@SophieRobson2 A generation Y-er’s verdict on the latest developments in the world of young people and personal finance. PENSIONS Pensions expert Michael Johnson has been considering the future of pensions this week. According to him, the current pension model is no longer fit for purpose. Instead, young people should be concentrating on paying […]Read More Modern Young Finance: weekly round-up 8
When 11 year old Jack and 9 year old Lucy had some time on their hands during the last school holidays, they decided to use it wisely. Spurred on by their idea to create an app, they eventually came up with Mooey and his Mates, an interactive iphone app based around Lucy’s cuddly toys. Their […]Read More Kidtrepreneurs: making business work for children
A weekly round up of all the developments in the world of young people and financial services. @SophieRobson2 OVERVIEW The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement this week was greeted with mixed responses. Although slight increases in personal tax allowance (which will rise to £9,440) and increases to the ISA contribution limit (to £11,520) and for businesses, a […]Read More Modern Young Finance: weekly round-up
Financial literacy and the lack thereof is a major concern in the UK. Financial products are now more complicated than they used to be, and can be bewildering to all but the most sophisticated investors. Sadly, at the same time, many young people are not engaging with the world of personal finance, compounding the problem. […]Read More A quick overview of the financial literacy landscape
Achieving financial independence is a rite of passage for all young people. Sooner or later, most 16 to 25 year olds will have to take responsibility for their financial arrangements, making important decisions that will shape their lives in the years to come. This could be funding their way through university and navigating the world […]Read More “#yourmoney: everything you need to know about earning, spending and saving” by Jeannette A Lichner
Many children dream about ‘making it big’ when they get older – of driving big cars, living in mansions and swimming around in oceans of money. Parents, in turn, dream of their children achieving their potential, making the most of their talents and being happy. The problem is that as they get older, these dreams […]Read More Making entrepreneurship child’s play. “Enterprising Child” by Lorraine Allman
Young people in ‘creative’ sectors are missing out new opportunities and falling behind many in the graduate professions because they do not have the required skills and experience to move onto the next rung of the ladder. Those who have chosen a more conventional career, such as teaching or accountancy, have a built in career […]Read More Youth unemployment: are inflated job titles preventing young people from moving up the career ladder?