Weekly Round-Up – Friday 4th November 2016

Informed Choice Weekly Round-UpHappy 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

It was Halloween on Monday and we called for a ban on scary pension cold calling.

All this week is Good Money Week; an annual campaign to help grow and raise awareness of sustainable, responsible and ethical finance.

In our latest monthly investment update for November 2016, we look at how the investment markets, global economy and commodity prices are performing.

Newly published government data has revealed the State Pension could no longer be fit for purpose. Michael Johnson has some proposals that a lot of people won’t like.

The latest podcast episodes

In the weekly episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin explains why so many people are seeing an amount deducted on their new State Pension forecasts.

Dr Lynda Shaw is a cognitive neuroscientist and business psychologist, specialising in consciousness, emotion and the effects of ageing.

Martin speaks to Lynda about her journey from business to academia, the link between emotion and below conscious awareness, how we can make better decisions about our money by reframing our state of mind, why retiring from work might be the most unhealthy decision you make in your life, and much more.

Andy Webb is a personal finance blogger, bargain hunter and journalist, covering all things money and consumer.

He is the founder of Be Clever With Your Cash and in this podcast episode he talks about the growing community of money bloggers in the UK, how people with an interest in personal finance can get started online, and some basic steps to make the most of your money.

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