Episode 30: Young Money with Iona Bain
In this episode Chris has a chat with the founder of the Young Money Blog, Iona Bain. They discuss financial education, challenges younger people face and the importance of establishing saving habits. They also take a look at the pressures on young people from social media and society based expectations, such as keeping up with others and the work/life balance.
As ever we have some great tips from #tightasstommo and a wellbeing word from Sweden. If you have any great money-saving tips or want to comment on the blog, please do join us on twitter, @FinWellbeing.
0:19 – Welcome & Introductions
2:30 – Wellbeing Word from around the world
Sweden – Lagom
4.:00 – #TightAssTommo
Great ways to save money, from clothes to car boot sales to train tickets.
Tip of the Week – Split your train tickets
7:45 – Introduction to freelance journalist Iona Bain. Iona regularly writes about money issues young people face on her blog Young Money
Iona has also written a book called Spare Change to help understand and find better ways to manage money.
8:39 – Interview with Iona Bain
10:30 – Musical beginnings
12:10 – On writing about economics and money
12:45 – The current economic climate and the pressure for meaningful work
15:35 – Workplace wellbeing, caring about the whole person
16:40 – Meaningful work and the influence of social media
18:15 – Issues facing the younger generations, asking why are they doing what they are doing.
22:40 – The advantages of saving and not spending
25:55 – Financial education, habits and control
29:05 – Thoughts from Chris & David on the interview with Iona Bain
WIN a copy of Spare Change by Iona Bain –
We have 5 copies of the book to give away. Click here to visit our Twitter page and find out more.
Competition will run from Friday 12th January until Friday 26th January 2018. Winners will be drawn at random from eligible entries and announced on Monday 29th January 2018.