Hi, I'm Martin Bamford.
As a Chartered Financial Planner, Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, and published personal finance author, hosting the Informed Choice Radio podcast is my way of sharing my expertise and experience with a wider audience.
This podcast has become my passion, as I find new and interesting guests to interview each week and answer personal finance questions from listeners.
Do tune in to find out more about making the most of your money and leading a better life.
You can subscribe in Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast player, or simply listen to episodes through this website.
Do drop me a line with any questions or feedback you have. I would love to hear from you.
When it comes to your money, the more you know, the faster it can grow.
Every podcast episode is packed full of tips to help you make the most of your money.
Save, Invest & Retire
Regular listeners to Informed Choice Radio learn everything they need to save more, invest wisely and retire in style.
Some of our guests
We learn from best selling authors, thought leaders and personal finance experts
Ryan Serhant is an American real estate mogul, producer and TV personality. He is best known as the star of Bravo’s Emmy-winning “Million Dollar Listing New York” and is author of Sell It Like Serhant.
Gaby Dunn is a bestselling author, journalist, television writer, actress, and LGBTQ activist living in Los Angeles.
James Wallman is an author, futurist, journalist, activist and keynote speaker. In Stuffocation, James Wallman traces our obsession with stuff. His news book is Time and How to Spend It: The 7 Rules for Richer, Happier Days.
Ratings & Reviews
Thousands of happy listeners every month
Business podcasts are often an amateurish sideline, but this is a notable exception. Clearly a labour of love for Bamford, who never does anything by halves, Informed Choice Radio stands apart through a combination of slick production, high-quality guests and incisive questioning. A top-drawer podcast.
I love the approach Martin takes towards interviewing his guests! Always relevant and never a boring episode. By far one of favorite podcast channels.
Great podcast, always relevant and topical, and full of practical financial information. Martin manages to find lots of interesting guests to interview, and always gets the best from them. The sound quality is excellent and Martin puts personality into each episode. I look forward to each new episode to see who’s being interviewed, and what the topic is – never been disappointed.
I heard about the Informed Choice podcast through the Meaningful Money podcast and have not been disappointed. In the last few months I’ve worked my way through around 125 episodes and have nearly caught up to the current episode. Packed with top quality interviews, personal finance news updates and a nice light hearted peak behind the scenes of Informed Choice.
I discovered ICR in 2016 and, after listening to one episode (the Daniel Hannan interview), I knew I would get value from listening to every episode from the beginning. I was well rewarded for doing so and the show makes for an excellent running or driving companion. Martin, the host of ICR, is one of those rare people. He is authentic, very likable and his broad and varied personal and professional interests provide a constant stream of interesting interviews that are often off the beaten track. Health and wellness, fitness, politics, economics and technology are all great interests of mine and Martin covers all of these topics and more in his quest to improve our personal finance. Thank you Martin and please keep up the great work.