18 episodes

Join Bea Duncan as she sets out on a mission to learn about money, clear up the confusion and hopefully get the answers to the questions we all have.

Money 101 BBC

    • Education

Join Bea Duncan as she sets out on a mission to learn about money, clear up the confusion and hopefully get the answers to the questions we all have.

    18. Series 1 Debrief

    18. Series 1 Debrief

    Across the series we’ve had the opportunity to hear from so many amazing people, and so in the final episode of the series Kalpana and Bea take a look back over some of their favourite moments of the series. They also discuss the important things that have been brought up that we need to remember going forward, and Kalpana gives her final tips.

    For help, details of organisations offering information and support with issues discussed, are available at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    You can join the conversation with the hashtag #Money101Pod. You can find Kalpana on Twitter @kalpanafitz and Bea is @beaduncan_. Gemma Godfrey @GCGodfrey, John Webb @askjohnwebb, Dilpreet Bhagrath @Dbhagrath, Katharine Swindells @kathy_swinds, Jenn @jefflebum and Stepchange @stepchange.

    The host is Bea Duncan. The producer is Renay Richardson. The assistant producers are Bea Duncan and Rez Marino. This is a Broccoli Production for BBC Sounds.

    • 24 min
    17. Apps and Financial Technology

    17. Apps and Financial Technology

    In recent years there has been a huge increase in financial technology, also known as fintech, and financial planning and helping apps. Bea had a chat with Tristan Thomas, Head of Marketing at Monzo. They talked all about the rise in fintech and how we can utilise it to our advantage, such as how it’s changing the way we use money, what features to look out for, and what it could mean for us in the future. We also heard from Gemma Godfrey, former CEO of Moola about what she thinks we need to know about when it comes to our money’s safety.

    For help, details of organisations offering information and support with issues discussed, are available at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    You can join the conversation with the hashtag #Money101Pod. Kalpana is on Twitter @KalpanaFitz, Gemma is @GCGodfrey, Tristan is @trstnthms and Bea is @beaduncan_.

    The host is Bea Duncan. The producer is Renay Richardson. The assistant producers are Bea Duncan and Rez Marino. This is a Broccoli Production for BBC Sounds.

    • 22 min
    16. The Future

    16. The Future

    None of us really knows what the future will hold, even when it comes to money and finances. However, that doesn’t stop us having a good go at making predictions! Bea sat down with Gemma Godfrey, former CEO of Moola and winner of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s show ‘The Apprentice’, as she put in her two cents about what she thinks is in store for the future of money. They discuss everything from ensuring a safe financial future, the increasing conversation about money and mental health, how long cash might stick around and how we can improve financial education. She even gives her tips on how to be ahead of the curve when it comes to trends in finances.

    For help, details of organisations offering information and support with issues discussed, are available at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    You can join the conversation with the hashtag #Money101Pod. Gemma is on Twitter @GCGodfrey, Tristan is @trstnthms, Dilpreet is @DBhagrath and Bea is @beaduncan_.

    The host is Bea Duncan. The producer is Renay Richardson. The assistant producers are Bea Duncan and Rez Marino. This is a Broccoli Production for BBC Sounds.

    • 21 min
    15. Buying Property

    15. Buying Property

    For many young people, owning a house is an unattainable dream, or one that they aren’t planning to think about for many years. Is it as difficult as it’s made out to be?

    Bea sits down with Dilpreet Bhagrath, a mortgage expert at online mortgage broker Trussle, who are on a mission to ‘make mortgages fairer’. She walks us through the process of buying a house, from what a mortgage actually is to who to approach for help to how to choose the best mortgage for you. She also explained how the mortgage process might differ for the self employed, and the steps Trussle are taking to try and make the mortgage industry fairer.

    Bea also heard the experiences of Ally and Ashley, two young people who have managed to do the seemingly impossible and buy property. They explained the methods they used, such as a remote mortgage broker or the Help To Buy scheme, and gave their tips to other young people hoping to follow in their footsteps.

    For help, details of organisations offering information and support with issues discussed, are available at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    You can join the conversation with the hashtag #Money101Pod. Dilpreet is on Twitter @DBhagrath, Ally is @allymccrae and Bea is @beaduncan_. Ashley can be found on Instagram @moneymedics.

    The host is Bea Duncan. The producer is Renay Richardson. The assistant producers are Bea Duncan and Rez Marino. This is a Broccoli Production for BBC Sounds.

    • 30 min
    14. Renting

    14. Renting

    Where you live is a vital part of your wellbeing and general happiness, but it can very often feel overwhelming and like a drain on your finances. With rising house prices and letting agents and landlords charging excessive fees or fines, it can seem like the wild west out there. Luckily Bea was able to sit down with housing journalist Vicky Spratt. She set up the campaign #MakeRentingFair, which was integral in the passing of the Tenants Fees Act 2019. Vicky explains why this act was so necessary, exactly what the act means for tenants and their wallets, as well as running through some of the problems that can arise while renting.

    Kalpana explains what a guarantor is and why someone might need one.

    For help, details of organisations offering information and support with issues discussed, are available at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    You can join the conversation with the hashtag #Money101Pod. Kalpana is on Twitter @KalpanaFitz, Vicky is @Victoria_Spratt, Ally is @AllyMcCrae and Bea is @beaduncan_.

    The host is Bea Duncan. The producer is Renay Richardson. The assistant producers are Bea Duncan and Rez Marino. This is a Broccoli Production for BBC Sounds.

    • 28 min
    13. Spending

    13. Spending

    Bea speaks to a variety of the contributors heard from across the series, including Gemma Godfrey, former CEO of Moola and recent winner of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s show ‘The Apprentice’; Simon, CEO and founder of savings app Chip; Sue Anderson from the debt charity Stepchange, Vicky Spratt, a housing journalist; Katherine Swindells, the former welfare office at The University of Sheffield Students’ Union; Dilpreet Bhagrath, a mortgage expert at Trussle, and recent masters graduate Anna. They talk about a variety of issues that crop up when we think about spending, such as how long cash might stick around, the problems that arise when using contactless or going into an overdraft, and how to save money while renting.

    Kalpana gives her top tips for curbing impulse spending, and how to go about setting up a budget for yourself.

    For help, details of organisations offering information and support with issues discussed, are available at bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    You can join the conversation with the hashtag #Money101Pod. Kalpana is on Twitter @KalpanaFitz, Gemma is @GCGodfrey, Vicky is @Victoria_Spratt, Dilpreet is @DBhagrath and Bea is @beaduncan_. Information about debt help can be found on @StepChange.

    The host is Bea Duncan. The producer is Renay Richardson. The assistant producers are Bea Duncan and Rez Marino. This is a Broccoli Production for BBC Sounds.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

The Rylett Man ,

Amazing!

Amazing series. Presented by a twenty-year for twenty-year olds. Common sense approach and all relevant topics. Thanks Bea Duncan

alexcolemanlfc ,

Good for young people

Good series aimed at introducing money and personal finances to young people (or anybody who needs an introduction for that matter).

It’s very high level and general but a good first step towards financial literacy.

livinlavidapodcast ,

Makes scary money seem easier to deal with

Money is my leat favourite subject, but as a freelancer, I've had to keep a closer eye on it. This podcast breaks down a lot of money issues and makes me feel better about making the odd mistake, or not knowing something simple. Looking forward to more episodes!

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