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Maynard Paton

Host of The Private Investors Podcast focused on quality and good management

Chris Boxall

Host of The Fundamental Asset Podcast focused on IHT planning and UK small-caps

Roland Head

Host of The Private Investors Podcast focused on reliable dividends and value

Bruce Packard

Host of The Value Trapped Podcast focused on quality and value.

Lee Cleasby

Host of The Fund Your Retirement Podcast focused on bringing you experts in finance

Mark Simpson

Host of The Value Trapped Podcast focused on quality and deep value.

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Recent Podcast Episodes

The private investor's podcast

PIP002 UK Small-Cap Share Review Tristel (TSTL)

Welcome to The Private Investor’s Podcast. This time we review UK small-cap Tristel (TSTL) and the investment potential of medical cleaning wipes and disinfectants. Maynard bought Tristel in 2013, while Mark bought it in 2017. Both Mark and Maynard recently attended Tristel’s shareholders’ Open Day learning key insights about the potential growth of the company. The question is; do we buy more, hold or sell our holdings?


FYR063 Joe Kuhn Retired at 54; how’s it going now?

Joe Kuhn had a successful career as an operations manager and chose to retire at the age of 54. During this conversation, Joe shares what surprised him the most about leaving the work environment and living off his investments, and hows it going now? Joe also shares what he did to build his portfolio of investments that enabled him to retire at 54. Joe shares many more insights about his journey toward retirement and into retirement.


FYR062 How to Engineer Your Early Retirement: Paul Belanger

Paul Belanger is back with us to talk about his new book Evidenced-based wealth – How to Engineer Your Retirement. For those who don’t know, Paul is PHD chemical engineer who became finically independent at 50, hence the title how to engineer your early retirement. The book is essentially a manual on how to achieve financial independence.

The private investor's podcast

PIP001 UK Small-Cap Share Review Photo-Me

Welcome to the first episode of The Private Investor’s Podcast. The podcast where keen stock pickers, Mark Atkinson, and Maynard Paton talk about managing their share portfolios. Mark began buying shares in 1984, and Maynard started in 1993, this time we cover UK small-cap cover Photo-ME and the investment potential of passport photos and self-service washing machines.


FYR061 Mark Atkinson: How do you know if you are cut out to be a private investor?

Private investor Mark Atkinson has been investing since the mid-80s. Mark is a self-directed private investor who achieved financial independence at the young age of 53, living full time off his stock portfolio of 36 stocks. In this episode, Mark answer’s the common questions we received after our first podcast chat such as: How do I know if I am cut out to be a private investor? Why does he invests in stocks and not funds and is holding 36 stocks too many?


FYR060 Andrew Craig | Financial Literacy Part Two – Inflation and Government Pensions

Financial Literacy with Andrew Craig. In part two Andrew delves deep into what is the real cause of inflation and the cost of living crisis. Andrew also shares a brief history of the pension system and what has gone wrong with the government pension system, and why should not rely on it for your future financial security. While conversation starts off by looking at the flaws in the system. The conversation moves on to a brighter future than many realise, from the growth of the stock market, the long tail of the internet that we are now witnessing, and new emerging technologies.


FYR059 Andrew Craig | How Financial Literacy Can Make You Wealthy

Financial Literacy with Andrew Craig, Part 1. Andrew is an ex-investment banker, founder of plain English finance, and author of Amazon best-sellers, How to own the world and live on less, invest the rest. Andrew believes the reason so many people struggle financially is, very simply, because they have never learned enough about money or financial markets.


FYR058 Maynard Paton | Full Time Investor

Maynard Paton is a Former share tipster and investment writer for the Motley Fool and has been investing in shares for 25+ years, becoming mortgage-free at 40 and leaving 9-5 working at age 43. Maynard is well-known investor in the UK small-cap arena and shares some great insights about his own strategy he calls RAMP which stands for respectability at a modest price.


FYR057 Entrepreneurship & Buying 1m-£5m Engineering Businesses | Bethan Jepson

Bethan Jepson is an award-winning entrepreneur who has grown multiple six-figure companies, from legal to recruitment and is now a partner with Allied global engineering where Bethan and her team acquire engineering businesses from retiring founders, having already acquired two businesses in the past 12 months that turn over £4.7 million. Bethan is here to talk about entrepreneurship and acquiring established businesses from retiring founders as a means of generating outsized returns.


FYR055 Dominic McLoughney: Retire with Clarity and Confidence

Dominic shares his passion, knowledge, and insights from helping people achieve the goal of funding their retirement with clarity and confidence over his 15-year career. Dominic believes in combining the financial plan with the most suitable wealth engine that suits your circumstances so you can retire with clarity and confidence.


FYR054 How to Get Started Dividend Investing with Chip Stites

Chip Stites is back with us to share his knowledge on how to get started with dividend investing. Chip, a retired financial adviser shares his six-step process of how he selects dividend-paying stocks for his retirement portfolio. Chip shares how his investments have changed over his 40-year investing career to where he is today retired living in Italy and managing his portfolio of dividend-paying stocks.


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