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I hope you’re well!

At Vestpod, we’ve been busy this week: on Wednesday night we had our last event before the summer, and wow it was amazing! Our speakers Bola Sol (personal finance guru and founder of Refined Currency), Carmel Dickinson (Head of events at Boring Money) and Lauren Armes (coach and CEO and founder of Welltodo) talked about “Know your worth: getting paid and negotiating” and it was so good to see you all! The good news is, you can watch the full recording on YouTube and check out the photos here! 📺 WATCH HERE (1h).

I was live on talkRadio on Saturday night for Badass Women’s Hour talking about the book, savings, debt, spending money and many other things! Radio is not an easy exercise, and I really miss the connection with the audience. You enter the studio in the middle of the show, answer the questions - by these 2 amazing women Harriet Minter and Carrie Grant - and leave before the end of the show trying to figure out if you sounded clear, smart, knowledgable or not. Well, I guess I am learning! 📻 LISTEN HERE 

🌟 In this week’s newsletter, we’ll look at the main money news of the week (Facebook vs. scams, London rent, UK’s new £50 note); we are interviewing Tiffany Black, writer, founder in a mission to diversify the film industry, followed by our anonymous money story, book reviews and events

📅 Edinburgh Book Festival
You don’t know where to go on holiday yet? Travel to beautiful Scotland and come and meet me at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on August 18th. I will be giving a talk about Women & Money - exciting!
Thank you! Have a good day 💓!
🌟 Review on Amazon 🌟

Vestpod events and workshops will resume in September - Work In Progress!

18th August: "Women & Money" at Edinburgh International Book Festival
Facebook cracks down on scams, thanks to Martin Lewis.
Internet ads that seem inviting but are actually scams are one of the cruelest forms of fraud, as they target the naive and needy. But good news: after a campaign in the courts and media by Martin Lewis, a new support agency has been set up for victims, and facebook has launched a tool to report these bogus ads. MoneySavingExpert

Londoners in their 20s spend more than half their income on rent
London is more expensive to live in than ever, according to a new study, and it’s affecting key workers. Affordable rent - anything up to 30% of household income - has been far exceeded, with nurses, police officers and teachers now barely able to afford to live in the capital. PWC’s chief economist says it’s going to affect national productivity as well as social mobility. The Guardian

UK’s new £50 note are celebrating tech with a new face: Alan Turing.
And now for some good news! Computing and LGBT hero Alan Turing, who solved the enigma code, is to grace the latest banknote to get the polymer treatment. Fitting, perhaps, that the man whose pioneering work paved the way for the internet should complete the Bank of England’s transition to paperless currency! The Verge
MoneyTalk With Tiffany Black
Diversifying the film industry
What does financial independence mean to you? "Very simply it means knowing everything about the less glamorous side of financial admin  – taxes, pensions, repaying my student loan. One summer I promised myself that with my first real pay cheque I’d buy myself a ring. A really beautiful, more than I would normally spend on one object kind of ring. And it would be like a promise ring to myself, to always have independence from my parents, debts or anything else that could make me feel financially unstable."
4 min read 💸
On our minds this week:
😱 Black women in the UK are five times more likely to die from complications surrounding pregnancy and childbirth than white women. Please sign this petition.

🏠 Life For Rent: Is Your Landlord Responsible for Fixing Mould in Your Flat? By housing journalist Vicky Spratt. VICE UK

🎾 Wimbledon: Where Women Wait. Women still aren’t treated equally at Wimbledon. Longreads

📈 Expert investment tips from £50 to £50,000. Moneywise

🚀 To Make It to the Moon, Women Have to Escape Earth’s Gender Bias. The New York Times

💛 Missy Elliott: The legend returns. Marie Claire

👛 Go Broke or Go Home Bachelorette Parties. The New York Times
What On Earth
Are We Doing With Our Money?
You may already know Refinery29’s Money Diaries… this is our own version of it! We’ve put together a few questions to understand what women are doing with their money. Let’s break the taboo and talk more about finances!
It’s short, snappy, fun and anonymous.
2 min read 🙋
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