Iona Bain If you heard me at the beginning of the year on BBC Radio 4's Moneybox live show, talking about my financial education documentary from late 2017, you may have noticed that my voice sounded a lot croakier than usual.
You’re a good person, right? You share petitions for worthy causes on Facebook. You buy The Big Issue. You’re decent to live with (but woe betide anyone who steals your cheese). But can we all go a little deeper? Every time you spend or save, you are giving money to all kinds of companies. So do they deserve it? Do they behave decently? Are you happy with the choices you’re making as a consumer? You’ve got the power. It’s called cold, hard cash.
Young workers are at risk of jeopardising their financial futures due to uninspired and out-of-touch messages from the pensions industry, according to new research published today. We urgently need a re-think, says Iona BainGeneration Why Bother? Young employees are disconnected from their workplace pensions and have little communication, understanding or choice about them, according to a Share Action report.
@DavidPenney10@langcatmike I'm torn. The practices of SJP are no secret. Is it one thing to fall foul of T&Cs once you're in a contract, & another to go into the relationship in the 1st place without knowing about its reputation? Although the firm's sheer size can seem unduly comforting...
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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