How to make your money goals stick in 2019
What good are New Year’s Resolutions if you give them up by the third week in January?!
The tips I’m sharing are just are relevant for health and fitness resolutions are they are for money resolutions, so listen on if you’re one of the six in ten people out there who have made resolutions at the start of this year. I’m going to help you stick with them.
Also in this episode, there’s a roundup of the latest personal finance news, details our new question of the week and how to share your answer, and the after show where I say a fond farewell to my time as a Run Director at parkrun. I’ll explain why later in this episode.
Personal finance news
-An unexpected profit warning from tech giant Apple has resulted in a 9% fall in its share price. It’s the first profit warning from Apple since 2002, pushing the market capitalisation of the firm down to fourth place behind Microsoft, Amazon and Google.
-The Treasury has announced two women in senior roles at the Bank of England’s fiscal policy committee. It follows criticism of the Bank over a lack of diversity in its top roles.
-Manufacturers in Britain are facing the biggest shortage in skilled workers since 1989. The shortage follows records levels of employment in the UK and falling numbers of EU nationals coming to the UK to work, following the Brexit referendum.
-The new price cap on energy bills has come into force, with regulator OFGEM estimating it will save 11 million customers an average of £76 a year. Despite the price cap, consumer groups are warning that a better deal can still be had by shopping around.
-Rising rail fares are driven by trade unions, according to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. His comments follow a 3.1% increase in regulated rail fares at the start of the year.
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