Active v passive investing

Last time I covered what your first investment might be. It will almost certainly be an ISA (Individual Savings Account) and investing in...

How to begin investing

In this episode I am going to look at the practical first steps for an investor in the UK. To be honest it is probably the hardest...

Buy or rent?

I covered property last time and while I made the point that residential property is not an investment for most people, it is worth...

How investments work - property

In this session we’re going to look at property and at the end I’ll cover off the work of another good cause. There are two main...

How investments work - shares 2

Last time we looked at Steve Wood and his timber business. We saw how shares can you lose you all your money when a business becomes...

How investments work - shares

Since the last episode Pounds Shillings and Sense has been hosted by Feedspot as one of the top 75 investment related Podcasts. So a big...

How investments work - corporate bonds

I hope you are having a good summer! I have been making the most of the good weather (when we get it in Scotland) and been hacking round...

How investments work - gilts

Before I begin the episode proper, I just want to check that you are enjoying them! Please do offer a review on Apple or Spotify. My aim...

How investments work - deposits

I finished episode 5 with no clear idea what I would cover in this one. Thankfully I made a decision and it is… How do investments work?...

What is an investment worth?

Hello and welcome to something that has nothing to do with Brexit or leadership challenges in government. But…if you’d like to know the...

Risk and Investment

Hello and welcome to episode four of Pounds Shillings and Sense with me, Richard Leeson. Before we get started I want to say thank you to...

What to do about debt

Debt is a big issue in the UK. Don’t take my word for it though; here are some facts courtesy of The Money Charity Average credit card...

Why and how to save

Great to have you back and I assume that you didn’t go out and buy the wheelbarrow, shovel, seed vegetables and shotgun. Thanks to those...