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Your finances made simple

Learn how to manage your own money and build financial independence, whatever your goals. Take control of your finances, with easy to understand, straight forward advice.

We have focused this Pod on women, as research from YouGov Omnibus has shown that over half of women have never owned any investments, with a lack of knowledge and confidence holding them back. However, the resources here are useful for anyone wanting to understand their finances better.

This Pod covers tips and ideas for setting household budgets, planning for the future with savings and investments, dealing with financial shocks, pensions made easy and much more. With simple, user friendly language and practical tips that can make managing your money a whole lot easier.

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PODCASTS

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Six financial mistakes that women need to avoid

(30 mins)

Presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss what every female needs to know about her finances. From practicing ‘financial self defence’, getting started in investing and bridging the gender pay and pensions gap, this special edition of the FT Money podcast covers all these issues and more.

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Doing a household budget

(15 mins)

Do you know how much money is coming in and going out of your finances? Finance journalist David ‘Kochie’ Koch helps you build your household budget, so you can understand where the financial stress points are and what adjustments you need to make to achieve the financial goal you’ve set out for yourself.

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The Truth About Pensions

(43 mins)

In Her Financial Shoes is personal finance podcast for women, to learn personal finance & practical money management tips to be financially confident. In this episode, presenter Catherine Morgan discusses how and when to get started with pensions, the different types available, why your pension should be unique to you and busts some of those myths about pensions when you are self employed.

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Women and Money

(47 mins)

Emma Barnett and Lauren Laverne and guests host the intimate, frank and funny Late Night Woman’s Hour. In this episode, they discuss a number of issues related to women and money, from the gender pay gap to the cultural attitudes that could be holding women back.

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The true cost of financial dependence

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Giving up control of your finances — voluntarily or otherwise — can leave you powerless and, in some cases, confined to a cycle of abuse. In this personal talk, accountant Estelle Gibson shares her own story of recovering from financial dependence and provides actionable advice to empower others who desire the freedom that comes with being responsible for your own money.

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5 Psychological Tricks To Help You Be Good With Money

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The Financial Diet talks about personal finance in a way that doesn’t make you want to curl up in a ball and cry. In this episode, host Chelsea Fagan uncovers the tiny (but super useful!) psychological habits you can start right now to give your financial health the boost it needs.

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Best apps for money budgeting

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Looking for apps to help to budget and save? Many budgeting apps can now connect electronically to your bank accounts to collate all your income and spending in one place. Digital consultant Dani Nicholls give her top picks.

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ARTICLES

Beginner’s guide to managing your money

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Taking the time to manage your money better can really pay off.  Use extra savings to pay off any debts you might have, put them towards your pension, or spend them on your next car or holiday. Money management tips, including how to set up a budget, sticking to it and how to save. From the Money Advice Service.

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Free debt advice from charity StepChange

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StepChange, the largest UK debt charity, provides free debt advice and help to manage your money. They provide the UK’s most comprehensive debt advice service and their advice is free, impartial, confidential and tailored to your situation.

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Money saving tips from Which?

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Which? expert guides can help you make your money stretch further. Learn how to budget efficiently, get better deals, and find smart ways to make and save money.

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Investing – beginner’s guide

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If your savings goal is more than five years away, putting some of your cash into investments could allow you to earn more from your money and keep up with rising prices. From the Money Advice Service.

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A to Z of financial terms

Money Advice Service

Citizens Advice: Pensions explained

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