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He's an award-winning business and finance journalist with 30 years of experience. She's a renowned money blogger, broadcaster and author. They also happen to be father and daughter, and on this podcast they bring their different perspectives together to create funny, frank and fascinating conversations about the world of finance - alongside an array of brilliant guests.

Own It! with Iona & Simon Bain Young Money Blog & Agency

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He's an award-winning business and finance journalist with 30 years of experience. She's a renowned money blogger, broadcaster and author. They also happen to be father and daughter, and on this podcast they bring their different perspectives together to create funny, frank and fascinating conversations about the world of finance - alongside an array of brilliant guests.

    Episode 8: Savings Special with Anna Bowes (Savings Champion)

    Episode 8: Savings Special with Anna Bowes (Savings Champion)

    This week, Iona and Simon looking at whether the pandemic has saved savings, and how we can continue to squirrel away money for emergencies and short-term needs once lockdown ends.

    Iona speaks to Anna Bowes from Savings Champion, the UK's foremost resource for savers, while Simon and Iona discuss what the government's new green recovery bonds might look like and whether there might be better alternatives.

    3"42: Interview with Anna Bowes
    34''33: S & I discuss green recovery bonds and other savings issues

    Anna's website: https://savingschampion.co.uk/
    My latest article in the FT (free to read): https://www.ft.com/content/07b51e91-0a82-43cf-bab9-dbb56699802a

    • 41 min
    Episode 7: the millennial investing boom with Myron Jobson (Interactive Investor)

    Episode 7: the millennial investing boom with Myron Jobson (Interactive Investor)

    In Episode 7, Simon & Iona look more closely at the huge number of young people getting into investing and ask: what could possibly go wrong?

    Research published by the financial watchdog last week found a younger, more racially diverse group of people are getting into investing, but that too many put money they can’t afford to lose into higher-risk products without doing their homework, preferring to follow trends, influencers, and their gut instinct.

    To find out more, Iona talks to Myron Jobson, personal finance campaigner at ii (interactive investor), one of the UK's biggest investing platforms. Simon and Iona then discuss whether investor education is robust or relevant enough.

    4"00: Millennial investing with Myron Jobson
    27''11: Financial education with S&I

    OWN IT! is now available to buy from:
    Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0857198300
    Waterstones: www.waterstones.com/book/own-it/ion…n/9780857198303
    Harriman House: harriman-house.com/ownit

    • 32 min
    Episode 6: How to Own It! Iona's book launch

    Episode 6: How to Own It! Iona's book launch

    This week, Iona's new book - Own It! - is published.

    To celebrate, we're bringing you a special Q'n'A from the virtual book launch, which was recorded on publication day(Tuesday 16th March).

    Simon talks to Iona about how and why she become so fascinated with millennial money issues, why she decided to write Own It! and what the book covers. They cover a huge range of topics, from pensions and Bitcoin to the politics of investing and the differences between robo-advisers, platforms and free-trading apps. Plus, Iona talks about why a certain picture of Kim Kardashian may just be her favourite illustration in Own It!

    OWN IT! is now available to buy from:
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0857198300
    Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/own-it/iona-bain/9780857198303
    Harriman House: https://harriman-house.com/ownit

    Check out Iona's latest financial column for the i newspaper:
    https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/money/dating-real-life-back-men-control-through-money-915923?ito=twitter_share_article-top

    • 28 min
    Episode 5: Inflation & teeny pensions with Romi Savova (PensionBee)

    Episode 5: Inflation & teeny pensions with Romi Savova (PensionBee)

    In Episode 5, Simon & Iona chat about why inflation matters and what young investors can do about it. Iona talks to Romi Savova, CEO of PensionBee about the growing problem of small pension pots and how on earth to keep on top of them, before Simon & Iona take a look at some of the scandalous stories they've written about pensions over the years and ask: has anything really changed?

    1"38: Inflation with S&I
    12"45: Teeny pensions with Romi Savova
    33"23: Pension scandals with S&I

    You can see the articles that Simon and I refer to in our pensions chat here: https://www.youngmoneyblog.co.uk/episode-5-of-own-it/

    REGISTER (free) for Iona's book launch on Tuesday 16 March!
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UVbg2qAHSx2oZAHH-FI6jA

    Pre-order Own It here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0857198300

    • 40 min
    Episode 4: Budget Special!

    Episode 4: Budget Special!

    It's Budget week! So, by popular demand, the Own It! podcast is bringing you a Budget special to explain what the Chancellor's big day means for YOUR money.

    Freshly recorded the day after Budget 2021, Iona & Simon offer their reaction to the Chancellor's speech and analyse how it affects the economy, small business, people's personal finances and the housing market.

    They also take a trip down Budget memory lane, look at past Budgets to see how they compare and draw some lessons from recent economic history. Can Simon offer some useful pointers from his experience covering(at least)25 budgets? Let's find out...

    Link to Two Geeks & a Marketing Podcast:
    https://two-geeks-marketing-podcast.captivate.fm/

    • 27 min

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