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Welcome to the F* Word, a new series of frank, honest & informative podcasts on one of today’s conversational taboos – *Finance (see what we did there?) presented by Legal News Wales, with RBC Brewin Dolphin.

If you’re someone like me who dreads thinking about long-term financial planning but loves to make plans for the future – is too afraid to ask obvious questions about money and needs a financial kickstart – then join me as I start on my own adventure to address the F* Word and use it to better my life, with confidence. Episodes 1 and 2 are now available to stream, below.

As the host of each episode I’ll be joined by a series of guests and our partner, RBC Brewin Dolphin, who will help me, and you, navigate a culturally taboo subject – our F* word – Finance.

We’ll explore why we don’t talk about it enough, what on earth the current economic climate means to the vast majority of us, and how to take full control of your life and let money work hard for you, whatever your age, gender, income and mindset. I’m here to ask the stupid questions for you and make sure the conversations are down to earth, realistic and fun.

the F* Word Episode 1: Why don’t we talk about it?

In this episode, I’m joined by Greg Tait, Financial Planner (profile) and Col Ellis, Learning and Development Specialist (profile), both from RBC Brewin Dolphin, to explain why Finance is today’s F* word, why most of us shy away from talking about it and what we can do to change this, to improve our lives, and the world around us.

the F* Word Episode 2: Does it keep us awake at night?

One of the most common causes of stress –  is money – or at least worrying about achieving the things you need money for. Sleepless nights and poor mental health can stem from uncertainty surrounding earning it, keeping it, growing it and even spending it.

In this episode, Legal News Wales Editor Emma Waddingham is joined by Greg Tait, Financial Advisor at RBC Brewin Dolphin, to tackling the F* Word head on. They’ll highlight the dangers of continuing to sidestep the Finance and planning taboo and offer some simple, encouraging and positive steps for change (and a good night’s sleep).


Our relationship with money: RBC Brewin Dolphin’s ‘Relationship with money’ report, that surveyed those with incomes above £50k, warns of the impact of financial pressures for 35-44 year olds in Wales & that we could be heading towards a ‘retirement crisis’. For the full insight and to download a copy of the survey, click here.


If you’ve missed an episode, don’t worry, they’re available to stream or download from your favourite podcasting app, here.

Take your first step into demystifying and taking control of your finances; speak to RBC Brewin Dolphin today. Contact the Financial Planning team in Wales here.

Disclaimer: The value of investments, and any income from them, can fall and you may get back less than you invested. Tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances of each client and may be subject to change in the future. Information is provided only as an example and is not a recommendation to pursue a particular strategy. Information contained in this document is believed to be reliable and accurate, but without further investigation cannot be warranted as to accuracy or completeness. Please note that this document was prepared as a general guide only and does not constitute tax or legal advice. While we believe it to be correct at the time of writing, RBC Brewin Dolphin is not a tax adviser and tax law is subject to frequent change.


Emma Waddingham

Emma Waddingham

Editor, Legal News

Emma Waddingham is the Editor & Founder of Legal News. She is a seasoned legal editor and journalist and experienced marketing & events consultant, working almost exclusively with the UK legal sector.