Weekly Round-Up – Friday 27th January 2017

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.

News & insights this week

New research from global investment company Standard Life found that the significant events of 2016 influenced the way over half of UK adults managed their finances. Read more.

It’s a scary world out there and, sadly, there are plenty of people who want to steal your personal information to commit fraud. Read more.

According to National Savings & Investments, more than 38 million of us haven’t made any firm plans for our financial needs in later life. 38 million! Read more.

The title of some books just grab you. Being Mortal was one of those books. Read more.

The latest podcast episodes

James Wallman is author of the groundbreaking book Stuffocation: Living More With Less.

Martin speaks to James about defining Stuffocation, the mental and physical health consequences of having too much stuff, some of the barriers preventing people from experientialism, buying things to facilitate experiences, whether the tide is turning for consumerism, and much more. Listen here.

Simon Watkins is author of Trade Financial Markets Like The Pros.

Martin speaks to Simon about why investing is becoming more difficult, greater correlation between asset classes, the shift in global interest policies and opportunities this has created for traders, currency weakness post-Brexit, prospects of an oil price recovery, the premise behind technical analysis, and much more. Listen here.

We often hear about strategies to get rich quick and treat these, quite rightly, with suspicion and distrust. In episode 167, we’re talking about how to get poor quick. Listen here.

Informed Choice in the press

Data from FE Analytics shows how fettered funds have beaten unfettered funds over one, three, five and 10 years in all of the multi-asset sectors. Martin comments in this article for FE Trustnet.

Before you go

We are very pleased to share the news that our personal finance podcast Informed Choice Radio has been selected as a finalist at the Surrey Digital Awards 2017. This is the third annual Surrey Digital Awards and our podcast is a finalist in the Best Blog category. Read more.


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About Martin Bamford

Martin Bamford is a Chartered Financial Planner, Certified Financial Planner (CFP) professional and published personal finance author. He works with elderly clients to provide advice on funding residential care fees, hosts the Informed Choice Podcast and is a keen ultra runner.
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