The Ergohacks Verdict
If you’re like me you’ve spent a good proportion of your adult life alternately trying to ignore or worrying about your finances. I’ve always been comfortable with the basic requirements – more money in than out,save for an emergency and so on but the more complicated elements haven’t been something I’ve had experience with.This is things like the intricacies of property, saving and investing, tax and a whole miriiad of little extras.
I’ve spent a lot of 2017 learning details about all of these but one of the biggest lessons I’ve learnt is that you need to keep up to date and on top of things. The best deal today might not be the best deal next month and taxes are rarely stable. The answer I’ve found to keeping up to date is the FT Money Show podcast.
The Financial Times won’t need an introduction to most people as the biggest single financial publication in the UK and they put out several weekly podcasts. The money show takes a weekly look at the financial news as it might affect the vast majority of people and then presenter Claer Barrett presents an interview or two and reprises a couple of the FTs recent or upcoming articles. The show is about half an hour long and is aimed at people who have some financial knowledge but aren’t dealing with finances professionally or daily. In the last few weeks, they’ve covered how to finance self-build houses, the economics of tooth whitening, investing in art and the Chinese economy.
I’ve found the combination of weekly news and interesting one-off topics has managed to keep me up to date and give the basics of areas I’d never really considered. If you’re an interested financial amateur in the UK this podcast is an Essential listen.
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We based our Ergohacks Verdict on 6 months of listening. This podcast is regularly listened to today. This article was first published on 13 November 2017