18 episodes

It’s rude to talk money right? Wrong. Money really matters.
From knowing your worth to understanding the pension pay gap,
we’re here to help you, and women everywhere, to have more
open, honest conversations about money and achieve a fairer and
more independent financial future. Because the truth of the matter
is only 25% of women feel confident enough to start investing.
So what are you waiting for?
Join the conversation today.

AJ Bell Money Matters AJ Bell

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

It’s rude to talk money right? Wrong. Money really matters.
From knowing your worth to understanding the pension pay gap,
we’re here to help you, and women everywhere, to have more
open, honest conversations about money and achieve a fairer and
more independent financial future. Because the truth of the matter
is only 25% of women feel confident enough to start investing.
So what are you waiting for?
Join the conversation today.

    School’s out – what next?

    School’s out – what next?

    On this episode of the money matters podcast, Danni and Laura talk about the big choices being faced by millions of school leavers. Whilst many will choose to stay in full-time education, others will be thinking about applying for their first job or considering an apprenticeship.

    They discuss the financial implications of those decisions and Laura catches up with Paula Wharrier, AJ Bell’s recruitment manager and asks what makes someone stand out in a job interview and how a tight labour market has changed things. 

    Danni also talks to global communications specialist Heather Hansen about her new book “Unmuted” and asks how young people can make an impact in their workplace from day one to set them up for future success

    • 41 min
    Working smart with Smart Works

    Working smart with Smart Works

    In this episode, Laura chats to Kate Stephens, the CEO of Smart Works, which has helped over 20,000 women return to work. That includes Sam Gilbert, who tells Danni how the charity helped her start a new job this spring.

    The Money Matters team also discuss the barriers of getting back into the workplace, particularly if you’ve been out of work for a long time – whether that’s because of studying or travel, or childcare issues or other caring responsibilities.

    With a tight labour market and the cost of living skyrocketing, women are returning to the workplace. But just because there are lots of jobs out there doesn’t mean it’s straightforward to walk into one. Laura explains the financial things you need to think about if you’re about to start a new full or part time job.

    • 39 min
    How to negotiate a pay rise

    How to negotiate a pay rise

    On this episode of the Money Matters podcast, Danni and Laura tackle an issue on a lot of listeners minds right now – how do you go about asking for and getting a pay rise? With the labour market so tight, it might seem like the perfect time to push your employer for more money. And as inflation soars, a bit of extra cash in pay packets would certainly help.

    Laura chats to one Money Matters listener, Zoe Warren, who has first-hand experience of asking the question and getting the answer she wanted. And Danni picks the brains of Alice Draper, founder of ‘In a Pickle Careers’, who helps women find their confidence to get back into the workplace, move jobs, start businesses, and – yes – ask for pay rises.

    • 34 min
    Taking investing back to basics

    Taking investing back to basics

    On this episode of the AJ Bell Money Matters podcast, Laura and Danni strip investing back to its bare bones with the help of two fantastic guests. Prerna Khemlani, founder of This Girl Invests, breaks down investing jargon with Laura, and Danni chats to Abby Glennie, fund manager at Abrdn, about how she builds and runs a fund.

    • 44 min
    Why the biggest investing mistake is not getting started

    Why the biggest investing mistake is not getting started

    This episode of the Money Matters podcast tackles the thorny issue of investing mistakes. Danni Hewson and Laura Suter share their regrets about their money journeys and hear from members of the AJ Bell team about things they wish they’d done differently.

    But perhaps the most common investing mistake is not getting started soon enough – or not investing at all. To learn more, Danni chats with co-founder of Female Invest, Anna-Sophie Hartvigsen, who says women can’t just sit on the sidelines if the gender investment gap is ever going to narrow.

    • 26 min
    Everything you need to know about financial advice

    Everything you need to know about financial advice

    In this week’s AJ Bell Money Matters podcast, Laura chats with Chanelle Pattinson, a financial planner, about the differences between financial planning, coaching and advice. And Danni catches up with Charlene Young, an AJ Bell pensions expert, who delves into all the other options and resources out there to help you get in control of your finances.

    • 28 min

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