I’ve found three new money and romance related studies to share, along with a few of my thoughts on the subject.
In this episode, I talk about how dating frequency is maintained in retirement, the cost of first dates, and the toll of romance scams.
There’s also a roundup of the latest personal finance news.
Personal finance news
-Price inflation has fallen to a two-year low, dragged down by falling energy and fuel prices. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of price inflation fell to 1.8% in the year to January, down from 2.1% in December.
-Gambling firms will face tougher rules around advertising that could appeal to children. The new rules will require bookmakers make use of every targeting tool possible to ensure their adverts are not seen by under-18s.
-The cost of getting a death certificate is set to nearly triple this weekend in England and Wales. The price for registering a death will rise from £4 to £11 from Saturday, in respect of each certificate.
-Investment bank JP Morgan has created its own cryptocurrency, designed to settle payments between clients in its wholesale markets. JPM Coin is the first cryptocurrency to be introduced by a major US investment bank.
-The number of repossessed homes in the UK has fallen to its lowest level since 1980. New figures from industry body UK Finance show 4,850 homes repossessed by mortgage lenders last year, after borrowers were unable to keep up with their mortgage payments.
Romance is dead
It was Valentine’s Day this week.
I thought I could discuss a few romantic aspects of financial planning. So in this episode of Informed Choice Radio, it’s romance, money and you.
Apologies if you’re single. Depending on your romantic aspirations for the future, this episode might or might not appeal much to you.