Monthly Archives: February 2013

Cheap things to do in London – the Alternative Tour

IONA BAIN So many bright young things gravitate towards London. Yet their budgets can severely restrict their ability to sample the city’s often pricey leisure industry. The cost of basic living in the capital can drain most of our income, … Continue reading

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Are parents doing enough to teach their children about money?

Iona Bain MY LATEST COLUMN ON INVESTING AND SAVING FOR YOUNGSTERS – READ ON I recently contributed to a BBC2 Scotland documentary about money issues for young people. When asked to talk on-camera about budgeting, I suggested that children should … Continue reading

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Why money is the subject to REALLY master when you’re at school

Here are my short and (hopefully) sweet thoughts on why I think young people should get to grips with money, if nothing else, while they’re at school. It ties into a highly enterprising scheme I’m involved with called Money 4 … Continue reading

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Gig alert–Sunday Herald 14th Birthday Party in Glasgow, 19th February

If you’re around in Glasgow tomorrow evening, do come down and hear some great music alongside the denizens of the Sunday Herald at its 14th birthday party. Tickets are a ridiculously low £2, all proceeds go to the Nordoff Robbins … Continue reading

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Scottish schools urged to put teacher in charge of finance education

Iona Bain SAturday 16 February 2013 THE Coalition Government’s plans to make money lessons compulsory in England come four years after the Scottish Government vowed to build a curriculum that would instil some financial wisdom in younger generations. Financial education … Continue reading

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How to get cheaper West End tickets

Don’t miss out on the chance to sample London’s West End on the cheap. Read on to find out more. By Iona Bain Londoners are blessed to have some of the world’s greatest theatres right on their doorstep – well, … Continue reading

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