Your toolkit for balancing your budget, growing your bank balance and living a better financial life. 

Based on insights into personal finance drawn from forty years of practical experience, Radio 4’s renowned money expert Paul Lewis offers his golden rules on how best to manage your cash during the current cost of living crisis (and, hopefully, beyond it).

Whether you are struggling to understand how your credit card works, wondering what to do with your ISA, or looking for up-to-the-minute tips on balancing your budget and even making your bank balance grow, Paul offers consumer-friendly jargon-free advice. 

Chaired by Richard Moss, BBC Political Editor NE & Cumbria

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