When former banker Emilie Bellet discovered that an average woman in her twenties would have to work 37 years longer than her male counterparts to accumulate the same pension wealth, she thought it was time to do something about it.

She launched Vestpod seven years ago with the ambition of empowering 1mn women financially. In this Money Clinic Investment Masterclass, Emilie talks to host Claer Barrett, the FT’s consumer editor, about how to get started investing, when to start saving for a pension and why some of the myths around women investors are just that.

Vestpod is focused on women, but the episode is packed with useful tips for all budding savers and investors.

You can listen to Emilie’s podcast, The Wallet, here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-wallet/id1520695849

And follow her on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/vestpod/

And if you’re interested in becoming a member of the Vestpod community, check out the website: https://www.vestpod.com/

For tips and strategies for investing during market volatility, listen to our previous Money Clinic episode: https://www-ft-com.ezproxy.cul.columbia.edu/content/fb93bdbe-957f-4e50-97f5-840d800ddbeb

If you would like to be a future guest on Money Clinic, email the team via money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media - she’s @Claerb on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Persis Love and Philippa Goodrich. Executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design is by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music

Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com

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