Millennial money expert and financial journalist Iona Bain talks about her latest book, Own It! How our generation can invest our way to a better future.
The Young Money blogger explains why there has never been a better time to start investing and shares details of her best and worst investment decisions, her personal investing diary, as well as her number one tip for a happy retirement.
10 episode highlights
00:58 Nervous about investing?
05:08 Can I start investing before I have paid off my student loan?
07:03 interactive investor’s Moira O’Neill on the ‘£100 test’ and an investing vs gambling mindset
11:04 Iona’s number one pensions’ tip
12:18 The ‘death' of the state pension has been greatly exaggerated
14:18 A personal investing diary
16:11 Political activist and famous feminist Gloria Steinem said ‘dreaming is form of planning’ and how it relates to investing
17:43 Future themes to be excited about: Iona’s areas of interest and portfolio positioning
20:15 Iona’s best and worst investments
21:22 My FOMO share mistake
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