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Money makes the world go round. But it also starts a lot of fights. Join some of the Telegraph’s top journalists as they step in to referee.

Moral Money The Telegraph

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Money makes the world go round. But it also starts a lot of fights. Join some of the Telegraph’s top journalists as they step in to referee.

    Flying business class and boomerang children

    Flying business class and boomerang children

    In the series finale, Matt, The Telegraph’s legendary cartoonist, joins Sam and Lauren from the personal finance team to advise two readers wondering how much to spoil their children.

    Up first: Matt finds little sympathy for a reader tempted to leave their kids in economy while they travel in luxury. And the trio weigh up the pros and cons of charging older children rent.

    Plus, ahead of series two, Lauren and Sam listen keenly as Matt shares his secrets to making people laugh.

    Get in touch by emailing moralmoney@telegraph.co.uk or leave us a voicemail on 07867 162 170. That's it for this series of Moral Money, but stay subscribed to this feed for future episodes.

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    • 27 min
    Accepting dirty money and selling an ex’s Rolex

    Accepting dirty money and selling an ex’s Rolex

    You’ve been given a life-changing sum of cash from a relative, but you think the way they made it is immoral. Do you take it or leave it? This week personal finance journalists, Lauren Davidson and Sam Meadows are joined by The Telegraph's Associate Editor, Camilla Tominey to debate just that. And they reach a rare point of agreement. 

    Plus - in a Moral Money first - the team discusses one-night stands, after a reader got in touch to ask when a Rolex left behind by a fling is hers to sell.

    Tell us your moral money issue and we might discuss it on the podcast - email us at moralmoney@telegraph.co.uk or leave us a voicemail on 07867 162 170.

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    • 24 min
    Fiddling work expenses and rewarding children with cash

    Fiddling work expenses and rewarding children with cash

    Who better to debate the ethics of spending company money than one of the journalists who broke the MPs’ Expenses Scandal in 2009? This week, Lauren and Sam are joined by The Telegraph’s longest serving reporter, Chief Political Correspondent Christopher Hope. The trio help a reader who regrets lying to their boss about drinks bought on the company card — plus father-of-three, Chris weighs in on whether parents should incentivise children taking exams with cash-per-grade rewards.

    Tell us your moral money issue and we might discuss it on the podcast - email us at moralmoney@telegraph.co.uk or leave us a voicemail on 07867 162 170.

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    • 25 min
    Haggling on holiday and one wife’s secret cash stash

    Haggling on holiday and one wife’s secret cash stash

    If you don’t ask, you don’t get. But what if you do ask, you do get, and the other person loses out? And is that what happens when comparatively wealthy Westerners barter abroad? This week, The Telegraph’s straight-talking Deputy Comment Editor, Lucy Denyer joins Sam Meadows and Lauren Davidson from the Personal Finance team to answer one reader’s query about whether it’s ok to ask for money off whilst on holiday. And - ethics aside - Lucy admits she’s just too British to do it herself.

    Plus our journalists advise a woman who hasn’t told her husband about her secret pot of money even though her family is struggling financially. Is it too late to own up?

    Tell us your moral money issue and we might discuss it on the podcast - email us at moralmoney@telegraph.co.uk or leave us a voicemail on 07867 162 170.

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    • 25 min
    Never tipping and £80 trainers for four-year-olds

    Never tipping and £80 trainers for four-year-olds

    Do you ever feel like the “discretionary” service charge doesn’t feel very “discretionary”? This week The Telegraph’s Special Correspondent (and former waiter), Harry de Quetteville joins Lauren Davidson and Sam Meadows from the Personal Finance team to dig into the moral implications of not leaving a tip. And one of our hosts has a big confession from their time working in a café as a teenager.

    Plus, Harry struggles to feel sympathy for a parent who wants another mum to pay for damage to their toddler’s expensive shoes. 

    Tell us your moral money issue and we might discuss it on the podcast - email us at moralmoney@telegraph.co.uk or leave us a voicemail on 07867 162 170 and you might even hear your voice on the show.

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    • 28 min
    Flatmates you didn’t ask for and meddling grandparents

    Flatmates you didn’t ask for and meddling grandparents

    Bryony Gordon joins Sam and Lauren from The Telegraph’s Personal Finance team to help two readers who think they’re being hard done by. First up: flatmates. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them —but what can you do when your flatmate’s boyfriend has all but moved in, but refuses to pay rent?

    Plus Bryony has some rather unsympathetic words for a reader whose parents think they can have a say in how they raise their child because they stump up the nursery fees.

    Tell us your moral money issue and we might discuss it on the podcast - email us at moralmoney@telegraph.co.uk or leave us a voicemail on 07867 162 170 and you might even hear your voice on the show.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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82 Ratings

82 Ratings

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Love this

Great discussion of real world problems with some very engaging telegraph journalists. I've confronted most of these problems and have been looking for answers! Thank you

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