Financially independent children

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How to help your son or daughter leave university with a degree in financial independence?

October 5, 2015

So, your ‘young adult’ has just stepped out into the world of University. With mixed emotions you helped them prepare, with a car full of their worldy belongings and a food parcel to feed the masses. You felt proud of everything they have already achieved and excited as they start the next journey of their life, but how confident are you that they will leave knowing how to be financially independent?. University is the perfect place to learn how to become financially independent Financial independence…

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Why our children are more likely to know the price of an iPad than a pint of milk

February 18, 2015

I’ve noticed something that’s different about today’s children. Ask most Secondary school children what the price of an iPad, Wii or X Box is and they’ll know roughly how much each costs along with the cost of the games and accessories. But ask them for the price of something we rely on and use every day, like a pint of milk or loaf of bread and the chances are they’ll be guessing and are probably quite a way off the true price. So why is…

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Is instant gratification stopping you getting what you want?

February 6, 2015

How has the first half of 2015 been for you? Did you change jobs like you set out to in January?  Have you stuck with that diet? Have you booked that holiday? Did you set up that savings plans? So what is it that stops us getting on with the things we think we want the most? Well in two words – Instant Gratification. We live in a society where we want it all and we want it now. Which has many merits, living for…

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Can your child tell the difference between a sales pitch and a story?

January 28, 2015

Children are naturally honest and curious, they believe what they see and are encouraged to enter a world of dragons, knights and princesses. We love to indulge them into fantasy worlds and love to share with them their hopes and dreams as they play dress up and pretend to be their favourite characters. As their parents, we want them to keep this magical belief as long as possible, just look at the success of Disney’s Frozen, it’s got everyone hooked. I never realised the extent…

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Bursting with pride after delivering my first money workshop @ school

January 17, 2015

I’m feeling quite proud, this week I delivered my first primary school money workshop to 183 eager, wide eyed and enthusiastic primary school children, at a school in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire (http://www.whitnashprimaryschool.com/). I left the assembly hall having spent 40 minutes talking to the children about money, feeling absolutely exhilarated. By far, more personally rewarding than my many years spent working in banking; sealing a multi-million pound banking contract just doesn’t compare to how it feels to have primary school children inspired by talking about…

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