My Daughter wanted a pet, so I bought her a Greyhound

My Daughter Wanted a Pet So I Bought Her a Greyhound by Gill FieldingI know, what a great title for an audio program about money!  The first unique thing about it is that its from our American friends at Nightingale Conant but Gill Fielding who is supported by Peter Thompson are both British.  The benefit of this to the folks in the UK is that Gill refers to the UK market and the situation in the UK with the UK government etc.

Gill's goal and life mission(!) is to 'Fuel the fire of your financial freedom'.  As far as I can tell, she started this in a big way by giving away nearly a quarter of millions pounds on Channel 4's 'The Secret Millionaire' TV program - wow.

The uniting topic in the program is Gill's 'Money Matrix' a grid headed up by seven topics -

  • Compounding
  • Income & expenditure flows
  • Understanding debt & interest rates
  • Pound cost averaging
  • Taking advantage of Tax and government benefits
  • The money motorway
  • Passive

So, is it any good?  Well, I've read and listened to lots of material about money and of course there is some overlap with other modern money advice programs, but in general I loved Gill's stories, her completely down to earth 'east London' style and the practicality of the material.  Some of the content, for example related to starting a business, is quite high level, but it is good advice. If you're based in the UK, I'd be happy to recommend it.

Format: 6 Audio CDs + 1 Data CD for the workbook
Author: Gill Fielding supported by Peter Thompson
Dialect: UK English

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-Mark