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  • Employee Ownership, EOT

Episode 37 – The Employee Ownership Journey at Ovation

June 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Episode 37 – The Employee Ownership Journey at Ovation

Join Chris, David and Producer Tommo as they explore Employee Ownership - a great option when a business owner wants to step away and the employees want to step up. They discuss what drives people at work and how employee ownership relates to financial well-being. This podcast shares some great insights into the sale of Ovation Finance to an Employee Ownership Trust. The legend that is Tight Ass Tommo also shares great money saving tips and we answer listeners questions.

Episode 36 – Understanding our Attitude to Risk with Neil Bage

May 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Episode 36 – Understanding our Attitude to Risk with Neil Bage

The third episode in our three part series on investments. Chris, Dave and Producer Tommo answer listeners questions, offer great money saving #tightasstommo tips and we have another interview with Neil Bage. The interview looks at  risk profiling and understanding our approach to investment risk in order to make better investment decisions.

  • investments are like souffle, leave them alone to bake or you will be dissapointed.

Episode 35 – The Investor’s Guide to Soufflés

April 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Episode 35 – The Investor’s Guide to Soufflés

This is the second podcast of our three part series on investments. With financial well-being in mind, Chris, David and Producer Tommo provide some practical ideas and thoughts around investment planning.  As ever we have a giggle with a #tightasstommo anecdote and Chris has a big announcement to make.

  • Finances and Behaviour, Positive Behaviour for Investments, Positive Investments

Episode 34 – Positive Behaviour & Investing Successfully with Dr Daniel Crosby

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Chris, Dave and Producer Tommo take a look at investments in this first of a three part series. Chris interviews psychologist and behavioural finance expert Dr Daniel Crosby. They chat about how we can modify our natural behaviours to increase our chances of investment success and more importantly enjoy our investment journey. There are some great takeaways about positive behaviours we can apply to increase our financial wellbeing. We have some great money saving tips from #tightasstommo the man who never knowingly overspends and plenty of laughs throughout this longer than usual bumper packed episode.

  • The anticipation of a purchase

Episode 33 – Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

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This week Chris, David & Producer Tommo discuss The Pleasure from Delaying Consumption and how planning and waiting for experiences and purchases can increase our well-being. As always we have our #tightasstommo tip, which by his own admission is arguable the most middle class one we've had thus far. 

Episode 32 – Getting Out of Debt with Maria Nedeva

February 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Episode 32 – Getting Out of Debt with Maria Nedeva

This episode of The Financial Wellbeing Podcast looks at the tricky subject of debt. Chris has a chat with University of Manchester Professor Maria Nedeva, who overcame her own debts in an unusual and uncompromising fashion. Maria now shares her own experiences to help others learn how to pay loans back quickly. As always Chris will be joined by David and Producer Tommo who will be sharing his latest Tight Ass Tommo Tip.

Episode 31 – Dealing with Financial Shocks

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In this episode we finally take a look at one of the five basic principles of Financial Wellbeing - dealing with financial shocks. Join Chris, David and producer Tommo as they discuss how the ability to deal with financial shock creates wellbeing and the various financial shocks we may face in life. With practical ideas and some great tips from #tightasstommo this is a podcast not to miss.

Episode 30: Young Money with Iona Bain

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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.

  • Hafdis Hauld, Financial Wellbeing, Money Emotions

Episode 29 – A Cracker of a Podcast with Hafdis Huld

December 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Episode 29 – A Cracker of a Podcast with Hafdis Huld

Put your feet up and nibble some left over Christmas chocolate whilst relaxing with the Financial Wellbeing Podcast. Join Chris, David and Producer Tommo in this festive Christmas special. We have lighthearted games, music, Christmas crackers and a special interview with Icelandic singer/songwriter Hafdis Huld.

  • defined benefit transfer, pension, final salary scheme transfer

Episode 28 – DB or Not DB That is the Question

December 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Episode 28 – DB or Not DB That is the Question

This podcast is all about the "fascinating" subject of transfers from Defined Benefit (aka Final Salary) Pension Schemes. Perhaps not usually the most riveting of subjects, however, in all seriousness it's a hot topic at the moment with plenty of pitfalls and a big issue for those with this type of pension. Even if you don't have one of these pensions we recommend you listen to hear about what good practice should look like when it comes to financial advice. Join Chris, David and Producer Tommo as they go through the pros, cons and things to look out for with transfers from DB Schemes.

  • The Antidote, Wellbeing, Oliver Burkeman

Episode 27: The Power of Negativity with Oliver Burkeman

November 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Episode 27: The Power of Negativity with Oliver Burkeman

Join Chris, David and Producer Tommo in this much anticipated podcast! They talk to Guardian journalist and author of Chris' favorite non fiction book The Antidote, Oliver Burkeman. Oliver talks about the alternatives to motivational seminars and the power of negative thinking.

  • Attitudes to investment risk

Episode 26: Risky Business

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In this podcast we take a look at the often misunderstood area in personal finance - attitude to risk. Join Chris, David and Producer Tommo as they discuss the problems with traditional risk assessment tools and an over reliance on the results they produce. They also offer some practical tips to takeaway - from the best practice to expect from a financial adviser to understanding your own attitude to your money and risk. As ever we have some #tightasstommo tips, any tips you have for a future episode let us know on twitter through @finwellbeing.

  • Greg Davies Interview

Episode 25: Behavioural Economics with Greg Davies

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In this episode Chris, David and Producer Tommo are joined by behavioural economist Greg Davies who talks about how our emotions effect our decision making process and how we can become more comfortable when making financial choices. We have Tight Ass Tommo's #tipoftheweek along with money saving tips from our podcast listeners.

  • Financial Fraud, personal responsibility

Episode 24: Personal Responsibility Against Financial Fraud

September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Episode 24: Personal Responsibility Against Financial Fraud

Join Chris, David and Producer Tommo as they discuss the common types of financial fraud and how you can spot them to avoid being scammed.  

  • Financial Capability, money and behaviour, making money decisions

Episode 23: Engaging With Your Money with Simon Read

September 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Episode 23: Engaging With Your Money with Simon Read

Join Chris, David & Tommo as they talk with personal finance journalist Simon Read from Moneywise.co.uk and Right On The Money about engaging with your money - from saving odd pennies for a bigger treat to swapping energy suppliers to save pounds and lots in between.We also have some great tips from #tightasstommo for you to enjoy!

  • What does a financial plan look like, steps to take making a financial plan

Episode 22: What Does a Financial Plan Look Like?

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In this episode join Chris and David as they round up previous podcasts and explain what a financial plan is. They then look at the main steps that should be taken to get the most out of your financial planning. We also enjoy some more tips from #tightasstommo.

  • Financial Capability, money and behaviour, making money decisions

Episode 21: Financial Capability with Neil Bage

July 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Episode 21: Financial Capability with Neil Bage

Episode 21: Financial Capability with Neil Bage As always Chris is also joined by David, where they talk what they have been up to since the last episode, and discuss a new feature with Tip [...]

  • Inflation Basket, Inflation

Episode 20: The Inflation Basket – Where Fish Fingers Meet CDs

June 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Episode 20: The Inflation Basket – Where Fish Fingers Meet CDs

Inflation can have a big impact on your financial plans, but what is it and how has it changed over the years?

  • Financial Wellbeing Podcast

Episode 19: “Financial Entertainment” with Carl Richards

June 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Episode 19: “Financial Entertainment” with Carl Richards

In this episode, join Chris and David as they discuss the differences between investing and speculating, as well as how we can be guilty of “confirmation bias” and how this impacts our decisions.

  • hot to get financial help, help with finances, free financial services

Episode 18: How to Get Help

May 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Episode 18: How to Get Help

The Financial Wellbeing Podcast and Book is aimed at helping people to create their own financial plan, but where else can you get help with your finances?

  • Emotions Towards Money, Financial Coaching, Self-Limiting Beliefs

Episode 17: Money Emotions with Simonne Gnessen

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Our relationship with and our emotions towards money have a big impact. Whether that be our stress levels, how we live our lives and the options that are available to us. This is an area we delved in to in Episode 10 “Financial Options in Life” and is discussed further in this episode with our guest Simonne Gnessen.

Episode 16: Take the First Step

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Every long journey starts with a small step but in what direction? This can be a daunting thought. How about breaking this down and making the direction you want to head in easier to work out and understand.

Episode 15: Redefining “Goals” With Carl Richards

March 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Episode 15: Redefining “Goals” With Carl Richards

In this episode, join Chris, David and Tommo as they discuss objectives. A crucial stage of Financial Wellbeing is "A Clear Path To Identifiable Objectives.", in Episode 4 we zoomed in on "A Clear Path", and in this episode we zoom in on "Identifiable Objectives.".

Episode 14: Busting Myths

February 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Episode 14: Busting Myths

We're here to challenge some standard ideas about money. In this episode, Chris and David are joined by Producer and Chartered Financial Planner Tom Morris. Adding to the (already palpable) excitement, this episode was recorded on the due date of Tom's first child. At 06:45, he receives a call from his wife...

  • Penny Brohn

Episode 13: Philanthropy – Behind The Scenes

February 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Episode 13: Philanthropy – Behind The Scenes

In our last episode, we looked at some of the principles behind Philanthropy. Today, we delve further into the world of giving by examining how Charities apply these principles practically. We are joined by two respective experts: Edward Thomas of Oxfam and Julian Withers of Jessie May.

Episode 12: Philanthropy

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In Episode 4 & 5 we talked about how to work out our “Disposable Income” and ways in which we could spend it to enhance our wellbeing. One of the ways we can spend our money to make us happier is by giving it to causes that our close to our heart or people who are in more need of it than ourselves.

Episode 11: Community Wellbeing with George Ferguson

December 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Episode 11: Community Wellbeing with George Ferguson

Community Wellbeing is one of the Five Elements of Wellbeing which, according to research conducted by Gallup, makes up our overall Wellbeing. We sat down with former Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson to have a chat about Community Wellbeing and how it relates to happiness. As always, we share the Industry Insights tweeted to us @FinWellbeing, giving you tips and advice from Financial Services Professionals. Chris' talk with George, who in 2012 became Bristol's first democratically elected Mayor, starts at 8:15 into the Podcast. The meeting was held in George's flat above the Tobacco Factory, a creative hub which he hopes will inspire more of its kind across the city, making Bristol a more polycentric place.

Episode 10: Financial Options In Life

November 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Episode 10: Financial Options In Life

"Nothing outside of your own mind can be truly said to be positive or negative." Financial Options is one of the five strands of Financial Wellbeing. One way to increase Financial Options in life is to simply have more money, but in this Podcast Chris and David explain what to do when having more money isn't an option for you.

Episode 9: Modcast Pt. 2

October 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Episode 9: Modcast Pt. 2

Ever wondered why mods ride Vespas and Lambrettas? Wonder no more... In this episode, we're joined again by Ian 'Mod' Moore for the second half of his enlightening interview about money, happiness and mod culture. Ian discusses mod attitude toward fashion, finance and tolerance. You'll learn Einstein's no. 1 money-tip, the secret to super-effective piggybanks and much, much more.

Episode 8: Modcast Pt. 1

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Ian 'Mod' Moore is a comedian, author and mod (believe it or not) currently living in France. In this first episode of two, he and Chris discuss how his decision to move to France has affected his relationship with money, and developed his own Wellbeing.

Episode 7: Michelle McGagh’s No-Spend Year

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If money really does buy happiness, Michelle McGagh ought to be utterly miserable. In this episode, Chris and David are joined by the freelance financial journalist who has decided to only spend money on food for all of 2016

Episode 6: Jeff Prestridge on Financial Wellbeing

September 9th, 2016|Comments Off on Episode 6: Jeff Prestridge on Financial Wellbeing

In this episode, Chris and David are joined by The Mail on Sunday Personal Finance Editor Jeff Prestridge. Jeff is something of a legend in the field of personal finance, and he shares...

Episode 5: Disposable Income

July 18th, 2016|Comments Off on Episode 5: Disposable Income

In this episode, David and Chris talk about the various ways you can choose to spend your disposable income. From philanthropy to mortgages, you are invited to consider how to utilise your money to gain Wellbeing.

Episode 4: Finding The Path To Financial Wellbeing

June 27th, 2016|1 Comment

One of the five elements of Financial Wellbeing is having a clear path to identifiable objectives. In this episode, Chris and David discuss the concept of a clear path and look at practical ways to achieve more focus and clarity.

Episode 3: The Five Steps

June 1st, 2016|1 Comment

In this episode, gain a clearer understanding of Financial Wellbeing as Chris and David introduce you to The Five Steps.

Episode 2: The Wellbeing From Stuff

May 13th, 2016|1 Comment

Episode 2: The Wellbeing From Stuff In this episode, Chris and David talk about the Wellbeing that can be derived from possessions versus experiences. They talk about the relationship between money and Wellbeing, and how to [...]

Episode 1: An Introduction To Financial Wellbeing

April 26th, 2016|1 Comment

Episode 1: An Introduction To Financial Wellbeing In this episode, you'll learn what Financial Wellbeing is and how it relates to Wellbeing generally. You will meet Chris Budd, author of The Financial Wellbeing Book as [...]

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