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Podcast: FT Money Clinic with Claer Barrett Live Recording

Festival of Economics

Great Hall, Bristol Grammar School  |  £5 – £10

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From the secrets of successful budgeting to how to deal with debts, investments and building a financial future, the Financial Times’ money-making expert Claer Barrett answers all your questions in this live podcast recording.

Join the Financial Times’ money-making expert Claer Barrett for a live recording of her Money Clinic Podcast, where she responds to real-life money questions from a range of guests. She’ll be bringing you up to date on everything you need to know about investing – and where you should begin if you’re new to it – and how to build a secure financial future. 

In this special session, Barrett will bust myths about money and also take audience questions about how to make the most out of your money. There is no such thing as a stupid question! 

She’s joined by Susannah Streeter, Head of Money and Markets at Hargreaves Lansdown and Sarah O’Connor, columnist, reporter and associate editor at the Financial Times. They will all share tips and information about your finances and investing that anyone can understand. 

Please note the recording takes place in Bristol Grammar School’s Great Hall which can be accessed via the main entrance.

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Claer Barrett is consumer editor at the Financial Times. She writes the weekly Serious Money column and presents the FT’s Money Clinic podcast and Business Clinic video series.

Sarah O’Connor is a columnist, reporter and associate editor at the Financial Times.

Susannah Streeter is a financial commentator providing award winning analysis to the world’s leading newspapers and broadcasters, as part of her role as head of money and markets for the UK’s largest retail investment platform, Hargreaves Lansdown.

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  • Limited access parking can be arranged by emailing:
  • There is on-street parking directly outside the venue and on adjacent roads. Charges may apply so please check signage. There are also nearby car parks located on Trenchard Street and Jacob Wells Road.
  • There is a step free route to the Great Hall via a lift.
  • Events are amplified but there is no loop system.
  • There are toilets for public use.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

More information about Bristol Grammar School can be found here.

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