Times Money Mentor: Taking control of your financial future

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Are you looking to take control of your financial future? In this event our panellists explained what steps you can take to build your own retirement fund. It took place on Tuesday, December 1 2020.

Hosted by Gemma Godfrey, executive editor of Times Money Mentor our expert panel discuss how to help you make choices which reflect your personality and lifestyle. They take into consideration fluctuations in the current economic climate and how you can plan to bolster yourself against change including: 

  • Tips for progressing towards financial freedom and the different investment options available

  • Steps you can take to build a nest egg if you’re branching out to start your own business

  • Strategies to manage through interruptions in earnings from the coronavirus

  • Transferring between pension pots – what to watch out for

  • Thinking about the next generation: options for your children

  • How to be tax savvy, as well as optimise the amount you put in and draw down

Joining Gemma is: 

Faith Glasgow, has been writing about personal finance and investing for almost 30 years. After freelancing for many years, for the Financial Times and the Investor's Chronicle among many other titles, she became editor of Money Observer magazine in 2014.

Ken OkoroaforKen Okoroafor is the co-founder of The Humble Penny and Financial Joy Academy, platforms with the core mission of helping at least 10,000 families to achieve Financial Independence this decade. Together with his wife, they also run a popular YouTube Channel with over 30,000 Subscribers over at The Humble Penny

Tom Selby, senior analyst at AJ Bell. AJ Bell strive to make investing as easy as possible for you and their Youinvest is a low cost, award-winning platform for the DIY investor. 

Our goal is to help to keep subscribers to The Times and The Sunday Times informed and entertained during this period and beyond through our series of live-streamed events.