Your Money And Your Life

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01Twenty-Somethings20160730

01Twenty-Somethings20160730

In a four-part series, Louise Cooper considers the financial and emotional dimensions to the most important decisions we make in our lives.

Today's 20-somethings are less likely to have achieved the traditional markers of adulthood that their parents had at their age, such as leaving home, getting married or buying a house.

In this episode, we hear from young people, after University, forced into living with their parents, reliant on the so-called bank of "Mum and Dad" or struggling to save for a mortgage deposit as their earnings are eaten up by sky-high rents. Experts describe how financial life has changed from a "linear" trajectory - birth, school, work, career, marriage, home ownership, children, work, retirement, death - to one that is much more complex.

Next week - thirty-somethings.

Presenter:Louise Cooper

Producer: Ben Carter

Editor:Andrew Smith.

01Twenty-Somethings20160730

Louise Cooper explores the big decisions for people in their twenties.

01Twenty-Somethings2016073020160731 (R4)

Louise Cooper explores the big decisions for people in their twenties.

01Twenty-somethings2016073020160803 (R4)

Louise Cooper explores the big decisions for people in their twenties.

03Forty and Fifty-Somethings20160813

03Forty And Fifty-somethings2016081320160817 (R4)

In a four-part series, Louise Cooper considers the financial and emotional dimensions to the most important decisions we make in our lives.

For many, the forties and fifties is a time when you have the greatest number of financial responsibilities, as you're supporting your children and often these days, your ageing parents. The trend has given this generation a new nickname, 'the sandwich generation'.

And that's the simple model. It's in these two decades, that an increasing number of people are starting new relationships, giving rise to another new term, the 'blended family' which brings the complexities of managing money and relationships into sharp focus.

In this episode, Louise speaks to families and experts about the pressure of caring for children and parents, and the delicate balance of blended family finances.

Presenter:Louise Cooper

Producer: Ben Carter

Editor:Andrew Smith.

04Sixties and Beyond20160820

04Sixties and Beyond20160820

04Sixties and Beyond20160820

04Sixties and Beyond20160820

In a four-part series, Louise Cooper considers the financial and emotional dimensions to the most important decisions we make in our lives.

Life expectancy at birth and at age 65 has been increasing steadily for the past four decades.

This demographic success story brings its dilemmas for today's retirees: how to plan for a retirement that could easily last 20 years, and how to find enough money for expensive care fees.

Louise talks to some of today's over-60s about the pressures and uncertainties of planning for retirement.

Presenter:Louise Cooper

Producer: Ruth Alexander

Editor:Andrew Smith.

04Sixties and Beyond20160820

In a four-part series, Louise Cooper considers the financial and emotional dimensions to the most important decisions we make in our lives.

Life expectancy at birth and at age 65 has been increasing steadily for the past four decades.

This demographic success story brings its dilemmas for today's retirees: how to plan for a retirement that could easily last 20 years, and how to find enough money for expensive care fees.

Louise talks to some of today's over-60s about the pressures and uncertainties of planning for retirement.

Presenter:Louise Cooper

Producer: Ruth Alexander

Editor:Andrew Smith.

04Sixties and Beyond2016082020160824 (R4)

In a four-part series, Louise Cooper considers the financial and emotional dimensions to the most important decisions we make in our lives.

Life expectancy at birth and at age 65 has been increasing steadily for the past four decades.

This demographic success story brings its dilemmas for today's retirees: how to plan for a retirement that could easily last 20 years, and how to find enough money for expensive care fees.

Louise talks to some of today's over-60s about the pressures and uncertainties of planning for retirement.

Presenter:Louise Cooper

Producer: Ruth Alexander

Editor:Andrew Smith.

04Sixties And Beyond2016082020160821 (R4)

Louise Cooper examines the financial dilemmas faced by retirees today.