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Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast

Jun 28, 2018

Rodney Hobson on finance writing, crime fiction and avoiding scams - MAF176

Rodney Hobson, finance journalist and creator of the Detective Paul Amos novels is my guest on the show this week.

We talk about how he got into writing books on finance topics, branched out into crime fiction and has most recently been helping people avoid scams.

Welcome to episode 176 of the Marketing and Finance Podcast.

We chat about:

  • Why Rodney specialised in writing about financial topics
  • The parts of financial services that interest him most
  • Why Rodney believes simplicity is important
  • Rodney’s other career as a crime fiction novelist
  • Why he decided to write a book about dealing with scams
  • The biggest financial scam people face today

Who is Rodney Hobson?

Rodney is an author, broadcaster, financial writer and journalist. He’s published several books on investment topics as well as writing a series of murder mysteries featuring Inspector Paul Amos.

He started as a journalist for his local newspaper near Manchester and moved to Fleet Street. He spent several years in Hong Kong and Singapore before returning to work for The Times and The Daily Mail.

He’s also edited Shares Magazine and two financial websites. He likes to tell people he’s at the cutting edge of the 21st century.

Rodney gives lectures on finance, including on cruise ships.

Links and Show Notes.

For links to the books and apps mentioned by Rodney, please visit for the show notes.

What is the Marketing and Finance (MAF) Podcast?

The podcast for ideas and inspiration on marketing your business and growing your business, and for discussing topics on all things finance.

I’m Roger Edwards, a marketing guy and keynote speaker from Edinburgh. Talk to me if you want to cut the BS and complexity from your marketing strategy.

The MAF Podcast is a 30-minute radio show you download from, iTunes or Spotify.

Each week you'll hear interviews with business experts, marketers, entrepreneurs and journalists. Interviews to listen to in the car, on the train or on the treadmill. Or even in the bath!

We talk about:

  • How you can grow your business using content marketing and social media
  • How you can keep your Marketing strategy and communications simple
  • Topics, issues, products and business models from the world of finance

You’ll take away one or two big ideas that you can apply to your business. So you can keep marketing your business to keep growing your business.

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