After 15 weeks indoors, Joff Lacey and the newly coiffeured Claire Vennis are finally out and about in the Petersphere. The 39th edition of the P pod comes to you from the sun-kissed garden of The Old Drum on Chapel Street.
This week Claire and Joff celebrate their freedom by talking travel and holidays with Meon Valley Travel's Nicki Lahiri.
Dean Lowe, manager of The Old Drum explains how they coped during lockdown and what their plans are now their doors are open. And Joff speaks to the Petersfield Post's chief reporter Jon Walker about the biggest talking point in the town at the moment – street restrictions and parking.
We also have another chief – Good Morning Britain’s chief correspondent Richard Gaisford in conversation with young reporter Nina Vennis.
Noni Needs receives a surprise doorstep visitor, Suzie Wilde takes some time out to reflect on a Wilde Walk, Alan Cosh has hints and tips to save you dosh, as well as a Mindful Moment with Helen Adams, a money moment with Martin Bamford and the history of the Corn Exchange is revealed by Ryan Watts from Petersfield Museum.
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This weeks edition of the P pod was produced and edited by Stephen Martin, with vocal coaching provided by Sarah Martin. Pictures by Lucy Davies
Living your best life someday starts with saving smarter for retirement. My guests on the podcast today are Allison Tom and Dylin Redling, authors of Start Your F.I.R.E.: A Modern Guide to Early Retirement. Allison and Dylin are a married couple who achieved financial independence back in 2015, in their early 40s, following a couple of important wake-up moments, which we talk about in this interview. They launched the website RetireBy45.com to provide inspiration, tips, and resources for retiring early. Allison and Dylin have been featured in Forbes, CNBC, Investor’s Business Daily, Business Insider, and Yahoo Finance. They live in Oakland, California. Their book features customisable principles and in-depth insights, describing a concise path to financial freedom through smart spending, low-risk investing, creating multiple incomes, and maximizing savings. Here’s my conversation with Allison Tom and Dylin Redling, authors of Start Your F.I.R.E, in episode 502 of Informed Choice Radio.
Our flagship weekly magazine show presents the best of Petersfield with the fragrant Claire Vennis and the sturdy and genial Joff Lacey.
This week, you can hear from Chris Ricketts, a music teacher at The Petersfield School, who chats to our duo about the virtual summer music festival taking place this Friday.
What's more, completely free of charge and with no obligation, you'll also hear from walker Suzie Wilde; wild Jon Walker; cash expert Martin Bamford; cash saver Alan Cosh; the Petersfield Museum's Lauren Wayland; Helen Adams encourages you to stretch; Noni Needs meets with James Fairweather for a BBQ-special Recipe Exchange; and Richard Marks has some bad news about the weather.
Oh, and Joff goes in search of sympathy and compliments ...
This week's P pod was recorded on Monday, 29, June, in Joff's garden on the Herne Farm estate and was edited by Stephen Martin in a blur of talented finger movements.
This week, Coronavirus reveals wealth gaps, the Wirecard scandal reaches Britain, single mothers challenge what they say is a failure in the child maintenance service, property transactions hit a record low and energy companies can chase debts again.
The Money Moment is produced with support from Informed Choice independent financial planners of Petersfield.