How to Start Investing for Women


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Today we are talking to Maike Currie, the Investment Director for Fidelity International, a company working hard to help build better financial futures.

By the time a woman reaches her 50’s, it is expected that the gap in her pension pot versus that of her male counterpart will be around £100,000. Maike has been researching the impact of Covid-19 on women’s finances. Most furloughed employees were women with 1 in 4 women experiencing a fall in income in the last year. Stress levels and anxiety in women has also increased as they found themselves without childcare assistance, home schooling and holding on to a job. Maike joins us today to discuss her findings.

In this episode:

  • The reasons that women don’t invest and how to take action
  • Why investing for our own future is also doing good for the economy and the planet
  • The need to become independent not co-dependent with our finances
  • The fridge, freezer, larder approach to savings and investments
  • The importance of claiming child benefit to help top up your national insurance contributions


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