School summer holidays are set to cost families £640. What can families do to reduce the financial burden?

The latest podcast episode

In the latest interview episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin chatted with Pete Matthew, founder of Meaningful Money, about his ‘BPI’ model for financial success, how bad habits can derail our financial planning, and why financial advisers with flash cars are like dentists with bad teeth.

It’s Scams Awareness Month during July, so in the weekly episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about how to stop the scammers from taking your money.

Informed Choice in the press

FE Trustnet readers are particularly bullish on the outlook for UK equities in the second half of this year. They asked Martin to share his views on this asset class.

The Personal Finance Society has urged George Osborne to reconsider a product levy as one option for a review of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) funding model. Martin was asked to comment by Money Marketing.

Martin was also the subject of an Adviser Spotlight profile in IFA Magazine this month, where the magazine talks to leading advisers about what’s working well in their financial planning businesses.

Before you go

Martin and Andy have been volunteering for Cranleigh in Bloom this year. Yesterday they were pleased to take judges from the regional South & South East in Bloom competition, the precursor to the RHS Britain in Bloom competition, for a tour around Cranleigh.

We have to wait until September to find out how Cranleigh has performed this year, after winning a prestigious Silver Gilt award the last time the village entered in 2014. With Martin as the new chairman of Cranleigh in Bloom, anything is possible this year!

Cranleigh in Bloom 2016

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