This is Money show
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The This is Money show is an entertaining and informative weekly look at the big money stories and investigations from the UK's best and most trusted source of independent financial news, information and advice. The show is produced with Share Radio.
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The economics of weddings, scones and packets of cereal
7 days ago
It’s a really fun show this week and a fantastic antidote to the Bake Off and Brangelina hysteria.
For the initiated, two well-known Hollywood actors announced their divorce this week and the makers of televised cake-making competition revealed they were moving it to Channel 4 from the BBC.
And we don’t care.
Not that making cakes doesn’t get a look in. It does but with the usual financial twist.
How to save money baking is one of the more popular stories of the week. Have you any idea just how cheap it is to make a scone?
Rachel Rickard Straus, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost also find time to be utterly horrified about the cost of a wedding.
Tip: Get married abroad, says Lee.
Also discussed are:
Retweaked economic forecasts from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
The idiocy of the lifetime Isa – another ill-conceived, complicated tax change from the previous Chancellor
Fluffy surveys from banks
Shrinking products – that get smaller and smaller to keep the price the same
And are we losing control of our money?