Mrs Mummypenny Talks is refreshed and onto Series 2.
I have relocated my recording studio to the cupboard under my stairs! Perfect audio in a small space with soft edges. No more music or mentions of a radio station, Mrs Mummypenny is going it alone with the podcast. Join me for a chat every week for 20 to 30 minutes. Talking money saving, life and everything else surrounding it.
I will record on Facebook Live every week and will share onto YouTube and podcast sharing channels every week.
Episode 13 – Current Issues in Personal Finance
Today I talk through some of the personal finance news stories of the week as per my first appearance on Talk Radio Business Breakfast. And what can you do to be more eco friendly for Christmas, maybe second hand Christmas pressies?
Episode 12 – Talking Christmas Savings
A Christmas themed episode. I am talking money saving at Christmas on gifts, food and cards. I share my cashback secrets, and how I stacked discounts last week to save lots of money.
And I have Christmas competition!!
Episode 11 – Talking Black Friday Extra Savings and the Emma App
This week it’s all about shopping and saving. As its Black Friday its a great time to save, or is it? I talk about the money saving side of Idealo where you can check the best price. Also don’t forget cash back for extra discount stacking. Or maybe think about gifting an experience rather than another thing.
Episode 10 An Interview with Katy Phillips Head of Marketing & PR for Idealo.co.uk
Interview with Katy Phillips, head of PR and marketing at Idealo. Idealo is a brilliant website where you can compare online prices of all those items on your Christmas to buy list. Meaning you can find the best deal and SAVE money!
We talk about about how Idealo works, perfect timing for Black Friday.
Episode 9 The Chase, Emotional Spending and Advent
Mrs Mummypenny Talks today features my exciting appearance on The Chase, a week of emotional spending and a tool to help me out. Plus the reverse advent calendar, a campaign from the UK Money Bloggers giving to local foodbanks.
Episode 8 Reverse Advent, Spending Diaries and Norfolk
I share my money saving tips and spends from my holiday in Norfolk. Plus a spending diary review and the launch of the Foodbank Advent.
Episode 7 With Guest James Dunlop
Today I have guest James Dunlop from Wild Thyme Outdoors https://wildthymeoutdoors.co.uk/. We met at Standon Calling in the summer of 2018 and I loved what they stood for as a company teaching children about the wonders of outdoor living and woodland life. Hear about the business, what they do and how they want to change the world educating our children. We also talked about making mistakes in business, a frustrating but important part of SME life.
Episode 6 Talking Emotional Spending and Financial Planning
S2 Ep 6 of Mrs Mummypenny Talks. This week I talk emotional spending and emotional eating. Plus a bit about how financial planning works. Links to blog posts on same subjects. https://www.mrsmummypenny.co.uk/how-d… https://www.mrsmummypenny.co.uk/emoti…
Episode 5 – SAD, Energy Saving and Ethical Investing
Mrs Mummypenny Talks today is all about 1) Seasonal affective disorder https://www.mrsmummypenny.co.uk/how-t… 2) Energy Saving Ideas to help save £230 a year, plus I urge you to check you are on the best deal. Check with Octopus Energy to see if they can beat your current deal share.octopus.energy/light-human-543 3) Ethical Investing and PensionBee. I am moving my funds to a future world plan https://www.mrsmummypenny.co.uk/ethic…
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 51
Mrs Mummypenny Talks Episode 51 is with guests Darkstuff Productions. We talk about their theatre show of Moby Dick being performed on the SS Great Britain from 18th August. Tickets are available now. Also music from Nile Rogers after seeing him on Sunday night at Standon Calling.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 50
Mrs Mummypenny Talks Episode 50 sees me interview Eco Thrifty Living, Zoe Morrison. We had a great conversation about all things environmental. Fast fashion, plastic, charity shops, home cooking. And we talked all about the launch of Zoe’s new book! Check it out on Amazon now.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 49
Mrs Mummypenny Talks Episode 49 sees me interview Hollie Hitchinson from Thrifty Mum. I loved this interview, we talked about money saving as a mum, what makes a good blogger, homelessness, the SHOMO awards. We really did talk so much. Its another long episode folks!
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 48
Mrs Mummypenny Talks Episode 48 sees me interview Simon Longfellow from Steps to Investing. We talk all things financial. From the basic of investing to debt, to buying cars, internet security. A very varied discussion that will make you laugh and learn. Plus great music from Elton, Whitney and Neneh Cherry.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 47
Mrs Mummypenny Talks Episode 47 sees me interview Kara Gammell, journalist and founder of Your Best Friends Guide to Cash website. I thought I had broken the record with longest podcast with Damien in week 46. But no Kara took that record…100 minutes!! So worth a listen. She totally knows her stuff and is incredibly funny. Totally a prosecco partner. It was such a pleasure to interview her.
We talk pensions, insurance, short term money savings, car MPG, savings on designer goods. She is good!
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 46
Mrs Mummypenny Talks Episode 46 sees me interview Damien Fahy, founder of Money To The Masses financial website & brand. So pleased to finally get Damien on the show. He is an inspiration in the money writing world and totally knows his stuff from energy saving, budgeting etc all the way through to investments and complex pensions. He can describe things in an easy to understand way. And he is an innovator, particularly with 80/20 investment tool and his Money MOT, a simple tool that everyone can do FOR FREE to establish what simple financial improvements they could make.
Also get the record for longest ever podcast for Mrs Mummypenny Talks.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 45
Mrs Mummypenny Talks Episode 45 sees me interview Faith Archer , founder of Much More With Less personal finance blog. Second appearance for Faith, who appeared on the show in June 2018. Maybe an annual appearance! Another week of fascinating conversation. We talked about her move from London to Suffolk, we talked about financial independence and the importance of saving on housing, transport and food. We touched on sustainable living as well, following my BBC appearance earlier in the day. And finally talked about Faiths ration challenge where she has raised so much money for the Syrian refugees, take a look at her sponsorship page here
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 44
Mrs Mummypenny Talks Episode 44 sees me interview Eve Dawes, founder of Dawes Custom Cosmetics in Las Vegas. SUCH an inspirational story from ballet dancer to personal trainer to being Mrs Nevada and now founder of a cruelty free beauty business, Dawes Custom Cosmetics. I have a lipstick and gloss from her collection. Bespoke created for me during my recent trip to Vegas. One of my fav interviews!!
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 43
Episode 43 is where I interview Lady Janey. We talk all things customer service and mystery shopping. And we had a great discussion about the financial things you should check every few months!
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 42
Join me for a brilliant interview today with Emma Maslin of The Money Whisperer website. We are talking cash flow from a personal and small business perspective. Really useful for all small business folks, please share!
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 41
Episode 41 of MMP Talks is with Aftab of Fresh and Fearless website and brand. We talk about the world of luxury travel blogging. And the years of hard work you must put in to create a successful influential business.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 40
Episode 40 is where you can hear me share the full details of my debt repayment. It has taken two years to pay off £16k of debt. Listen to my story and the steps you need to take to get control of your debt and pay it back. Music from ELO, George Michael (Faith of course) and Pina Colada
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 39
I am back from holidays! Join me for Vegas talk, I share my favourite parts of the holiday. As well as a big debt announcement and football chat.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 38
I talk about spending diaries, emotional spending and debt in todays show. Mothers Day was a challenge and I share why. With great happy music added into the mix from Aviici, Roxette, Happy Mondays and Queen.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 37
Episode 37 is where you can hear me talk about music memories from younger life, Oasis, Chesney Hawkes, Run DMC, Fleetwood Mac. I also talk massage, parental contribution to university costs, hypnotherapy results and holiday planning. Lots going on. Special bonus for podcast listeners the full 8 minutes of November Rain, Guns N Roses.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 36
My guests in the studio today are Ahisha and Josh from the healthy happy hour show on SG1 radio. We talk food mindsets, calorie intake, and the reality of setting up a business. We also talked money mistakes and successes and debated balance in life. The balance between spending and saving.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 35
Episode 35 see my have a guest in the studio. Sue Anderson of BodyBliss Yoga in Stevenage is my guest and we talk all things yoga, healing, mindfulness. We also talk about the difficulties of managing money and negotiation in business
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 34
Mrs Mummypenny Talks Episode 34. This week I am talking spending diaries, car insurance renewals and debt repayment. Music from Calvin Harris, Massive Attack and George Micheal.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 33
Mrs Mummypenny Talks Episode 33. This week I play some old school love songs and talk about savings on energy, insurance and TV subscriptions. Plus some important info about child benefit and state pension.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 32
Episode 32 is where I focus on savings. Giving you some guidance on short term savings, including emergency funds, medium term and longer term. Music this week from the greatest artists who are no longer here, George Michael, Whitney, Inxs.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 31
Episode 31 is all about debt and a celebration of a chunk of debt that I paid off this week. Debt free is really not far away. Hear my story, how I did it and obstacles along the way. Music this week from Chemical Brothers, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia..I went dance!
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 30
In todays episode 30 of Mrs Mummypenny Talks I talk about mental health and well being in the work space. I also chat planning for the year and a new budgeting method that I am trying out. Also pocket money, I share a few results from some research about levels of saving and what children spend their money on. Musis from Neneh Cherry, Queen, Toto and Don Henley.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 29
The second show of 2019 follows on from last weeks money saving episode talking all about money making. All of the things I have tried, I share what has worked and what hasn’t. Plus my pick of my favourite music continues.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 28
The first show of 2019 is all about my highlights of 2018 and some top tips on how to have have a financial overhaul for 2019. From savings on your regular bills to keeping a spending diary. The music is a selection of some of my favourite songs in my whole life!
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 27
Episode 27 is my last show of 2018! My guest today is Clare Gambardella, the Chief Customer Officer of Zopa. We talk about feelgood money and the exciting new products coming from Zopa now that their banking licence has been granted. The music is pure feel good including Rozalla, Fleetwood Mac and Lily Allen.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 26
Episode 26 includes my favourite Christmas music and a few top choices from 2003. I am without guest this week so take the opportunity to answer the question I get asked all of the time, how do I earn money from Mrs Mummypenny and my blog. I talk sponsored content, affiliate income and much more. If you have even though about writing a blog this episode is for you.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 25
Episode 25 sees me interview Jasper Martens, the Chief Marketing Officer of Pensionbee. We talk about making pensions simpler and less scary. We talk about what I did with my various pension pots and how I can now see that money clearly. Information that puts my mind to rest. Music is money & disco themed today, mainly chosen by Jasper!
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 24
The music year is 2002 and I am talking about the cost of Christmas. Dont let it ruin you or get you into debt. No interview this week just me talking about being on channel 5 and my obsession with Massive Attack Unfinished Sympathy
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 23
This week sees me interview Charlotte Millington, who is the queen of side hustles and making extra money. She has three side businesses as well as her full time job, one of which is the website Charlottemusha. And has done an amazing job paying off a large chunk of debt. We played some great music from Earth, Wind and Fire and The Jam.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 22
The year is 2000 this week with music from Chicane, Robbie Williams, Mary Mary, Spiller and much more. Plus all the regular chat of what I have been up to and I talk about the importance of financial education for children. And what I talk to my children about.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 21
Aired Live Tuesday 6th Nov 2018.
Episode 21 celebrates the last year of the 90s for music with Armand Van Helden and Whitney Houston amongst many others. The guest this week was Wendy the founder of the Not to Self Journal. I love this journal and use it every day to track my short to-do list, daily gratitude and use it as a reminder to eat well, take exercise and meditate. Save 10% on your copy by using the code mrsmummypenny on Wendy’s website. We had an interesting talk about money mindset and debt, not to be missed.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 20
Aired Live Tuesday 23rd Oct 2018.
Episode 20 was an interview with Lauren Janus, founder of Thoughtful Philanthropy. We talked about mindful giving and how to chose who to give your charitable donations to. We also talked about giving charitable gifts for Christmas. I also talked about my collaboration with Hoppy, the new home management tool that will save you time and money.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 19
Aired Live Tuesday 16th Oct 2018.
Episode 19 sees me celebrate the year of 1997. Lots of music this week but no guest. I also talk about pension consolidation and budgeting for children. A bit of a mixture of music and money chat.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 18
Aired Live Tuesday 9th Oct 2018.
Episode 18 sees me interview Frances Trussell the founder of Mindfully Happy . And author of the new book Your Are Not Your Thoughts available to pre-order on Amazon. We talked about her life which went from incredible success to rock bottom and then onto finding mindfulness. It really did save Frances life. I loved our chat. The music was a bit random with a few of my favourite from 1996 (Ocean Colour Scene, Oasis to name a couple) and a bit of Flo Rida from Frances.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 17
Aired Live Tuesday 2nd Oct 2018.
Episode 17 was a celebration of 1995, music includes Coolio, Strike and Freak Power…yasss! My guest this week was Amy Sheppard author of The Savvy Shoppers Cookbook. And we talked about the accidental book deal and success of the first self published book then subsequent second published book! Amy cook normal food for the family with money saving ingredients and claims to help with our cooking boredom.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 16
Aired Live Tuesday 25th Sept 2018.
Episode 16 sees me interview my friend, author, chef and food stylist Natalie Seldon. She is the author of the book The Goodness of Nuts and Seeds and number 2 book is in the making. She really knows her stuff when it comes to healthy eating and has creating the most amazing recipes with nuts and seeds as the star of the show.
We talked about her flourishing business with brands and appearances in magazines. And how she is a go to person in her industry. All that hard work and networking has paid off. As far as money mistakes we talk about the self-employed pension, or lack of.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 15
Aired Live Tuesday 18th Sept 2018.
Episode 15 sees me interview the wonderful Pete Matthew, Podcaster (listen to his amazing podcast here, downloaded (just) the 1.5 million times!!), YouTubers, blogger, financial planner and now author of the Meaningful Money Handbook. A book well worth reading to reaffirm or learn about personal finance. We talked about how Pete discovered the world of financial planning and how starting his podcast 8 years ago was perfect timing. We talked about our shared lack of financial understanding at a young age and Pete’s moment of clarity where his awareness of financial security changed. And of course played some tunes, No Doubt, Toto, Duran Duran and Lenny Kravitz to name a few.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 14
Aired Live Tuesday 11th Sept 2018.
Episode 14’s music turns to the early 90’s. I wanted to spend a few weeks sharing my favourite 90s tracks. I starts with 1990 and 1991 for this episode, there is Snap, Kim Sims, Candi Statton. No guest this week but I do share some of my best finance saving tips. From basic budgeting to switching. Meal planning to switching supermarkets.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 13
Aired Tuesday 4th Sept 2018.
Episode 13 is a celebration of 80’s music and small business. Classic tunes including Starship, Duran Duran and Fleetwood Mac and a shout out to my favourite local small businesses. I talk about Claire who runs the Fitting Room Bra Shop in Stevenage, Kane and No Bull Fitness, Gena and Beauty by Genevieve and Trussells Butchers of Knebworth. Support small local business!
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 12
Aired Tuesday 28th August 2018 with Hollie Cook.
This episode includes an interview with the singer Hollie Cook as recorded at Standon Calling festival. Hollie’s music is perfect reggae pop with the sweetest of singing voices. We talk about how she broke into the music world, and the Instagram world of promotion. I loved talking to Hollie.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 11
Aired Tuesday 7 August 2018 with Kim B Smith.
If you haven’t checked out her blog, Her Bold Voice, go ahead and do that now. Kim is real, raw and undoubtedly honest about the challenges of finding peace while remaining viable, relevant and successful in the marketplace.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 10
Aired Tues 31st July with guest Kat Byles, a business and creativity consultant bringing heart and creative inspiration into business.
Kat has been a guiding light to me over the past year. I completed her PR with heart mastermind group course and redesigned my whole strategy introducing the new philosophy and strap line Healthy Wealth, Body and Mind. She splits her life between Bath and Antigua and runs the most incredible Antigua retreats for women. I will go to one one day, the plan is 2019:-)
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 9
Aired Tues 24th July with guest Warren Shute, Financial Planner of the year, presenter and Author of the Money Plan
Warren is a kindred spirit of mine, both of us are passionate about sharing the tools to gain financial freedom. Warren runs a financial planning firm and has also written the book ‘The Money Plan‘. Warren is a director of the firm Lexington Wealth management a financial planning firm. Warren is a firm believer in healthy wealth, body and mind so we had a lot to discuss. SUCH A GREAT INTERVIEW.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 8
Aired Tues 17th July with guest Joel Chudleigh, Co-Founder of Made to Last.
Joel is the co-founder of Made To Last, a website who sell British made furniture made to last. It does what it says on the tin! I wrote about them here and picked out my favourite products, I am getting the purple sofa bed in September! Joel is passionate about the environment and is doing his bit to reduce this throwaway culture that the world is so keen to exploit. The products he sells are British made with the guarantee clearly shown for every product.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 7
Aired Tues 10th July with guest Maria Nedeva, MD & Founder of The Money Principle.
We talk about writing books, a big amount of debt repaid and investments created. We talked wealth creation and how it can be used for the power of good. And played Gloria Gayner, I will survive. Loved creating this episode. Maria is professor of science and innovation dynamics and policy at Manchester University and created the Money Principle in 2011.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 6
This episode is no longer available. The guest is a con artist.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 5
Aired Tues 26th June with guest Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao, Director and Founder of Malee Online. Zeze is so passionate about producing the kindest, beautiful smelling beauty products. When I met her I had to work with her as I fell in love with her products and her as the owner of the business. We talked about the good and bad of running a business, skincare for all ethnicities and played some amazing music.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 4
Aired Tues 19th June with guest Michael Taggart, CEO and co-founder at FOCO PR agency. This episode is very funny, so funny, Michael has the most amazing sense of humour. We talked about the launch of his business. We also talked about his house buying and mortgage mistakes, which given time turned into a success.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 3
Aired Tues 12th June with guest Faith Archer, Financial Journalist and Blogger from Much More With Less. We talked clever property decisions and investment regrets. We also talked about Faiths new monthly feature in Woman & Home magazine.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 2
Aired Tues 5th June, with Guest Lynn James. Yes I interviewed myself :-). I shared my story, my money mistakes and successes and what I want to do with Mrs Mummypenny to change the world. I am passionate about inspiring others. To achieve whatever they want in life, be that happiness, financial freedom, fitness, escaping the job they hate.
Mrs Mummypenny Talks SG1 Radio Episode 1
With Guest Emma Maslin from Money Whisperer. Emma is a fellow mum with an ex corporate background. We have a lot in common so it felt right to invite Emma on for the first episode of Mrs Mummypenny talks.
We talked about financial education for children, national insurance and our passion for sharing investment information for women.